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SOFTBALL: SEASON ENDS PLAYOFFS BEGIN

SOFTBALL: SEASON ENDS PLAYOFFS BEGIN

This past Wednesday, Fullerton's 11-game win streak was snapped by conference-rival Cypress College 5-1 on the Hornets sophomore day.

Fullerton tried to close the regular season with a bang as they hosted the #2 in state Chargers, but they were too much for the Hornets to overtake.

Cypress struck first in the top of the first inning scoring one run. Kellee Ross hit a sinlge to center field scoring Gabrielle Munoz.

In the same inning FC's Sabrina Anguiano stole home to even out the score 1-1. Fullerton's defense kept Cypress on lock down until the top of the fifth inning. That's when the Hornets had a minor hiccup and allowed 3 runs.

The Hornet bats were not able to connect as they left three players stranded.

The loss to the conference leader places Fullerton in a fourh place tie in conference with the Riverside Tigers both having 12 wins and 9 losses. Fullerton now wait for the playoff seedings to be revealed in order to find out their next opponent.

Starting pitcher Natasha Trujillo ended the game with 4.1 innings, 2 strikeouts, and only 3 runs against. Reliever Shelby Boehmer closed the game with 2.2 innings, and 2 runs against.

Before the game began, both teams' sophomore were recognized by Hornet Head Coach Marion "Speedy" Mendoza. The Hornet sophomores were honored with their families and friends present. Fullerton College President Dr. Greg Schulz even threw out the first pitch for the game. Although FC lost the game, it was still a great day to be a Hornet. 

The 2018 sophomore class: Elexa Rangel, Eryka SpringerNia Rodman, Alyssa DilayAlexis Contreras, Danielle RicoShelby Boehmer, Baylee GiordanoNatasha Trujillo, Tiffiny Centeno, and Vanessa Coronado.

Up Next: Fullerton (24-16 overall, 12-9 conference) will wait for the playoff seeding to be revealed on Saturday April 28, 2018 to determine which College they will face.

*Photos by Jim McCormack