BC ditches its woes with a 6-1 winning streak


Elias C. Ahumada, Reporter

After a rocky start to the season, the Bakersfield College softball team has won six of the last seven games.

The Renegades entered their final home game against LA Mission College on a two-game winning streak after winning a double header at home against LA Valley College on April 15.

The Renegades beat LA Valley College during the first of two games that day by a score of 6-1.

In the second game, the Renegade offense steamrolled LA Valley in a 10-1 win.

Brooke Quiddam was credited for the win pitching a solid six innings, facing 24 batters, allowing four hits, and allowing only one earned run.

Breena Vasquez led the amped up Renegade offense going 2-4 with four RBI.

Sophomore Katie Hoffman had a solid game going 2-3 with two RBI in the contest.

During the Renegades’ April 17 home win against LA Mission College, the bats kept swinging for the Renegades.

Quiddam pitched another solid game. She got into a jam in the top of the third inning with two on base and two outs. She walked the first batter, then the second batter got on base with a hit.

Facing a 3-2 battle, Quiddam was able to get the final out after a line drive by LA Mission and an amazing catch by Erin Huckaby.

At the bottom of the third Katie Hoffman hit a home run to give the Renegades a 4-1 lead.

Quiddam continued to work hard going into the top of the fourth inning.

Things got a little shaky for Quiddam as she faced an uphill battle with the bases loaded, two outs, but she kept her composure and escaped with a 4-1 lead.

The Renegades would score once in the fourth inning making it a 5-1 advantage, then three more times in the fifth inning making it 8-1 going into the sixth inning.

In the sixth inning, things got a lot more interesting as LA Mission shook up Quiddam to cut the lead to 8-5.

With LA Mission within three, the Renegades needed to respond at the bottom of the sixth and they did.

Alex Avila started the inning with a base hit for the Renegades. Bailey Graham was walked, which put two on base for the Renegades.

Hoffman hit a pop up fly ball for the first out, but Vasquez homered and gave the Renegades an 11-5 advantage.

Quiddam got on base and Vanessa Moralez hit the game-winning homer and the Renegades won 13-5.

“It was the third time around seeing her, so they were bound to pick up on her because of the first couple innings,” said co-head coach Ryane Petersen, referring to the jams Quiddam got herself into.

Petersen also said that Quiddam just needed to stay consistent in order for the Renegades to come out with a victory.

“Our hitting obviously was outstanding,” said Petersen.

“We now have, with one of our homeruns hit today, nine out of 12 of our girls that have hit a homerun this season, that’s a huge deal.”

The Renegades will play on the road for their final two regular season games against Glendale College.

The Renegades now sit with a season record of 15-22 and a conference record of 10-9.

At home the team is 11-16, while the away record is 4-5.

The scores for the final April 22 double header will be available on the therip.com on April 23.