BC softball team struggles with youth

Stacey Staab
February 4, 2009
Filed under Sports

On Jan. 27 and 31, the Bakersfield College softball team played their first three games of the season in Fresno against Fresno City College and Sierra College, losing 6-0, 5-4 and 12-0.

“Building the level of confidence of the girls is going to take some time with having 16 out of 19 freshmen on the team,” BC head coach Sandi Taylor said.

Liz Chabolla was the starting pitcher going three innings with four strike outs and allowing four hits and four runs.

Myranda Sawyer came in to the game pitched two innings with three strikeouts and allowed four hits and two runs.

The closing pitcher Joni Lagerstrom came in to the game pitched one inning and allowed one hit, no runs and no strikeouts.The leading hitter was Aly Rosales with two hits in three at bats.

Taylor said, “Saturday in the first game we played very well.”

Lagerstrom was the starting pitcher, pitching four innings.

Sawyer came in to the game and pitched the last three innings.

BC was leading 4-1 going into the fifth inning, with Lagerstrom getting two hits in the game.

The team had a loss to Fresno on an infield error in the bottom of the seventh inning.

“Sierra College is very talented,” said Taylor.

The second game was a loss for BC, and Hanna Grisham was the starting pitcher.

Chabolla came in to the game as a relief pitcher. Taylor said, “Liz Chabolla pitched solid in relief.” Brittany Johnson had two hits in the game.

The Renegades, who have a record of 0-3 will play in Taft on Feb. 3 at 1 p.m., and the Green and Gold Tournament in Irvine on Feb. 6-7.

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