Yuba offense wakes up, defense goes to sleep
The offense Yuba College softball coach Stephanie Reynolds knew her team could produce, finally showed up.
The defense the 49ers have been enjoying, took a hike.
Yuba scored 24 runs on 39 hits, but committed a whopping 21 errors, stumbling to a 1-3 record at the Ohlone Tournament in Fremont over the weekend.
“I don't know what to say,” Reynolds said. “If we put the two together - a little hitting with a little fielding - we would win a few games.”
The 49ers (5-15-1) opened the tournament with a triple-header on Saturday, losing the opener 9-2 to Ohlone, before rallying for an 8-6 win over Porterville. They finished the day with a 12-8 loss to Feather River.
Dana Owens drove in the winning runs in the bottom of the sixth against Porterville. Kami Kapaku, who had two hits in Game 1, added two more in the second game. Amy Daniels earned the win.
“She did a good job to keep her composure even with us making errors behind her,” Reynolds said of Daniels. Yuba had six errors in the game.
Brittney Ward had a pair of doubles in the opener. Emily Barrett was 2-for-3 in the second game.
Against Feather River, Owens had a double and an RBI as part of a 3-for-4 game and Maryann Lesko had two hits and two RBIs.
But it was no match for Feather River's Justine Fulton, who belted a pair of home runs and drove in seven.
Daniels added three hits for Yuba, while Chapman and Ward each had two singles.
In the tournament finale on Sunday, Lia Mickey and Lesko each had two hits as the 49ers fell to Diablo Valley, 11-2.