MSJC Drops Three in Softball

The MSJC softball team was off to a quick start Tuesday night in the first game of a doubleheader with Ventura College leading 3-0, before starting pitcher Lynsie Caldwell's shoulder gave out. The Lady Eagles got two runs in the first inning on a home run from sophomore Caitlin Heath (Hemet). The blast drove in fellow sophomore Allie Brandt (West Valley) who had already singled. Alex Baltos (FR. Vista Murrieta) added an RBI with a sacrifice fly in the third. After the injury to Caldwell, Ashley Hobill, usually a second baseman came into pitch for the first time in her career. Ventura was able to take the lead with 4 runs in the fourth and tacked on 10 more in the seventh for a final of 14-3.

In game two the Pirates bats were once again too much as they defeated MSJC 22-3. The Lady Eagles got on the board in the third inning when a triple by Brant drove in Hobill. In the fourth MSJC picked up their other two runs on RBI hits from Bethany Jordan (FR. Vista Murrieta) and Katelyn Millar (FR Murrieta Valley). Ventura scored 8 runs in the first inning and added 10 more in the second on the way to the victory. Hobill started the game on the mound and was relieved by Brandt who had not made a pitching appearance since the Glendale Tournament last season. Brandt allowed 17 runs, but only 6 were earned as the Lady Eagles committed 10 errors.

Wednesday Goldenwest downed MSJC 24-5. Goldenwest got off to a quick start scoring 8 runs in the first inning on just 3 hits. Brandt came on in the second inning and went the rest of the way for MSJC. Jazmine Jones (SO. Murrieta Valley) was 2-3 on the game with 2 RBIs and a double.

The Lady Eagles hope to have Caldwell back when they return to action Monday. The Lady Eagles will be at San Diego City for games against SD City and Imperial Valley. Game times are 1 and 3 pm.