The Saddleback Gauchos softball team opened up Orange Empire Conference play against Golden West last Wednesday, suffering its second loss of the 2009 season.
Dana Hermocillo allowed three runs in a no decision as Lauren Molina (4-1) suffered her first loss in a relief appearance giving up two runs. The Gauchos lost the game 5-3. Molina was 2 for 3 at the plate with an RBI.
Last Friday, Orange Coast hosted the Gauchos, who won the game 5-0, and earned the team its second victory in OEC play.
On Monday, Saddleback achieved another shut-out against Santiago Canyon, 9-0, in only five innings. Dana Hermacillo pitched a one-hitter, while scoring three runs, and was dubbed the ‘star of the game.”
Saddleback improved to 6-2 overall on the season and 3-1 in Orange Empire Conference play with the win.
Next up for the ladies taking on the challenge of Cypress College at home this Wednesday at 3:00 PM. The Chargers currently stand at 4-0 in conference standings.