North Platte – North Platte Community College Knights softball team came away with a split in a doubleheader against the Southeast Community College Lady Storm on a walk-off home run by Hallei Morales, winning the second game 10-9. The Lady Storm won game one 5-2.
Morales, a freshman from North Platte High School sent the ball over the centerfield fence to cap a seven run seventh inning to give the Knights the victory.
The Storm started the scoring in the second game on a three-run home run by Alyx Gragg. The Storm added a run in the top of the third by Kelsey Markey to give them a 4-0 lead.
In the bottom of the third, the Knights got on the scoreboard on a runs by Kenlee Wanlass and Aliyah Franco to cut the Lady Storm lead to 4-2.
The Lady Storm added runs by Shelby Haskell in the fourth, Jessica Lusk in the fifth, and two runs in the sixth inning on a two-run home run by Lusk, scoring Jenny Eacker.
The Knights scored in the bottom of the sixth on a home run by Emily Marsden to set up the seventh inning comeback to make the score 8-3 at the end of six.
In the seventh inning, the Lady Storm scored a run by Haskell to add to the lead at 9-3.
In the bottom of the seventh, the Knights started their comeback with runs by Wanlass, Alex Baldner, Franco, and Marsden to make the score 9-7. With Erin Renwick and Ana Talaroc-Kaniho on base, Morales hit the three-run home run to give the Knights the win.
In the first game, the Lady Storm used the bat of Lusk to generate the offense in the win for the Lady Storm. Lusk hit two home runs in the first game and knocked in three runs.
The Lady Storm are 7-30 overall and 3-5 in Region IX Division II play.
The Knights, now 3-23 on the season and 2-4 in Region IX Division II play, travel to Scottsbluff to face the Western Nebraska Community College Lady Cougars tomorrow in a doubleheader.
This weekend games have been against Central Community College have been moved back a couple of days. Instead of playing doubleheaders on Friday and Saturday, they will be played on Sunday and Monday.
Game times for the Western Nebraska games are at 3 pm and 5 pm CDT. The games against Central are at 3 pm and 5 pm on Sunday and 2 pm and 4 pm on Monday.
The Central games will be livestreamed on www.npccknights.com.