Three-game weekend for City College softball

Knights face three out-of-conference teams in two days.


Sonny Garibay

Vanessa Tirado (foreground) and Zoe Manjarrez at practice ahead of their game against Ventura. By Sonny Garibay/City Times

Sonny Garibay, Sports Editor

The San Diego City College softball team will take a break from conference play this weekend, with games against Ventura College, Santa Barbara City College and L.A. Harbor College. 

The Knights (4-5) will face Ventura (9-7) on Friday, entering the contest with a two-game losing streak. The Knights were defeated by Palomar, 5-1, on March 8. They then lost to Riverside, 8-0, in a five-inning contest on March 12. 

The past two games have had little effect on the team’s attitude going into the Venutra game.

“We feel positive and confident,”  Knights head coach Leeann Taylor said about the match up.

The Knights will play a doubleheader on Saturday. They will host Santa Barbara (4-11) at 9 a.m. and L.A. Harbor (3-12) at 3:30 p.m. Imperial Valley College will also be present to play the out-of-conference opponents in the time between the Knights games but will not face San Diego City College.

Santa Barbara gave the Knights a season-opening loss last year.

“We’re excited to see them this year,” Taylor said.

Taylor is thankful for a sunny weather forecast over the weekend. Weather has kept her team off the field repeatedly this season.

“We’ve played in the rain … I don’t think we’ve had a sunny day yet,” she said.  “We just want to play softball. That’s all.”