BC softball finding ways to win at 6-0

Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter

Softball is off to a fast start with the Bakersfield College Renegades, as they’ve started off the season 6-0. BC is tied for first in the Western State Blue Division with LA Mission College who is also undefeated.

Starting the season off with a three-game winning streak, BC traveled to Ventura on Feb. 3 to play the Ventura College Pirates. BC started out strong early in the first inning by scoring two runs and managed to keep the Pirates from scoring until the seventh inning when the Pirates scored two runs, but it was too little to late as BC beat Ventura 8-2 leaving the Renegades still undefeated at 4-0.

On Feb. 7 the Renegades were scheduled to host two games at home against Reedley (2-2) and Santiago Canyon College (4-1) who finished on top in their division last season.

Both games got rained out which is something you don’t get to say too often in Bakersfield.

With the two games on Feb. 7 being rained out, the following weekend BC went to College of the Sequoias for two games, one against COS and a second against Ohlone College.

BC played their first game against Ohlone, a close game in which BC came out on top 6-5 for the win.

BC’s second game was against the host COS. By the third inning BC was trailing by four with COS ahead 6-2. The Renegades decided to kick it into overdrive and scored eight runs in the fourth inning putting them ahead 10-7. BC managed to keep COS from scoring the next two innings and BC brought in one more run. The game was called after the sixth inning, due to it being too dark and ended the game with BC taking home the win 11-7.

The undefeated Renegades will host the Bakersfield Classic Tournament Feb. 21 and Feb. 22. BC with face off against Cypress College and Mt. San Antonio College on Feb. 21 and will face Southwestern College and Moorpark College on Feb. 22. Following the tournament BC will play host to San Bernardino College on Feb. 28 and play host to Allan Hancock College on March 3.