Riverside, CA - The women's softball team was back in action this afternoon, after opening their season with a split on Friday afternoon. The Golden Eagles played host to the University of Redlands in an afternoon double-header. Despite two strong pitching performances, La Sierra came up on the short end, 4-0 and 3-1.
In the first game, starting pitcher Aleena Bahling completed seven innings giving up three earned runs on four hits, while walking four batters. She was outdueled by the Bulldogs starter, Kayla Uphol, who also pitched a complete game, giving up only two hits in the shutout win.
Game 2 was a similar affair with Brianna Sarabia and Joselyn Salazar splitting the pitching duties. Sarabia allowed two runs on three hits in four innings while Salazar allowed one run on two hits through the final three innings of the game. Redlands, Kaitlyn Hooper pitched a complete game, giving up one unearned run on four hits.
Outfielder Ashlee Gutierrez had two of the Golden Eagles four total hits. Halley Nicholas and Bahling had the other two hits.
La Sierra falls to 1-4 on the season. They will travel to Pomona Pitzer this coming Friday, February 8, for their first road test of the season, followed by a double-header at Cal State San Marcos on Sunday afternoon. The Golden Eagles previous road games have been cancelled due to weather.