Softball shut out against Los Angeles Harbor

By Marc Anthony Martinez

The softball team went scoreless and and game was called by mercy rule on the road by Los Angeles Harbor College on Friday as they failed to get hits on Feb. 23.

The Huskies were unable to score a run in their 9-0 loss resulting in the game finishing in five innings instead of the regular seven.

Catcher/infielder Sophia Arvizu went 2-2. Both hits were single line- drive hits to the outfield.

The Huskies had a total of four hits with pitcher/infielder Sophie Priebe and catcher Juliet Verdugo got the other two hits of the game.

Priebe was the starting pitcher of the game. She gave up four runs in the first inning and was subbed out after giving up two more runs in the second inning, going one and two-thirds innings.

Alexis Romo went in the game and pitched the remaining two and one-third innings. Both pitchers gave up three earned runs and a walk each.

Arvizu played at third base and had two stops preventing the ball from going into the outfield while getting the out at first. She also had an error credited to her when she bobbled a ball that was hit her way.

“Soph did a great job at third and had some great plays,” Head Coach Erika Blanco said.

Blanco thought the team did good defensively in this game. She said that her team couldn’t find their timing at the plate due to not being able to have live batting practice on their field because of the rain that caused the field to flood, postponing two games. Those games have not been rescheduled yet.

“I think it affects us a lot because, if you look at our situation at school, the girls don’t get to practice on the field. We practiced in the gym, on the sidewalk, we don’t have any help on our field,” Blanco said

“Our field is still under water. It’s hard for these girls to prepare for hitting. They don’t get to see live (at bats), they don’t get to hit off a machine, they’ve been practicing in the gym all week. To their defense it’s hard when you’re facing teams that have facilities and maintenance or people to help them. Our girls don’t get that.”

The Huskies hadn’t played a game in a week since their double header loss against Victor Valley College on Feb 15.

Blanco said their goal is to work on getting better at hitting at practice, but if it keeps raining, they may be out of a field again.

This was the first game of the conference, and they will play LA Harbor two more times.

“We play them two more times. We just got to keep on growing and getting better. That’s all we can do,” Blanco said.

The Huskies continued conference play Feb. 29 away at Compton College at 3 p.m.

Update:

This article has had its dates changed from the printed version because it was published online at a later time.

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