Buoyed by a five-run first inning, the Pirate softball team came home from Compton with an 11-2 six-inning victory in a make-up game rescheduled from Feb. 22. Adriana Clemons had three hits, including a double, with one run scored and one run batted in. Kaylee Neal also recorded three hits with a run scored and an RBI while Marisa Felix had a hit and a walk, two runs scored and three runs batted in. Jessica Mendoza pitched a complete game giving up seven hits and allowing two earned runs for the Pirates (21-16, 12-3).
Ventura scored five runs in the top of the first inning and never looked back in the win. The Tartars plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the first before VC responded win a run in the second frame. The Pirates then scored three runs in the fourth inning before recording two more runs in the sixth for the mercy-rule victory.
The Pirates will conclude the regular season at home on Tuesday April 23 against Santa Barbara. First pitch is scheduled for 2:30 pm at the VC Softball Complex.