Soldotna softball tops Kenai

The host Soldotna softball team defeated Kenai Central 8-3 in six innings Monday in Northern Lights Conference play.

The Stars move to 7-4 overall and 6-2 in the league. Kenai falls to 2-5 and 2-3.

Soldonta coach Kelli Knoebel said Serena Prior had a big game for the Stars.

On the mound, Prior went the distance, allowing three hits and one earned run. She struck out four.

“She kept the ball low in the zone,” Knoebel said.

On offense, Prior was 2 for 4 with four RBIs, with her first home run punctuating the big performance.

Maddie Wilcox and Kaycee Munn were 2 for 3, while Kenley Kingrey, Ila Cobb and Delaney Schneider also picked up hits.

Knoebel said Amber McDonald had a momentum-changing play in left field, catching the ball in the third inning and throwing out the runner at home.

“It was a well-played game by both sides,” Kenai coach Mark King said. “It was who hit in the gaps and who played cleaner.”

King said Havan Shaginoff went the distance for the Kards and was solid, striking out four. On offense, Carly Norvelle was 2 for 2 with two RBIs.

The Stars play at Homer at 6 p.m. Wednesday. Kenai plays at Homer on Thrusday at 6 p.m.

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