The Long Beach City College softball team came up with one of the biggest upsets of the season on Saturday. The Vikings (14-10, 1-3) scored five runs in the eighth inning to knock off defending state champion Cypress on the road 6-3. It was the fourth consecutive win for LBCC, and the first home loss for Cypress in 44 games.
LBCC pitcher Alyssa Cienfuegos picked up the complete game victory while scattering seven hits and striking out three. The two teams went to extra innings tied at 1-1. Wilson High alum Jennifer Tobar’s two-run capped the scoring in the decisive rally.
LBCC hosts Mt. San Antonio at 3 p.m. on Thursday. Mt. SAC is ranked No. 4 California.
LBCC swept Mt. San Antonio College, Cypress College and Orange Coast on Friday at Granada Beach. The top-ranked Vikings (11-1, 2-0) didn’t lose a set.
Freshman Sierra Davis and Josannah Vazquez stayed perfect with an exciting 30-28 win in the first set against Cypress.
LBCC returns to conference action on Friday against El Camino and Mt. SAC at Granada Beach.
The Vikings (11-12, 3-5) split a pair of conference games against Rio Hondo last week. They lost at home 8-2, and edged the Roadrunners 5-4 on the road. Third baseman Reese Berberet drove in three runs during the win. The sophomore finished the weekend with three hits and a pair of runs scored. Right fielder Salvador Delgado Avila chipped in three hits, two RBIs and a run in six at bats.
LBCC takes on Compton this week in a three-game conference series.
The top-ranked Vikings (13-0) open conference play at home against Santa Monica at 6 p.m. on Friday. Sophomore Steven Rotter leads LBCC with 117 kills. Freshman Carlos Hernandez has a team-high 1.71 blocks per set.