The VC softball team dropped both ends of a double-header Tuesday at the VC Softball Complex, falling 14-1 and 6-2 to visiting Santiago Canyon College. Celeste Pacheco and Cassidy Craig each recorded three hits on the day to lead Ventura (3-4).
Ventura 1, Santiago Canyon 14
VC took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first before yielding two runs in the top of the second inning and six more in the third. Abby Strong was 2-3 with a double while Pacheco and Craig were each 1-3 at the plate. Jessica Mendoza handled pitching duties for the Pirates.
Ventura 2, Santiago Canyon 6
VC held a 2-1 lead after one inning of play before the Eagles scored the game-tying run i the second frame. SCC then scored two runs in the fifth and sixth innings for the final 6-2 margin. The Pirates recorded eight hits, led by Pacheco's 2-4 performance. Craig was also 2-4 and Kat Tafoya was 1-2 with a run batted in. Tafoya worked in the pitcher's circle for VC.