Monday, February 17th 2020

KC softball team sweeps Hill College

KILGORE, TX -- Kilgore College produced strong pitching performances Feb. 16 in a sweep of Hill College, 3-0 and 8-4, at The Ballpark at KC Commons.

KC 3, Hill 0

Jenna Lewis dominated on the mound Sunday for the Rangers, shutting out the Hill College Rebels, 3-0.

Lewis struck out eight batters and only allowed four hits and three walks through seven innings.

KC scored in the third inning with Marissa Medina scoring on an error off a ground ball by Brooke Arnold.

In the fifth inning, Racheal Thomas homered to put KC ahead 2-0, and the Rangers scored again in the sixth inning on a single by Natalie Castillo, scoring Madalyn Spears.

Hannah Spring was in the pitcher's circle for Hill College, allowing four hits and three runs over six innings, striking out two.

Mac Pierpoint, Natalie Castillo, Racheal Thomas and Marissa Medina each had one hit for the Rangers.

KC 8, Hill 4

KC broke open a tied game in the fifth inning by scoring three runs on a Hill College error and two doubles by Natalie Castillo and Nicole King to defeat the Rebels, 8-4.

Hill scored in the top of the sixth inning on an error, but in the bottom of the sixth inning, Hannah Grumbles put the exclamation point on the KC victory with a two-run homer over left field.

KC got on the board first in the second inning with an RBI single by Lauren Corley, Nicole King scoring on an error and RBI double by Hannah Grumbles.

Hill College tied the game up in the third inning with a single by Olivia LaRue and an error on a ball put in play by Hailee Carroll.

Mattie McQuary earned the victory for the Rangers, lasting five and a third innings, allowing six hits, four runs and striking out five.

Dani Moreno threw one and two-thirds innings in relief out of the bullpen.

Amanda Little took the loss for Hill College, allowing 12 hits and eight runs over five innings, striking out two. 

KC totaled 12 hits in the game with Grumbles, Corley, Nicole King and Brooke Arnold racking up multiple hits.

Grumbles led KC with three hits in four at bats.