So far this season, Kilgore College softball has been streaky – the Rangers haven’t split a doubleheader yet.
That trend was broken, at least somewhat, on Tuesday with a loss and a tiebreaker, oddly enough, at Hillsboro.
Coach Trish Robinson’s Rangers dropped the first game of the doubleheader, 11-10, and then tied with Hill in the second one, 9-9. The games had originally been scheduled for Wednesday, as usual, but were moved up due to forecasted inclement weather.
Cancel Galveston tomorrow and move to Feb. 22 Western Texas is coming to us Feb. 26th Galveston is coming to us on March 5th (instead of March 6)
Colder temperatures and even some wintery mix precipitation have been forecasted at the end of this week and beginning of next. On Thursday afternoon, the Rangers (2-4 overall this season) elected to postpone this weekend’s trip to Galveston College on Friday. Those games will be played Feb. 22.
After that, the Rangers’ next scheduled game isn’t until next Friday, Feb. 19, at Blinn College in Brenham, a 1 p.m. / 3 p.m. doubleheader, as usual.
In addition, a series with Western Texas has been added to the schedule on Friday, Feb. 26, and Galveston College’s trip to Kilgore has been changed, from March 6 to a day earlier, March 5.
Against Hill College, KC narrowly lost the first game at Hill, in spite of 14 hits. They did have three errors.
Adrienne Lewing had two home runs and 3 RBI in the game. Natalie Castillo had a home run, as well, and also had 2 RBI. Hannah Grumbles, Madalyn Spears, and Madalyn Brewer each had two hits. Calleigh King had three. Marissa Medina had a hit. King and Brewer each had 2 RBI and Medina had one. Hill College also issued six walks. KC stranded 22 runs on base, however.
Jenna Lewis was on the mound for 4 1/3 innings for the Rangers. Lewis allowed 10 runs, seven of them earned, on 11 hits, five walks and struck out seven. Castillo pitched 1 2/3 innings and allowed one run on three hits, and struck out one.
In the 9-all tie, KC managed 16 hits. Dajah Montgomery and Grumbles each hit a home run and also each had 2 RBI. Makayla Trevino went 3-for-4; Lewing did, as well, and so did Castillo. King and Grumbles each had two hits. Medina, Montgomery, and Spears each had one. Lewing, Spears and Castillo each had a double.
Macie McGibney threw 4 1/3 innings for KC and allowed six runs, all earned, on eight hits, walked five and struck out three. Nataya Cuevas pitched an inning and allowed three runs, all earned, on five hits, and Medina pitched one-third of an inning, allowing one hit, one walk and struck out one.