DVC softball loses double header


Jesse Sutterley

Cynthia Deunas stretches to get the last out in the top of the sixth inning during DVC’s softball game against Serria on March 13. Jesse Sutterley

Austin Lemak , Staff member

The Viking softball team lost both games in their double header on March 13.

In the first game, the Vikings came out strong by scoring three runs in the first inning. Ashley Allen and Bailey Simmons both hit home runs to help create a comfortable lead.

After hitting her second home run of the year, third-baseman Bailey Simmons said, “I had two strikes on me so I was not thinking about hitting a home run, I was just thinking about putting the ball on the ground and getting on base.”

Sierra College pulled their starting pitcher in the middle of the first inning as they were not happy with the three run lead.

After the first inning of play, Sierra came back with their own pair of runs in the top of the second inning.

The Vikings helped Sierra out by walking in a run with bases loaded and sacrificing a fly ball to right field.

Second-baseman Amber Golini helped get out of the jam with her glove skills, as she took a short hop to get the runner at first for the third out.

We have to go out early and hit like we did in the first inning,”Golini said after the game. “And have to continue through the whole game.”

In the top of the fourth, the Wolverines hit a three-run home run to put them up by two runs.

The Vikings answered with a run to keep it a close game. They loaded the bases, and the Sierra pitcher walked a run in to make the score 5-4.

The bats stayed alive for the Wolverines and hit a solo home run in the top of the fifth inning.

After the first inning, the bats slowed down for the Vikings and couldn’t keep pace with the hitting attack from Sierra.

When all was said and done, the Vikings lost in an upsetting 12-4. They went on to lose game two 7-1.

“We were too tight,” said assistant coach Carl Paz “We have not played that many teams that had that good of an offense and defense.”