No. 1 Cerritos outshines SBCC in opener

Defending state champion Cerritos spoiled the debut of the SBCC softball team Tuesday afternoon with a 9-0 victory in Cerritos.

“They’re a very strong, powerful team and we were passive,” said Vaquero coach Paula Congleton. “We didn’t have a lot of fire, which was a little disappointing for the first game.”

The Vaqueros were held to two hits by the top-ranked Falcons, who homered three times. Sierra Van Olphen and Erin Breck had SBCC’s hits.

SBCC travels to Mt. San Antonio on Saturday for a doubleheader against Fullerton and Mt. SAC, last year’s state runner-up.


SBCC ……… 000 000 0 — 0   2   2

CERRITOS …… 022 023 x — 9  11  2

 Garza, Gniadek (2) and Crawford; Perez and Vaaulu. W–Perez 1-0. L–Crawford 0-1.

 HR–C: Marquez, 2nd inn., none on; Castrellon, 6th, none on; Vaaulu, 6th, one on.