Scoring runs hadn’t been a problem for the Fresno City College softball team all season.
That wasn’t the case Sunday.
Sacramento City pitcher Kali Sargent held the second-seeded Rams scoreless for the first time this season in a 2-0 victory for the No. 3-seed Panthers, who advanced to the state final four next weekend in Bakersfield.
Entering the game, the Rams (39-7) produced 378 runs, second behind state-bound San Mateo.
The Panthers (34-8-1) scored twice in the top of the first inning on runs scored by Madison Butcoff and Catie Gravel.
Sargent scattered five hits, allowed a walk and had six strikeouts.
NorCal Pitcher of the Year Sarah Santana took the loss for the Rams. She wraps up her two-year career 47-17 while breaking the state single-season record in wins with 38, the last one earned on Saturday.
Besides Sacramento City and San Mateo, Cypress and Santiago Canyon advanced to state from Southern California.