(Saratoga, CA) After starting the season with five consecutive wins, the Mt. SAC Softball team traveled North for a doubleheader at West Valley College.
The Mounties (5-1) opened the twin bill with an 8-6 win over the Vikings and a late comeback fell short with a 5-4 loss in the second game.
The Mounties trailed early, 2-1, but with a four-run rally in the fifth inning and three more in the sixth, came away with their fifth consecutive victory of the season.
Dallas Garcia (2-0) started in the circle, pitched four innings, allowed two hits, and struck out three for Mt. SAC.
West Valley, the site for the 3C2A State Championships in May, was trailing 8-2 in the sixth and added three runs in the bottom half of the inning and one run in the seventh.
In the second game with the Mounties leading 1-0, West Valley scored four times and never trailed the rest of the way for the win.
Trailing 5-2 in the seventh inning, Mt. SAC rallied for two runs but came up short.