The Baker's Dozen: SMC softball loses 13 straight
The Santa Monica College Corsairs’ softball team lost both ends of a doubleheader against the Antelope Valley College Marauders on Tuesday.
The Corsairs were trying to find a way to register a “W” in the win column after dropping 11 straight games and haven’t won a game since February 16 when they defeated Hartnell College. SMC entered the day with only two wins and 20 losses.
The Antelope Valley freshman pitcher Maria Acosta flirted with a no-hitter for four full innings. In the bottom of the 5th inning with one out, the Corsairs’ freshman infielder, Adriana Hernandez, was able to ruin Antelope Valley’s chance at finishing the no-hitter.
The only other player to record a hit for the Corsairs in game one was sophomore outfielder, Christine Padilla who almost drove in Hernandez, who was thrown out at home plate for the last out of game one.
Freshman pitcher, Savannah Swan took the mound for the SMC Corsairs for the entirety of game one but gave up a whopping 19 runs over the course of the early afternoon.
By the time the umpires ended the game in the sixth inning the scorecards read 19-0, Marauders.
After a thirty-minute intermission, the Corsairs were ready to face off yet again against Antelope Valley. Hernandez was put on the mound to try her luck against Antelope Valley in game two.
The Corsairs were able to come out with more energy than they did in game one. After falling to a four run deficit after the first three batting opportunities for Antelope Valley, the Corsairs were able to string together a rally to register their first runs of the day as well as their first lead.
In the bottom of the third, SMC was able to score five runs on seven hits. Corsairs' infielder, Chelsea Leaf, had two RBIs, while Chae Persinger, Gabriela Munoz, and Ivana Petergacova each drove in a run.
Unfortunately for the Corsairs, the lead was short-lived when Antelope Valley was able to drive in five runs themselves in the top of the 4th inning to reestablish the lead which they would maintain for the remaining of game two.
The SMC Corsairs were unable to register another run and ended up losing at the end of six innings, 15 to 5, making the day's run differential a total of 34-5.
After losing both game of the double header against Antelope Valley, the Corsairs record fell to a mere two wins and 22 losses. The Corsairs have now lost thirteen straight games.
The Marauders are now 13-9-1 and 6-3 in conference play.
SMC Corsairs' softball coach, Daniel Soto, was unavailable for comment due to emotional distress after the two losses at the hands of Antelope Valley.
The Corsairs' softball team will suit up again on Thursday, March 26 for a home game against Glendale Community College at 2:30 p.m.