Softball team struggles by losing four games in a row
March 4, 2009
Filed under Sports
The Bakersfield College softball team has been on a streak of losing three, winning three, losing three, winning three; the Renegades lost the last four games after winning one game before that.
The Renegades are 6-10 overall and 2-3 in the Western State Conference.
On Feb. 19, the Renegades won 15-6 against Allan Hancock with four runs in the third, five runs in the fifth and six runs in the seventh off of 13 hits.
Liz Chabolla (2-2) pitched three and a half innings with four strikeouts, and gave up six hits and six runs.
Myranda Sawyer (2-2) was the winning pitcher going three and a half innings with four strikeouts and gave up one hit and no runs.
“It was very exciting to have a strong performance from Sawyer coming off the bench to pitch and get the win,” BC head coach Sandi Taylor said. Taylor added, “The bats came alive and the defense played tough.”
Brittney Morrison had three hits in five at-bats with two runs and four RBIs.
On Feb. 24, the Renegades lost 10-6 against Moorpark with having one run in the fourth, two runs in the fifth and three runs in the seventh off of six hits.
Hanna Grisham (2-3) pitched five and a half innings with two strikeouts, and gave up five hits and six runs.
Sawyer pitched one and a half innings with two strikeouts, and gave up three hits and four runs.
Aly Rosales had three hits in four at-bats with two runs and two RBIs and Jamie Dumatrait had two hits in four at-bats with three RBIs.
“The defense needs to be worked on and the team needs to come more prepared next time,” Taylor said.
On Feb. 26, the Renegades lost again 2-1 against Ventura with having only one run in the sixth off of three hits.
Joni Lagerstrom (0-1) pitched five innings, had three strikeouts and gave up four hits and two runs.
Sawyer came in to the game and pitched two innings with one strikeout.
After being down by two in the fifth, BC rallied in the sixth with five hits, a stolen base and only one run.
Morrison had one hit and one RBI in three at-bats.
“I was impressed with the game because they haven’t quit.” Taylor said, “Strategically we had them all in the right places, but we just didn’t come up with the big hits.”
On Feb. 28, the Renegades played the BC Classic and lost both games 13-3 and 5-0.
In the game against Cypress, the Renegades had ten hits and three runs.
Chabolla pitched two innings and gave up eight hits and five runs.
Sawyer came into the game, pitched five innings, got one strikeout and gave up eleven hits and eight runs.
Lagerstrom had two hits, Melissa Cope had one hit and two RBIs, Clementina Castro had one hit and one RBI; with Courtney Hockett, Amanda Roberts, Jessica Newton-Smith, Rosales, Dumatrait and Morrison all getting one hit each.
In the game against Mt. San Antonio College, BC had two hits and no runs.
Sawyer pitched the whole game with one strikeout and gave up ten hits and five runs.
“We played much harder and made some nice adjustments.” Taylor said, “Mt. SAC just put some key hits together. Sawyer really threw a pretty good game and continues to make improvements.”
BC travel to Cuesta March 3 and are at home against Cerritos March 7.