KC upends Galveston, stays alive in RXIV tourney

Will play San Jac today at noon in Lufkin


It can no longer be said that the Kilgore College softball program has never won a postseason game.

The Rangers, playing in the Region XIV Conference tournament in Lufkin, had their backs against the wall Tuesday after losing a first-round game on day one. But KC bounced back with a 4-3 win over Galveston College, the first-ever postseason victory in KC's short program history.

That keeps the Rangers (23-25 on the season) alive in the tournament. It continues today at the Larry Phillips Family Sports Complex, a noon start against San Jacinto. KC must win to stay in the tournament.

See results here on kilgorenewsherald.com shortly after the conclusion of the game.

KC showed the crowd in attendance the best way to break a tie: with back-to-back home runs by Kelsey Ahart and Nicole King. That snapped the 2-all push in the sixth inning, and the Rangers wound up with the 4-3 victory.

In addition to the long-balls by Ahart and King, Ella Ortiz and Lauren Corley each had three hits and an RBI; Christina Herrera had a double and a single; and Andrea Decareau had a single.

Mattie McQuary got the win on the mound, allowing three runs on six hits, with five walks and three strikeouts. Michaela Latham came on late and shut GC down.


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