Ranger softball team sweeps NTCC, improves to 9-3 in conference

MOUNT PLEASANT, TX --  The Kilgore College Rangers softball team is on a roll, racking up its third and fourth-straight conference victories March 27 against Northeast Texas Community College.  With the wins, the Rangers improve to 9-3 in Region XIV play and 21-15 overall.

KC was originally scheduled to play at Bossier Parish March 29 but those games have been rescheduled to Monday, April 3, due to possible inclement weather. KC's next games are set for 1 and 3 p.m. Saturday, April 1, in Lufkin versus Angelina College.

GAME ONE VS. NTCC:

KC grabbed an early lead on its way to a 7-1 victory over Northeast Texas C.C. with four runs in the second inning from a double by Brianna Davis, a error, a groundout RBI by Kaitlyn Stebelton and a double by Hannah Carpenter.  

Freshman pitcher Katy Worrell earned the win for KC, pitching seven innings, only allowing one run, five hits, striking out five and walking none. Morgan Robinson took the loss for NTCC. She tossed seven innings, allowing seven runs and eight hits.  Worrell improved to 12-8 on the season.

Jo Rivera, Stebelton, Davis, Taylor Christopher, Shelby Edwards, Carpenter and Laci Hambalek each drove in one run for the Rangers.

Emily Burgos led NTCC with one run batted in. She was 1-for-3 on the day.

GAME TWO VS. NTCC:

The Rangers defeated Northeast Texas C.C. 11-2  thanks in part to Taylor Christopher who drove in four runs. Christopher drove in runs on a double in the fourth and a single in the sixth.

KC scored five runs in the sixth inning from a single by Taylor Christopher, a error and a double by Manda Wilmoth.

Pitcher Lashanda Jones earned the win for KC by tossing four innings, giving up one run, two hits and striking out eight.  It improved Jones' pitching record to 6-1 on the season.

Adriana Mosley recorded the last six outs to earn the save for KC.

Aileen Robles took the loss for NTCC. She pitched six innings, surrendering 11 runs, 14 hits, striking out one and walking one.

KC had 14 hits with multiple hits by Kaitlyn Stebelton, Wilmoth, Brianna Davis, Jo Rivera and Christopher.

Stebelton went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead KC in hits.