Rams Beat up on Cerro Coso in Late Season Doubleheader


Photo by: Conner Stevens

Fresno City College defeats Cerro Coso College 16-1 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019.

Story By: Conner Stevens and Derek Bullis

The Fresno City College Rams’ softball team showed no mercy against Cerro Coso College during their final home doubleheader of the season, defeating the Coyotes in a double header 16-1 in the first game, and 14-3 in the second. Both games ended via the mercy rule in the fifth inning.

In game one, the Rams found themselves on the wrong end of a 1-0 deficit after the first inning of play and needed to get their offense going. They would do just that and much much more.

The Rams would come up in the bottom half of the second inning and play a long game of  merry-go-round on the basepaths that led to FCC bringing 16 batters to the plate along with scoring 10 in the inning.

Sophomore Outfielder, Daci Tovar led the way with her 4-RBI performance that included a bases clearing double in the second inning that busted the game wide open for the Rams.

The Rams also contributed from outfielder Savannah Pena who went perfect at the plate with a 4-4 game. Pena also collected 2 RBI’s and 2 runs to add on to her perfect day at the plate.

Coach Rhonda Williams was pleased with her teams overall execution of the game plan. “Just get up to the plate and look for pitches we could drive,” Williams said of the Rams offensive production.

FCC would deliver on Williams’ words by racking up 14 hits on the day, five of which were extra base hits for the home team.

The game plan Williams devised for the team seemed to remain consistent in the second game of the doubleheader, seeing the Rams defeat the Coyotes once more, this time by a score of 14-3.

Freshmen Teya Vincent and Serena Thompkins each had three RBIs and Emily Puente smacked her tenth home run of the season, a two run shot to left field in the first inning.

The Rams never trailed in the game, going ahead 6-0 by the end of the first and tacking on another four runs in the third inning, making the score 10-0 after the first three frames.

The Coyotes attempted to mount a comeback in the top of the fourth inning, scoring three runs before the Rams slammed the door shut with another four runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Williams’ plan for the Rams batters to look for pitches to hit worked perfectly in both games as the Rams hitters struck out only twice – both strikeouts coming in the first game.

The Rams did not strike out a single time in game two of the doubleheader.

With only a few games left in the season, the Rams find themselves on the brink of making the playoff cut and are doing everything in their power to push toward contention.

“We just keep fighting each game,” Williams said after the game in response to FCC’s playoff chances.