SBVC Softball sneaks by the Seahawks, 4-3

SBVC Softball sneaks by the Seahawks, 4-3

SBVC (2-5) collected their first win at home and did so in dramatic fashion, holding off the Wilmington Los Angeles Harbor Seahawks (1-5), 4-3.

SBVC showed their true stripes today, getting out of a bases loaded-no outs jam in the top of the third and then scoring two runs in the bottom of the frame to take the lead.

In the top half of the third inning, the LA Harbor leadoff hitter walked, then the next batter clobbered an infield single to the short stop and then the subsequent batter reached on an error by the SBVC short stop. With the bases loaded and no one out, the SBVC defense hunkered down. The next Seahawks batter grounded into a fielder's choice, keeping the runner at third from scoring and the following batter grounded into another fielder's choice and the ensuing batter struck out swinging.

The bottom of the third was the redeemer for SBVC's defensive efforts as freshman first baseman Alexandra Woods (Riverside John Wesley North) led off the inning with a single to right and promptly stole second base. Freshman right handed starting pitcher Terilyn Baude (2-5) (San Bernardino Cajon) dropped a brilliant sacrifice bunt right in front of the catcher and moved Woods to third base. Freshman right fielder Selena Roldan (San Bernardino Cajon) received a one out walk and reached second on a wild pitch and then freshman catcher Karina Ponce (Moreno Valley Rancho Verde) pounded a shot to the short stop, scoring Woods from third. Roldan would eventually come around to score on a sacrifice fly to shallow right field, giving SBVC a 2-0 lead.

SBVC followed that effort in the bottom half of the third with a strike out-strike out-pop up inning in the top of the fourth.

In the bottom of the fourth, SBVC freshman second baseman Desiree Donley (San Bernardino Options 4 Youth) punched a double to left and advanced to third on an infield single by freshman center fielder Erin Alvizo (Fontana Henry J. Kaiser). After Alvizo reached second on a stolen base, Donley would steal home, to give SBVC a 3-0 lead.

The Seahawks would cross the plate in the top of the fifth and Roldan bashed her first home run of the season in the bottom of the inning, giving SBVC a 4-1 lead. The Seahawks would score a couple of unearned runs in the seventh, but the SBVC defense held on to take the game.

Roldan went 1 for 2 with two runs scored, a walk and a run batted in and Ponce went 2 for 3 with an RBI on the afternoon. Freshman third baseman Destiny Flores (Rialto Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower) went 1 for 1 with two walks in the win.

Photo by Wade Byars.
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