The Pirate softball team split its final two games of the David "Hawk" Wilder Memorial Tournament Saturday in Glendale, defeating Mt. San Jacinto 8-0 before falling to San Diego Mesa 9-1. Adriana Clemons had three hits to help pace the Pirates (3-1) while Kali Brown also recorded three hits. Jessica Mendoza went the distance in the circle to pick up the win against MSJC.
Ventura 8, Mt. San Jacinto 0
Ventura blanked the Eagles behind the 1-hit effort by Mendoza, who struck out four batters. Kali Brown went 2-3 with a triple offensively while Clemons was 2-2 with a double and one run batted in. Marissa Felix hit a home run with two RBI and Kayle Neal hit a solo shot out.
Ventura 1, San Diego Mesa 8
VC ended the weekend on a sour note with the loss to San Diego Mesa. Clemons was 1-2 and had VC's lone RBI in the game while Serrina Cabral was 1-3 with a double. Cassidy Craig, Brown and Mendoza all were 1-2 in the game. Kayla Garcia pitched for Ventura.
The Pirates host College of the Canyons on Tuesday Jan. 29 in their home opener. First pitch is scheduled for 1:30 pm at the VC Softball Complex.