Saturday softball roundup

The Soldotna softball team split a pair of games in Anchorage on Saturday to move their record to 7-4 overall.


The Stars started the day by defeating Eagle River 17-4 in four innings, scoring 13 runs in the first inning.

Kayla Bauter, a freshman, pitched all five innings to record the win.

On offense, Kenley Kingrey was 2 for 2 with three RBIs and Maddie Wilcox was 2 for 3 with two RBIs.

Soldotna then lost to South 7-3 in six innings.

SoHi coach Kelli Knoebel said Serena Prior pitched well, but took the loss. The coach also said Prior helped with the defensive effort, getting two pickoffs. Wilcox also had four key catches in the playoffs.

On offense, Munn was 2 for 3 with three RBIs and a double.

“We came in and hit the ball well, unfortunately we hit the ball right to them,” Knoebel said. “We played solid defensively.”

The Stars host Kenai on Monday at 6 p.m.

Dimond 10, Soldotna 9

The Lynx broke a tie in the bottom of the fifth inning to take the lead just before time expired in this nonconference affair in Anchorage.

Dimond scored four runs in the first inning to take the early advantage, but SoHi chipped away at the lead, scoring five in the third, one in the fourth and three in the fifth to tie the game.

Kenley Kingrey was 3 for 3 for the Stars, while Ila Cobb, Kaycee Munn and Kalina Smith each finished 2 for 3.

Serena Prior pitched the whole game for the Stars.

“She pitched well,” SoHi coach Kelli Knoebel said after her team fell to 6-3.

Homer 27, Houston 0

The Mariners scored 15 runs in the first inning to notch a Northern Lights Conference victory over host Houston on Friday.

Homer 27, Houston 0

The Mariners notched another big win over Houston in the second game of a Friday doubleheader. Hannah LaRue had a no-hitter over three innings in this contest.

Homer 10, Wasilla 2

The Mariners cruised past the host Warriors in nonconference play to improve to 9-2 overall.

Homer had just a 1-0 lead after three innings, but the Mariners took a 3-0 lead after the top of four. Homer then closed out the victory by scoring three runs in the fifth and four runs in the sixth inning.

LaRue picked up the victory on the mound for the Warriors.


Kards pick up first two wins of the year

The Kenai softball team lost to Wasilla on Friday on the road, but then picked up its first two wins of the year on Saturday against Houston in Northern Lights Conference play.

“It’s good to get two wins today,” Kenai coach Mark King said. “The girls played a lot better today than they had been. If we can cut back our errors, we’ll do very well. We’re hitting well.”

Friday, Kenai lost to Wasilla 13-3 in four innings. Hope Steffensen was 1 for 2 with a triple, while Carly Norvelle had a double.

Pitcher Havan Shaginoff started pitching, but twisted a knee. Norvelle came on in relief. King said she threw well, but errors in the field hurt her.

Saturday, Kenai topped Houston 22-0 in two innings and 9-5 in five innings.

In the first game, Shaginoff and Norvelle each pitched shutout innings. Steffensen was 3 for 3 with six RBI and two home runs; Norvelle was 3 for 4 with three RBI and two home runs; Shaginoff was 2 for 2 with a double and two RBI; and Shannon Evans was 3 for 3 with a home run and four RBI.

In the second game, Shaginoff went the distance and gave up just one earned run.

Steffensen was 2 for 4 with a double and RBI; Norvelle was 3 for 4 with a double and a home run; and Shaginoff was 2 for 2 with a double.

Kenai travels to play SoHi on Monday at 6 p.m.


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