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Softball Drops Home Opener Against Orange Coast

Outfielder Lauren Blevins at the dish.
Outfielder Lauren Blevins at the dish.

The Long Beach City College softball team fell in their home opener to the Orange Coast College Pirates 4-2 on Wednesday afternoon at the Vikings Softball Field.

Sophomore pitcher Alissa Cienfuegos (0-2) took the loss on the mound with four runs on nine hits in seven innings of work.

The Pirates brought in their first run in the third inning off a double. Cienfuegos answered back to the Pirates with a home run to tie the score 1-1.

Orange Coast came back in the top of the fourth with a home run and then ran in again in the top of the sixth to bring the score up 3-1.

The Vikings had one more in them and freshman Emilee Hoppe ran home from third off a throwing error from the Pirates' third baseman. The Pirates score once more in the seventh to seal the 4-2 win.

The Vikings will play again at home in a doubleheader against San Diego Mesa on Friday, Feb. 2 at 12 p.m. and 2 p.m.