MSJC Softball Wins at Desert

The MSJC softball team jumped out to an early lead on Friday at College of the Desert and held on to pick up a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference win 9-7.amandaescalera-17.jpg

The Lady Eagles got ahead in the top of the first when Kristin Storer used a bunt single to score Jordan Sage to take a 1-0 lead.  MSJC's next hitter Klarissa Garcia then hit a double in the gap to score Storer as the Lady Eagles took an early 2-0 advantage.  Desert rallied to tie the game in the bottom of the fourth inning when they scored a pair of runs, but the tie did not last long as MSJC opened up a five run lead by scoring five times in the top of the fifth.  Ari Abarca, Sierra Yagle, and Amanda Escalera all had RBIs in the fifth.  The highlight of the inning was a two run triple by Escalera.  The Lady Eagles would tack on single runs in the top of the 6th and 7th as they held off the Roadrunners.

Escalera finished the game with 3 RBIs while Storer led the nine hit attack by going 2 for 4.  Natalia LeDesma earned the pitching victory as she went 3 innings allowing three earned runs while Alisa Erl pitched four innings allowing just one earned run on four hits.

The win improved MSJC's season record to 12-15, they are now 3-8 in PCAC games while Desert fell to 3-22 overall and 1-11 in conference.

The Lady Eagles will be at home three times this week, playing on the Menifee Campus Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.  They kick off the week Monday against San Diego City in a game that is set to begin at 3 pm.

MSJC's Amanda Escalera drove in a team high 3 runs on Friday as the Lady Eagle softball team won on the road at College of the Desert 9-7.