Softball stays unbeaten after two strong wins


Allison Roullier

Viking Bailey Simmons, #15 hits the ball to advance the runners in the second game of the day on Feb. 16, 2016. DVC defeated SCC in a double header 5-2 and 6-4 in Pleasant Hill.

Madeline Berry, Senior staff writer

The undefeated Diablo Valley College Vikings shoot down the Solano Community College Falcons in back to back softball games, Tuesday, Feb. 16, leaving their record 8-0.

DVC’s first game starting lineup included outfielder Mallory Barnard, short stop Natalie Larsen, third baseman Bailey Simmons, first baseman Cynthia Dueñas, outfielder Julia Pelletier, catcher Arianna Robertshaw, second baseman Reyna Sherbourne, outfielder Laurel Poff,  designated hitter Kaitlyn VanMotman and pitcher Nicole Nordahl.

DVC started off the game by giving SCC a scoring opportunity,  SCC took advantage of DVC’s mistake and gave themselves a two run lead.

DVC quickly made a come back when sophomore Pelletier hit a 3 run home run in the bottom of the first inning, leaving DVC ahead with a score of 3-2. 

DVC furthered the lead when Dueñas hit a single, bringing in Larsen, making the score 4-2.

In the bottom of the sixth inning SCC made an error overthrowing the third baseman, allowing Dueñas to score giving them the final score of 5-2. 

Beginning the second game, SCC started off in the lead again, until Dueñas hit a 2 run home run, brining the score to 2-1.

DVC fell behind in the top of the third when SCC took the lead with a 2-3 score.

DVC rose back on top in the bottom of the fourth when Larsen hit a double, bringing in two runners to make the score 4-3.

Larsen scored again in the bottom of the fifth, furthering home team advantage, giving the Vikings a 6-3 lead.

SCC scored again in the top of the seventh, but that was not enough to bring the Vikings down.

The final score was 6-4, Vikings.

Head coach Dennis Luquet said, “We play Cabrillo in a double header this Saturday in Santa Cruz. They are 8-3 and will be a good test for us. We need to continue pitching well and playing good defense.”

Luquet said, “Our Tuesday games with Ohlone will come down to who can get the big hit. Last time we played, both teams struggled to get the big hit that would win the game.”

Vikings play again at home on Tuesday, March 1st in another double header against Yuba and Feather River starting at 11 a.m. Come show your love and support your DVC Vikings!