Scores

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Sat May 15
2:00 PM
Cerro Coso
vs. Taft
Tue May 18
1:00 PM
Merced
vs. Taft
Tue May 18
2:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
Tue May 18
3:00 PM
Merced
vs. Taft
Wed May 19
2:00 PM
Sequoias
vs. Taft
Thu May 20
1:00 PM
Taft
at Reedley
DH Game 1
Thu May 20
3:00 PM
Taft
at Reedley
DH Game 2
Sat May 22
3:00 PM
Taft
at Fresno
2nd game of DH
Sat May 22
5:00 PM
Taft
at Fresno
1st game of DH
Tue May 25
1:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
Tue May 25
2:00 PM
Taft
at Reedley
Tue May 25
3:00 PM
Taft
at Sequoias
Wed May 26
2:00 PM
Reedley
vs. Taft
Thu May 27
1:00 PM
Fresno
vs. Taft
Thu May 27
3:00 PM
Fresno
vs. Taft
No Event
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Wed May 05
Final
17 Fresno
1 vs. Taft
Fri May 07
Final
7 Taft
10 at Reedley
1st Game of DH
Fri May 07
Final - 7 innings
16 Reedley
0 vs. Taft
@ Reedley, CA 2nd Game of DH, Taft is designated Home team
Tue May 11
Final
6 Merced
0 vs. Taft
Wed May 12
Final
1 Taft
13 at Merced
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Fri Mar 19
Final
27 Taft
63 at Bakersfield
Thu Mar 25
Final
35 Taft
52 at Allan Hancock
Fri Mar 26
Final
62 Allan Hancock
35 vs. Taft
Wed Mar 31
Final
20 Taft
80 at Sequoias
Thu Apr 01
Final
83 Sequoias
37 vs. Taft
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Mon Apr 13
Postponed
at Rig City Invite - Big 8 South #8
@ Bakersfield CC, Bakersfield
Mon Apr 20
Postponed
at Big 8 South #9 (Monterey Peninsula)
@ Del Monte GC, Monterey
Mon Apr 27
Postponed
at Big 8 South #10 (Sierra)
@ Yolo Fliers GC, Woodland
Mon May 04
Postponed
at Nor-Cal Championships
@ Coyote Creek GC, San Jose
Mon May 11
Postponed
at CCCAA State Championships
@ Bear Creek GC, Murrieta
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Tue Sep 03
Final
Reedley L, 344-396
Taft / Buena Vista GC
Thu Sep 05
Final
at Conference Tournament #1 L, 325-415
Reedley / Kings River GCC
Tue Sep 10
12:00 PM
Conference Tournament #2 L, 318-375
Taft / North Kern GC
Tue Sep 17
12:00 PM
at Conference Tournament #3 L, 330-424
Fresno / Sunnyside CC
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Wed Oct 30
Cancelled
Norco
vs. Taft
Due to unhealthy air quality at both institutions, this game was cancelled.
Fri Nov 01
Final
1 Sequoias
3 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 08
Final
1 Taft
1 at Clovis
Tue Nov 12
Final
0 Fresno
0 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
Final
2 Taft
0 at West Hills Lemoore
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Tue Nov 05
Final
0 Taft
1 at West Hills Lemoore
Fri Nov 08
Final
2 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
Tue Nov 12
Final
0 Clovis
1 vs. Taft
Fri Nov 15
Final
0 Fresno
1 vs. Taft
Sat Nov 23
Final
1 Taft
3 at Las Positas
Nor Cal Playoffs, Round I
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Tue May 04
Final - 5 innings
8 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
Fri May 07
Final
5 Taft
10 at Fresno
Fri May 07
Final - 5 innings
4 Taft
15 at Fresno
Thu May 13
Postponed
Antelope Valley
vs. Taft
Thu May 13
Postponed
Antelope Valley
vs. Taft
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No Event
No Event
No Event
Fri Mar 26
Final
3 Taft
0 at Cerro Coso
25-18, 25-22, 25-23
Wed Mar 31
Final
3 Sequoias
0 vs. Taft
25-22, 25-20, 26-24
Wed Mar 31
Final
3 Sequoias
1 vs. Taft
27-25, 25-19, 17-25, 25-16
Wed Apr 14
Final
3 Cerro Coso
2 vs. Taft
Thu Apr 15
Final
2 Taft
3 at Cerro Coso
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Taft edged in season opener, drop doubleheader at Antelope Valley

Taft edged in season opener, drop doubleheader at Antelope Valley

After a cancelled game and two postponements, the 2021 Taft College softball season finally got underway. But it wasn't the start head coach Gabrielle Brixey was likely hoping for. The Cougars couldn't hold a late lead and fell 6-5 in the opening game of a doubleheader at Antelope Valley College. Shortly after, TC suffered through a 16-2 defeat in Game 2.

Freshman Anne Procell had a huge collegiate debut for the Cougars. She went a combined 3 for 5 from the plate with a pair of extra base hits, 2 RBI, and a walk. With Taft trailing 3-2 in Game 1, Procell smacked a clutch two-out, two-run double to give the Cougars a 5-3 advantage in the top of the fifth inning. This came after she launched a solo home run to lead of the second inning.

But Antelope Valley strung together three hits and took advantage of a TC error to score three runs in the bottom of the seventh off pitcher Gillian Hale for the walk-off win.

Hale went the distance, allowing five earned runs and 11 hits while striking out five.

From the batter's box, Arianna Forthman went 2 for 4 with an RBI while Joseline Chavez, Hailee Danneker, and Kiley Lyons all hit doubles.

Game 2 was all Antelope Valley as the Marauders jumped on TC starting pitcher Kaylee Beltran for 15 runs over 2 1/3 innings. AVC put up three runs in the bottom of the first and broke the game open with a seven-run, second-inning.

Taft actually scored first, jumping out to an early 2-0 lead after the top of the first. Chavez led off the game by reaching second base on an error and eventually came home to score on another Antelope Valley error. After a single by Procell, Hannah Smith hit an RBI-double for the second TC run.

Taft won't have much time to dwell on the losses as the Cougars return to action on Thursday (April 22) when they travel to Merced College for a doubleheader to open Central Valley Conference play. Game 1 in set for a 1 p.m. first pitch.