Kearney splits with McCook

Senior Stacy Peters prepares to take the field against McCook. Photo by: JoLynn Mortensen

Senior Stacy Peters prepares to take the field against McCook. Photo by: JoLynn Mortensen

Kearney High varsity softball played its last home game on Thurs., Oct. 2. The Bearcats faced the McCook Bison and split the night, winning the first game 4-3 and losing the second 10-7.

The Bearcats came back to win their first game. After being down 3-1, Kearney tied the game in the sixth inning. Sophomore Lauren Struebing had a double that scored the tying runs. Junior Kaitie Johnson had a base hit that scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning. KHS softball won 4-3.

In the second game, Kearney outhit McCook, but KHS could not get as many runs on the board. At the top of the seventh, the Bearcats were down 10-3, but rallied and put up four more points. Freshman Reilly Glatter had a triple that scored three runs, which was a key offensive play for the Bearcats. Johnson went four for four during the game, sophomore Julia Bauer went three for four, and junior Nicole Cepel had two hits, one being a double.

Kearney High will be playing McCook again on Sat., Oct. 4 at the Greater Nebraska Athletic Conference in Hastings.