Bakersfield College softball team defeats Santa Monica 8-0


Alexandra Apatiga

McKenna Valencia of Bakersfield College hitting the softball and running to first base at the home game against Santa Monica College.

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

The Bakersfield College softball team played against Santa Monica College Thursday, April 5 and won 8-0 in a softball shutout. This game marks the sixth game in which BC hasn’t allowed a run from the opposing team, with BC winning the game in inning-five.

BC softball pitcher Kylee Fahy threw the pitch which won the game, only giving up two hits and striking out eight players in the five-inning game.

BC batters Jordan Jimenez and McKenna Valencia both went 2-3 with an RBI each. Jimenez scored two runs and Valencia scored one run.

The BC Renegades are currently sitting at 28-6 overall after their April 5 home game and a game at Porterville College with a seven game win streak.

The Bakersfield College softball team also sit at 10-1 in the Western State Conference North Division, with their next game being played at home against Allan Hancock College on Thursday, April 12.

If the Renegades win this upcoming conference game, then their chances of making it to the conference championship become less of a dream and more of a reality. Allan Hancock have 8-2 in the conference, meaning winning this game would put BC ahead two games.

Two more conference games remain for the 2018 regular-season schedule, one on April 19 against Cuesta College and another April 24 against Moorpark College.

BC’s final home game will be against Allan Hancock on April 12.