BC women are no longer undefeated

Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter

The Bakersfield College softball team’s win streak has come to an end. The Renegades, now 7-2, played host to Moorpark, Southwestern, Cypress, and Mt. San Antonio College in the Bakersfield Classic Tournament on Feb. 21-22.

The Renegades lost twice in a row on Feb. 21, first to Moorpark College, who is tied for second with Cuesta in the Western State Gold division. It was a close game that came down to the final inning when Moorpark batted in three runs for the win, 11-9. The Renegades second loss was to Mt. SAC 10-3, with the Renegades totaling nine fielding errors. Mt. SAC is also second in the South Coast division.

The next day, the Renegades faced off against Southwestern College. In the third inning, Southwestern scored two runs in the top of the third to get the early lead, but in the bottom of the third, the Renegades scored 12 runs, allowing the lineup to test out three of Southwestern’s pitchers.

In the inning, Brooke Quiddam and Vanessa Moralez hit home runs and both picked up an RBI, Alex Avila hit a triple that picked up two RBI on her second at-bat that inning after earlier hitting a double, and Erin Huckaby smacked a double to bring in two more RBIs.

The Renegades scored once more in the fourth when Zaily Luna hit a double to bring in Huckaby for an RBI. The Renegades were able to hold Southwestern off by only allowing in two more runs and secured the win 13-4.

The next match up was against Cypress College, but Mother Nature got in the way and rained out the game. The game against Cypress has been rescheduled to be played at Cypress College at 1 p.m. on March 8.

The following weekend, the Renegades were scheduled for a doubleheader against San Bernardino Valley College, but those games were canceled as well.

The Renegades are scheduled to play at Glendale College on March 5, at Citrus College on March 10, Santa Monica College here at home on March 12, and College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita on March 17.