Palomar pummels Knights in softball

By Luisa Sausedo

The City College softball team took a hard loss on Friday afternoon in a game called after five innings due to the number of runs scored against them,11-0, by the Palomar College Comets. The loss, in their final home game of the season at Betty Hock Field, left the Knights with a record of 5-12 in conference and 14-20 overall.

The Knights came out fired up and ready to play as they stepped onto the dirt but they looked more frustrated then excited after Palomar’s first few batters came up.

The Knights tried to pull it together after making error after error.

After Palomar scored three runs in the first inning and eight runs in the second, the Knights kept their composure and held the Comets for three more innings.

“Today definitely didn’t go the way that we wanted it to go,” explained head coach LeeAnn Taylor. “We weren’t able to make plays in the first two innings and we had several errors which gave them runs and gave them momentum.”

Friends and family in the stands continued to cheer for their Lady Knights, with every batter at the plate and each pitch thrown by sophomore Micela Ross.

“I very proud that we shut them down in the third inning, we shut them down in the fourth inning, and we shut them down in the the fifth inning, but then on the offensive side we need to put the ball in play and make some things happen,” said Taylor.

City College only came up with one hit off of Palomar’s pitcher, Trinity Fa’asua, while the Comets had 11 hits off of Ross.

The Knights will conclude their season with their final conference game against the Grossmont College Olympians at 3 p.m. at Grossmont College on Tuesday, April 26.