NPCC Knights Softball Lose at McCook, Cancel Friday Games

Knights-SoftballMcCook – The North Platte Community College softball team (4-17) travelled to McCook Thursday afternoon where they dropped two games to the McCook Community College Indians (19-8) by the score is 1-2 and 1-9. The Knights have cancelled their games Friday with Iowa Western Community College.

In game one, the Knights fell by a score of 1-2 to the Indians. Katharine Savolt took the loss on the mound giving up one unearned run, three hits, three walks and had one strikeout. Shannon Lieber also pitched for the Knights giving up one hit and one walk.

Siarra Velasquez and Jazmin Change had the only hits for the Knights. Velasquez had a double, a stolen base and score the only run for the Knights on a sacrifice fly by Brooke Wakefield.

In the second game, the Knights again lost 1-9. Rylee Murphy took the loss on the mound on six runs, including three earned runs, three hits, three walks and one strikeout. Lieber again threw for the Knights giving up three earned runs on three hits, one walk and one strikeout.

Velasquez had the only run of the game for the Knights with a solo homerun in the first inning.

“For the first time this spring our defense was locked in for 7 innings (in the first game),” said head coach Janelle Higgins. “We didn’t get the wins but today was a good day for our softball program.”

“McCook has a solid team and the first game was a great game to watch. Game two we got a little too relaxed and allowed a few unearned runs, had a few errors and they found a couple gaps for a couple runs.”

“The last week we have really been focusing on improving our defense and it has finally showed.”

The Knights games with Iowa Western Community College on Friday have been cancelled. The Knights are scheduled to square off with Iowa Western on Saturday, weather dependent. The games on Saturday are scheduled for 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.