Softball beats Glendale College while breaking a three-game losing streak

Felicity Tomisaka, Reporter

The Bakersfield College softball team snapped a three-game losing streak, beating visiting Glendale 7-3 on March 10 in the Renegades’ first game since Feb. 26.

“We scored in each of the four innings of the game,” said coach Christie Hill. “The last three innings of the game, we got relaxed and let Glendale play with us. That is when both our errors were committed and we stopped hitting the ball.”

The Renegades, who improved to 4-11-1, scored three runs in the bottom of the first inning. Trinidad Lee was hit by a pitch and later scored on Maddalyn Arambula’s double. Alyssa Gonzales then hit a two-run home run.

In the bottom of the second, Lee took another pitch to the body, and Alexis Rodriguez drove her in with a double to give BC a 4-0 lead. BC increased the lead to 7-0 before Glendale scored all of its runs in the sixth inning. Glendale loaded the bases and scored runs on singles by Jessica Little and Madisan Mills.

Hill hopes this momentum will carry on, but said the team needs to keep an “attack” mind-set. In practice, Hill is having the players focus mentally on each thing they do, from eliminating defensive errors, to batting where they need.