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SOFTBALL: Hitters tie home-run record!

Four Dons hitters broke a decades-long record Feb. 4.

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

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

The Dons play on the road against Palomar on Tuesday and Saddleback on Wednesday. They return home Feb. 20 to play a conference game against Riverside College.

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