Ventura College Athletics

Pirates Complete Comeback to Walk-Off Cuesta

VC sophomore Adriana Clemons slaps a double to right field to drive in Serrina Cabral for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Cuesta Thursday afternoon at the VC Softball Complex.
VC sophomore Adriana Clemons slaps a double to right field to drive in Serrina Cabral for the game-winning run in the bottom of the seventh inning against Cuesta Thursday afternoon at the VC Softball Complex.

The Ventura College softball team came back from a 2-0 deficit to defeat visiting Cuesta 3-2 in walk-off fashion Thursday afternoon at the VC Softball Complex. Adriana Clemons slapped an RBI double to right field to score Serrina Cabral from second base for the game-winner in the bottom of the seventh inning. Clemons had three hits and two runs batted in for the game and Cabral also recorded three hits. Jessica Mendoza went the distance for Ventura (18-14, 10-3) in the circle to pick up the victory.

The teams traded zero's early before the Cougars got on the board with a pair of runs in the top of the fourth inning.

In the bottom half of the inning, Marisa Felix hit a triple in the right-centerfield gap, and she came home on Clemons' single.

In the bottom of the sixth, the Pirates scored another run to tie the game. Felix led off with a single, and was replaced at first by pinch runner Bertha Orozco. After a sacrifice bunt, Kaylee Neal walked and Mendoza singled to load the bases. Jenesa Monje then hit into a fielder's choice that scored Orozco to tie the game.

In the bottom of the seventh, Cabral led off with a single, and Kayla Garcia moved her to second with a sacrifice bunt. One out later, Clemons knocked the double to right field for the game-winner.

Mendoza had three hits in the game while Felix was 2-4 with a triple and a run scored. 

The Pirates travel to East Los Angeles on Saturday April 13 for a pair of non-conference games. VC plays the hosts at 12:00 pm before taking on Fullerton at 2:00 pm. VC resumes Western State Conference play on Tuesday April 16 at Oxnard.