The Cerritos College softball team just can’t seem to get back on track after losing to Mt. San Antonio 5-3.
Assistant Coach Cecily Garcia said, “Mt. SAC is a great opponent, they bring it every time we play them, and we played pretty good against them it was just they brought it better than we did, it’s not really who’s better it’s more like who’s better that day.”
The previous match between these two teams lead to a 10-inning battle in which Mt. SAC scored one run in the 10th inning for a walk-off.
“None of the team was disappointed in their performance because they played the best they can,” said Garcia about the women’s play.
Mackenzie Kutzke, who reached base three times was left stranded all three times.
“It’s a little frustrating [that I was left on base], but I know that they gave it their all and that is all I could ask for,” said Kutzke.
“I think one of our goals every game is to not leave runners on base so that is definitely frustrating, we continue to work on that every game,” said Garcia.
Kutzke also said that she wasn’t disappointed this time around either, “All of us fought really hard and the out came didn’t come out how we wanted it but we still fought hard and we were right there at the end of the game.”
As Cerritos fought to make a comeback, Jenny Collazo, who has been a standout all season, hit a solo home-run in the third inning to bring the gap closer at 5-3.
“I was excited of course because you know that is one run closer to what we needed to fight back for, I was just focused on getting 60 feet, getting on base, and trusting the batters behind me to bring me back to base,” said Collazo.
The women look for another shot to end their losing streak on April 14 against El Camino-Compton Center.
Garcia said, “The game is going to be great for our confidence, we are just going to go out and give it our all because of the game against Mt. SAC.”
Collazo stated, “Anything can happen, but we are all going into tomorrow looking for a W, we’ve been and things just haven’t been going our way, and we’re fighting for a W and we’re going to work hard and hopefully we get that win.”
The women take on El Camino-Compton Center April 14.