By Dulce Carrillo
Sometimes the third time is not a charm. During spring break, the softball team played against Long Beach City College, loosing by mercy rule, 10- 0, in five innings.
The starting pitcher for the Huskies was No. 9, Evangeline Montes.
Montes was effective early in the game as she did not surrender any runs to the Vikings potent offense through the first two innings.
Montes started the game by walking Vikings lead off hitter Danielle Hannan who was sacrificed to second by No. 17 Lauren Alferos.
Hannan remained stranded at second base as the next two batters flied out weakly to left field and to third.
The starting pitcher for the Vikings was No. 33 Frances Campos who was dominant throughout the whole game.
Campos struck out four of the first 9 batters she faced cruising through the first three innings of the game.
The Vikings scored five runs in the top of the third inning off Montes putting a lot of pressure on the Huskies to come back with the score 5-0.
The lack of offense by the Husky hitters put added pressure on Montes who couldn’t get out of the fourth inning. The Vikings added three runs making the score 8-0 chasing Montes out of the game.
Relief pitcher No. 12 Janessa Martinez came in for Montes to stop the damage.
In the bottom of the fourth the Huskies collected their first hit of the game off Campos. Ramirez singled sharply after Michelle Contreras lined out to the shortstop and Monique Mendoza was out trying to bunt for a base hit.
Ramirez remained at first as Sanchez lined out to the shortstop for the final out of the innning stopping any scoring opportunity for the Huskies.
The Vikings added two more runs in the fifth inning off Martinez increasing their lead the 10-0.
The Huskies failed to prolong the game as they went down quietly in the bottom of the fifth inning forcing the umpire to call the game in favor of the Vikings due to mercy rule.
The Huskies lack of offense and physical errors throughout the game gave the Vikings the opportunity to take control of the game.