Tough start in conference play for softball team.
Published: Wednesday, March 21, 2012
Updated: Thursday, March 22, 2012 02:03
The Lady Roadrunners had a tough start to their Foothill Conference play. They started with a 1-3 record which brings their season record to 8-13. All of their games were very competitive all the way to the very end. Their three losses came against Mt. San Jacinto 4-7, Chaffey 7-8 and College of the Desert 1-4 with their one victory coming against San Bernardino Valley 18-11.
The most recent game for the Lady Roadrunners was against COD the game was tied 1-1 into the fourth when a few errors occurred and COD took advantage and was able to score three more runs to win 1-4. It was a tough loss for them but it was against the best team in conference COD has a record of 26-3 and undefeated in conference play.
Their game against Chaffey was a barnburner. The Lady Roadrunners were leading the entire game and went in the bottom of the seventh inning with a 7-2 lead. They had a few costly errors that allowed Chaffey back into the game and cut the lead 7-4. The Lady Roadrunners allowed a grand slam which ended the game. It was a tough loss for them, but they learned some things that will help them in the long run.
Against San Bernardino the Lady Roadrunners bats were alive during the game. “We actually came on strong from the beginning we started with a lead and we found a way to maintain it,” said coach Bianca Urquidi. During the fifth inning the Lady Roadrunners scored twelve runs which gave them a bigger cushion.
Errors have been a bit of a problem for the Lady Roadrunners. In their last two games errors have been a part of them coming short. “It’s just small errors here and there errors at the wrong time,” said coach Urquidi.
It had been a long season so far, but coach Urquidi believes that they are getting better.
“I think the team is growing with every game that they play they are becoming more confident and more competitive in every game that they play,” explained coach Urquidi.
Their next opponents will bring different styles of play. Victor Valley likes to play a lot of small ball because of their speed but coach Uquidi believes that they should do fines because they have strong pitching. “Antelope Valley is more of a challenge so we will see how we fare against them,” said coach Urquidi.
Their next home game will be against Mt. San Jacinto on March 30. They are away for their game against Antelope Valley on March 23.