Softball: Vikings snap losing streak with 8-5 win over Pasadena
The Long Beach City College softball team snapped a two-game losing streak thanks to its 8-5 South Coast Conference win over visiting Pasadena City College on Tuesday.
The win evened LBCC's overall record at 9-9 and improved the Vikings to 4-3 in conference play. Pasadena dropped to 7-12 overall and 2-5 in the SCC.
Sophomore first baseman Cassie Garcia (Banning HS), freshman third baseman Melyssa Rivas (Santa Fe HS), and freshman right fielder Karissa Reynoso (Bellflower HS) all had big offensive games for the Vikings.
Garcia (pictured) was a perfect 3 for 3 at the plate with 2 RBI and a walk while Rivas drove in three runs after going 2 for 4. Reynoso also went 2 for 3 with 2 RBI and stole two bases.
Freshman Frances Campoy (Santa Fe HS) earned the win after allowing four runs and seven hits over four innings to improve to 7-4 overall. She struck out five and walked one.
Freshman Christine Kennedy (El Segundo HS) allowed a run over two innings and pitched her way out of bases loaded jam in the sixth. And freshman Nancy Montanez (Gahr HS) earned her first save of the season with a perfect seventh inning.
Brittany Skoien went 3 for 3 with 3 RBI to lead Pasadena at the plate. Casey Ramirez (2-5) picked up the loss after allowing eight runs and 11 hits in the complete-game effort.
Long Beach returns to action on Thursday (Mar 8) when it hosts East Los Angeles College in a 3 pm conference game.
Photo by Chris Ruiz