2017-18 WNCC Cougar Softball News

  • Three WNCC softball players earn OWH All-Nebraska First Team honors
    June 27, 2018
    Western Nebraska Community College softball placed three players on the First Team of the Omaha World Herald All-Nebraska JUCO team that was released over the weekend. Sophomore Madi Jackson of Herriman, Utah, earned a spot on the team as an outfielder, while freshman Michaela Kelly of Castle Rock, Colorado, was a First Team third baseman and freshman Emma McMillan of Abbotsford, British Columbia, was a First Team pitcher.
  • Jackson, Kelly named softball all-region
    May 02, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team landed two players on the all-region team that was announced at the Region IX tournament over the weekend. Sophomore Madi Jackson of Herriman, Utah, was named an all-region outfielder, while freshman Michaela Kelly of Castle Rock, Colorado, was named an all-region infielder.
  • WNCC softball ends season at regionals
    April 28, 2018
    LAMAR, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team ended their season with a 10-2 defeat to Trinidad State Junior College Saturday afternoon at the Region IX tournament in Lamar, Colorado. Trinidad State then scored three runs in the sixth inning to top Otero Junior College 4-3, setting up an if-necessary game on Sunday for the championship. The winner advances to face the Kansas regional at the Kansas team’ home site May 9-10 for a trip the national tournament in St. George, Utah.
  • WNCC softball knocks off top-seed Lamar, goes 1-1 at regionals
    April 27, 2018
    LAMAR, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team went 1-1 on the first day of the Region IX softball tournament Friday at Lamar, Colorado. WNCC scored two 8th-inning runs against top-seeded Lamar Community College in registering the 6-4 win in the first round. The Cougars then fell 8-6 in the winner’s bracket final to Otero Junior College.
  • WNCC softball ready for regional tournament
    April 26, 2018
    When the Region IX softball tournament begins Friday in Lamar, Colorado, the Western Nebraska Community College softball team will be entering the four-team, double elimination tournament with nothing to lose. The Cougar women enter the tourney as the fourth-seed and will open up against No. 1 seed Lamar Community College at 11 a.m. on Friday. No. 2 Trinidad State Junior College and No. 3 Otero Junior College will battle at 2 p.m. on Friday. A win in the first-round moves the Cougars into a 5 p.m. game on Friday, while a loss sends them to an 8 p.m. game. The championship is slated for Saturday afternoon with an if-necessary game on Sunday.
  • WNCC wins game two against Otero 10-9 on Sophomore Recognition Day
    April 23, 2018
    Christina Nelson and Chelsea Gorman spent two years with the Western Nebraska Community College softball team and never played an inning during the spring because of injuries. On Sunday, during WNCC’s final regular season home game and sophomore recognition, Nelson and Gorman were given an opportunity to be on the field with their teammates, serving as honorary base coaches for the first inning of game one with their game with Otero Junior College.
  • Doumer hits two grand slams to lead WNCC softball to sweep over NJC
    April 19, 2018
    STERLING, Colo. – Brooke Doumer had 11 RBIs and two grand slams on the day as the Western Nebraska Community College softball team swept a Region IX conference doubleheader from Northeastern Junior College Thursday in Sterling, Colorado. The first game saw Doumer blast two home runs, including a grand slam in finishing with five hits and six RBIs as the Cougars topped the Plainswomen 11-8. The second game was just as dramatic as Doumer finished with five RBIs, including a home run and two doubles, while Gabby Loya blasted two home runs in leading WNCC to the 15-4 win.
  • Kelly hits three home runs, Cougar softball splits with McCook
    April 17, 2018
    MCCOOK – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team split a Region IX conference doubleheader with McCook on Monday. The opener saw WNCC score early and late in grabbing the 7-5 win. The second contest saw McCook score the walk-off run in the eighth inning in earning the 7-6 win.
  • WNCC softball sweeps North Platte
    April 11, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team received clutching hitting and stellar defensive play in earning a doubleheader sweep over North Platte Community College on Wednesday at a gusty Volunteer Field. In the opener, Emma McMillan tossed a 2-hitter and the Cougar offense erupted for 23 runs and 21 hits in registering the 23-0 win. The second game saw the Cougars score in five of the six innings, including pounding out 11 hits in the 10-2 win.
  • WNCC softball team splits with McCook
    April 10, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College and McCook Community College softball teams hooked up in a Region IX conference doubleheader and just like last week, the two teams split contests Tuesday at Volunteer Field. The first game saw McCook finish with 14 hits and scored four runs in the second and fourth innings to come away with the 12-2 win. The second game was a different story for the Cougars both offensively and defensively. Reagan Solomon went seven strong innings and the WNCC defense held McCook to just two runs in posting the 6-2 win.
  • Walk-off triple helps WNCC softball to come-from-behind win
    April 05, 2018
    Emma McMillan delivered a 3-run triple in the seventh inning of game two in helping the Western Nebraska Community College softball team score six times in the final inning to earn a split over McCook Community College in Region IX conference play Wednesday 10-9. McCook captured the first game with a 7-run second inning in registering the 12-7 win. McMillan said the seventh inning come-from-behind win was exciting and it was definitely a team win, an excited McMillan felt after the game.
  • WNCC softball at home for four days in the next week
    April 03, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team will begin an eight-game homestand when they host McCook Community College at Volunteer Field on Wednesday, April 4 at 2 p.m. The Region IX conference doubleheader is the first of two meetings in a week. The Cougars doubleheader with Otero Junior College slated for Saturday, April 7 has been moved to Sunday, April 8 beginning at 11 a.m. The home doubleheader will also be sophomore recognition day as the Cougars recognize seven sophomores in Brooke Doumer, Alyssa Guymon, Chelsea Gorman, Christina Nelson, Madi Jackson, Beanie Luttig, and Alison Parker.
  • WNCC softball splits with Otero
    March 31, 2018
    LA JUNTA, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team split a doubleheader with Otero Junior College Saturday afternoon in La Junta, Colorado. In the opener, WNCC outhit Otero but fell short on the offensive end falling 10-8. The second game of the twinbill saw WNCC outhit Otero 8-7 and hang on for the 5-4 win.
  • Jackson gets four doubles, McMillan 2 HRs and 6 RBIs in split with Otero
    March 30, 2018
    LA JUNTA, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team split a Region IX conference doubleheader Friday against Otero Junior College in La Junta, Colorado. The opener saw Otero pound out 15 hits in rolling to the 14-6 win. WNCC came back to earn the split in game two with the two teams combining for 25 runs and 37 hits and the Cougars receiving a gutsy seventh-inning pitching performance from Reagan Solomon in picking up the 13-12 win.
  • WNCC softball team falls to Lamar
    March 26, 2018
    LAMAR, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team dropped a Region IX conference doubleheader to conference-leading Lamar Community College on Sunday. In the opening game, Lamar struck early and often in rolling to a 16-2 win. The second game was a little different as Lamar survived the upset bid 6-4 over the Cougars.
  • WNCC softball takes two from Trinidad
    March 25, 2018
    TRINIDAD, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team plated 28 runs in sweeping a Region IX conference doubleheader from Trinidad State Junior College on Saturday in Trinidad, Colorado. The first game saw the two squads combine for 31 runs and 36 hits as WNCC won 18-13. Game two was just as offensive explosive as the two squads combined on six home runs as WNCC won 10-6.
  • WNCC softball team falls to Iowa Western
    March 23, 2018
    NORTH PLATTE -- The Western Nebraska Community College softball team dropped a doubleheader against Iowa Western Community College on Thursday in North Platte. After falling 8-2 in the first game, the Cougars were edged 15-14 in a second-game slugfest.
  • WNCC softball sweep NJC
    March 22, 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.
  • WNCC softball splits with Navarro
    March 16, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team split a doubleheader with Navarro College to wrap up the Texas Spring Break trip. The Cougars pounded out 13 hits in registering a 10-4 win over Navarro in the first game. The second game saw Navarro score early to get the second game win 6-1.
  • WNCC softball drops a pair of heartbreakers
    March 15, 2018
    LUFKIN, Texas – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team competed tough, but dropped a pair of heartbreaking games to Angelina College Thursday in Texas. In the opener, Angelina took the contest 7-1. WNCC rebounded in the second game, leading late, before falling 4-3.
  • WNCC softball falls twice to No. 3 Tyler
    March 14, 2018
    TYLER, Texas – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team dropped a doubleheader to No. 3 Tyler Junior College on Wednesday, falling 9-0 in the first game and 15-2 in the second game.
  • WNCC softball team swept in Texas
    March 13, 2018
    TYLER, Texas - The Western Nebraska Community College softball team dropped a doubleheader to Tyler Junior College during the opening day of its spring break road trip on Monday in Tyler, Texas. Tyler, which is ranked No. 3 in the nation and led by former WNCC coach Maria Winn-Ratliff, registered wins by scores of 8-2 and 10-0.
  • WNCC softball drops doubleheader to Lamar
    March 10, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team battled but came up short in a Region IX conference doubleheader to Lamar Community College Friday afternoon at Volunteer Field. In the opener, WNCC grabbed a 2-0 lead after solo home runs by Gabby Loya and Michaela Kelly, but watched Lamar score nine times in the last innings for a 10-6 win. Lamar opened the second game with seven, second-inning runs and then held on for the 10-4 win.
  • WNCC softball drops doubleheader to Lamar
    March 10, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team struggled in plating runs in dropping a conference doubleheader to Lamar Community College at a windy and cold Volunteer Field Saturday. In the first game, WNCC and Lamar combined for 23 hits but six late Lamar runs helped the Lopes to the 9-4 win.
  • WNCC splits games with Trinidad State
    March 04, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team battled Trinidad State Junior College to the end, but ended up splitting a Region IX conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at Volunteer Field. In the opener, WNCC pounded out 11 hits including a home run from Michaela Kelly in registering the run-ruled 10-2 win. The second game saw Trinidad score six early runs before holding off a furious WNCC rally to earn the split 7-6.
  • WNCC splits contests with Trinidad State
    March 02, 2018
    Reagan Solomon struck out seven and tossed a 3-hitter in helping the Western Nebraska Community College softball team earn a split with Trinidad State Junior College Friday afternoon at Volunteer Field. Solomon and the Cougar defense was solid in the second game in registering a 2-0 win over the Trojans. The win was huge for the Cougars after suffering a hard-fought 5-3 defeat to the Trojans in the first game.
  • WNCC softball drops games to NJC
    March 01, 2018
    STERLING, Colo. – The Western Nebraska Community College softball team dropped a conference doubleheader with Northeastern Junior College on Wednesday in Sterling, Colorado. The first game saw NJC score four late runs to earn the 5-4 win. The second game saw the two squads combine for 30 runs and 26 hits as the Plainswomen earned the 19-11 win.
  • WNCC softball set for home opener Friday
    March 01, 2018
    After eight games on the road, the Western Nebraska Community College softball team will have their home opener this weekend when they take on Trinidad State Junior College Friday and Saturday. Friday’s conference doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. followed by Saturday’s doubleheader at 11 a.m.
  • WNCC softball schedule changes
    February 27, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team switched up their games this weekend. Wednesday’s scheduled home games against Northeastern Junior College has been moved to Sterling, Colorado. First pitch for the contest is now slated for 12 noon for the doubleheader. This weekend’s home games with Trinidad State Junior College have been moved up to Friday and Saturday at Volunteer Field. Friday’s doubleheader will begin at 1 p.m. while Saturday’s twinbill will begin at 11 a.m. Both doubleheaders will be live-streamed on the WNCC Athletics’ The Cube video page.
  • WNCC softball team will hold soup supper Saturday
    February 15, 2018
    The Western Nebraska Community College softball team will hold its annual Soup Supper on Saturday, Feb. 17 in the pit area of the main campus. The soup supper fundraiser will be held from 1 p.m. until halftime of the men’s basketball game. The Cougar men and women will host Otero Junior College in Region IX South sub-region basketball action beginning at 2 p.m. for the women’s contest. The cost of the soup supper is $5 per person and includes all-you-can-eat soup and a dessert. Tickets may be purchased from any Cougar softball player or coach, or may be purchased at the door.
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