Falcons softball overcome 3-0 deficit to win 9-5

Malik Smith

The Cerritos College softball team had a slow start to its 9-5 win over L.A. Mission College one April 2.

The Falcons allowed three runs in the second inning off of a 3-run home run, which put them in a steep hole to climb out of.

However, with solid pitching and batting by the Falcons, they were able to come out victorious and win the game by a good margin.

No. 17 Keira Bolinas was the catalyst for the Falcons on offense as she had three hits with also three runs batted in.

While Bolinas was the catalyst for the Falcons offense, pitcher No. 20 Sierra Gerdts was the person that made the Falcons defense easier.

Gerdts declined to comment, but head coach Kodee Murray, commented on her Falcons defense, she said, “we played a great game, even better then a previous game against East L.A. College where the score was 2-1.”

She continued, “Our defense and fielding was clutch, we made plays right when we needed them.”

Murray loved the fact that everybody chipped in to the victory in their own way, it was a full team effort.

She pointed out the many great diving grabs by freshmen shortstop No. 36 Tena Spoolstra, she said that she keeps many balls in front of her that other girls would give up on.

Spoolstra commented saying, “I need to keep making plays for my team, and keep balls in front of me, because if I don’t it will cause a snowball effect and the other team will start to rally on us and that is not what we want.”

Bolinas stated that when she is up to bat with runners on base, her mindset is to just to make a play for her team, not to try and swing for the fences, but put the ball in play so that her teammates may have a chance to score.

Falcons scored three runs in the third inning and three runs in the sixth inning.

Those two innings alone gave the Falcons victory.

There was 10 hits and only one error by the Falcons, including a near flawless game defensively.

The Falcons are red hot right now, as they are riding on a three game winning streak.

The team looks to continue this streak against its next two home matchups in league play later in the week against Compton College on April 3 at and El Camino College on April 5 at 3 p.m.

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