On Friday March 11th, IVC Softball traveled to San Marcos to take on the #7 ranked team in the state, Palomar. The best pitcher in the state, Yeraldine Carrion, took the circle for IVC and was once again masterful. For this week's performance Carrion threw another complete game shut out. Seven full innings allowing just three hits, walking only one and faced just two batters over the minimum. Friday's game continues Carrion's dominant streaking. Through 39 innings pitched, Yeraldine has struck out 89 batters, and has allowed zero earned runs so far cementing her as one of, if not the, top pitcher in the state.
IVC's offense scratched one run on the board in the first inning off an Alessandra Bañuleos double who was then drove in by a Melanie Navarrete RBI single. The middle infield duo in Banuleos and Navarrete accounted for the game's only run. Defense was clean on both sides of the ball as neither team committed an error. IVC took down Palomar in a tight game, 1-0 fashion.
IVC (3-2) is currently one game behind Palomar (2-1) for the top spot in the PCAC conference. The two teams meet again for a double header on March 30th at Imperial Valley College.
Softball returns to action for a single home game vs Southwestern Community College on March 16th before traveling to San Bernardino Valley College for a non-conference double header.
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