KCKCC SOFTBALL TEAM OUTBATTLES OTTAWA AND WEATHER

KCKCC SOFTBALL TEAM OUTBATTLES OTTAWA AND WEATHER

KCKCC SOFTBALL TEAM OUTBATTLES OTTAWA AND WEATHER

 

            Despite the worst of elements, the Kansas City Kansas Community College women's softball team got the 2014 season off in winning fashion with a doubleheader sweep at Ottawa Wednesday.

            "In one inning, we had rain, hail and sleet," said KCKCC Coach Kacy Tillery, whose Lady Blue Devils won 6-3 and 8-0. Weather permitting, the Blue Devils are scheduled to open their home season Saturday when they host a club team from Kansas State at noon and 2 p.m.

            Leslie Ford pitched a 5-hitter and helped her own cause with a double and single in the opening 6-3 win. Amanda Holroyd also had a double and single and two runs batted in and Lacey Santiago singled in a pair of runs.

            Justice Scales swung the big bat in the 5-inning second game, driving in five runs with a single, double and triple. Mierra Morisette added three RBI on a single and double, Santiago singled three times and Holroyd doubled and singled for all of KCKCC's nine hits. The big assault made a winner out of Elizabeth Seimears, who scattered five hits, struck out one and walked none.    

            Should Saturday's opener be wiped out, the Blue Devils' home opener will come March 1 against North Central followed by Neosho County March 4 and Ottawa March 5.