Close losses haunt BC before home tourney

Robert Mullen, Sports Editor

Bakersfield College softball has moved into the third week of its season, droping from 1-3 to 2-5.
During a doubleheader in Visalia on Feb. 13, BC suffered two close losses. The first game was a 3-2 loss against Cosumnes River. Morgan Peterson had one hit and two RBIs. “We had a pretty good game against Cosumnes River, which is a pretty good team every year,” said co-head coach Keith Drewry.“It was 2-2 for the longest time, actually it was 0-0 until the sixth [inning].”
In the sixth inning both teams had two runs, but Cosumnes River made their final run in the bottom of the seventh.
The second game was ended early because of time, and was a 10-8 loss against College of the Sequoias. Here, Alex Avila had three runs, and Bailey Graham had one run and three RBIs.
BC played two games on Feb. 14 as part of a three-team series. BC lost 21-0 against Rancho Santiago but came back in the afternoon to beat Taft College 13-10. Graham had two hits, two runs, and two RBIs, Maddie Arambula had two hits and one run, and Erin Huckaby, returning after her injury two weeks ago, had three hits, two runs, and two RBIs.
Even with those losses, Drewry is looking forward to the first BC Classic on Feb. 22-23.
“It’s going to be a tough weekend. This is the weekend where a lot of the teams from the south come to look at the field.”