Softball Team Splits Four Games Over Past Week
The MSJC softball team has been busy since last Wednesday playing four games, winning two over Desert, and Hancock and losing two to Grossmont and Southwestern.
The Lady Eagles started their four games in six day stretch with a run shortened five inning 11-0 victory over College of the Desert in a Pacific Coast Athletic Conference game played in Menifee on Wednesday March 8th. MSJC jumped out on top 3-0 after the first inning and tacked on 2 more in the second, and 3 each in the third and fourth for the easy victory. Savanah Ruiz, Sandra Quintana, and Kristen Storer all had two RBIs each in the victory while Ruiz also had a game high 3 hits. In all the Lady Eagles hammered out 12 hits in just four turns at bat. Alisa Erl threw four innings in the circle for MSJC and Natalia LeDesma pitched the fifth as they combined to shut out the Roadrunners limiting them to just two hits in the game.
On Friday the 10th it was a rough one for MSJC as they lost on the road in El Cajon 14-1 to Grossmont in another PCAC contest. Klarissa Garcia had the lone RBI for the Lady Eagles while LeDesma and Amanda Escalera each had two hits.
MSJC got back to their winning ways on Saturday as they stepped outside of conference play and defeated Hancock 8-3 in a home game. Erl went the distance pitching for MSJC as she struck out five and only allowed 4 hits. Amanda Munoa had 3 RBIs for MSJC while Hannah Rivas added two. Rivas collected three of MSJC's 9 hits in the game.
Yesterday the Lady Eagles returned to conference play and fell to a very good Southwestern squad 11-3. MSJC fell behind early 6-0, but rallied to make it 6-3 before the Jaguars scored five times in the fifth inning to put the game away. LeDesma led the offense for MSJC with a pair of RBIs while Garcia added a solo homerun over the left field fence.
MSJC will be right back in action on Wednesday March 17th when they travel to Imperial Valley College. The Lady Eagles return home to the Menifee Campus on Friday when they host San Diego Mesa. Both remaining games this week are set to begin at 3 pm.
MSJC's Alisa Erl was the starting pitcher in each of the last four games for the Lady Eagles softball team. She and her teammates combined to go 2-2 over that stretch. MSJC returns to action on Wednesday when they travel to Imperial Valley and then return home on Friday to host San Diego Mesa at 3 pm on the Menifee Campus. (Renzy Reyes/MSJC).