Double games, double wins for the softball

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Kimberly Olivas beating the throw to first base in their second game of the day. The ladies went on to beat Long Beach City 13-5. Photo credit: Toni Reveles

Toni Reveles, Staff Writer

After the team’s big victory over El Camino, it had no time to rest.

Due to the rain on Wednesday, Feb. 17, the Long Beach City College game was postponed until Friday, Feb.19.

The first game against Rio Hondo started off right were Cerritos’ left off against El Camino.

By the end of the second inning Cerritos was leading 4-0, and they didn’t stop there, Cerritos went on to win the game 8-4.

“We just went out and played, we didn’t play the opponent we just played,” said assistant coach Cecily Garcia.

Starting pitcher for the Rio Hondo game Jenny Navarro said that she didn’t pitch her best, “I was struggling I wasn’t hitting my spots and that’s when Voller came out and she shut it down for me and that’s what were suppose to do.”

Second baseman Jenny Collazo said after the first game, “I don’t think we played as well as we did against El Camino but at the end of the day we scored runs.”

Collazo was looking to keep her two game streak with five RBIs going against their Conference rival Long Beach City Vikings.

In the second inning of the game Cerritos had already scored seven runs.

With their offense still being hot the women went on to win the game 13-5 in the sixth inning.

Navarro said, “Hitting is contagious even though some people don’t hit somebody will pick them up and that’s our whole thing that’s how we work.”

Collazo ended the day with nine RBIs and ended the week with 14 RBIs alone.

Garcia expressed, “[Collazo] just goes up with this calm attitude and you just know that something big is going to happen she’s like the quiet storm.”

Collazo said, “I’ve just been working hard on my hitting and then you know are philosophy is when you have runners on you want to score them you know it’s crucial you score them, you lose ball games by leaving your base runners on and stranded, and when I see my base runners on I know I have to score them.”

Now in conference the women are 2-0 and overall are 10-3, up next for the team is Mt. Sac on Tuesday, Feb. 23.

“Our schedule so far has just prepared us for conference, Tuesday’s game against Mt. Sac is going to be a big game,” said Garcia.