SANTA ANA, Calif. - The Santa Ana Softball team earned a 5-4 win over Riverside City (5-10, 1-4) after scoring two runs in the seventh inning capped by a walk-off wild pitch in Friday's Orange Empire Conference (OEC) matchup.
With RCC ahead 4-3, Mel Avila got the Dons (8-10. 4-3) started with a lead-off walk in the bottom of the seventh. Payton Samuels then did her job by laying down a sacrifice bunt to put some pressure on the Tigers. But an errant throw gave Santa Ana more than they hoped for as Avila and Samuels moved to second and third with no outs.
Santa Ana would win it on the next at-bat as Samuels took home on a wild pitch to close the game.
With runs at a premium, Brittany Van Sickle produced in a big way. The sophomore outfielder went 2-for-2 while adding two walks and two runs against the Tigers.
Santa Ana will host Fullerton on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. in another OEC matchup after Monday's doubleheader with San Diego Mesa was canceled.