The Pirate softball team rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh inning, but they fell one run short, dropping a 6-5 decision in Bakersfield Thursday evening. Kayla Garcia was 2-3 with a run scored and a run batted in while Adriana Clemons had two hits and also scored a run. Brittney Banales knocked out two doubles.
The Renegades scored once in the bottom of the third before VC (11-5, 1-1) scored twice in the fourth to go ahead 2-1. BC rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the frame, then scored two more runs in the sixth inning for a 6-2 advantage. THen the Pirates made a mad dash in the top of the seventh, but fell just short.
Padilla took the loss in the circle, giving up six runs, only three of which were earned.
The Pirates return home on Saturday March 3 to face Cerritos College at the VC Softball Complex. First pitch is slated for 11:00 am.