Lady Jags grab another Coast Conference win

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    Lady jags pitcher Savannah Bernardo (No. 5) threw five innings against Chabot College at SJCC on March 27.

Rain and wind could not stop San Jose City College’s Lady Jags from defeating Chabot College.

Lady Jags swept Chabot College, 8-0, during a Coast Conference game at SJCC on March 27.

“I think we played good defense and did better at hitting,” SJCC softball head coach Debbie Huntze-Rooney said.

Team captain and first baseman Lena “Coco” Foster said one of the best plays was from Jenea Grimes, who threw out a Chabot player at third base from left field.

Foster said there is always room for improvement, and she could have done better in the game.

Amanda Rossetta hit a triple against Chabot College.

Outfielder Ahjali “Ahj” Davis was 2-for-4 with her hits and wrapped up the game with 3 RBIs. She scored two runs in the fifth inning.

There were two more double plays in the game by outfielder Leslie Angulo in the second inning and outfielder Lindsay Maves (No. 17/27) in the sixth inning.

Pitcher Savannah Bernardo threw five innings and infielder Taylor Henson finished the game with a save and shut out Chabot College.

The Lady Jags are a 21-8. In the Coast Conference, the team is 7-3, with seven more games in the conference.

“As long as we stay together as a team and keep believing that we can do it, then we should be fine,” Huntze-Rooney said.

Huntze-Rooney said the Lady Jags had made the Coast Conference South Championships five consecutive years.

With 21 years of coaching at SJCC under her belt, Huntze-Rooney said she is confident the team should do well in the next couple games.

The Lady Jags compete against West Valley College at Saratoga on April 10 at 3 p.m.

“Every year that I have been here, we’ve had a chance to make it,” Huntze-Rooney said. “We are going in the right direction to make regional playoffs.”