Rams Drop February Opener 4-0 to Ohlone


Sophomore infielder Ayleen Gonzalez at the plate in the Rams’ game against Ohlone on Feb. 9, 2019. Photo by Ben Hensley

Story By: Omari Bell, Social Media Editor

The Fresno City women’s softball team started off their February campaign with a 0-4 non-conference loss to #3 Coast-North Conference ranked, Ohlone College on Saturday, Feb. 9 at home.

Ohlone shut out FCC, scoring an early run in the top of the first inning.

Ohlone Sophomore Gabby Moreno hit a single on the ground to Rams freshman shortstop Teya Vincent. Batting right after Moreno was freshman Alynna Ramirez as she hit a line drive to left fielder Daci Tovar – Moreno scored early from that.

In fitting fashion, the Rams watched the game slip away from them before the finale was rained out at the top of the seventh inning as Ohlone College put three more runs on the board. The loss was FCC’s third of the season.

With a record of 1-4, FCC softball has dropped to the fifth spot in the Central Valley Conference ranking.

“I think we need to get our confidence back”, Head Coach Rhonda Williams said. “We’re kind of swinging defensively, and going out of the zone a little too much but we just need to get our composure back offensively so we swing at good pitches”.

It was a forgetful weekend for the Rams, who entered with an uncomfortable start in the CCCAA standings, but now find themselves with a lot to work on to be successful in conference play. The Rams hope that the four run blowout will not reflect an inability to find success in the important games later in the season.

“We need to just carry over our solid pitching, and defense. We just need to get our offense going into the games to come”, Williams said.

The Rams next home game will be this Thursday, Feb. 14.