Softball overpowers the Nighthawks

Biola’s softball breaks in their new season with a triumphant game.


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Freshman infielder Colby McClinton takes a swing.

Chloe Simmons, Freelance Writer

Biola’s softball team begins their new season with a victorious home game against Northwest Nazarene. The Eagles won 3-2 against the stacked Nighthawks team, setting the tone for a successful season. 


It was the second year in a row that the softball team began their season with a home game against the Nighthawks and emerged victorious. This season began with a strong performance from senior pitcher and outfielder Raylene Roybal in the fourth inning, who ultimately carried the momentum of the game. 

Eagles’ head coach Kristin Halte sent in Roybal as a pitcher in the second inning just after the second run was scored with one out on the board. Roybal successfully pitched back-to-back strikeouts and forced a runner to stop at second base, which ultimately led to the Eagle’s one-run win. 

The top of the fifth inning began with a leading bunt single by left-handed pitcher Jennifer Morishini, immediately followed by the riveting single off the bat of freshman infielder Colby McClinton, giving McClinton her first collegiate base hit. 

Biola beat Northwest Nazarene in the seventh inning, 3-2.


Biola’s softball will play against CSU Dominguez Hills in the Concordia University Irvine Kickoff Classic tournament on Friday, Feb. 3 at 9 a.m. at Great Park Irvine. 

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