Renegade softball team defeats Allan Hancock College, 5-1


Alexandra Apatiga

During the home game at Bakersfield College against Allan Hancock College, BC’s Jordan Jimenez attempts to tag an incoming runner sliding onto second base.

Alexandra Apatiga, Editor-in-Chief

The Renegades’ win against Allan Hancock College at the last softball home game on Thursday, April 12, brings the BC softball team one game closer to winning their first league title since 2012. The game finished 5-1, bringing their win streak to 8 wins and their conference wins to 11-1 and their overall season to 29-6, with two more Western State-North Conference games remaining.

The game played for seven innings, with BC scoring two runs during the second inning, two additional runs in the fourth inning, and one run in inning 5. Allan Hancock scored a single run during the fourth innings.

The run scored by the opposing team ended BC’s previous streak held by BC softball pitcher Kylee Fahy for seven consecutive shut-outs. Despite this Fahy was able to make 10 strikeouts and hit a triple into right field in inning 2, giving BC their first run of the game followed shortly by their second run. Fahy, a BC freshman from Liberty High School, is currently the states leader in wins, strike outs and complete games (26-234-24).

Allan Hancock scored a run in inning 4 on a BC fielding error, but BC quickly made up for it with two runs at the bottom on of the fourth.

By the end of the game, BC had eight hits with three coming from BC’s Aryka Chavez and two from Monica Alvarez.

The remainder of the 2018 season has five games left, with BC’s next conference game scheduled for April 19 against Cuesta College.