Softball sweeps Regals

Softball sweeps Regals

THOUSAND OAKS, CA — Sienna Kendricks led the Leopards with five hits and the University of La Verne softball team scored a pair of wins to complete a season sweep of the Cal Lutheran Regals on Saturday.

Season Impact

With the wins, the Leopards improve to 12-16 overall and 8-8 in the SCIAC. The Leopards currently sit in third place in the SCIAC standings.

The Regals drop to 8-18 overall and 2-12 in conference play.

Game One: La Verne 3, Cal Lutheran 2

Jiana Rojo went the distance and the Leopards used smart at bats to take the win in game one.

Rojo picked up her seventh win of the season, striking out four in her start.

The Leopards got on the board in the second inning when Gabriella Underwood drew a bases-loaded walk that sent Carly Condon across the plate.

Kendricks stepped up next and got on with an infield single that brought Shelby Tevis home.

After the Regals responded with two runs in the third inning, La Verne scored what proved to be the winning run in the top of the fourth when Justice Borden was hit by a pitch with the bases full to score Underwood.

Kendricks finished 3-4 at the plate. Katheryn Navarro went 2-3 with a walk and Melissa Garcia added two hits.

Game Two: La Verne 13, Cal Lutheran (Five Innings)

The Leopards routed the Regals in the second game of the doubleheader, using 13 hits to secure the sweep.

Rachel Ogata led the way with a 3-4 performance at the plate with a pair of RBI and a run.

Garcia hit a three-run shot in the fourth to put the Leopards up 10-0.

Underwood had a big offensive performance. The junior doubled in a pair of runs in the fourth to finish the day with three RBI and two runs.

Tevis added a pair of RBI and Kendricks and Navarro both added one RBI.

Navarro picked up the win in the circle, striking out five while giving up just three hits.

Next Game

The Leopards compete next on April 6 when they travel to Redlands four a doubleheader beginning at noon.

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