SBVC Raises Autism Awareness Before Falling to Palomar

SBVC Raises Autism Awareness Before Falling to Palomar

The San Bernardino Valley College softball team raised Autism Awareness before its game Wednesday against Palomar, as Emilio Sola, the autistic son of SBVC trainer Michael Sola, threw out the first pitch.

But after that, it was all Comets, as the state's fifth-ranked team pounded out 25 hits to beat the Wolverines 26-0 in five innings.

The Comets pounced on the shorthanded Wolverines from the first pitch, scoring twice in the first and six times in the second. They blew the game open in the fourth, scoring 15 times.

Meanwhile, San Bernardino Valley's hitters were unable to get anything going against Palomar starter Alicia Garcia. She retired the first 11 batters she faced, giving up her only hit of the game to Seriena Rodriguez in the bottom of the fourth. Garcia struck out 10 in four innings, while Allie Hughen struck out two in getting the final three outs.

Sarah Fisher was perfect at the plate for the Comets, going 5-for-5 with four runs and two RBI. The Comets also benefited from nine SBVC errors.