WNCC softball extends win streak to 13
     2016-04-18      By Media Report    editor@geringcitizen.com
Courtesy photo WNCC pitcher Andy Hancock picks up two wins versus Colby. 
The Western Nebraska Community College softball team ran its winning streak to 13 games and stayed atop the Region IX standings earning a sweep over Otero Junior College on Sunday at Volunteer Field.

In the opener, Andy Hancock tossed a 2-hitter and the Cougars scored six five-inning runs to register the 9-1 run-ruled victory. Hancock also picked up the win in game two as the Cougars came back from a 5-4 deficit to register a 9-5 win by scoring five, sixth-inning runs.

WNCC, 39-7 on the year moved to 19-3 in Region IX play.

WNCC is just two games ahead of Trinidad State in conference play. Trinidad, who beat Lamar in four games over the weekend, are 16-4 in conference and 31-10 overall.

WNCC and Trinidad State will play a four-game series this weekend at Volunteer Field.

WNCC finished the opening game with 10 hits, seven of which went for extra bases. Hancock tossed a strong game in the circle in getting the five-inning win. The righthander struck out four and allowed just two hits. She walked three while facing just 21 batters.

Hancock continued her strong pitching of the day by getting the win in Game 2 in relief of Whitney Fields. Hancock finished the game, tossing 3-1/3 innings by fanning one, walking two, and allowing a hit in facing just 13 batters.

Fields allowed five runs in 3-2/3 innings while striking out five and allowing eight hits.

Offensively, WNCC pounded out 13 hits with just two doubles.

First Game

Otero 000 01 – 1 2 1

WNCC 100 26 – 9 10 2

WP – Andy Hancock; 2B – Christian Bobian, Haille Weber, Celyn Whitt, Payten Davies; 3B – Kenzie Sawyer; HR – Kenzie Sawyer, Lauren Oxford.

Second Game

Otero 101 300 0 – 5 9 1

WNCC 220 005 x – 9 13 1

WP – Andy Hancock; 2B – Haille Weber, Lauren Oxford.

WNCC media release

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