The Riverside City College fastpitch team falls to 6-2 in the Orange Empire Conference after losing to Saddleback College on March 9.
by James Williams
The Tigers have advanced to the Super Regional Tournament after defeating the Citrus College Owls, two games to one in a best two out of three game series at the Evans Sports Complex.
The Owls opened the series with a victory over the Tigers in game one by the score of 2-1 on May 5.
Owls’ pitcher Devin Dean pitched a complete game, allowing only four hits in her game one performance. Two of the four hits Dean allowed came in the second inning from Sarah Vasquez and Tylar Hyatt for back to back singles.
Dean then hit Tigers catcher Ingrid Williams with a pitch which loaded up the bases. Vasquez managed to score a run from third base for the Tigers after a ground out by Kylee Dattilo to tie the game at 1-1.
The following day, the Tigers returned the favor by defeating the Owls, 2-1, in game two. The Tigers’ victory in game two forced the series to a game three winner take all series finale. Half an hour after the completion of game two, because of CCCAA rules, the third game of the series between the Owls and the Tigers was played.
The Tigers took the victory against the Owls, 6-4, in game three to rally back and win the series with two straight wins on May 6. The Tigers will be playing Saddleback College in Game 1 of the Super Regional, which will be played at the College of Canyons on May 11.