Dons tie single game home run record

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SOFTBALL: Dons vs. LA Valley.
GAME DATE: Monday, February 4, 2013.

Four Dons hitters broke a decades-long record Monday.

Sabrina Perez, Heather Robertson, Devon Rodriguez and Becky Poirier hit home runs in the Dons’ 11-2 win over visiting LA Valley.

“Early runs take pressure off the team,” Perez said. “It makes the dugout more fun.”

The four home runs tied a 28-year-old college record for most in a game. The Dons’ hit hit four against Citrus College in 1985.

In the bottom of the first inning, with one-out and two runners on base, Perez smashed a two-one pitch over the center field fence. The outfielder took two steps back and watched it fly over.

Two batters later Robertson crushed a two-one pitch for the Dons’ fourth run of the inning.

“I am looking for them to hit the ball hard,” Co-Head Coach Jessica Rapoza said.

Chantal Oelrich made quick work of Valley in the top of the second, retiring the side in order on three pitches.

SAC (3-1) added four more runs in the bottom of the second inning, stretching the lead to eight. Rodriguez’s three-run home run came two batters after shortstop Danielle Hernandez hit a run scoring triple.

“It was an outside pitch and I love those,” Rodriguez said. “I swung hard and it went out.”

Poirier scored the Dons eleventh, knocking a home run over the right field fence in the bottom of the fourth.

LA Valley (0-3) scored its two runs on three hits and an error in the top of the fifth inning.

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The Dons play today at San Diego City College at 2 p.m.


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