BC softball team end rough season

BC softball team end rough season

Priscilla Dauven

Robert Mullen, Reporter

By Robert Mullen


Bakersfield College softball has wrapped up this season with a season record of 7-31, and a Western State Conference record of 5-13.

Coach Sandi Taylor has also celebrated her 500 career win this season, achieving this on April 20, against Fullerton.

On April 18, BC hosted Santa Monica in a doubleheader, beating them both times.

The first game was 14-1 and the second 5-3.

BC took a quick lead in the first game, scoring six runs in the first inning thanks to a grand slam by Kassidi Ward.

BC collected 12 hits and gave up one run in the third inning.

In the second game, BC made eight hits, but struggled along for the first five innings before scoring all five in the sixth inning, including a home run by Katie Hoffman, and another home run by Ward.

BC scored another win against Fullerton College on April 20, as part of a doubleheader, which was a makeup game after being rained out in the beginning of the season.

BC won the first game 9-8 with 10 hits and a home run by Brooke Charles.

Fullerton scored all eight of its runs in the second inning and led until the fifth when BC put up four more.

BC lost the second game of the day 14-6, but held Fullerton two within one run up until the eighth inning wherein Fullerton scored seven runs.

BC put up nine hits, and another home run by Ward.

“I’m real pleased, we did a lot of good things, made a couple of double plays in that game. There was a lot of positive things to end the year,” said Taylor.

BC hosted Citrus College for the final game of the season on April 23. Citrus won 8-2, but Taylor was pleased with the team’s performance, remarking on the improvement from when they played Citrus at the beginning of the year.

“Compared to where we were the first round . . . we didn’t even really compete in those first two [Citrus] games, and yesterday I thought we matched them.

We had 10 hits, they had 10 hits. We had a couple more errors, and then they got some timely hits so it was a little bit different there, but for the most part we matched them.”