MSJC Softball Wins 3 of 4 at Own Tourney

The MSJC softball team won three of their four games on Friday and Saturday as they hosted a tournament at Wheat Field Park in Menifee.amandaescalera-2016.jpg

The Lady Eagles opened the tournament with an impressive 7-2 win over Napa College.  Jena Chilson was the star of the game as she picked up the pitching victory, going 6 innings and allowing just 3 runs while striking out 5.  She also was strong at the plate as she went 2 for 3 with a homerun and 2 RBIs.  Ashley Brown added a triple in the victory.

In game two on Friday, MSJC was able to tie up the game in the top of the fifth and final inning, but lost 7-6 when Barstow was able to push a run across in the bottom half.  Jordan Sage was the tough luck loser in the circle.  Amanda Munoa had 2 RBIs in the loss, while Amanda Escalera and Angie Lopez each picked up 2 hits a piece.

Saturday saw MSJC defeat Chaffey in their first game of the day by a score of 8-5.  Chilson picked up her second pitching victory of the weekend by going 6 innings and allowing just 2 earned runs.  Sage and Escalera each picked up two RBIs for the Lady Eagles in the win.

The final game of the weekend saw MSJC's offense explode for 17 runs in an easy 17-5 win over Victory Valley.  Nine different Lady Eagles drove in runs in the win led by Nicole Stressling, Sage, and Escalera who each knocked in 3 runs.  Sage also had a homerun in the game.  Sierra Falcon picked up the victory in the circle.

The Lady Eagles are now 8-4 on the season and will return to action on Wednesday when they open Pacific Coast Athletic Conference play with a home game against defending conference champion Palomar.  Wednesday's game on the Menifee Campus is scheduled for 3 pm.

Amanda Escalera had 5 RBIs on Saturday to help the MSJC softball team to two victories.  The Lady Eagles won 3 of 4 games overall this weekend in their own tournament hosted at Wheatfield Park in Menifee.  MSJC starts conference play on Wednesday when they host Palomar at 3 pm on the Menifee Campus.