SOFTBALL: Santa Ana College vs. Palomar College.
GAME DATE: April-2-2013.
Palomar first baseman Paige Falconieri drove a two-run homer in the fourth inning Tuesday, breaking the Dons 6-2 at Santa Ana College Softball Complex.
“We came out ready to play and we got the win,” Falconieri said.
Dons Co-Head Coach Kim Nutter came out to the mound and spoke to starting pitcher Devon Rodriquez before Falconieri drove a two run home to left field.
Brenna Parker of Palomar singled through the right side of the field to bring in Maren Lebsock from second base and Jasmine Vogel from third in the bottom of the fifth.
Rodriguez doubled to right center, advanced to third base on a throwing error by second basemen Lebsock to bring in Natalie Valdez from first base.
“We just needed to score early and hit more consistently,” Rodriquez said.
Left Fielder Marissa Ross scored the Dons’ first run when Danielle Hernandez grounded out to shortstop Megan Bartee.
Parker (7-4) pitched all seven innings for the Comets, while giving up five hits, two runs, an earned run, while walking three batters, and striking out three.
“We wanted to win and I’m happy that we did win because SAC is a quality team,” said Palomar Head Coach Lacey Craft.
Rodriguez (8-3) went 7 innings, while giving up all earned runs, walking three and a solo home run to Falconieri.
Palomar improved their record to 19-7 overall, 7-2 in the Pacific Coast Conference and SAC fell to 16-9 overall, 6-6 OEC.
The Dons host visiting Fullerton College today at 3 p.m.