Softball splits series with TVCC, Bossier Parish

KILGORE, TX -- In a rare two-day, four-game conference stretch of games March 29-30, the Kilgore College softball team split both series with Trinity Valley Community College and Bossier Parish Community College.

KC sits at 14-14 overall and 4-6 in Region XIV play.

The Rangers will travel Friday, April 5, to face Paris Junior College in a doubleheader beginning at 1 p.m.

TVCC 8, KC 7:

The Rangers got on the scoreboard first with a home run by Kendyl Dockter in the bottom of the first inning. 

In the second inning, the Cardinals took advantage of two KC errors, a single and a home run to go ahead of KC, 6-1.

In the bottom of the second, Makenna Bell homered and scored Kelsey Ahart to get within three runs of TVCC, 6-3.

The Rangers tied the game up at 6-6 in the fourth inning with RBI singles by Brittany Tovar and Dockter.

TVCC took the lead again, 6-8, in the top of the sixth inning with a two-run RBI by Mikayla De Los Santos.

In the bottom of the sixth, Ahart homered to get within one run of the Cardinals, 8-7, but that's as close as KC would get.

Micheala Latham took the loss for KC, allowing five hits and two runs over three and two-thirds innings.

She struck out seven batters and walked one.

KC 16, TVCC 7:

In the second game, Dockter knocked in four runs with three hits, including a grand slam in the first inning, to lead KC to a 16-7 victory over the Cardinals. 

Amanda White earned the win for KC, lasting three and two-thirds innings, allowing eight hits and seven runs while striking out four. 

Micheala Latham threw one and one-third innings in relief out of the bullpen.

TVCC surrendered six runs on four hits, walking one.

KC had 14 hits in the game with Dockter, Bria Tovar, Tori Tovar, Andrea Decareau and Lauren Corley all collecting multiple hits.

KC 5, BPCC 4:

The Rangers held off a Bossier Parish Community College rally for a 5-4 victory March 30 at The Ballpark at KC Commons.

KC fired up the offense in the first inning, when Kendyl Dockter homered on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.

In the fifth inning, KC scored three runs with a home run by Dockter and a two-run RBI double by Brooke Goynes.

BPCC rallied by scoring three runs in the seventh inning, but KC managed to pull out the 5-4 victory.

Amanda White earned the win for KC, giving up no runs and no hits over one inning.

Durrie Cormier took the loss for BPCC, surrendering five runs on nine hits over five innings and striking out four.

Mattie McQuary started the game for KC, pitching six innings, allowing four runs on five hits and striking out four.

KC racked up nine hits in the game with Dockter and Bria Tovar managing multiple hits.

Jong Loy led BPCC with two hits in three at bats.

BPCC 11, KC 2:

KC watched the game slip away early and couldn't recover in an 11-2 loss to BPCC March 30 at The Ballpark at KC Commons.

The Cavaliers took the lead early on a grand slam in the first inning.

KC struggled to put runs on the board and had a tough time defensively containing BPCC, giving up 11 runs.

BPCC scored six runs in the third inning with RBIs by Liz Feld, Rachel Yocum, Ruby Butler, Uchenna Jong Loy and Ebey.

Kat Roth led the Cavaliers to victory on the mound, pitching five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out three and walking one.

Micheala Latham started the game at pitcher for KC, surrendering five runs on six hits over two and a third innings.

Amanda White threw two and two-thirds innings in relief.

KC racked up seven hits in the game with Bria Tovar and Kelsey Ahart each having multiple hits.

Tovar led KC in batting with three hits in three at bats.