Kingwood softball runner-up at state


Kingwood Christian School’s softball team finished runner-up in AISA State Tournament play, losing to Macon East Montgomery Academy, 3-2 in the finals. To get there, the Lions needed a five-run comeback in the opening round against Pike Liberal Arts to win, 5-4, and a Blair Holsembeck RBI in International Tie Breaker rules against Glenwood to win, 8-7.

In the championship round, the Lions led early, 1-0, but the Knights eventually pulled ahead in the sixth inning on a fielder’s choice to take the lead, 3-2. It would be the difference in the game, as the Knights held on to win by the same score.

Kingwood finished the year with a 30-7 records, including going 9-0 in the region. The Lions, coached by Mark “Ace” Ingram, were led by Kaylyn Ingram who finished the season batting .538, with 10 home runs, 64 RBI’s and 18-4 pitching record; Blair Holsembek, who batted .438, with eight home runs and 17 stolen bases; Kendall Jonseof, who batted .447 and Caroline Clark who batted .404. All four were named to the AISA All-State team.