KILGORE, TX -- The Kilgore College softball team let the first game get out of hand early and suffered a late offensive surge in the second game to lose both games of a doubleheader April 2 to Angelina College at The Ballpark at KC Commons.
Angelina 10, Kilgore 2
The Kilgore College softball team watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in a 10-2 loss to No. 16 (NJCAA national ranking) Angelina College April 12.
In the first inning, AC scored on a two-run home run by Kaylee Ancelot, a single by Emilee Cernosek and a single by Rachel Angello. An RBI by Cernosek in the second inning made the score 6-0.
AC went ahead 7-0 in the third on a bases loaded RBI walk.
KC got on the board in the bottom of the third inning when Ella Ortiz doubled on a line drive, scoring Makenna Bell.
In the bottom of the fifth, Brooke Goynes homered with nobody on the bases for KC to make the score 7-2.
AC scored one run in the sixth inning and two in the seventh to make the final score 10-2.
Shelby Mixon earned the win for AC, surrendering two runs, three hits over seven innings, striking out three.
Mattie McQuary took the loss for KC, surrendering 10 runs on 12 hits over seven innings, striking out five.
Ortiz led KC at the plate with two hits in three at bats.
Angelina 6, Kilgore 1
KC lost the lead late in a 6-1 defeat to Angelina College April 12. The game was tied at one run with Angelina batting in the top of the fifth when Riley Garrett doubled on a 3-2 count, scoring two runs.
AC fired up the offense in the first inning when an error scored one run for AC.
KC knotted the game up at one run in the bottom of the first inning when Bell drew a walk, scoring one run.
McKenna Fryar was the winning pitcher for Angelina, surrendering one run on six hits over seven innings, striking out eight.
Amanda White was on the rubber for KC, allowing six hits and five runs over five and a third innings, striking out five.
Micheala Latham threw one and two-thirds innings out of the bullpen.
Bria Tovar went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead KC in hits.
With the loss, KC drops to 17-17 overall and 7-9 in Region XIV play.
KC will travel to Corsicana Sunday, April 14, to face Navarro College in a doubleheader. First pitch is set for 1 p.m.