Ranger softball team splits doubleheader with Angelina College

The Kilgore College Ranger softball team split its home series March 24 with Angelina College, winning the first game, 10-6, and losing the finale, 19-13.

KC (12-14, 5-5) will visit Bossier Parish Community College Wednesday, March 28. Games are set for 1 and 3 p.m.

KC 10, Angelina College 6

Angelina College scored first in the contest with a single by Sydney Brown, scoring Kiriany Hornberger to put AC ahead, 1-0.

Kelsey Ahart tied the game up in the second inning for KC with a solo home run on a long line drive to right field.

Haley Nash continued the scoring in the second inning with a two-run blast over left field to put KC ahead, 3-1.

AC answered in the top of the third inning when Sydney Brown doubled and scored a run to tie the game up at three runs.

In the top of the fourth inning, Jessica Husband knocked a three-run home run over center field to put AC ahead, 6-3.

The Rangers caught up a bit in the bottom of the sixth inning when Devyn Power hit a two-run double to center field.

KC grabbed the lead that same inning when Tori Tovar singled on a 1-1 count, scoring two runs.

That put the Rangers up 7-6 and Angelina didn't score for the remainder of the game in the 11-6 win for KC.

But KC wasn't through scoring.  Kourtlin Hunter hit a grand slam over the left field fence to put the game out of reach, 11-6.

Katy Worrell earned the victory for KC, pitching all seven innings, allowing seven hits and six runs while striking out 10.

Shelby Mixon led things off on the hill for AC, lasting five innings, allowing eight runs on ten hits and striking out three. Leigh Luker threw one inning out of the bullpen.

KC tallied 11 hits, three of which were home runs, by Nash, Ahart and East's grand slam.

AC collected seven hits with Husband and Brown having multiple hits.

Angelina College 19, KC 13

The Rangers fell behind early in the contest and rallied but couldn't catch up in a 19-13 loss to AC.

AC got the scoring going first inning with a two-run home run by Ashley Hallmark in the top of the second inning.

KC's Kelsey Ahart answered in the third inning with a solo home run to center field to make the score 2-1.

AC scored seven runs in the third inning with four home runs and a single.

Shelby Edwards drove in four runs in the loss. Edwards drove in runs on a double in the third, a single in the fourth and a double in the seventh.

KC scored six runs in the fourth inning with RBIs by Tori Tovar, Edwards, Kourtlin Hunter and Kaitlin Hunter.

Leigh Luker earned the victory for AC, allowing eight runs on six hits and striking out one. Kiriany Hornberger and Kacy Capps helped to close out the game in relief.

Taylor Christopher took the loss for KC, lasting four innings, allowing 12 hits and 11 runs while striking out four.

KC had 13 hits in the game with Edwards, Avery Hooks, Kelsey Ahart and Hunter each having multiple hits.

Hooks and Edwards each collected three hits to lead KC.


PHOTO ABOVE: Kourtlin Hunter approaches home plate after crushing a grand slam against Angelina College March 24 at the Ballpark at KC Commons. Photo by Jamie Maldonado/KC

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