Final season games

Softball faces two losses

The Los Medanos softball team suited up for the last time this season as they took on the number one ranked team in BVC, Solano, in Tuesday’s double header.

Game one for the mustangs started poor and only got worse. After the first three batters were retired, the defense proceeded to give up four runs during Solano’s first at bat.

The Mustangs did show sings of life in the top of the second inning when Jazmyne Brown hit a double and eventually score making it a 1-4 game thanks to a Desiree Chavarria single and a Maria Reyes bunt.

Solano’s four point first inning was a precursor to what they would do in the second as they began to pour it on with five more runners rounding home plate making the score 1-9.

Solano would score five more funs and eventually put away the Mustangs 1-14.

After the game softball head coach Tim Rognlien analyzed his team’s performance. “I wasn’t real pleased with game one against Solano because I thought we came out flat and not ready to play… our defense was a little shabby. I thought we missed some opportunities to shut them down,” said Rognlien. “In game one our bats were silent and when we did have opportunities to score we could not get a clutch hit.”

Game two for LMC was slightly more competitive. After Solano took a 1-0 lead, the Mustangs put themselves into a position to tie or take the lead. Renee Smith got on base with a single, and then got in scoring position after a Brittni Brown double. However, a Jayla Allen ground out ended both the inning and any LMC scoring threat.

The Mustangs did eventually get on the board but their offense couldn’t generate enough runs to pull out a victory as they fell to Solano 6-4.

Rognlien again broke down his team’s play after the game. “In game two we regrouped and played Solano at he level I expected us to play. With a key hit here or there we could have upset the number one team in the BVC… Our 6-4 loss gave them everything they could handle,” said Rognlien.