Riveride City College womens’ softball team can look forward to two fantastic players returning to its squad next season. Freshman outfielder Stephanie Aguilar and freshman infielder Krystal Lovato were selected to the Orange Empire Conference team. Aguilar had a .
With a total of 16 awards, Riverside City College’s Viewpoints and Inland Valley News students made their strongest showing to date at the Society of Professional Journalists annual Southern California Excellence in Journalism Awards ceremony. The event, which was held on May 13 at the Riverside Marriott, included winners from such professional newspapers as The Press-Enterprise and the Sun.
This season has proven to be a long and laborious one for the women on RCC’s fastpitch team. With 10 wins on top of 14 losses so far, the team is looking to improve its standings for the conference games. Coach Michelle Daddona-Moya and assistant coach Tami James are optimistic about their chances. “Fastpitch has just come off of two tough seasons, but we’re seeing that change quite a bit,” Daddona-Moya said. This season’s team is made up of mostly new players, with only three returning players from last year. “Our new players didn’t really know what to expect at the start of the season,” James said. “But through the course of the year, everyone’s made big improvements in their own unique ways.”
Due in large part to the combined efforts of shortstop Melissa Ascencio and second baseman Cassondra Hemsley, Tiger fastpitch softball is climbing out of its 8 loss deficit. This dynamic duo is responsible for 95 putouts and more than a third of the Tigers’ total assists.
The Tiger fastpitch team may not be going to playoffs, but they didn’t end the season without honors. Sophomore second baseman Cassondra Hemsley was named to the All Orange Empire Conference First Team. Fellow sophomores shortstop Melissa Ascencio and pitcher Alexandra Ariaz joined her with honors on the second team.
Looking to improve upon their 2-8 record, the road to recovery for the Tigers began with Santa Ana College on April 4. Riverside Community College conquered the Dons 2-1 in a defensive battle. Both teams earned the same number of hits in the same number of at bats and each left five or more runners on base.
Riverside Community College is performing the fastpitch version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. The Tigers were defeated by both the conference champion, Fullerton College, and the current conference leader, Cypress College, but a different team showed up to play at each of these match ups.
Tiger fastpitch softball is showing signs of life. Riverside Community College is awakening from its softball stupor and is beginning to gather its collective offensive and defensive resources. The Tigers have won five of their last seven games. They’ve been victorious in both of their conference confrontations since the last issue, and they finished .