KC Rangers Softball

History

(Above) Local businessman Mike Clements and KC Board Member Will Roberson throw out the honorary first pitches at the first-ever Ranger Softball home game at Stream Flo Park in Kilgore on Feb. 4, 2013. Photo © Les Hassell/Longview News-Journal – Used by Permission.

Kilgore College added women's softball to the athletics department for the 2012-13 school year. This year marks the third season for the Ranger Softball Team.

Coach Leslie Messina enters her second year as KC's head coach, coming to KC from Texarkana College where she coached for eight years.

KC took the place of Texarkana College in the Region XIV East Conference because Texarkana College dropped all intercollegiate athletic programs after the 2011-12 school year.

“We are so excited to begin a new tradition of athletic excellence with women’s softball,” said Jimmy Rieves, athletic director. “With all of the area talent and competitive softball teams in our neighboring high schools, this should be a win-win for the college and the communities.”

At Texarkana, Messina's teams won five conference championships, two regional championships and had the school’s first two appearances at the NJCAA National Tournament.

Past Schedules:

Spring 2014:

Overall Record: 9-32
Conference Record: 3-15

DATE OPPONENT TIME PLACE RESULT
Jan. 31
(Fri)
Galveston College Tournament vs.
Univ. of Houston-Victoria
11AM Galveston, TX L 14-12
Galveston College Tournament vs.
Vernon College
3PM Galveston, TX W 13-5
Feb. 1
(Sat)
Galveston College Tournament vs.
San Jacinto College
9AM Galveston, TX L 4-1
Galveston College Tournament vs.
Alvin College
11AM Galveston, TX W 8-3
Galveston College Tournament vs.
Galveston College
3PM Galveston, TX L 8-4
Feb. 8
(Sat)
KC Softball Classic
vs. Independence
vs. McLennan
11AM
1PM
Kilgore, TX L 3-2
L 4-2
Feb. 9
(Sun)
KC Softball Classic
vs. Cisco College
vs. Cisco College
11AM
1PM
Kilgore, TX W 5-4
W 9-8
Feb. 14
(Fri)
McLennan C.C. Tournament
vs. Temple College
vs. McLennan C.C.
11:30AM
3:30PM
Waco, TX L 10-0
L 12-0
Feb. 15
(Sat)
McLennan C.C. Tournament
vs. McLennan C.C.
vs. Temple College
9:30AM
1:30PM
Waco, TX L 9-8
L 9-8
Feb. 19
(Wed)
Grayson County College 1PM
3PM
Denison, TX L 8-4
L 9-1
Feb. 21
(Fri)
Ranger Softball Classic
vs. Highland C.C.
2PM Kilgore, TX L 7-6
Feb. 22
(Sat)
Ranger Softball Classic
vs. Grayson C.C.
vs. Highland C.C.
11AM
1PM
Kilgore, TX W 6-5
L 9-0
Feb. 23
(Sun)
Ranger Softball Classic
vs. Eastern Oklahoma
3PM Kilgore, TX W 6-5
Feb. 28
(Fri)
Region XIV Crossover Tournament
vs. Angelina
4PM Lear Park
Longview, TX
L 12-4
March 1
(Sat)
Region XIV Crossover Tournament
vs. Galveston
vs. Alvin
vs. Butler
1PM
5PM
7PM
Lear Park
Longview, TX
L 4-2
L 15-13
L 8-0
March 7
(Fri)
Northeast Texas C.C.* 1PM
3PM
Mt. Pleasant, TX L 4-1
L 6-5
March 19
(Wed)
Paris Junior College* 1PM
3PM
Paris, TX L 13-3
L 4-0
March 21
(Fri)
Bossier Parish C.C.* 1PM
3PM
Bossier City, LA L 7-6
L 10-6
March 30
(Sun)
Northeast Texas C.C.* 2PM
4PM
Kilgore, TX L 11-2
W 2-3
April 2
(Wed)
Trinity Valley C.C.* 2PM
4PM
Kilgore, TX W 6-4
L 13-2
April 5
(Sat)
Bossier Parish C.C.* 1PM
3PM
Kilgore, TX L 10-6
L 10-5
April 9
(Wed)
Navarro College* 1PM
3PM
Kilgore, TX L 3-0
L 11-2
April 15
(Tue)
Trinity Valley C.C.* 1PM
3PM
Athens, TX L 8-6
L 8-0
April 23
(Wed)
Navarro College* 3:30PM
5:30PM
Corsicana, TX W 5-4
L 8-5
April 25
(Fri)
Paris Junior College*
(Sophomore Day)
Listen Live
2PM
4PM
Kilgore, TX  

Spring 2013 Schedule and Results:

Overall Record: 20-34
Conference Record: 8-12

DATE OPPONENT TIME PLACE RESULT
FRI. FEB. 1 BLINN COLLEGE
WESTERN TEXAS
9AM
3PM
GALVESTON COLLEGE TOURNAMENT
GALVESTON, TX
L 8-4
W 11-10
SAT. FEB. 2 UNIV. OF HOUSTON VICTORIA
ALVIN COLLEGE
SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
9AM
1PM
3PM
GALVESTON COLLEGE TOURNAMENT
GALVESTON, TX
L 7-3
L 9-8
L 4-1
MON. FEB. 4 NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX

W 9-8
L 11-5

WED. FEB. 6

TEMPLE COLLEGE

1PM
3PM
TEMPLE, TX

L 7-0
L 1-0

MON. FEB. 11 HILL COLLEGE 1PM
3PM
FIELD 5, LEAR PARK
LONGVIEW, TX

L 7-4
L 7-3

FRI. FEB. 15 MCLENNAN CC TOURNAMENT
VS. TEMPLE
WEATHERFORD
1PM
3PM
WACO, TX

W 5-4
L 7-2

SAT. FEB. 16 MCLENNAN CC TOURNAMENT
VS. WEATHERFORD
TEMPLE CC
1PM
3PM
WACO, TX L 2-1
L 11-3
TUES. FEB. 19 UT TYLER JV 4PM
6PM
TYLER, TX W 8-6
L 11-3
FRI. FEB. 22 COWTOWN CLASSIC
VS. MIDLAND
MURRAY STATE
WEATHERFORD

9AM
11AM
3PM

GATEWAY PARK
FORT WORTH, TX
L 11-2
W 7-2
L 6-3
SAT. FEB. 23 COWTOWN CLASSIC
VS. INDEPENDENCE
NCTC
NORTHERN OKLAHOMA
11AM
1PM
5PM
GATEWAY PARK
FORT WORTH, TX
W 9-2
L 5-2
W 4-1
WED. FEB. 27 MCLENNAN CC 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX

L 7-5
L 3-2

FRI. MARCH 1 BLINN COLLEGE
ANGELINA COLLEGE
2PM6PM REGION XIV ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT
LEAR PARK - LONGVIEW TEXAS

W 11-0
W 3-0

SAT. MARCH 2 ALVIN COLLEGE
SAN JACINTO COLLEGE
GALVESTON COLLEGE
1PM5PM7PM REGION XIV ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT
LEAR PARK - LONGVIEW TEXAS

W 4-3
L 0-2
L 11-0

SUN. MARCH 3 COASTAL BEND C.C.
LAMAR STATE
11AM3PM REGION XIV ROUND ROBIN TOURNAMENT
LEAR PARK - LONGVIEW TEXAS

L 11-3
W 5-4

THU. MARCH 14 NORTH CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE* 1PM
3PM
GAINNESVILLE, TX

W 6-5
L 2-4

SAT. MARCH 16 TRINITY VALLEY CC* 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX W 5-4
W 9-4
WED. MARCH 20 PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE* 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX W 4-1
L 6-1
FRI. MARCH 22 NAVARRO COLLEGE* 1PM
3PM
CORSICANA, TX L 2-1
L 7-2
WED. MARCH 27 BOSSIER PARISH CC* 2PM
4PM
BOSSIER CITY, LA W 13-8
L 7-8
SAT. APRIL 6 TRINITY VALLEY CC* 1PM
3PM
ATHENS, TX

W 8-7
L 8-2

THURS. APRIL 11 NORTHEAST TEXAS CC* 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX L 6-4
L 10-5
SAT. APRIL 13 PARIS JUNIOR COLLEGE* 1PM
3PM
PARIS, TX L 5-1
L 8-7
WED. APRIL 17 NORTHEAST TEXAS CC* 2PM
4PM
MT. PLEASANT, TX

L 3-1
L 10-1

SAT. APRIL 20 BOSSIER PARISH CC* 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX

W 6-1
W 4-3

SUN. APRIL 21 NAVARRO COLLEGE* 1PM
3PM
KILGORE, TX

L 11-1
W 2-0