The 2016 season for Golden West College softball ended much the way it began: with a loss. In its final contest of the Orange Empire Conference schedule, the Rustlers fell 15-0 to Saddleback in a short game on April 27.
GWC finished the season with a 6-32 record overall, 1-20 in OEC play. In the game against the Gauchos in Mission Viejo, the Rustlers got just one hit, a single by Ariana Barrera. The hosts scored in each of the five innings played and racked up 15 hits.
Barrera pitched 3.2 innings and took the loss to finish with a 3-23 record. She yielded 11 hits, 10 runs and four home runs.
GWC finished last in the OEC, having lost their last 13 games.