Softball gains second victory

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MJ Inguito

Bakersfield College first baseman Katie Hoffman gets L.A. Valley’s Erica Perez out at first base. BC won game two of the of the March 7, doubleheader against the Monarchs.

Robert Mullen, Reporter

The Bakersfield College softball team won their second game of the season against L.A. Valley College on 12-11 March 7, bringing their record up to 2-12. This was the second game of a doubleheader against L.A. Valley, the first game of which BC lost 10-4.

In the first game, BC led up until the fourth inning, where L.A. Valley was up 5-3, and then gave up four more runs in the fifth, before scoring their final run of the game in the bottom of the sixth inning.

In the second game, both Brittney Roberts and Kelsey Best hit a home run, and the team put up 13 hits. Coach Sandi Taylor was pleased with the team’s performance in both games.

“You know, in game one it was closer than the score indicated,” she said. “We were right in that ball game. We had one inning that got away from us, but we matched up pretty well with them.  In game two, we kept the tenacity, we kept battling, [the girls] kept digging [their] heels in.”

BC played at Cerritos College on March 1, and lost 15-1. Morgan Peterson put up BC’s only run during the fourth inning. “We played with absolutely no energy that day, we had some injuries and some illnesses, but it was a very lethargic day and it showed in the scores. They definitely reflected our energy level,” said Taylor.

This week sees BC traveling to L.A. Mission College on March 12, and a doubleheader at College of the Canyons on March 14.