The Hesston College softball team took both games of its season-opening doubleheader against Garden City (Kan.) CC on Friday, Feb. 13. The Larks won 4-3 in the opener and 6-4 in game two.
In game one, freshman Dakoda Lee (Boise, Idaho) got the complete-game win, allowing three earned runs on six hits while fanning eight. Sophomore Kasee Tully (McPherson, Kan.) went 2-for-3 with a double, RBI and run scored, while classmate Victoria Cortez (Moreno Valley, Calif.) doubled and scored twice. Riley Hannemann (Flagstaff, Ariz.) went 2-for-3 with a double and a run scored.
Hannemann went to the circle in the nightcap and mowed down Garden City, striking out 12 to move Hesston to 2-0. The 5’11” freshman allowed three earned runs on three hits in the complete-game win.
Tully capped off a stellar day by going 4-for-4 in game two with a pair of doubles, a stolen base and two runs scored. Cortez and freshman Alicia Ramirez (Albuquerque, N.M.) each had two hits.
Hesston hosts Tabor College JV (Hillsboro, Kan.) for a 3 p.m. doubleheader on Monday, Feb. 16.