After a four hours and multiple chances for both teams to end the game, an infield single in the bottom of the 13th by Dani Melendez gave RCC the win.
The Fresno City College softball tournament was unfortunately cut short.
Dated to take place from March 4-5, Riverside City College’s softball team was touted to take place in the FCC tournament and saw success early in the opening rounds against both Hartnell College and Foothill College. RCC was then touted to face West Hills Coalinga College and the hosting team Fresno College.
Riverside City College has had a challenging yet electrifying softball season this semester and two of the team’s most prominent players have stood out amongst the pack.
Tigers catcher Aeriel Carlson has had an impressive freshman season with a batting average of .322, while hitting a league-best seven home runs, and contributing to 25 runs batted in.
Sophomore pitcher and infielder Emily Wilcox, has created an equally impactful presence this season with a phenomenal batting average of .485, which is the Orange Empire’s Conference second best, while adding 16 runs batted in. Wilcox also presents a threat on the mound with 18 strikeouts to her resume.
The Riverside City College softball team conceded their second home loss in a row with a 7-5 late game thriller to Santiago Canyon College on April 20 at the Samuel C. Evans Sports Complex.
This season has been a slow start for the Riverside City College softball team, but after picking up a 12-11 win March 2 against top ranked team Santiago Canyon College (SCC), it might just be the spark they needed.