The Kenai Central softball team swept a Northern Lights Conference doubleheader from visiting Houston on Friday.
The Kards improved to 5-4 in the league and 8-7 overall.
"We came out pretty flat, but we picked it up that second game," Kenai coach Mark King said.
Kenai took the first game 12-11. The game went four innings due to a time limit.
Havan Shaginoff pitched the first three innings and gave up seven runs — five earned — while striking out three. Briana King pitched the last inning and gave up four runs — two earned.
The Kards were behind by one run in the fourth inning and knew it would be the last inning due to a time limit. Kierra Isham had a single that scored two and won the game for Kenai.
Briana King was 2 for 3 with two RBIs, while Carly Norvelle was 3 for 3 with an inside-the-park home run, a double, three RBIs and three runs.
The Kards took the second game 16-5 in four innings due to the mercy rule.
King pitched the entire game, giving up five runs — three earned — while striking out four. She only gave up two hits.
She also was 2 for 3 at the plate with a double and two RBIs. Taylor Galley was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.
"Their pitchers were having a hard time finding the plate," Mark King said. "Our players were taking advantage of that whenever they could."
Juneau 16, Homer 6
The host Mariners dropped a nonconference game to the Crimson Bears on Friday.
Homer is now 10-5 overall.
The Crimson Bears took control of the game by scoring 10 runs in the top of the third inning to take a 12-1 lead.
Soldotna softball splits with Service
The Soldotna softball team split with Service in nonconference action Friday. Check back with the peninsulaclarion.com Saturday afternoon for full details.