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City College softball got the upper hand against American River College March 11 when it won 9-2 in a dominant effort.
In the first inning, the Panthers’ defense was flawless. With one out and one on for American River College, shortstop Mickey Loveridge turned a 6-3 double play to end the inning.
The runs for the Panthers came early. In the bottom of the first, with the bases loaded, Loveridge hit a two-RBI double to put the Panthers on the board first.
The lone mistake from the Panthers’ defense came in the fourth inning. With two outs and runners on third and first, both players began to steal bases. A throw to second would have ended the inning, but after a brief hesitation, the decision was a late throw to home plate.