|||May 1, 2016|
Hawks Selected as #2 Seed in CCCAA Playoffs
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team completed a very successful regular season campaign where they finished with an overall record of 32-7. All year, the Hawks have been one of the top ranked teams in the state while knocking off several other ranked opponents helping them receive the #2 bid going into the CCCAA State Championship Playoffs.
The Regional will kick off this weekend with Santiago Canyon College hosting visiting Ventura College in a best of 3 game series. The first game will take place on Saturday, May 7th at 2:00pm. Game #2 is scheduled to start at 12:00pm on Sunday, May 8th with a 2:00pm "if necessary" game. The winner from the Regional will advance into the Super Regional.
Admission will be charged for all games during the Regional series. Ticket prices are as follows:
General Admission: $12.00
Student, Faculty, Staff: $8.00
Seniors (60+): $8.00
Children under 12: $8.00
|April 30, 2016|
Olague and Lanksbury selected to All State
Two members of the Santiago Canyon College Softball Team were selected onto the 3CFCA All State Team. Emili Olague, a freshman out of Marina High School, and Kaitlyn Lanksbury, a sophomore out of Huntington Beach High School.
Olague, a first baseman, led the state in RBI's with a total of 59 and came in at the two spot in the state for batting average at .504 on the year. With a total of 13 home runs, an on base percentage of .569, and a slugging percentage of .983 she was in the top 3 in the state in nearly every offensive category.
Lanksbury, a third baseman, came in at #2 in the state in doubles with a total of 17 on the year. She hit .389 overall with 3 home runs, 32 RBI, and scored 31 runs. Defensively, Kaitlyn was third in the state in assists with 106 and was a part of turning 10 double plays.
|April 28, 2016|
Hawks Receive All-OEC Honors
Several members of the Santiago Canyon College Softball Team were rewarded for their efforts during the 2016 season. The Hawks had a total of 8 players who received recognition including Krista Carranza, Emili Olague, Kaitlyn Lanksbury, Jessica Daniel, Manoa Weijgertse, Ashley Clark, Jordaen Hicks and Alyssa Sojka.
First Team All OEC Honors went to Emili Olague and Kaitlyn Lanksbury. Olague finished OEC play with the highest batting average in the conference at .548. She boasted a .903 slugging percentage, led with 29 RBI's, 13 walks, and had a .595 on base percentage. Lanksbury rounded out OEC play with a .431 batting average and was top 10 in the conference with 28 hits. She led the conference in doubles with 13 total. Lanksbury scored 20 runs, and had 22 RBI's in conference play. Defensively, Lanksbury was a part of turning 7 double plays with a total of 64 assists.
Second Team All OEC Honors when to Jessica Daniel, Ashley Clark and Manoa Weijgertse. Daniel finished conference play with a .418 average. She had 20 stolen bases and 30 runs scored while starting every game in center field. Ashley Clark hit .433 in OEC play with 17 runs scored, 15 RBI and 15 stolen bases. Weijgertse was top 5 in the conference in RBI's with 22 and finished with a .339 average. She scored 18 runs and was walked 11 times giving her a .443 on base percentage.
Alyssa Sojka and Jordaen Hicks received Honorable Mention honors. Sojka was the starting 2nd baseman all season and turned 10 double plays. Offensively, she had a .403 batting average, scored 15 runs, had 22 RBI's and stole 9 bases. Hicks hit .373 in conference play with 22 runs scored and 15 stolen bases.
Krista Carranza was named the Orange Empire Conference Defensive Player of the Year. As the Hawks starting short stop, Carranza made only 2 errors in a total of 81 chances during the 21 conference games. She turned 4 double plays and ended conference play with a .975 fielding percentage.
|April 20, 2016|
Hawks Win RCC Series
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up a 7-5 win at
Riverside City College on Wednesday. The
win brings the Hawks overall record to 32-6 on the year with only 1 game left
in the regular season. The Hawks pounded
13 hits on the day while Riley Nahrwold recorded the win improving her record
The Hawks were led offensively by Emili Olague who drove a 2 run home
run deep over the score board in the first inning to put the Hawks on the board
with an early lead. She finished the day
going 3-for-3 with 3 RBI and a run scored.
She continues to lead the state with a total of 59 RBI on the year. Alyssa Sojka was 2-for-4 on the day with a
double and a run scored. Ashley Clark
was also 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and 2 stolen bases. Krista Carranza was a perfect 2-for-2 while
also swiping 2 bases.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will
sit idle until their final conference game of the year on Wednesday April 27th. The game will be held at 3PM at Santiago
Canyon College and the sophomores will be honored at the start of the game!
|||April 19, 2016|
Hawks Win on Faculty Appreciation Day
Canyon College Softball Team posted a 13-8 victory over Orange Coast College
while honoring the SCC Faculty during the team’s annual Faculty Appreciation
Day! Each member of the softball team selected a professor to whom they
wanted to thank for their dedication in the classroom. The faculty
members threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the start of the game!
The Hawks posted
a total of 13 runs on 15 hits. Every member of the starting lineup
collected a hit on the day. Jessica Daniel was 3-for-3 with 2 RBI and 3
runs scored, Manoa Weijgertse was 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, 1 run scored and 5
RBI, Kaitlyn Lanksbury also had a double and 2 RBI.
Thornton picked up the win for the Hawks. She threw 5.1 innings while
holding Orange Coast to 6 hits and no earned runs improving her overall record
to a perfect 10-0.
|April 16, 2016|
Hawks Beat Cerritos in Dramatic Fashion
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cerritos College 7-5 on Saturday. The non-conference win marks the second time this season that the two teams have faced one another with the Hawks coming out on top both times. Riley Narhwold went the distance in the circle, throwing all 7 innings and picking up the win.
The Hawks got on the board in the first inning with a 2 out double off the top of the left field fence from Manoa Weijgertse. The double scored Jessica Daniel who had reached on a single and stolen second base. The Cerritos Falcons answered right back with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame. A leadoff double came around to score later in the inning on an RBI single.
In the bottom of the second, Cerritos took control with a 2 run homerun bringing the score to 3-1. It was not until the top of the 5th inning that the Hawks were able to respond. Ashley Clark led off the inning with a triple and came in to score on a 2 out base hit from Jordaen Hicks. The RBI brought the Hawks to within 1 run of tying, setting up a dramatic seventh inning.
In the top of the 7th, with 1 out, Ashley Clark drilled a double to the left center gap. The Falcons made a pitching change that resulted in Chrissy Woodling reaching first on a hit by pitch. Cerritos was able to rebound with a strikeout, putting the Hawks at 2 outs with runners on first and second. The Hawks stayed alive and loaded the bases when Jordaen Hicks also reached on a hit by pitch. Pinch Hitter, Shannon Thornton, entered the game with 2 outs, bases loaded, and down by 1 run. With 2 outs and 2 strikes on her, Thornton doubled to center field, brining home both the tying and the go ahead run to put the Hawks up 4-3. Emili Olague kept the momentum alive by drilling a 3 run home run deep to center field giving the Hawks the 7-3 advantage. Cerritos fought back in the bottom of the 7th pushing 2 runs across on 2 doubles and a single, but the Hawks were able to end the scoring threat on a ground ball holding the score to 7-5 and securing the victory.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC returns home for more Orange Empire Conference action on Tuesday. SCC will face Orange Coast College at 3pm. There will be a ceremony honoring the Santiago Canyon College Faculty prior to the start of the game!
(Emili Olague & Riley Nahrwold)
|April 14, 2016|
Olague and Nahrwold Earn Player and Pitcher of the Week Honors
members of the SCC Softball Team earned CCCAA Honors in the same week!
Facing 3 of the top teams in the state, the Hawks posted impressive
numbers garnering both awards of recognition for their outstanding play
in the 9th week of competition!
Player of the Week – Emili Olague
Olague, a freshman, had a monster week as the Hawks faced three of the top teams in the state (Cypress, Palomar, and Mt. SAC). Olague went 6-for-12 in the four games ending the week with a .500 average. Five of her six hits were for extra bases including three home runs (two of them were two-run home runs, the other a solo shot) as well as a pair of doubles. She scored a total of five runs and drove in a total of seven RBIs. It's her second State Player of the Week nod this season. Olague prepped at Marina High School and hails from Huntington Beach, CA.
Pitcher of the Week – Riley Nahrwold
Sophomore Riley Nahrwold pitched a total of 16 innings during the week, 13 of which came in back to back wins on Saturday against Mt. SAC and Palomar. Riley held Mt. SAC scoreless while giving up only four hits and striking out four batters. In the match up against Palomar, Nahrwold allowed three runs on six hits. Nahrwold prepped at Sunny Hills High School and hails from Fullerton, CA.
|April 6, 2016 |
Hawks Sweep Saddleback
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team completed the 3 game sweep of Saddleback College today. The Hawks used 2, 3-run home runs by Kaitlyn Lanksbury and Emili Olague to propel the 10-4 victory. Riley Nahrwold threw 5.1 innings and recorded the win while holding the Gauchos to 1 run.
Saddleback struck first putting up 3 runs in the first 2 innings. The first run came without a single hit being given up, while the next 2 runs came in on 4 Gaucho singles. The only other Saddleback run was a solo home run in the bottom of the 5th.
The Hawks however used a total of 11 hits to score their 10 runs. Kaitlyn Lanksbury finished the day with 3 RBI while going 3-for-4 with a double and a 3 run home run to give the Hawks the lead. Lanksbury continues to lead the state in doubles with a total of 16. Alyssa Sojka finished the day 2-for-3 with 3 RBI, a triple, and a stolen base. Emili Olague hit 50 RBI today and remains the top run producer in the state. She finished the day going 3-for-4 with 3 runs, 4 RBI, and a home run. At .510, she has the 4th highest batting average in the state and is #3 in home runs with a total of 11 on the year.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC returns to conference action on Wednesday next week against Santa Ana College. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00pm.
|April 5, 2016|
SCC Sweeps Golden West
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Golden West College 9-2 in the final game of the series in Orange Empire Conference play. The Hawks improve to an overall record of 27-5. Shannon Thornton was the winning pitcher of record holding the Rustlers to 2 runs on 6 hits while striking out 6 batters.
The Hawks put up one run in the top of the first inning on an RBI double from Emili Olague. Jordaen Hicks scored the first run after leading off with a single and then stealing second base. Golden West evened up the score in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a double and a single.
The Hawks took the lead once again by adding one more run to their total in the top of the third inning. Jessica Daniel led off with a single and then stole second base. She advanced to third on a fly ball from Olague and the scored on a sacrifice from Manoa Weijgertse. Golden West answered back once again tying the game at 2-2 in the bottom of the 3rd inning. After runners had reached on an error and a single, the Rustlers went on to score a run on a double steal with runners on first and third.
The Hawks put the game out of reach in the top of the 5th inning adding 4 more runs to their total, bringing the score to 6-2. Singles from Jessica Daniel, Kaitlyn Lanksbury, Alyssa Sojka, and Krista Carranza along with a triple from Ashley Clark and a walk to Chrissy Woodling would give the Hawks the edge they needed. The rest of the damage came in the 7th inning. Sojka and Clark singled to lead off the inning and then Brittney Howe drew a walk to load the bases. Pinch hitter, Lauren Hammond, then drove a double in the gap to bring home 2 more runs. The final run came on a sacrifice from Jordaen Hicks, setting the final score at 9-2.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC travels to Saddleback College on Wednesday. The matchup is the final game of the series with the Hawks up 2-0. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00pm.
(Manoa Weijgertse / Riley Nahrwold)
|April 2, 2016|
SCC Defeats Defending State Champion
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up its second win of the day over another ranked team by defeating #2 ranked Palomar College, the 2015 State Champion. The Hawks recorded a 6-3 victory with 7 hits on the day and another great pitching performance from Riley Nahrwold. Narhwold went the distance recording 7 innings and holding a powerful Palomar offense to 6 hits.
The Hawks struck early putting up 4 runs in the first inning. Jordaen Hicks led off with a single and then stole second base. Jessica Daniel followed with a single and a stolen base of her own. Emili Olague crushed ball that deflected off the pitcher allowing Hicks to score. Manoa Weijgertse followed with an RBI single that plated Jessica Daniel. Kaitlyn Lanksbury reached on a walk bringing Alyssa Sojka to the plate. She drilled a ball through the legs of the second baseman that went all of the way to the fence in right center allowing her to reach third safely and scoring both Weijgertse and Lanksbury.
Palomar responded in the top of the 3rd inning with 2 runs of their own, cutting the Hawks lead in half. A Hawk throwing error and a single put 2 runners on base. A single to center field allowed both runs to eventually score.
The Hawks did their final damage in the bottom of the 4th inning when they expanded their lead to 6-2 with 2 more runs in the inning. Alyssa Sojka led off the inning with a single and stole second base. Ashley Clark-Johnson followed suite with a single and stolen base herself putting SCC runners at second and third. Christine Woodling came in as a pinch hitter and forced Palomar into rundown on a ground ball that eventually forced a throwing error that allowed both Clark-Johnson and Woodling to come around and score on the play. Palomar pushed one more across in the top of the 5th inning with a triple and an RBI ground ball, but it wouldn't prove to be enough as the Hawks were able to shut them down for the remainder and secure the 6-3 victory.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Golden West College on Tuesday for a 3:00pm Orange Empire Conference game.
|April 2, 2016|
Hawks Knock Off Mt. SAC
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Mt. San Antonio College on Saturday to improve their record to 24-5 on the year. The Hawks posted a come from behind 3-2 win to over Mt. SAC who came in ranked #4. Riley Nahrwold recorded the win throwing 6 innings and holding them to no runs on 4 hits while striking out 4 Mt. SAC batters.
The Mounties got on the board in the top of the first inning with 2 runs off of SCC starter Lauren Hammond. Two singles, a double, and 2 stolen bases on the Hawks would give them the early lead. In the top of the second, Mt. SAC looked to expand their lead by starting the inning off with back to back singles. Riley Nahrwold came in to relieve Hammond and immediately recorded an out on a sacrifice bunt to put Mt. SAC runners at second and third with one out. Nahrwold loaded the bases with a walk setting up a perfect 5-2-3 double play to end the scoring threat.
It was a pitching duel until the bottom of the 5th inning when the Hawks were able to strike back. With one out, Kaitlyn Lanksbury drew a walk. Alyssa Sojka and Ashley Clark-Johnson followed with back to back singles the forced a throwing error allowing Lanksbury to score and cutting the lead in half. Brittney Howe then stepped up to the plate and drove a clutch double deep into the left-center gap that plated both Sojka and Clark-Johnson giving the Hawks the 3-2 advantage.
Mt. SAC looked to answer back in the top of the 6th when they loaded the bases with 1 out on 2 singles and a hit batter. Nahrwold was able to induce 2 ground balls that allowed the SCC defense to work out of the jam. The Hawks put pressure on the Mounties once again in the bottom half of the frame with runners on first and second after Manoa Weijgertse reached on a single and Lanksbury drew her second walk of the day. A coaching miscue with a player that was not re-entered for Mt. SAC gave SCC two opportunities to drive the insurance runs in but a fly ball ended the threat. The 3 runs would prove to be enough as SCC shut down Mt. SAC in the 7th and secured the 3-2 victory.
|March 30, 2016 |
Olague Hits 2, 2 Run Home Runs
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Orange Coast College 12-4 in an Orange Empire Conference game. With a record of 24-4, the 5 inning mercy rule win marks the 15th win of the year that has been decided by the mercy rule. Shannon Thornton picked up the win in the circle for SCC throwing 4 innings and holding the Pirates to no runs on 4 hits.
The Hawks got on the board with 2 runs in the first inning. After Jessica Daniel reached on a single, Emili Olague drove a ball deep over the center field fence for a 2 run home run. SCC added a third run in the second inning on an RBI single from Christine Woodling. The single scored Ashley Clark-Johnson who reached on a walk and advanced to second on a passed ball.
The Hawks added two more runs in the 3rd inning. Emili Olague singled and moved to second when Brittney Howe was hit by a pitch. Kaitlyn Lanksbury singled to load the bases. Alyssa Sojka then drove a ball to right field for an RBI single that scored Olague. Clark-Johnson drew a bases loaded walk for the final run of the inning.
In the bottom of the third Orange Coast College looked to start a rally with a leadoff single and a stolen base. Alyssa Sojka completed an unassisted double play on a line drive to eliminate the threat.
In the top of the 4th, the Hawks added 3 more to their total. Jordaen Hicks doubled to lead off the inning and then Emili Olague delivered her second 2-run home run to center field. The third run came when Ashley Clark-Johnson doubled home Kaitlyn Lanksbury who had reached on a double as well.
The Hawks final 4 runs came in the top of the 5th inning. Lauren Hammond led off with a pinch-hit single to left field. Krista Carranza came in to run for Hammond and stole second base. Jessica Daniel singled and then stole second. Emili Olague was walked to load the bases. Kaitlyn Lanksbury hit her second double of the game, driving in 2 runs. Alyssa Sojka drove in 2 more runs on an RBI single to left field.
Orange Coast put up their 4 runs all in the bottom of the 5th inning. The Pirates strung 4 hits together along with one Hawk error to close the gap but it would not prove to be enough to extend the game.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will face Cypress College on Friday at their home field. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00PM.
|March 25, 2016|
Hawks Take OEC Win over Riverside
Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Riverside City College
on Friday in an Orange Empire Conference game. Riverside had given the
Hawks one of their only 4 losses on the season prior to this
meeting. Santiago Canyon had control the entire game and saw itself
jump to the top of several categories with the 7-0 win.
Hicks got the Hawks on the board in the bottom of the third with a 2
RBI double that plated Krista Carranza and Ashley
Clark-Johnson. Clark-Johnson had singled to lead of the inning and then
stole second base. The later advanced to third on a
groundball. Krista Carranza reached on a bunt base hit and then stole
second to put 2 runners in scoring position for Hicks. Emili Olague
followed with an RBI single to left field that scored Hicks and gave the
Hawks a 3-0 lead.
SCC added 3 more runs to their total in the bottom of the 5th inning. Chrissy
Woodling led off the inning with a single to left center. Brooke Mays
replaced Woodling on the bases. Krista Carranza followed with a single
and then both runners advanced on a sacrifice bunt from Jordaen
Hicks. Jessica Daniel walked to load the bases. Mays came around to
score on a passed ball, leaving runners at second and third. Emili
Olague then delivered a 2 RBI double to the right center gap scoring
Carranza and Hicks. Olague's 3 RBI's put her at a season total of 38
which makes her the top RBI producer in the state!
Riverside looked to get on the board in the 6th inning,
but a 5-4-3 double play, from Kaitlin Lanksbury at third, to Alyssa
Sojka at second and finally Emili Olague at first quickly ended the
threat. That double play moved the Hawks into the #1 slot for most
double plays turned in the state with a total of 16.
The Hawks final run came in the bottom of the 6th on a leadoff solo home run to dead center field from Freshman catcher Chrissy Woodling.
Hammond threw another 7 inning shutout to improve to 10-1 on the year
and bring her overall ERA to 1.68. The shutout marks her 6th of the season and puts her at #2 in the state for most shutouts.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC continues Orange Empire Conference action with a 3PM game at Orange Coast on Wednesday.
|||March 23, 2016|
Hawks Edge Fullerton 5-1
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Fullerton College 5-1 in an Orange Empire Conference game to improve their overall record to 22-4. The Hawks used a great pitching performance from Lauren Hammond combined with perfect defense and the Hawks 15th double play on the year to hold the Hornets to only 4 hits over 7 innings of work.
SCC struck first with one run in the first inning on a double from Emili Olague that plated Jordaen Hicks. Hicks had led off the game with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Jessica Daniel. The second run came in the second inning for SCC which started with a leadoff double from Christine Woodling. Woodling moved to third on a ground ball from Ashley Clark-Johnson and later scored on an RBI base hit from Brittney Howe.
Fullerton cut the lead in half with a run in the top of the third inning. The leadoff batter reached on a base hit and advanced to second on a ground ball before coming around to score on a base hit down the right field line. The Hawks immediately responded with another run in the bottom of the third to bring the lead to 3-1. Emili Olague led off the inning with her second double of the game. Olague then moved to third on a ground ball from Alyssa Sojka which allowed her to score on an RBI single from Christine Woodling.
SCC did their final offensive work in the bottom of the 5th inning. Jessica Daniel led off the inning with a single and then stole second base. Shannon Thornton replaced Daniel running at second base after she was sidelined from the collision. Alyssa Sojka stepped up with 2 outs and drove a 2 run home run to deep left center field to put the Hawks up 5-1.
Fullerton looked to respond in the top of the 6th with a leadoff base hit, but a 6-4-3 double play quickly ended the threat. The double play puts the Hawks one away from leading the state in turning double plays.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC remains at home on Friday when they will host Riverside City College in a 2PM Orange Empire Conference game.
|March 19, 2016|
Hammond Throws 5th Shutout
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Southwestern College 2-0 in a non-conference game on Saturday. The win improves the Hawks to 21-4 overall and gives Lauren Hammond her 5th shutout. The 4-hit shutout puts Hammond ranked #2 in the state for the most shutouts this season.
The Hawks first run came in the bottom of the 2nd inning on an RBI single from Ashley Clark-Johnson. The single scored Kaitlyn Lanksbury who had led off the inning with a double and advanced to third on a wild pitch.
The only other run came in the bottom half of the 5th inning on a sacrifice fly ball from Alyssa Sojka. Jessica Daniel had led off the inning with a walk and proceeded to steal both second and third base before scoring on the sacrifice fly ball.
The Hawks once again played flawless defense, extending their errorless streak to 5 games. Southwestern College put slight pressure on the Hawks in the final inning, but SCC was able to end the threat with a double play.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC returns to Orange Empire Conference action on Wednesday with a 3pm game against Fullerton College.
|March 18, 2016|
Hawks Beat Dons With 14th Mercy Rule Win
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated district rival Santa Ana College 9-0 on Friday. The win is the second of the series with Santa Ana that the Hawks have won by the mercy rule and the 14th win out of 20 that has been decided by the mercy rule for Santiago Canyon College overall this season! Lauren Hammond picked up with win throwing a shut out and holding the Dons to 5 hits. Defensively, the Hawks played flawless defense including 2 double plays!
The Hawks posted 4 runs in the top of the first inning to set the tone early on. Jordaen Hicks led off with a single and stole second base. She later advanced to third on a bunt from Jessica Daniel. A walk to Emili Olague and a hit by pitch to Manoa Weijgertse loaded the bases. The first run came on an RBI single from Alyssa Sojka, followed by a 3 run, bases clearing triple from Ashley Clark-Johnson.
In the top of the third the Hawks added 4 more to their total. SCC used 5 singles from Alyssa Sojka, Ashley Clark-Johnson, Krista Carranza, Jordaen Hicks, and Emili Olague as well as 3 stolen bases from Sojka, Carranza, and Daniel to extend their lead to 8-0.
The final run came in the top of the 4th inning on an RBI single from Brittney Howe. The single scored Kaitlyn Lanksbury who had reached on a single, advanced to second on a base hit from Alyssa Sojka, and moved to third on a groundball from Ashley Clark-Johnson.
|March, 16, 2016|
Hawks Hit 100 Stolen Bases
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team hit a milestone of 100 stolen bases on the season in their 10-0 mercy rule win over Golden West College on Wednesday. The Hawks combined a perfect defensive day with 10 hits, and a 2-hit pitching performance from Shannon Thornton to secure the Orange Empire Conference victory.
The Hawks put up 4 runs in the first inning on a total of 5 hits. Jordaen Hicks led off the frame with a single and then stole second base, she later advanced to 3rd on a wild pitch. Jessica Daniel followed with an RBI single and went on to steal second base, she later advanced on a wild pitch which allowed her to score on a sacrifice fly ball from Emili Olague. Manoa Weijgertse singled and then stole second base. Kaitlyn Lanksbury delivered a double down the left field line bringing runners to second and third. Alyssa Sojka drove in the final 2 runs on the inning with a 2 RBI single down the left field line.
In the bottom of the third, the Hawks added 3 more to their total. Three consecutive doubles with 2 outs from Manoa Weijgertse, Kaitlyn Lanksbury, and Alyssa Sojka, followed by an RBI single from Ashley Clark-Johnson put the Hawks within 1 run of the mercy.
SCC made their final offensive push in the bottom of the 4th inning by loading the bases with a single from Jordaen Hicks, and 4 consecutive walks to Jessica Daniel, Emili Olague, Manoa Weijgertse, and Kaitlyn Lanksbury.
Shannon Thornton threw a 5 inning shutout to record the win and improve her record to 7-0 on the year. Thornton allowed only 2 hits on the day and faced only 3 hitters above the minimum for the day!
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Santa Ana College on Friday for a 2pm Orange Empire Conference Game.
|March 12, 2016|
3 Home Runs Push SCC Past Citrus
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up a non conference win over Citrus College on Saturday 5-2. SCC had 9 hits including 3 home runs while Shannon Thornton picked up her second win in 2 days for the Hawks in the circle. Thornton held them to 3 hits in 4.1 innings of work. Riley Nahrwold closed out the game holding Citrus scoreless over the final 2.2 innings.
Both team were held scoreless until the 4th inning when the Hawks got back to back home runs from Manoa Weijgertse and Kaitlyn Lanksbury to put them up 2-0. Citrus responded with a run of their own in the bottom half of the inning using a single and a double to cut the lead in half.
Citrus was able to tie it up 2-2 in the bottom of the 5th after a leadoff walk came around to score on a double. In the top of the 6th however, Alyssa Sojka drove her first collegiate home run over the left field fence to put the Hawks up where they would remain for the rest of the game. SCC's final 2 runs came in the top of the 7th inning. Christine Woodling singled to lead off the inning. Brooke Mays came in to pinch run for Woodling and stole second base. Mays came around to score on a single from Brittney Howe. 3 consecutive walks to Emili Olague, Manoa Weijgertse and then a bases loaded walk to Kaitlyn Lanksbury provided the final run of the game.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will return to OEC action with a 3:00pm home game against Golden West College on Wednesday.
|March 11, 2016|
16 Hits Power Hawks Past Saddleback
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up its second win over Saddleback College. The two teams opened the second round of Orange Empire Conference play with identical records but the Hawks walked away with a 10-2 mercy rule victory just before the rain came. Shannon Thornton threw a complete game allowing only 4 hits while picking up the win. Her record is now a perfect 5-0.
Several members of the SCC softball team had good days at the plate: Jordaen Hicks was 3-for4 with 2 RBI, a run scored, and a stolen base, Jessica Daniel was 2-for-3 with a run scored and 2 stolen bases, Manoa Weijgertse was 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI and a home run, Kaitlyn Lanksbury was 2-for-3 with a run scored, Alyssa Sojka was a perfect 3-for-3 with 2 runs scored, a stolen base, and a double, and Ashley Clark-Johnson was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI, a stolen base, and a run scored. Christine Woodling came off the bench with a clutch bases loaded double to put the Hawks in position to secure the mercy rule win.
|March 9, 2016|
Cypress Upsets Hawks
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team dropped an Orange Empire Conference game 10-8 on Wednesday at Cypress College. The two teams are among the top ranked in both Southern California and the state as a whole. Riley Nahrwold threw 4 innings for the Hawks and suffered the loss while holding Cypress to 5 hits. Ashley Clark-Johnson was 3-for-4 on the day to lead the Hawks offensively.
The Hawks struck first scoring one run in the top of the second inning on an RBI double from freshman second baseman Alyssa Sojka. The double plated Manoa Weijgertse who had led off the frame with a walk. The Hawks extended their lead to 2-0 in the top of the 3rd inning. Krista Carranza led off with a bunt that forced an error and then stole second base. Another Cypress error on Jordaen Hicks at bat allowed Carranza to come around and score.
Cypress responded in the bottom half of the frame with 4 runs of their own to take the lead. The Chargers combined 3 singles, a double, a Hawk error and 2 hit batters in the inning to take control. In the bottom of the 4th, Cypress added an additional run with only 1 hit and an SCC error.
The Hawk's bats came alive once again in the top of the 5th inning to bring the game to within 1 run at 5-4. Brittney Howe led off with a walk. Krista Carranza forced an error that allowed both her and Howe to reach safely. Howe and Carranza moved to second and third on a sacrifice bunt from Jordaen Hicks. Christine Woodling came off the bench to pinch hit and drove a sacrifice fly ball deep to left field that allowed Howe to score. A ground ball ended the Hawks scoring threat for the inning.
Cypress answered back once again with a leadoff walk followed by a triple and a single extended their lead to 7-4. In the bottom of the 6th, they saw that lead grow to 10-4 with a triple, 2 singles, a passed ball, and a walk.
SCC didn't go quietly. In the top of the 7th, the Hawks posted 4 consecutive singles from Jordaen Hicks, Jessica Daniel, and RBI single from Emili Olague, and Manoa Weijgertse, followed by a 2 RBI double from Kailtyn Lanksbury to put the Hawks down by just 2 runs and the score at 10-8. With the tying runners on base, Cypress brought in their third pitcher of the day who was able to force a strikeout and a groundout to end the Hawks scoring threat and seal the win.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will host Saddleback College on Friday in a 2PM Orange Empire Conference Game.
(Brittney Howe - Game tying 3 Run Home Run)
(Emili Olague - Solo Home Run, Grand Slam)
|March 5, 2016|
SCC Sweeps College of the Canyons
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team completed a clean sweep of #8 ranked College of the Canyons with a 17-5 mercy rule win and a second win by a closer margin of 4-3. The win improves the Hawks overall record to 16-3. Riley Nahrwold picked up the win throwing 4.2 innings for the Hawks. With another impressive offensive day, the Hawks continue to lead the state in several categories including: Runs scored (190), Doubles (49), Extra Base Hits (66), Stolen Bases (90), and On Base Percentage (.492).
In the first game, the Hawks saw themselves down 5-1 going in to the 4th inning. The SCC bats came alive following a solo home run from Emili Olague that brought the Hawks to within 3. Singles from Alyssa Sojka and Ashley Clark-Johnson set the table for Brittney Howe who delivered a 3 run game tying home run. From that point on the Hawks had full control. In the top of the 5th, SCC added 5 more to their total with singles from Jordaen Hicks, Manoa Weijgertse, and Clark-Johnson as well as 2 doubles from Olague and Alyssa Sojka that plated 2 runs each.
The Hawks did their final damage in the top of the 6th inning with 7 more runs to add to their total. The bases were loaded by singles from Krista Carranza and Jessica Daniel as well as a walk to Jordaen Hicks. Emili Olague stepped up and drove a shot over the fence in left center field for a grand slam and her 7th RBI on the day! Weijgertse and Kaitlyn Lanksbury followed with back to back doubles. Brittney Howe reached on a single and Krista Carranza posted her second single of the inning in the final frame.
In game 2, Shannon Thornton picked up the win throwing 5.1 innings and holding Canyons to 3 runs. Riley Nahrwold picked up the save throwing the final 2 innings and allowing no hits. The Hawks got on the board in the top of the first inning on an RBI single from Emili Olague scoring Jessica Daniel who had reached on a walk and then stole second base. Canyons evened the score with a solo home run in the bottom of the third inning. Two pinch hit at bats in the top of the 4th inning from the SCC bench would prove to be huge. The first came from Christine Woodling who singled to score Alyssa Sojka who had reached on a base hit and advanced to second on a ground ball. The second pinch hit was delivered by Lauren Hammond which allowed Krista Carranza (who had re-entered for Woodling) to come around and score after stealing second base.
The Hawks final run came in the top of the 5th inning on an RBI single from Kaitlyn Lanksbury. Olague singled to lead off the frame and was replaced by Shannon Thornton as the runner. Thornton advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Weijgertse and scored on the Lanksbury single. Canyons made their final push in the bottom of the 6th scoring 2 runs on three hits but came up just short.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC returns to conference play with a 3:00 game at Cypress on Wednesday.
|||March 4, 2016|
Hawks Roll Past Pirates
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team broke their season high run total with a 17-0 win over Orange Empire Conference opponent Orange Coast College. The Hawks had 18 hits on the day with 5 doubles, a home run, 4 stolen bases and played perfect defense.
SCC put up 4 runs in the bottom of the first inning when Jessica Daniel scored on an OCC error. Kaitlyn Lanskbury then drove a 3 run home run to extend the Hawks lead. The Hawks added 5 more to their total in the bottom of the second inning with doubles from Jordaen Hicks and Alyssa Sojka, as well as RBI singles from Emili Olague and Ashley Clark-Johnson.
In the top of the third, OCC looked to threaten with a leadoff single, but a groundball to Krista Carranza at short was turned into a double play giving the Hawks the edge once again. Another 4 runs were tacked onto SCC's total in the bottom half of the inning with a 2 RBI double from Alyssa Sojka, an RBI groundout from Clark-Johnson and an RBI single from Brittney Howe.
The final 4 runs came in the bottom of the 4th with a single from Jessica Daniela and RBI doubles from Brittney Howe and Kaitlyn Lanksbury.
Lauren Hammond threw a 2 hit shutout to record the win in the circle for the Hawks. The win improves her overall record to 6-1.
Next Up for the Hawks: The Hawks head up to College of the Canyons on Saturday for a non-conference double header.
|March 2, 2016|
Hawks Lose Slugfest at RCC
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team is nearly the best offensive team in the state. Yet a tough Riverside City College was able to outscore the Hawks 12-11 in a game that was marked by a total of 30 hits between the two teams. Riverside posted 14 hits while SCC out hit them with 16. The loss brings the Hawks to an overall record of 13-3.
Lauren Hammond got her first loss of the year bringing her record to 5-1. She allowed 9 runs on 11 hits over 5.1 innings of work. Shannon Thornton recorded 2 outs in the circle while allowing 3 runs on 3 hits. The pitchers combined for a total of 7 walks on the day.
Offensively the Hawks were led by Kaitlyn Lanksbury who was 4-for-4 on the day with 3 doubles, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Six Hawks hitters had doubles including Jessica Daniel, Emili Olague (2-for-4, 2 runs scored, 2 RBI), Manoa Weijgertse, Alyssa Sojka (2-for-4, 2 RBI), and Brittney Howe. SCC also added 6 more stolen bases to their total brining them to 76 on the year which is the best in the state.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will look to bounce back against Orange Coast College on Friday. The Orange Empire Conference game is scheduled for 2:00pm at Santiago Canyon College.
|February 27, 2016|
#1 Ranked Hawks Add 2 More Wins
The #1 ranked Santiago Canyon College Softball team bounced back with 2 wins on Saturday after dropping an Orange Empire Conference game to Fullerton College on Friday. In fitting style, SCC posted a mercy rule 14-6 win over #10 ranked Santa Barbara City College and then a 7-0 win over Ventura College. It is the Hawks 9th win by the mercy rule in 15 games thus far.
Shannon Thornton picked up both wins in the circle on Saturday throwing 3 2/3rd innings in the Santa Barbara game and a 7 inning shutout against Ventura with a total of 8 strikeouts on the day. Emili Olague had a monster day at the plate going 6-for-7 with a walk, 4 doubles, a 2 run home run, and 6 RBI. Brittney Howe also delivered a 3 run home run during the Santa Barbara game. Ashley Clark-Johnson was 5-for-8 on the day 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, and 5 stolen bases.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC returns to conference play on Wednesday with a 3PM game at Riverside City College.
(Krista Carranza, Alyssa Sojka)
|February 24, 2016|
Hawks Post 5th Straight Mercy Rule Win
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated district rival Santa Ana College 8-0 in 5 innings on Wednesday. The win improves the Hawks to a perfect 3-0 start in Orange Empire Conference play and an overall record of 11-1. Lauren Hammond threw a complete game shutout holding the Dons to only 2 hits on the day. Hammond has now held hitters scoreless for 14 1/3 consecutive innings.
SCC got on the board early with 2 runs in the first inning. Kaitlyn Lanksbury drove a ball down the left field line for 2 RBI after the Hawks had loaded the bases on 3 walks. SCC added 3 more to their total in the bottom of the third inning. Lanksbury drove a double to right field and then advanced to third on a wild pitch. Ashley Clark-Johnson reached on a walk and then stole second base. Brittney Howe then delivered a deep sacrifice fly ball to right center that allowed both Lanksbury and Clark to come around and score. With 2 outs, Krista Carranza singled and then stole second base. She went on to score on an RBI single from Jordaen Hicks.
The Hawks extended their lead to 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning scoring 3 more runs without ever getting a hit. SCC capitalized on 4 walks, a hit batter, and 3 wild pitches to post their 5th consecutive mercy rule win. Krista Carranza finished the day going 2-for-2 with a run scored and Kaitlyn Lanksbury was 2-for-2 as well with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Fullerton College on Friday for a 2PM Orange Empire Conference game!
|February 19, 2016|
Hawks Put up 14 Runs Again
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Golden West College 14-0 in an Orange Empire Conference Game. It was the second consecutive game this week that SCC has scored 14 runs and ended the game after 5 innings due to the mercy rule. The Hawks remain in the #1 RPI position in the Southern California section after closing out their first week of conference play.
Lauren Hammond picked up the win for the Hawks after holding Golden West to only 3 hits. Hammond didn't allow a runner to reach third base in the 5 inning shutout.
Offensively the Hawks were led by Brittney Howe who was 3-for-4 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI, and a run scored. Jessica Daniel continued her hot streak with a 3-for-4 day scoring 2 runs with 3 RBI and a stolen base.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC returns home on Wednesday for a 3pm Orange Empire Conference game against Santa Ana College.
|February 17, 2016|
Hawks Mercy Saddleback in OEC Opener
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Saddleback College 14-3 in 5 innings to begin OEC play on Wednesday. The win improves SCC to an overall record of 9-1 and ranked as the #1 team in the power rankings. The Hawks offense pounded 11 hits on the day.
SCC got on the board early when Jessica Daniel scored on a ground ball from Manoa Weijgertse. Daniel had reached on a fielder's choice, stolen second base and then advanced to third on a single from Emili Olague. The Hawks added 3 more to their total in the top of the 2nd inning on RBI singles from Daniel and Olague. Daniel went on to score the 3rd run of the inning on another ground ball from Weijgertse. The Hawks expanded upon their lead in the top of the 3rd with 2 more runs. Brittney Howe reached on a two out single, Krista Carranza induced a throwing error on a bunt that allowed both Howe and Carranza to come around and score.
Saddleback College was able to post their first run in the bottom half of the 3rd inning on 3 singles and an outfield error. SCC responded immediately with 2 more runs of their own. Jessica Daniel led off the inning with single and Emili Olague was walked. Manoa Weijgertse followed with a 2 RBI double.
The Gauchos made their final push in the bottom of the 4th inning plating 2 runs on 2 hits and 1 error. Lauren Hammond came in to relieve starting and eventual winning pitcher, Riley Nahrwold, and held Saddleback hitless for the remainder of the game.
SCC finished the game with a 6 run inning in the top of the 5th with singles from Emili Olague and Manoa Weijgertse as well as double from Kaitlyn Lanksbury combined with 3 Saddleback errors.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC travels to Golden West College on Friday for a 2PM OEC game!
(Jessica Daniel, Kaitlyn Lanksbury)
|February 13, 2016|
Hawks Sweep Bakersfield College
On Saturday the 13th the
Hawks traveled to Bakersfield College where they put up two five inning wins
against the Renegades. The
double header sweep improved the Hawks to 8-1 on the season heading
into Orange Empire Conference play. Lauren Hammond notched the win in
game one, while Riley Nahrwold picked up the win in game two.
In the first inning
the Hawks drove in 3 runs. Jordan Hicks led off with a double and then scored on
an RBI single from Emili Olague. After that Kaitlyn Lanksbury doubled to left
field bringing in Manoa Weijgertse and Alyssa Sojka.
put up a fight in the bottom of the first inning scoring two runs on a double
to center field. But the Hawks answered back with a
two-run home run from Olague, scoring Jessica Daniel who reached base on an
error from the first baseman.
The Hawks continued
to dominate throughout the entire game scoring in every inning. Jordan Hicks was
4-4 with 3 doubles and two RBI's. Manoa Weijgertse was 2-3 with one double and
one walk. Alyssa Sojka was 2-4 with 2 doubles and one stolen base. Kaitlyn
Lanksbury and Brittney Howe also had doubles in the first game.
In the circle Lauren
Hammond held the Renegades to 8 hits, 2 runs, and 5 strikeouts. Shannon
Thornton closed the game in the 5th holding them to two hits and two unearned
Jordaen Hicks led off
the second game against the Renegades with a triple to left field and was scored
on a SAC fly by Emili Olague to right field.
In the top of the
fourth the Hawks led off with a solo home run from Emili Olague. Manoa
Weijgertse and Alyssa Sojka followed with singles putting runners on first and
third. Sojka stole second base putting herself in scoring position. Kaitlyn
Lanksbury hit a SAC fly to center field scoring Weijgertse. Alyssa Sojka then
stole third and was scored by Ashley Clark who quickly stole second base after
reaching first. Krista Carranza and Clark both scored on an error by the 2nd
baseman on Hicks' hard hit ball.
The Hawks put up 9
runs with one double, 2 triples, 1 home run, and 7 RBI's.
Riley Nahrwold led
the Hawks in the circle pitching a shutout and only allowing 3 hits with 2
|February 12, 2016|
Hawks Host Challenger League
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team joined
forces with Little League’s Challenger Baseball team to host a clinic for the
mentally and/or physically handicapped athletes. The Hawks clinic focused on techniques for
throwing, fielding, hitting, and base running.
At the conclusion of the instruction, the SCC athletes paired up with
the Challenger athletes to compete in a scrimmage! It was a fantastic and rewarding evening for
|February 5, 2015|
Hawks Defeat Cerritos with 13 Hits
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team improved to 6-1 after a 7-1 victory over visiting Cerritos College on Friday. The Hawks pounded out 13 hits and scored in all but 1 inning. Riley Nahrwold went the distance for SCC in the circle holding the Falcons to 1 run on 7 hits.
SCC struck first scoring 2 runs in the bottom of the first inning. Jordaen Hicks led off the game with a single, stole second base and went on to score on an RBI single from Manoa Weijgertse. Jessica Daniel scored the second run of the inning, on an RBI single from Ashley Clark-Johnson, after reaching on a walk, and advancing on a single from Kaitlyn Lanksbury.
The third run came when Jordaen Hicks scored on an RBI single from Jessica Daniel. Hicks reached on a single and then stole second base. She later advanced to third on a first and third steal play. SCC put up another run in the bottom of the third on 3 hits including an RBI single from Ashley Clark-Johnson that plated Alyssa Sojka who had reached on a single. Sojka returned with a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the 5th inning to score Weijgertse who had singled earlier in the inning.
The Falcons lone run came in the top of the 6th inning after a leadoff batter reached on a walk. A groundout and a single advanced the runner to third allowing her to score on sacrifice fly ball to left field.
The Hawks put up their final runs in the bottom half of the frame with a 2 RBI double off the bat of Emili Olague that scored pinch hitter, Shannon Thornton, who reached on a walk and Hicks who reached on a single.
Up Next for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Bakersfield College for a 1PM and 3PM doubleheader on Saturday!
|February 3, 2016|
SCC Suffers First Loss
The Hawks took their first loss of the season in their game against Grossmont College. The loss brings SCC to an overall record of 5-1. Despite outhitting the Griffins, SCC could not hold on and ended up surrendering the winning run during the 8th inning while playing under the international tie breaker rules.
The Hawks jumped on the board quick in the first inning. Jordan Hicks lead off the game with a base hit to center field and then quickly stole second base. Jessica Daniel followed with a walk, putting runners on first and second. With 2 outs, Manoa Weijgertse drove Hicks in on a base hit to right field, giving the Hawks the first run of the game.
The Griffins answered back quick putting up a run in both the bottom of the first and second innings after leadoff batters reached on walks. In the top of the sixth inning Emili Olague hit a solo home run over the left field fence to tie the game.
SCC failed to capitalize on their scoring opportunity with a runner on 2nd in the top of the
8th inning. The Griffins however managed to score the winning run on a base hit to left field after advancing the runner to third on a sacrifice bunt.
Shannon Thornton started the game for SCC and allowed 2 runs on 1 hit over 1 inning of work. Riley Nahrwold went on to record the loss after posting 6 strikeouts in 6 innings of work.
Up Next for the Hawks: The Hawks face Cerritos College at home on Friday February 5th at 2pm.
|February 1, 2016|
Hawks Score 33 Runs at Glendale Tournament
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up 4 more wins over the weekend to improve their record to 5-0 on the season. The Hawks opened up play in Glendale with a 6-2 win over Ventura College, followed by a 7-2 victory over San Diego Mesa College on Friday. SCC returned on Saturday with an 8-0, 5 inning mercy rule win against Sacramento City College and finished out the weekend with a 12-1, 5 inning mercy rule win over host school Glendale College.
The Hawks put up an impressive team batting average of .424 over the 4 games with freshman Alyssa Sojka leading the charge. Sojka finished the weekend with a .667 average (6-for-9) with 5 runs scored, 4 RBI, and 3 stolen bases. Sophomores Jessica Daniel, Brittney Howe, and Ashley Clark-Johnson each finished with a .500 batting average. Daniel went 6-for-12 with 4 runs scored and 4 RBI, Howe was 4-for-8 and Clark-Johnson was 5-for-10 with 4 runs and 4 RBI. Jordaen Hicks led SCC in RBI with a total of 6 while hitting .364 with 4 stolen bases and 5 runs scored.
In the circle, Lauren Hammond picked up 2 wins over the weekend with victories over Ventura College and Glendale College. She held the teams to a combined 9 hits over 11 innings of work while allowing no earned runs. Shannon Thornton threw 4 innings and picked up the win over San Diego Mesa College. Riley Nahrwold threw one inning of relief against San Diego Mesa and then threw a complete game, 5 inning shutout against Sacramento City College where she held them to only 2 hits.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Grossmont College on Wednesday for a non conference game. First pitch it scheduled for 3:00PM.
January 27, 2016
Hawks Open With Mercy Rule Win
Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team opened the 2016 season with a 15-0,
win over visiting San Diego City College. The Hawks pounded out 16 hits
in 5 innings of work. Riley Nahrwold recorded the win throwing 4 complete
innings while allowing only 3 hits on the day. Lauren Hammond came in to
close out the game holding the Knights to 1 hit.
The Hawks were led offensively by Manoa Weijgertse who was 4-for-4 on the day
with 5 RBI, 2 runs scored, and a home run. Emili Olague went 2-for-2 with
2 walks, and a 3 run home run to dead centerfield. Jessica Daniel was
3-for-4 with 3 runs scored and Alyssa Sojka was 2-for-3 with 3 RBI and a
SCC will now hit the road for a 4 game series up in Glendale. The Hawks
will face Ventura College and San Diego Mesa College on Friday and then play
Sacramento City College and Glendale College on Saturday. All games will
be played at the Glendale Sports Complex.