LOS BANOS -- The streak is over.
Both of 'em -- Alex Molina's two straight games with a no-hitter and Buhach Colony's run of Central California Conference victories.
Xitlalli Bobbadilla and Taylor Snowden shattered Molina's scoreless inning stretch with back-to-back singles in the fifth inning, triggering a two-run rally.
It was more than enough run support for Kelsey Monroe, who blanked Buhach Colony over the final two innings in a 2-1 win on Thursday afternoon.
Monroe went the distance, giving up one run on five hits to pick up her fourth win of the season. Los Banos (4-9) jumped to the top of the conference at 2-0, while Buhach Colony (4-5-1), the three-time defending champion, slipped to 1-1.
Los Banos has had to rally for both of its conference victories.
"We're realizing we're in every ball game," Los Banos coach Charlie Pikas said. "The last couple of years, in that same situation, our team would have said, 'We played a good game, but oh well.' Now, we believe we can come back and it showed today.
It was a shocking result considering Molina's dominance in the last week. The senior had posted back-to-back no-hitters against Livingston and Turlock, and appeared well on her way to a third.
Then came the bottom of the fifth inning.
Los Banos trailed 1-0, but took advantage of Buhach Colony's miscues in the field.
After one-out singles, Bobbadilla scored on an error and Snowden raced home on a passed ball.
Buhach Colony had won 13 straight conference games,a streak that spanned parts of two seasons. Its last loss was a 2-1 decision to Atwater on May 9, 2008.
Molina's scoreless inning streak reached 18 innings. Even in the loss, she was sharp, giving up just two hits, five strikeouts, no walks and no earned runs.
Pitching wasn't the problem, said first-year BC coach Dan McGhee.
"We're not hitting well," he said. "We have to be able to hit the ball to score more than one run. ... Balls aren't finding the holes right now. When they do, we'll be OK."
Megan Blaylock drove in Buhach's only run with double down the left-field line in the top of the fifth. Daisy Ledesma (error) scored on the play.