BC softball shines during cloudy day game against Citrus College, improve to 22-6 on the season


Justin White

Shortstop Shelbie Valencia gets a hit against Citrus College.

Justin White, Sports Editor

On a day with mostly overcast weather, the sun shined onto the softball diamond when the Renegades completed their shutout of Citrus College, winning the game 3-0. 

Third baseman Marissa Campos drove in a run and went 3 for 3 on the day, improving her batting average to .383. For the season, she leads the team in hits with 36 on 94 at-bats.

Centerfielder Kylie Havens hit her first triple of the season, driving in 2 runs on the play. Havens batted .500 on the day, notching 2 hits on 4 tries.

Talia Nielsen pitched another complete game, allowing only 3 hits and walking one while striking out 10, improving her ERA to 1.59, good for second best in the Western State Conference. Nielsen also notched her conference-leading 15th win of the season. Her 197 strikeouts are by far the most in the conference, more than doubling the WSC’s next closest strikeout leader, Moorpark’s Lindsey Cowans with 92.

Before the game, coaches and staff rushed to dry the right-handed batter’s box as it had gotten wet due to rain from the previous day. A hole that went unnoticed in the tarp used to cover the infield dirt allowed water to turn the dirt into mud. The issue was resolved in time for the game to be played, and seemingly had no impact on the players.

The win is BC softball’s 22nd on the season, ranking them first in the conference and leaving them still undefeated in conference play. On March 31 the Renegades will bet that perfect record against Folsom Lake and Oxnard in a makeup day for games that were postponed from earlier in the season.