Following a doubleheader sweep of Ohlone College last week, the Reedley College softball Tigers took a season record of 13-2 into Central Valley Conference action scheduled for this week, weather permitting.
The Lady Tigers, ranked seventh in the state and third in Northern California in the latest poll, defeated Ohlone 2-1 and 3-0 on Feb. 26 in Reedley.
Pitcher Emily Grimbeby threw a four-hit shutout in the nightcap after recording a save in the opener. Hunter Young pitched the first six innings of the first game, allowing six hits and an unearned run.
That run came in the top half of the first inning. Reedley tied the contest in the second with a two-out rally as Amanda Beltran scored on a wild pitch. Beltran eventually scored the deciding run in the fourth on Ohlone’s only error of the game. Patty Hernandez recorded half of Reedley’s four hits with a pair of singles.
Samantha Lizaola scored twice and drove in a run to highlight the offense in the second game. Lizaola walked and scored on an Aunika Castellanos double in the first before walking again in the third and scoring on a Sandra Vallejo single. Hernandez led off the fifth with a double and scored on a Lizaola single.
Reedley opened defense of its co-championship from 2018 with a home doubleheader March 5 against the West Hills Coalinga Falcons. Results were unavailable at press time, and the game may not have been played because rain was in the forecast.
Officials announced that a rained out Feb. 14 three-way doubleheader with Bakersfield and San Joaquin Delta will be played on Saturday, March 30. The action is scheduled to begin at 10 a.m.
Delta 77, Reedley College 57
Four Central Valley Conference women’s basketball teams competed in the Northern California Regional playoffs last weekend.
Co-champions Merced and College of the Sequoias advanced while Reedley and Fresno City College fell short.