Softball unable to execute plays against Cypress

Talon Marks Online Sports

Talon Marks Online Sports

Talon Marks Online Sports

The Cerritos College women’s softball team suffered a 4-0 loss to Cypress College on Saturday.

This was the second time in a row that Cypress defeated Cerritos this season.

The Falcons managed to scramble just 3 hits against Cypress pitcher Courtney McGee.

McGee threw a complete game shutout against the Falcons, allowing only one walk while striking out four batters.

For the Falcons, pitcher Lily Cornejo also threw a complete game but gave up 14 hits and four runs, while striking out two.

The Chargers took a 2-0 lead on the Falcons with two runs in the third inning.

First baseman Arren Nunez led off the inning with a double to left field then was later driven in by teammate Chelsea Jewett.

The Chargers added another run from hits by Mallory Campbell, Tiffany Fox, and Natalia Morales.

The Chargers settled the defeat with two more runs in the fourth inning.

The Falcons had multiple scoring chances throughout the game, but couldn’t execute.

The loss drops the Falcons record to 14-4.

Coach Kodee Murray expressed how she felt about her Falcons at the end of the game.

“I felt like we battled. We hit the ball hard but we hit right at them.”

The Falcons only left five runners on base.

The problem was trying to figure out McGee’s pitches.

Sophomore and second baseman Alexxa Sanabria talked about how it was to go up against Courtney.

“We knew coming in was a good pitcher. She was hitting her spots and we were battling but it just didn’t fall our way,” she said.

Coach Murray also went on to talk about the way her team pitched.

“We gave away some hits when were ahead in the count, we can’t do that against top competition.”

The Falcons next game is away against El Camino College on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

This will be the team’s first game against El Camino this season.

Last season, Cerritos won all three games against El Camino.