Ravens’ undefeated record a bad sign for Lightning teams

Senior Sam Velasco hits a triple and drives in a run by his classmate Max Hart in the Lightning's Friday afternoon match against Bloomington Christian.

YUCCA VALLEY — The Joshua Springs Christian softball and baseball teams lost battles to the powerhouse teams of the Victory League, the Bloomington Christian Ravens.

The Lightning baseball team lost 20-1 to the Ravens, who are now 10-0 on the season.

Senior Sam Velasco got Joshua Springs’ lone hit, but it was a big triple that sent senior Max Hart running home.

Hart and sophomore Jeffrey Bishop both got walks on the Ravens pitcher.

Sophomore catcher JJ Brock got six put-outs on six attempts without a single error. Senior Steven Stogner helped out with five put-outs of his own.

Hart did most of the pitching for the Lightning, with Bishop taking over for part of an inning. Hart struck out five Ravens.

The Lightning softball team struggled against the powerful Lady Ravens, who are undefeated in league and 16-1 overall. The Joshua Springs girls lost 17-4.

Jocelyn Wheeler led things off on the rubber for Joshua Springs. Wheeler hurt her hand while at bat in the bottom of the third and couldn’t continue in the next frame. Eden Bates took over in the circle while Wheeler went into left field.

Bates, Wheeler, Eden Dufour, Abigail Aubuchon, Maile Long, and Lovelynn Serra each collected one hit.

The Lightning girls were sure-handed in the field and didn’t commit a single error. Karissa Torgeson made the most plays with eight.

The losses put Lightning baseball at 3-16 overall and 2-8 on the league, while softball is 3-7 overall and 3-6 on the league.

Both Lightning teams will travel to play the Redlands Adventist Academy Bulldogs Tuesday. The Bulldog baseball team is 7-2 in the Victory League and the Lady Bulldogs are 4-2.

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