La Sierra NEWS
Sun, Apr. 27, 2014 - [Softball]

Riverside, Calif. -The Golden Eagles softball team closed out the 2014 season by dropping two of three games to Menlo College this weekend.  After setting a mark for most wins by a women's softball team at La Sierra University, the Golden Eagles were able to secure just one victory in the weekend series. 


The series started off with a doubleheader on Friday afternoon, which the two teams split.  Menlo scored a run in the top half of the seventh-inning to escape with a 4-3 win in the first game of the doubleheader.  La Sierra answered back with a 5-3 win, in Friday's second game.


The two teams met again on Sunday for the final game of the series and the final game of the 2014 season. 


After tying the game, at 4-4, with a 3-run bottom of the fifth-inning, the Golden Eagles were unable to answer another seventh-inning run by the Oaks, who won another close game by a final of 5-4.


The Golden Eagles pitched and hit well enough to win, but were just unable to catch the breaks needed along the way.  La Sierra averaged over 10 hits a game during the weekend series and gave up an average of four runs a game. 


In addition to being the final game of the season for the Golden Eagles, Sunday's finale also served as Senior Day for the softball program.  Aleena Bahling, Lindsay Sleigh, and Monique Villasenor played in their final game as member of the Golden Eagles softball program.


Villasenor led the team over the weekend, going 7-for-11 during the three games.


Emily Campos picked up the only win of the weekend, while being charged with one of the losses.  And Aleena Bahling was charged with the loss in Game 1.


The softball team closes out the season with a record of 13-28 (5-7 Cal Pac), doubling their number of wins from a year ago.  Having recently signed approximately 10 new players for next season, the Golden Eagles softball program will look to keep moving forward.  Stay tuned for updates on any softball signings.