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Powell leads Vaqueros to walkaway win, 22-11

Powell leads Vaqueros to walkaway win, 22-11

Paige Powell went 3-3 with three RBIs and pitched the last 2 2/3 innings on Thursday as SBCC doubled up Cerro Coso 22-11 in a five-inning, non-conference softball game in Ridgecrest.

Shelby Featherston went 2-2 with five RBIs, including a three-run double in the fourth. Hannah Weaver was 2-4 with four RBIs and Kayana Diaz went 2-3 with four RBIs.

The Vaqueros (2-5) received 19 extra runners thanks to 16 walks and three hit batters. Samantha Yanes walked in all five plate appearances and scored four runs.

The Vaqueros built a 10-2 lead after two innings, only to have the Coyotes tie it at 10 with eight runs in the third. Santa Barbara put the game away by scoring a dozen runs in the fourth on three hits, five walks and two hit batters.

Featherstone tossed the first 2 1/3 innings and allowed 10 runs on three hits with seven walks and a hit batter. Powell finished up, holding the Coyotes to one run on two hits in the last 2 2/3 innings.

The Vaqueros are playing 10 of 11 on the road in February. After the long 3 1/2-hour drive to Ridgecrest, they'll turn around and play two at El Camino on Friday in Torrance, taking on Orange Coast at noon and El Camino at 2 p.m.