KC’s first home games set for 1 & 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 7, versus Grayson County College at the Ballpark at KC Commons have been postponed due to inclement weather. No makeup date has been set.
Last year’s team had a banner year, qualifying for the Region 14 Tournament for the first time in its five-year history.
The Rangers finished last year’s season 33-21 overall and 19-9 in conference play with seven players named to the Region XIV Conference East Division, Region XIV regional and academic softball teams.
Assistant coaches for the Rangers are Trish Robinson and newcomers Nicole Parnell and Bianca Van Vlerah.
The Kilgore College softball team opened its 2018 season playing four games at the Galveston College Invitational Feb. 2-3, rallying to defeat nationally ranked San Jacinto College-South in the final innings on Saturday. The Rangers lost the first two games of the invitational to Lamar State College (8-0) and to The University of Houston-Victoria (5-2), but won the final two. KC sits at 2-2 on the season.
Kilgore College 3, San Jacinto 2
San Jacinto got on the scoreboard first with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning and scored again on a single in the top of the sixth to make the score 2-0.
KC scored in the bottom of the sixth when Shelby Edwards doubled to score Haley Nash to make the score 2-1.
In the bottom of the seventh inning, Devyn Power pinch hit and doubled on a line drive to center field to score Laci Hambalek to tie the score, 2-2.
KC loaded the bases up and San Jacinto walked in the winning run to give KC the 3-2 victory.
KC opened up the invitational losing to Lamar State College (8-0) and losing to The University of Houston-Victoria (5-2).
Edwards was 2-for-3 with a single, a double and two RBI.
Kilgore College 15, Alvin CC 1
KC's Alyssa Maldonado drove in four runs on three hits to lead the Rangers past Alvin Community College, 15-1, Feb. 3.
Maldonado drove in runs on a single in the first and a home run in the second.
KC got things moving in the first inning on an RBI with a Maldonado single.
The Rangers put up five runs in the fourth inning with an RBI single by Kourtlin Hunter and a home run by Hailey Nash.
Katy Worrell pitched the Rangers to victory, going five innings, allowing one run on eight hits, striking out two and walking zero.
Mcdonald took the loss for Alvin Community College. She lasted four innings, allowing 17 hits and 15 runs while striking out one and walking one.
KC hit two home runs on the day. Nash went yard in the fourth inning. Maldonado went for the long ball in the second inning.
The Rangers collected 17 hits. Maldonado, Shelby Edwards, Tori Tovar, Christina Herrera, Nash, and Laci Hambalek each collected multiple hits. Edwards and Maldonado each managed three hits to lead KC.
ACC scattered eight hits in the game. Mendoza, Mcdonald, and Duminski all managed multiple hits for Alvin Community College.
KC'S FIRST HOME GAMES SET FOR WEDNESDAY, FEB. 7