Softball struggles in conference

Mason J. Rockfellow, Reporter

The Bakersfield College women’s softball team has not started out the conference as well as they started out the preseason. BC has won one game out of the first four conference games.

With the game against Allan Hancock College on March 3 being cancelled, BC moved right along and went to Glendale College only to be shut out 9-0 by Glendale’s pitcher Donna Lara. This was the first game this whole season that the BC softball team has not scored a run.

The game against Cypress College on Feb. 22 was cancelled due to rain. It was rescheduled and played on March 8, with Cypress taking the win 10-2.

BC played at Citrus College for a doubleheader on March 10. Citrus managed to walk all over the BC women’s softball team, with Citrus coming out on top of the first game 10-2, and the second game was even worse, Citrus’ pitcher Autumn Bartholomy managed to shutout BC 8-0. This is the second shutout against BC this season and both being conference games.

After a four game losing streak on the road, BC came back home and hosted a close game against Santa Monica College on March 12, with BC ending their losing streak beating Santa Monica 9-8. Even with eight fielding errors against BC, they managed to keep Santa Monica at bay with four stolen bases by Alex Avila, Trinidad Lee, Brittany Puetz and Victoria Appling. Lets not forget about the seven RBI, Brooke Quiddam totaling up for three, Vanessa Moralez for 2, and one from each Zaily Luna and Brittany Puetz. Right now BC is sixth in the Western State blue division for conference 1-3 right above LA Mission and Santa Monica Colleges who are tied for seventh in the division at 0-4.

BC softball will be playing at home for the next 10 games until April 7 when BC will play at Santa Monica for a doubleheader. BC will host LA Valley College on March 19, Riverside College on March 21 and Saddleback and Santa Barbara Colleges on March 22, LA Mission College on March 24 for a doubleheader, Antelope Valley College on March 26, Citrus College on April 2.