Softball rebounds, Golf takes first

Mountie Weekly Recap March 25-30

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Michael Sandoval, player number 22, is on the plate in the second game against Rio Hondo. Photo credit: Lauren Berny.

BASEBALL

It was a rough week for the baseball team as they lost both games to Long Beach. They were shut out on March 26 12-0. They managed to record nine hits, but none for extra bases. Wyatt Regis suffered his third loss of the season. He only went 3.1 innings, giving up seven hits, and three earned runs.

The game on March 28 featured more offense, but the pitching struggled again in a 10-7 loss. Albert Luevano gave the Mounties a 6-5 lead in the seventh, but the game got out of the bullpen’s hands from there. Steven Ordorica took the loss, allowing four hits and three runs in two innings.

The team will look to rebound April 2 at Chaffey.

SOFTBALL

The Mounties rebounded from their previous loss by beating East Los Angeles in five innings, 11-0 on March 26. Ally Longtree tripled and drove in two with Adriana Ramirez homering and driving in two. Briana Wheeler picked up another win with four strikeouts in four shutout innings.

They beat Rio Hondo 10-0 on March 28 in another five-inning game. Candace Haliburton went 3-3 with three RBIs. Jessika Trujillo had a two-run double late in the game. Alexia Silvas went the complete game, gave up only two hits, and struck out three.

They had an nine-inning 2-1 win on March 30 against Citrus. The game was scoreless until the eighth when Citrus took the lead. Quinn De Avila tied it with an RBI single. Trujillo walked it off with an RBI single in the ninth. Wheeler showed true guts, as she pitched all nine innings. She walked, three, allowed three hits, no earned runs, and struck out 11.

The extra innings took a toll as the team would play later that day and lose to Citrus 4-2. Longtree had a pair of triples, including an RBI. The Mounties out-hit Citrus but the defense let them down as all four runs were unearned, giving Silvas a tough loss. She went the complete game, allowing two hits, three walks, and five strikeouts.

The team will look to rebound April 1 at Orange Coast.

MEN’S TRACK & FIELD

This weekend was the UCLA Legends Invitational & Distance Carnival. Shallamar Poole placed third in the high jump with a 1.80-meter leap. Christopher Weiland came in fifth in the mile run at 4:05.90. Salvador Capetillo also got fifth place in the 10,000-meter run with a time of 30:43.50. In the 800-meter run Weiland finished fifth with a time of 1:54.99. Next up for the team is the So Cal Multi Event Championships on April 2-3.

WOMEN’S TRACK & FIELD

The women also participated in the UCLA Legends Invitational & Distance Carnival. Rebecca Ruiz was the only top-five finish. She finished fifth in the 10,000-meter run at 37:23.42. The So Cal Multi Event Championships are due up for the team.

MEN’S GOLF

The golf team finished in first place in OEC Match Number 3. Joshua Song was amazing as he scored a 68, four-under par for the lowest score of the season. Blake Copeland finished with a 73 and Hanseop Lee scored a 74. They went on the take first place in the conference, moving to 21-4, just ahead of Cypress. OEC Match Number 4 is April 1 at Costa Mesa Country Club.