Kappa Delta rallies against Regents

Jenny Rohl/The News Cierra Massengale, sophomore from Benton, Ky., bats for Kappa Delta Tuesday night against Regents Residential College.
Jenny Rohl/The News Cierra Massengale, sophomore from Benton, Ky., bats for Kappa Delta Tuesday night against Regents Residential College.

Jenny Rohl/The News
Cierra Massengale, sophomore from Benton, Ky., bats for Kappa Delta Tuesday night against Regents Residential College.

A slow start didn’t stop Kappa Delta Tuesday night as they came from behind to defeat Regents Residential College in the intramural playoff tournament.

Regents took an early two-run lead in the second inning and was uncontested in the third as both teams’ defenses quickly ended the opponents’ efforts. In the top of the inning, KD started to show its determination as the women took Regents out in a one-two-three sweep. Regents returned the favor by catching two KD pop flies to left field and throwing out a KD player at first.

The game’s favor changed in the bottom of the fourth as KD rallied its way onto the scoreboard with four runs. An exciting half-inning of close calls  and headfirst slides into home turned the momentum in KD’s direction as the women ended the inning up 4-2.

“The game started out really slow,” said Julie Danhauer, sophomore from Owensboro, Ky. “We started behind, and then in the fourth inning we came back and ended up winning, which was really exciting.”

KD’s fielders held Regents once again in the top of the fifth, and their hitters added another run to the score in the bottom of the fifth, totaling the score to 5-2. KD quickly ended play in the top of the sixth with a series of concise outs, ending Regents’ playoff hopes, and their season.

“Playoffs are way more fun than the regular season, because it’s a lot more competitive, and we’re playing a lot more teams, so we get to see more girls and get more play with other people,” Danhauer said.

Intramural softball wraps up its season this week and flag football begins Oct. 20.

You can find the final intramural softball standings on IMLeagues.com, and check out bonus coverage on TheNews.org.

Story by Mallory TuckerSports Editor