North Central Texas College, named All-Conference

GAINESVILLE, TX - Five North Central Texas College softball players were named All-Conference in the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference.

Sophomore outfielder Kat Strunk and freshman infielder Celina Ortiz were named first team All-Conference, while sophomore outfielder Rachel Kidwell, freshman infielder Taylor Alexander and freshman pitcher Taylor Ramsey were named second team All-Conference.

Strunk, from Grand Prairie, finished the season with a .461 batting average. She had 100 hits, 20 doubles, three triples, 16 home runs and 53 RBIs. She was also 19 of 20 on stolen base attempts. She set 10 NCTC season or career records at the plate.

Ortiz, from Fort Worth, hit .441 with 89 hits, 12 doubles, 16 home runs and 75 RBIs. She tied the school’s single-season home run record and broke the season RBI record.

Kidwell, from Whitehouse, had a .414 batting average with 84 hits, 23 doubles, eight home runs and 58 RBIs.

Alexander, from Ringling, Okla., hit .346 with 72 hits, nine doubles, five triples, 11 home runs and 48 RBIs. She also had 14 stolen bases.
Ramsey, from Callisburg, finished the season 25-7 with three saves and a 2.15 earned run average. She had 194 strikeouts, which is thirdmost all-time at NCTC.

The Lady Lions finished the season 51-16 and advanced to the Region V championship game. The 51 wins tied the 2004 team for most in school history. The team also set a new school record for home runs with 67.