Grimbleby  vs. FresnoFC

Emily Grimbleby, shown pitching against Fresno City College earlier in the season, was one of four Reedley College sophomores honored before a doubleheader against Porterville College on April 9.

With two more weeks left in the regular season, the Reedley College Tiger softball team remained in a tie for first place in the Central Valley Conference with the College of the Sequoias Giants.

Reedley faced Porterville on April 9 in the Lady Tigers’ final regular season home games. Sophomores Emily Grimbleby, Mariah Hernandez, Aunika Castellanos and Sandra Vallejo were honored before the doubleheader at RC diamond. The Tigers travel to Ridgecrest to face Cerro Coso on Thursday, April 11, before facing Merced on the road in a Tuesday, April 16, twinbill and going to Fresno City to close out the regular season on Thursday, April 18.

The California Community College Athletic Association Northern California Regional playoffs begin on Friday, May 3.

At this writing, Reedley is ranked 14th in the state and seventh in Northern California.

The Tigers went 3-2 last week, splitting a doubleheader with Sequoias on April 2 at home, winning the opener 4-3 and dropping the nightcap 2-0. Reedley needed eight innings to pull out a 3-2 home win over Taft College on April 4.

In a non-conference twinbill in Aptos against Cabrillo College on April 5, Reedley needed nine innings to win the opener 4-2 before falling 6-5 in the second game.

A three-run homer off the bat of Castellanos proved to be the difference in the first game with Sequoias before being held to four hits in the second game.

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