Rangers take down eighth-ranked Angelina

Off for spring break next week


Knocking off the eighth-ranked team in the nation? Now there’s a way to get your conference schedule off to a good start.

That’s what Kilgore College softball did on Wednesday, sweeping eighth-ranked Angelina College here at the new Ballpark at KC Commons. KC beat Angelina, 7-1, in the first game, then 7-4 in game two.

The Rangers (15-13 overall, 3-1 in Region XIV Conference play) were to play at Paris today – a doubleheader that was moved back to noon and then 2 p.m. – and then they’ll be off next week for spring break. They’re back in action Wednesday, March 22 at Tyler.

KC had a seven-hit game, and again held the opponent in check. Angelina’s lone run came in the fourth inning. KC pitcher Katy Worrell pretty much shut Angelina down – she threw a complete game, going seven innings, with five strikeouts. She walked only one and allowed four hits.

At the plate, Taylor Christopher went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a double; Amber Williams, Brianna Davis, and Manda Wilmoth each went 1-for-3, and Davis had an RBI; and Lacy Hambalek and Hannah Carpenter each had a hit.

Lashanda Jones got the game two win, also throwing the complete game. She gave up four runs, all earned, on seven hits, walked three and struck out six. She’s 3-1 on the season. Worrell is 8-5.

KC had 12 hits, and Shelby Edwards went 4-for-4, with 2 RBI. Christopher went 2-for-4; Carpenter and Wilmoth each went 2-for3 – Wilmoth had 2 RBI, Carpenter, 1; Williams and Kaitlyn Stebelton each had a hit.