After 16 games the Dons softball team has already matched a team-record 18 home runs.
Four players combined for 15 of the 18 home runs. Sophomore Devon Rodriguez leading the team with six while slugging 1.000. Freshman Sabrina Perez has hit four and knocked in 14 RBIs while walking a team-high 13 times. Freshman Heather Robertson has three home runs and is slugging .821. Becky Poirier has two, while scoring 10 runs.
“If we keep having quality at bats I expect we will hit the ball hard,” Rapoza said. “If it ends up over the fence, then it does.”
Besides hitting the second most home runs in the Orange Empire Conference, the Dons lead the OEC with 61 walks.
The Dons power surge becomes more effective with speedy base runner Alexandra Perkins, whose 16 stolen bases are more than Golden West College and Orange Coast College combined.