The North Platte Community College Knights softball team were swept in a doubleheader on Wednesday afternoon by Iowa Western Community College Rievers 10-0 and 15-0 at the Wayne Dowhower Softball Complex.
In the first game the Rievers scored four runs in the first inning to take the early lead. They added two runs in each of the second, third, and fourth inning. The Rievers’ Kel Bilger had a two-run home run in the fourth for the ninth and 10th run.
Erin Renwick, a sophomore from Brighton, Colo., pitched the five-inning complete game to pick up the loss for the Knights. Zoe Hicks, a sophomore from Boissevain, MB., pitched four and a third innings to pick up the win. Hicks struck out 11 Knights.
In game two, the Rievers made quick work of getting on the scoreboard by scoring five runs with help of Bilger’s second home run of the day, this time a three-run blast. They added three more runs in the second. In the top of the fifth, the Rievers scored seven runs. Tyla Lee had a three-run home run for the Rievers in the seventh inning.
Kamree Christensen from South Richfield, Utah pitched four and two thirds innings, striking out three, but was charged with the loss.
Breanna Brock, from Lincoln, Cali., pitched four scoreless innings and struck out eight Knights.
The Knights dropped to 2-18 on the season, while the Rievers improved to 19-5 on the season.
The Knights travel to Council Bluffs, Iowa on Saturday, March 24 for a doubleheader against the Rievers.