WNCC softball falls to Trinidad
     2016-04-22      By Media Report    editor@geringcitizen.com
The Western Nebraska Community College softball team’s 17-game winning streak was snapped by Trinidad State Junior College a week ago at Volunteer Field in Scottsbluff.

The Trojans scored five runs in the sixth inning to rally for a 6-3 win in the first game of a doubleheader. The second game was halted by rain in the sixth with the teams tied at 8-8. The game was suspended and will only be completed, if need be, to decide Region IX Tourney seedings.

Despite the loss, WNCC still leads the regional standings with a 23-4 conference record. The Cougars have already clinched the No. 1 seed for the tournament and are 43-8 overall.

Trinidad State improved to 18-7 in the conference and 33-13 overall.

WNCC grabbed an early lead in Friday’s first game when Celyn Whitt doubled home Lauren Oxford in the second inning.

Trinidad came back to knot the score in the fourth, but it didn’t last long as WNCC plated single runs in the fourth and fifth.
Whitt homered in the fourth to put the Cougars back on top. In the fifth, Courtney Medina scored on a Haille Weber groundout to make it 3-1.

Trinidad then used a big sixth inning to take over. Olivia Muniz tied things up with a two-run home run. The Trojans added three more runs in the frame on three hits to surge into a 6-3 lead.

WNCC managed just six hits in the contest compared to 10 for Trinidad. Whitt paced the Cougars with two hits, including a double to go with her home run. Whitt also had two RBIs.

Andy Hancock took the loss in the circle. She allowed just two earned runs on 10 hits and struck out four in seven innings.

Trinidad carried the momentum from the win into the second game by moving out to a 7-1 lead through two innings. The Cougars rallied with two runs in the third and five more in the fourth to grab an 8-7 lead. The game was then delayed when the rain began.

After about a 20-minute break, play resumed and Trinidad tied things up at 8-8. With WNCC getting ready to bat in the bottom of the sixth, the game was suspended after the field became unplayable.

At the time of the stoppage, WNCC totaled 10 hits. Hancock had a pair of doubles. Weber and Oxford each had one. Medina had a triple.

WNCC will next be in action Thursday against Iowa Western Community College in North Platte.

Share this story on Facebook
LOGIN or REGISTER for exclusive access to premium content

Good Evening friend!
Recently Read Sports
1224WNCC softball falls to Trinidad
1069Lake shines at state swim finals
631District B-6 action off, running for Bulldogs, Bearcats
616Bearcats take third, Tigers finish ninth at state golf tourney
657Minatare wrestlers work on mental strength, prepare for state
1025Minatare volleyball still looking for win
842Gering, Scottsbluff 3-0 in Shoot-Out
695Bearcat wrestlers sweep through own dual meet
560Bayard boys' track team
6122016 OTD Street Vault Results
653Bulldogs begin fall conditioning
682New Yorker bags Bighorn First kill of the season logged at Wildcat Hills
697Bulldogs fall on the road to host Chadron
1079All Points West: Husker nation suffers loss
494Zephyrs blow past Gering PVC Senior 36ers: Gering Juniors take advantage of Express miscues, score run-rule victory of their own
702Minatare gridders garner all-state honors: Area athletes make all-conference, district teams
869Bridgeport Alumni Basketball Tournament draws lots of teams, large crowd
1268All Points West: Deck the halls with cheers, folly
983All Points West: Forget rankings, give me heart
7253-D archery clubs welcome all ages
Most Read Sports 2012
3762Mitchell track off to a strong start
3621Morrill baseball back in business
2920Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2832Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2483Raising the bar high
2450Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2428Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2323Gering wrestling builds on experience
2265Doing the heavy lifting
2212Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2148Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2047Gering resident lives his dream
1998Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
1966All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
1918All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
1913Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
1912Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
1902New Bayard coach looks for productive season
1890Bearcat coach nears finish line
1876All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
Most Read Sports 2011
3762Mitchell track off to a strong start
3621Morrill baseball back in business
2920Rivals make good friends, better training partners
2832Mendoza spirit lives on in softball tournament
2483Raising the bar high
2450Gering breaks two records at Chadron: Track season gets underway at Chadron Indoor Meet
2428Kizzire and Kautz take first place
2323Gering wrestling builds on experience
2265Doing the heavy lifting
2212Bulldogs basketball ready to run Class B gauntlet
2148Gering girls’ soccer team creating team first attitude
2047Gering resident lives his dream
1998Morrill Lions move to eight-man offers opportunity
1966All Points West: Time to get tough Huskers
1918All Points West: We’ll miss 2016 seniors
1913Gering Boys’ soccer builds foundation
1912Mud Volleyball has another wildly successful year
1902New Bayard coach looks for productive season
1890Bearcat coach nears finish line
1876All Points West: Deter gave us reason to golf
Platte Valley Companies
Fresh Foods
American Legacy
Spectrum Photo
Kendell Henderson
= = = Platte Valley Companies' = = =
Sports Page

Check out the
Gering Bulldogs on