Softball: Cuesta Takes Down Rio Hondo Twice

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Jesus Marquez

Rio Hondo batter Arianna Amezcua trying to make contact with the ball, while Cuesta pitcher Claire Lohayza catches it. The lady roadrunners lost doubleheader to the Cougars 14-6 and 7-3 at Rio Hondo Friday, March 6.

Rio Hondo women’s softball team lost against Cuesta twice with the result 14-6 on game one and 7-3 on game two on Friday, March 6. It was a tough back to back match for the lady roadrunners as they were continuing to keep the momentum going this season. Coming off from a dominating 17-0 versus LA Harbor on Tuesday, March.5. Their goal was to keep the winning streak going. However, Cuesta showed Rio Hondo how good a team they were and dominated both games superbly.

Game One Ended as a Nightmare for the Lady Roadrunners

In the first inning, Rio Hondo had a moment of miscommunication that gave Cuesta advantage. The away team made five early runs and kept playing their game comfortably. Meanwhile, Rio Hondo were not clinical enough to hit a ball. Cuesta catcher Claire Lohayza and pitcher Kat Cline were communicating well trying to confuse the lady roadrunners who were at bat.

The second inning Cuesta kept the momentum going and scored four more runs. While, Rio Hondo defense was weak throughout the whole first game. The Lady Roadrunners showed signs of reaction by hitting a good amount of balls. Despite the lady roadrunners scoring six runs, Cuesta made more five runs in the last three innings. The first game ended with a Cuesta victory, but they had more match left to make it two wins.

Yet Another Bad Game for Rio Hondo

The second match, Rio Hondo handle Cuesta for a portion in the first stages. After being 1-0 down, the roadrunners stepped up into the match and notched two runs. When Rio were 2-1 up the head coach of Cuesta was unhappy with her girls performance. That made the Cougars react and cause Rio Hondo loads of problems. Cuesta started hitting doubles making the Roadrunners run for the ball frequently. Rio Hondo pitchers Madeline Peralta and Grace Acero made it easy for her opponents to make contact with the ball.

Room For Improvement

Although the roadrunners were giving the lady Cougars a hard time. Rio Hondo need to improve on certain key areas if they want to win against tougher rivals. “We just need our pitching to improve our pitchers can hit their spots,” said Bianca Urquidi the head coach of Rio Hondo softball team. “The defense usually will perform and then that put them in the position where we can score more goals.”

So far Rio Hondo improved a lot than last year and they have a long season to get more victories. They have a decent overall record of 8-12 which is better than last season which was 8-31-1. Rio Hondo has work to do when they receive Compton Tatars for a conference game on March, 10. Meanwhile, Cuesta take on Santa Monica on March, 12.

 

 

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