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May 13, 2002                                                Volume 13 Issue 7                                                            Page 3

Women's softball team makes it to regionals

subsequent loss to Ventura on May 5 eliminated the Rams from the double elimination tournament, but the solid showing in the playoffs is something VVC can be proud of.
     "When we don't make mistakes and play our game, we can hang with anybody," said Rams pitcher Tiffin Forbes, who pitched four innings against the Vikings, giving up two runs on three hits. "We just had one bad inning."
     Making the playoffs wasn't guaranteed for the Rams. After a quick start, the Rams fell into a mid-season slump before showing promise in close losses to top-tier teams in the Fresno and Cypress tournaments. The Rams played well when it counted, going over .500 in the conference despite going 11-21 in non-conference games.

     Considering that the Victor Valley College softball team came into May 4 as the opponent of defending state champion Long Beach City College, the Rams' play showed everybody that they belonged.
     VVC (19-27, 8-6 Foothill Conference) was the No. 16 and lowest seed taking on the top-seeded Vikings (43-4) in the first round of the California Community College Softball Southern California Regional, but even though the Rams dropped the game 7-1, the contest was far from a blowout.
     LBCC scored five runs in the third inning following a leadoff error, which proved to be too much for the Rams to overcome. The Rams hung tough after

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