Softball wins 2 in tourney

DEVIN BROOKS
Sports Writer

KC won played three games and won two of them in its annual Kilgore College Invitational softball tournament last Saturday at Stream-Flo Field.

The team is entering its second year of existence.

At the tournament, the team played three select teams. KC defeated Sneaky Cleats 4-3.

The game went back and forth.

Second baseman Marisa Ledkins had a breakout game. She was a double short of a cycle and homered, tripled, singled and batted in three runs for the Rangers.

Outfielder Mallory Ford added on to Ledkins’ performance with two hits of her own.

Pitcher Katie Abshire retired seven hitters in six innings of work to earn her first win of the fall season.

The next game they lost to Texas Glory 8-4. Third baseman Lakin Kerby doubled, singled two times and drove in a run to keep the KC offense on edge.

First baseman Lexi Lopez finished the game with two hits, while pitcher Kayla Calvert doubled and batted in two runs of her own.

Calvert also pitched six innings with 20 first pitch strikes.

KC won its last game of the day against Orange Crush 8-1.

Shortstop Bianca Van Vierah put on a hitting show. She had two doubles, two singles, and drove in a run to highlight the KC offense.

Kerby added two hits while outfielder Alex Aguilar drove in two runs.

Catcher Mariah Gougen and outfielder Jaila Johnson recorded one RBI apiece.

Pitcher Kari Courtney added onto the KC offense with two hits. Courtney also retired seven hitters in five innings of play.

KC will host the Ranger Invitational 9 a.m. this Saturday at Stream-Flo Field.

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After stepping on second base, KC’s Bianca Van Vlerah throws to first to complete a double play.