The Pirate softball team hosted Bakersfield on Tuesday afternoon in a first-place showdown. Unfortunately for VC, their defense committed four errors and gave up one big inning, yielding four unearned runs, in their 5-0 loss to the Renegades. Ventura's offense also had trouble getting traction, managing four hits over seven innings. Kaylee Neal went 2-3 in the game to lead the Pirates (19-7, 6-2) at the plate.
Bakersfield took an early 1-0 lead in the first inning before the Pirates gave up four unearned runs to BC in the third inning.
The Pirates have little time to regroup as they travel to Allan Hancock College on Thursday April 5 for another big conference showdown. First pitch against the Bulldogs is scheduled for 2:30 pm.