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Gregson shuts out Oxnard, SBCC softball gains first conference win

(Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)
(Photo by Ken Sciallo / Sevilla Photography)

Isabella Gregson pitched a complete game shutout over Oxnard as the Vaqueros scored their first win in conference play by defeating Oxnard College, 4-0.

Gregson held Oxnard (5-17, 0-4 WSC North) to just four hits over the course of the game, while striking out four.

Emily Bland led the way on offense for SBCC (9-9, 1-3 WSC North), going 3-4 with a run and two RBIs.

Gregson held the Condors off the bases through the first three innings, until the bottom of the fourth inning. Oxnard's Destiny Murillo, Victoria Carrillo, and Amberlene Bolo all hit singles to load the bases. However, Gregson was able to shut down the threat by striking out two in a row to end the inning.

The Vaqueros had runners on early in the contest, but could not bring a run across until the fifth. Chloe Wells and Bland started the rally with back to back singles.  A walk from Madison Foster loaded the bases for Sloane Greely, who knocked in the Vaqueros first run of the game.  Gregson helped her own cause with a fielder's choice RBI before Oxnard escaped further damage. 

In the top of the sixth, the Vaqueros were able to get two insurance runs with singles from Kayla Sanchez, Brandi Almaraz, and Wells, who was 2 for 4 on the day.  Bland plated the final run when she scored Sanchez and Almaraz on a single.

Gregson retired the next 10 batters while only walking one, to clinch the win for the Vaqueros.

The Vaqueros next contest is Saturday at Riverside college. First pitched scheduled for 1:00 pm.