The North Central Texas College Lady Lions won two games over Paris Junior College (PJC) on Wednesday, in the home opener for the Lady Lions. As is tradition, NCTC Head Coach Van Hedrick had his daughters on campus to throw out the first pitch. One thing was different this year, his oldest daughter, Ashley Hedrick, is now a freshman at NCTC and a pitcher for the Lady Lions. Hedrick's two youngest daughters, Allison and Autumn, threw out the ceremonial first pitch, while Ashley took the mound to open the game pitching for NCTC.
In game one, the Lady Lions got on the board in the first inning. Chelsea Luddeke drove in one when she singled and the team evened things up at two in the bottom of the third inning when McKenna Bruce singled on a 2-2 count, scoring one run.
The Lady Lions pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Hillaree Schwartz doubled on a 1-0 count, scoring one run and an error scored one run for NCTC Lady Lions 2018.
Ashley Hedrick pitched NCTC Lady Lions 2018 to victory. She allowed four hits and two runs over six and two-thirds innings, striking out ten.
NCTC collected nine hits. Schwartz and Luddeke all managed multiple hits. Schwartz went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead the Lady Lions in hits.
The Lady Lions finished on top of PJC, 4-2.
Starting off game two, the Lady Lions got on the board in the first inning. Lauren Bierschenk's sac fly scored one run for NCTC Lady Lions 2018.
Taylor White took the win for the Lady Lions. She surrendered one run on one hit over seven innings, striking out nine.
The Lady Lions won their second victory over PJC, 5-1.