WNCC softball sweeps Northeastern Junior College


March 23, 2018

The Western Nebraska Community College softball team swept a Region IX conference doubleheader from Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday at Volunteer Field.

In the opener, WNCC had home runs from Gabby Loya, Marlee Grant, and Michaela Kelly in registering the 11-6 win.

The second game saw strong pitching from Emma McMillan and Reagan Solomon and strong defensive play as the Cougars registered the 5-0 win.

Michaela Kelly said the team did the little things and that led to two victories.

“The key today was just to do the small things right and to just come out fired up,” she said. “It was super important to get our jobs done at the plate and that’s exactly what we did. Pitching was outstanding and our defense had their backs. We played together today and that was super important.”

More importantly, it was big for the Cougars, who lost a doubleheader to NJC earlier in the season 6-4 and 19-11.

“It was super important to take two away from them after falling to them in the beginning of the season,” Kelly said. “We definitely wanted it more and we wanted to let them know it was just a fluke that first time. These two wins were very important.”

The first game win was a combination of timely hitting and a 10-O strikeout performance from McMillan.

McMillan said the team played well today to get the wins.

“Our team played very well in order to secure two wins against NJC,” the right-handed pitcher said. “We worked very well as a team today. We batted very well and were able to put quite a few runs up on the board.”


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