Vikings rally past Rosa to sweep Bearcubs

Natalie Clevenger eyes an opponent pitch
Natalie Clevenger eyes an opponent pitch

Rhiannon Underhill hurled her second straight shutout and the West Valley softball team rallied in extra innings to steal a pair of wins at Santa Rosa Jr. College.

Underhill, on the heels of a one-hit complete game win against College of the Redwoods, spun a two-hitter in the 1-0 opener. The Vikings (8-3) scored the game's lone run on a Kassady Alcazar sacrifice fly in the top of the sixth that scored Emma Courtney

The Vikings gave up a pair of runs to the Bearcubs (3-5) in the first inning and the SRJC 2-0 lead would hold until the fifth. The Vikings evened it up on a Paris Uribe RBI double that knocked in Abigail Desa and a Courtney single that scored Uribe. Isabella Gallegos gave the Vikings the lead for good in the top of the eighth as she drove in Courtney on a grounder to second. Larissa Higgins provided an insurance run with an RBI single that scored Kaylee Ramirez. Courtney gloved a two-out, two-run Santa Rosa liner to center to end the game.

The Vikings head north again for a pair at Butte (8-5) Feb. 18.