May 4, 2015
SCC Wins Regional Championship
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team captured the 2015 CCCAA Regional Championship and will be advancing to the Super Regional tournament beginning Friday, May 8th. The Hawks won 2 straight games on Sunday 4-0 and 10-2 after being down 0-1 in the series to Saddleback with a 6-5 loss on Saturday.
In the 6-5 loss on Saturday, the Hawks allowed 3 earned runs while committing 3 errors. Alexa Guerra led the offensive charge going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and a homerun. SCC was down by 4 runs in the 7th inning with 2 outs and rallied back scoring 3 runs on 3 hits and one Saddleback error. The Hawks stranded the tying run on third base with a groundball out.
With their backs against the wall, the Hawks came out with a purpose on Sunday and won game one of the day 4-0 to even the score and force the "if necessary" game. Riley Nahrwold threw a complete game shutout holding the Gauchos to 6 hits. SCC got on the board in the first without ever getting a base hit, capitalizing on 3 Saddleback errors. SCC added their second run in the second inning with a solo homerun from Stephanie Pelletier. The final two Hawk runs came in the 6th inning with a 2 run home run from Alexa Guerra, her second home run of the weekend.
With the series even at 1-1, the teams headed into the final game to determine whose season would continue on. SCC attacked early with a solo home run from AJ Carranza, putting the Hawks up 1-0 in the first inning. SCC added 6 more runs in the second inning with 5 hits including singles from Madison Smith, Jessica Daniel, Jordaen Hicks, and Ashley Clark, along with a double from Kaitlyn Lanksbury. The Hawks added 2 more in the 4th with a walk to Carranza and singles from Guerra and Clark. The Gauchos added a run in the 3rd and one in the 4th to bring the score to 9-2 going into the 5th inning. Maddie Smith drilled a home run to give SCC their 10th and final run needed to end the game on a mercy rule win.
Riley Nahrwold picked up her second win of the day in the circle for SCC. She held the Gauchos to 3 hits and no earned runs while working efficiently including a 3 pitch inning. Maddie Smith led the Hawks offensively going 2-for-3 with a home run, 3 RBI, and 3 runs scored.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will move onto the Super Regional which is a 4 team double elimination tournament. All games will be played at Allan Hancock College. First game is scheduled for 4pm against Cypress College.
April 27, 2015
Hawks Take on Saddleback in Regional
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team will travel to Saddleback College for the first round of the 2015 CCCAA Softball Regional. Click here to see the complete bracket. The Hawks came out with a #9 seeding, while the Gauchos edged them just slightly coming in at #8. Both teams finished the regular season with identical 26-12 records. The 2 teams have had 3 previous meetings this year coming out of the same conference with Saddleback holding the series victory 2-1.
The Regional is set as a best of 3 game series with game one scheduled for 2pm at Gaucho Field on Saturday. Game 2 will be played at 12pm on Sunday with a 2pm if necessary game. The winner of the regional will advance to the Super Regional scheduled for Friday, May 8th -Sunday, May 10th.
April 26, 2015
Guerra Named to All Southern California Team
Alexa Guerra was selected to the All Southern California Regional Team after a successful campaign as both a first baseman and a designated player. The freshman from Cypress High School completed the regular season with a .405 batting average and 46 runs batted in (RBI). These numbers put Guerra within the statistical leaders' category statewide. Alexa posted a 10 game hit streak to start out the 2015 season including a 3-for-3 performance against Ventura with 2 doubles and 4 RBI, a 2-for-4 performance against Fullerton College where she had a double and 3 RBI, and a 2-for-4 game at Golden West where she added another 3 RBI and a triple. Her season high was a 5 RBI game against Orange Coast College where Guerra went 2-for-2 with a double, a home run and 2 walks. Congratulations to Alexa Guerra and the rest of the Hawks!
April 24, 2015
All Conference Honors
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team had 4 members selected to the Orange Empire Conference All Conference Team. Alexa Guerra was awarded First Team honors after finishing out conference play with a .405 batting average and 29 RBI's, the second highest in the conference. Jordaen Hicks, Stephanie Pelletier and Riley Nahrwold each earned positions on the All Conference Second Team. Hicks finished out with a team high .424 batting average, 21 runs scored, and 7 stolen bases. Pelletier earned a spot after contributing as both a pitcher and third baseman. In the circle, Stephanie threw 56 innings with a 2.22 ERA. Riley Nahrwold threw 56 innings with a perfect 7-0 record and a 2.59 ERA.
SCC will head into the post season with Regional action starting on Saturday, May 2nd. Seeding and opponents will be announced Saturday morning.
April 20, 2015
Sophomore Day Success
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Orange Coast College 11-3 in the final home contest of the regular season. The win brings the Hawks to an overall record of 25-12. Prior to the start of the game, SCC was able to honor their 5 sophomores who will be graduating: #6 Madison Smith, #7 Misty Hewlett, #20 Danica Bryant, #27 Moriah Gonzales, and #31 Stephanie Pelletier.
Shannon Thornton threw the first 3 innings before Riley Nahrwold entered the game and picked up the win. After a slow start with the Hawks putting up only 3 runs in the first 3 innings, their bats came alive with 8 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Five members of the SCC team had 2 hits each: Jordaen Hicks, Brittney Howe (2-for-3, RBI), Stephanie Pelletier (2-for-3, double, 2 RBI), AJ Carranza (2-for3, 2 triples, RBI), and Maddie Smith (2-for-3, triple, RBI).
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Santa Ana College on Wednesday for the final game of the regular season.
April 6, 2015
Hawks Sweep Fullerton
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team completed the 3 game series sweep of Fullerton College on Monday with a 9-3 win. Riley Nahrwold picked up the win after throwing 4.1 innings and holding Fullerton to 2 runs on 5 hits. Stephanie Pelletier closed out the game for SCC throwing the final 2.2 innings and allowing no runs on 2 hits.
SCC got on the board in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Three consecutive singles from Madison Smith, Jessica Daniel, and Jordaen Hicks loaded the bases. Ashley Clark followed with a bases loaded walk, putting the Hawks up 1-0. Daniel scored the second run of the inning on a fielder's choice off the bat of Alexa Guerra, giving the Hawks the 2-0 lead.
In the bottom of the 4th, SCC expanded their lead adding 4 more runs to their total and bringing the score to 6-0. All 4 runs were scored with 2 outs in the inning. Jessica Daniel and Jordaen Hicks both reached on singles and then advanced to second and third on a throwing error. Clark followed with an RBI single, scoring Daniel. Alexa Guerra kept the 2 out rally alive by drilling a 3 run home run to right center field.
Fullerton put up a fight in the top of the 5th inning. The Hornets scored 3 runs on 3 hits and 2 SCC errors. Stephanie Pelletier came into pitch for the Hawks and was able to work out of the jam and end their scoring threat.
SCC bounced right back and put up 3 more runs in the bottom of the 5th, giving the Hawks a 9-3 lead. Pelletier led off the frame with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Madison Smith. Daniel followed with a single, moving pinch runner Misty Hewlett to third base. Jordaen Hicks and Ashley Clark then delivered back to back RBI singles. Hicks went onto score the final run by stealing home.
Jessica Daniel was 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored, Alexa Guerra hit a home run and had 4 RBI, Ashley Clark was 3-for-3 with 3 RBI and Jordaen Hicks was 3-for-5 with 3 runs scored.
April 4, 2015
SCC Takes Down Mt. SAC
The Santiago Canyon College Softball team defeated #3 ranked Mt. San Antonio College 10-5 on Saturday. The win improves SCC to an overall record of 21-10. Stephanie Pelletier pitched the final 2.2 innings of the game and picked up the win in the circle. She held the Mounties to 1 hit and no runs.
The Hawks struck first, posting 3 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning. Ashley Clark led off the inning with a triple to left field and then scored on an RBI single from Alexa Guerra. Later in the inning, Kaitlyn Lanksbury delivered a 2 run home run that scored Anjanette Carranza who reached on a base hit.
Riley Nahrwold started the game for the Hawks and held Mt. SAC scoreless for 4 innings. In the top of the 5th, they rallied back with 3 consecutive hits that scored 3 runs. Shannon Thornton entered the game for SCC to relieve Nahrwold with a tied game. A walk, 2 hits and an error however allowed Mt. SAC to take the lead 5-3. Pelletier entered the game with a 2 run deficit and was able to work the Hawks out of the jam.
Down 2 runs in the top of the 5th, Pelletier led off the inning with a solo home run taking the score to 5-4. Jessica Daniel followed with a walk and advanced to second on a base hit from Jordaen Hicks. Brittney Howe and Anjanette Carranza followed with RBI singles to put the Hawks up by one run. Howe later scored the final run of the inning on a wild pitch.
The Hawks extended their lead in the bottom of the 6th inning adding 3 more runs to their total. Pelletier walked to lead off the inning. Hicks was hit by a pitch, putting runners at first and second. Clark singled up the middle and then forced an error that scored pinch runner Savannah Rojas and Hicks. Clark scored the final run on an RBI from Alexa Guerra.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will host Fullerton College at 3pm on Monday.
March 25, 2015
The Hawks Defeat Saddleback
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Saddleback College 3-2 in an Orange Empire Conference game. The win puts SCC and Saddleback in a tie for 3rd place in the OEC with a conference record of 7-5. Riley Nahrwold picked up the win in the circle for the Hawks with Stephanie Pelletier recording one out and getting the save.
SCC put 2 runs on the board in the bottom of the first inning. Kaitlyn Lanskbury brought home the first run on a squeeze bunt, scoring Jordaen Hicks who had reached on a leadoff single. Brittney Howe picked up the second RBI of the inning on a single, plating Anjanette Carranza who reached on an error. Both teams were held scoreless until the bottom of the 6th inning when SCC added their final run. Brittney Howe picked up her 2nd RBI of the game on a sacrifice fly ball to left field, scoring Hicks who had reached on her second base hit of the game.
The Gauchos made a run for it in the top of the 7th inning. With 2 outs, Saddleback was able to string together 3 hits, including one double that brought in 2 runs. With the tying run on second base, Stephanie Pelletier entered the circle for the Hawks and induced a groundball out to end the threat.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Orange Coast College on Friday for a 2pm OEC game.
March 21, 2015
Hawks Top Southwestern College
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Southwestern College 7-3 in a non-conference game on Saturday afternoon. The win improves SCC's overall record to 16-7. Shannon Thornton picked up the win in the circle for the Hawks throwing 5 complete innings and allowing only 1 earned run. Stephanie Pelletier finished out the game throwing the final 2 innings while holding Southwestern to no runs on 2 hits and 2 strikeouts.
In the top of the first inning, the Hawks were able to load the bases but were unable to push across any runs. Southwestern put up the first run of the game in the bottom half of the frame, scoring 1 run on 3 hits. SCC answered right back in a big way, throwing up 6 runs in the top of the second inning with singles from Ashley Clark-Johnson, Danica Bryant, Jordaen Hicks, Anjanette Carranza, Alexa Guerra, and Brittney Howe, along with a double from Kaitlyn Lanksbury.
Southwestern added single runs in the bottom of the second and fourth innings, but it wasn't enough to catch the Hawks who added their final run in the top of the 6th inning. Savannah Rojas led off the inning with a triple and scored on a ground ball error.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will return to OEC play on Wednesday when they host Saddleback College. First pitch is set for 3:00pm.
March 18, 2015
Hawks Extend Win Streak to 6 Games
Canyon College Softball team defeated Golden West College 5-1, bringing their
conference record to 6-4. The Hawks put up 11 hits and continued their
winning streak to 6 games. Riley Nahrwold recorded the win for the Hawks,
pitching all 7 innings.
scored first in the bottom of the first inning on a solo home run. The
Hawks quickly answered back scoring 2 runs in the top of the third
inning. With two outs, Jordaen Hicks doubled to center field. AJ Carranza
followed with a ground ball to short stop, moving Hicks to third base.
Hicks then scored on an error by the short stop and AJ advanced to second.
Alexa Guerra hit an RBI single scoring Carranza.
In the top of
the fourth the Hawks pushed 4 more runs across the board. Maddie
Smith led off with a walk and then advanced to second on a ground out by
Shannon Thornton. Danica Bryant hit a single, scoring Smith. Hicks
then hit a single, moving Bryant to third. Carranza kept the
two-out rally going with an RBI single, scoring Bryant. Scoring the last
run of the inning, Guerra hit a single to right field.
By the end of
the game Jordaen Hicks went 3-4, Alexa Guerra went 3-4 with 2
RBI’s, AJ Carranza went 2-3 with 1 RBI, and Danica Bryant had 1 RBI.
Next up for
the Hawks: SCC will host Cypress College in a 2pm OEC Conference game on
March 16, 2015
SCC Has 14 Hits in Mercy Rule Win
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Long Beach City College 13-5 in 6 innings. The Hawks put up 14 hits in the win and improved their overall record to 14-6 on the year. Stephanie Pelletier recorded the win for SCC after entering the game in the 3rd inning, relieving starting pitcher Riley Nahrwold.
Long Beach struck first, posting 3 run in the top of the 3rd inning on 5 hits. The Hawks answered right back with 3 runs of their own in the bottom half of the frame. AJ Carranza reached on an error, Alexa Guerra singled, and Kaitlyn Lanksbury walked to load the bases. Brittney Howe and Ashley Clark each followed with RBI singles, followed by a bases loaded walk to Shannon Thornton to tie the game up at 3-3.
The Hawks started pulling away in the bottom of the 4th inning when they added 2 more runs on an RBI single from AJ Carranza and 2 Long Beach errors. Long Beach kept battling and evened the score 5-5 once again in the top of the 5th inning with 2 runs on 3 hits.
In the bottom of the 5th the Hawks took control of the game with a bases clearing double from AJ Carranza, scoring Ashley Clark, Jordaen Hicks, and Shannon Thornton. Kaitlyn Lanksbury followed with a double to bring home Carranza.
SCC finalized the mercy rule victory in the bottom of the 6th inning scoring 4 runs on 5 hits from Shannon Thornton, Jordaen Hicks, AJ Carranza, Kaitlyn Lanksbury and the game ending hit from Madison Smith. Carranza finished the day going 3-for-5 with 4 runs scored, 4 RBI and a double.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Golden West College for a 3pm OEC game on Wednesday.
March 14, 2015
Hawks Sweep Double Header
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team swept a double header on Saturday against Citrus College 2-1 and College of the Desert 5-1. The win against Citrus marked the 200th career win for Head Coach Lisa Camarco.
In the morning game against Citrus, Stephanie Pelletier held the Owls to only 1 run on 7 hits. SCC put up 12 hits in the win with Alexa Guerra going 3-for-3 with a double, Brittney Howe going 2-for-3 with a double, and AJ Carranza and Jordaen Hicks both posting 2 hits in the game.
In the afternoon game, the Hawks beat College of the Desert 5-1 with Riley Nahrwold recording the victory in the circle. Nahrwold held Desert to 5 hits and improved her record to 6-1. SCC compiled 10 hits in the win with Jordaen Hicks (3-for-3) leading the way.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will host Long Beach City College on Monday at 3pm in a non conference game.
March 13, 2015
Hawks Take Second Game from Fullerton
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team knocked off Fullerton College 7-0 in an Orange Empire Conference game. This is the second time the two teams have faced off with SCC recording a win in the first round as well. Stephanie Pelletier threw a 7 inning shutout holding the Hornets to only 4 hits on the day.
SCC put up one run in the top of the first inning on a squeeze play executed by Kaitlyn Lanksbury that scored Ashley Clark-Johnson who had reached on a walk. From there, it wasn't until the 5th inning that SCC was able to add onto their total. The Hawks drove in 5 runs on 5 hits in the inning to extend their lead to 6-0. Clark-Johnson and Jordaen Hicks reached on singles and Lanksbury was hit by a pitch to load the bases. Brittney Howe then delivered a single for 2 RBI's, followed by a triple from Madison Smith for 2 more RBI's and then an RBI single from Anjanette Carranza for the final run of the inning. SCC's final run came in the top of the 6th inning when Jordaen Hicks scored on a passed ball after reaching on a base hit.
March 11, 2015
Hawks Shutout Riverside
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Riverside City College 3-0 in an Orange Empire Conference game on Wednesday. Riley Nahrwold threw a complete game shutout for SCC and improved her record to 5-1 on the year. The shutout also improves her ERA to 0.88 and earns her the 4th lowest ERA in the state as well as the #1 spot with the lowest ERA in the Orange Empire Conference.
The Hawks put up 2 runs in the second inning. Kaitlyn Lanksbury led off with a walk and advanced to second on a line drive single off the left field fence from Madison Smith. Shannon Thornton sacrificed them over to second and third. Lanksbury scored on a fielder's choice from Anjanette Carranza. Smith scored the final run of the inning on an RBI single from Jordaen Hicks.
SCC pushed their final run across in the bottom of the 6th inning. Smith led off the frame with a single up the middle. Pinch runner Savannah Rojas advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Shannon Thornton. Anjanette Carranza delivered her second hit of the day, an RBI single that scored Rojas.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to Fullerton College on Friday for a 2pm OEC game.
March, 9, 2015
Hawks Lose Despite Outhitting SAC
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team dropped an OEC game 2-1 at Santa Ana College. Despite outhitting the Dons 12-3, SCC just couldn't manage to get the timely hits and made 2 costly errors.
SCC put up their lone run in the top of the first inning on a bases loaded RBI single from Kaitlyn Lanksbury. With bases loaded and 1 out, the Hawks were then doubled up on a base running error. The Hawks left the bases loaded once again in the top of the 2nd inning and left 2 runners on in the top of the 3rd.
Santa Ana made their push in the bottom of the third inning scoring 2 runs on 2 infield ground ball errors along with 2 base hits.
The Hawks left bases loaded once again in the top of the 5th inning with 2 base hits and a walk. But SC C couldn't capitalize and ran themselves out of the inning once again on a base running error.
Overall, the Hawks left 11 runners on base. Stephanie Pelletier recorded the unfortunate loss after throwing a 3 hitter and allowing no earned runs. Ashley Clark-Johnson, Jordaen Hicks, Alexa Guerra, Kaitlyn Lanksbury ,and Madison Smith each had 2 hits on the day.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will host Riverside City College at 3:00PM on Wednesday.
March 4, 2015
Hawks Record Win at Home
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Orange Coast College 4-1 in an Orange Empire Conference game. Riley Narhwold held the Pirates to only 4 hits and one run over seven innings of work. The win improved Nahrwold's conference leading ERA to 1.06.
The Hawks posted 3 runs in the first inning. Ashley Clark-Johnson led off the frame with a walk and advanced to second on a single from Jordaen Hicks. A walk to Alexa Guerra loaded the bases. Clark-Johnson was able to score on a groundball from Brittney Howe. Kaitlyn Lanksbury belted a double to bring home Guerra and AJ Carranza who reached on a fielder's choice.
The final run for SCC came in the bottom of the 5th inning. Misty Hewlett led off with a walk and then stole second base. She advanced to third on a base hit from Jordaen Hicks. Guerra hit a deep sacrifice fly ball to left field, bringing Hewlett home.
Riley had retired several OCC hitters in order over 6 innings, but in the top of the 7th the Pirates were able to push one run across on a leadoff single followed by a double from Mariah Dominguez.
Offensively, SCC was led by Jordaen Hicks (2-for-3) and Kaitlyn Lanksbury (2-for-3, 2 RBI).
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will travel to district rival Santa Ana College for a 2:00pm OEC game on Friday.
February 25, 2015
Hawks Drop Game at Cypress
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team dropped and Orange Empire Conference game on Wednesday to Cypress College 2-1. The game was a pitcher's duel from the start, with both teams getting great performances from their respective pitchers who lasted the entire 7 innings, both holding each team to only 5 hits on the day. Stephanie Pelletier took the loss for SCC.
The Hawks were close to pushing runs across in the top of the 2nd inning. Brittney Howe reached on a single and advanced to second on a wild pitch. Maddie Smith walked, bring Jordaen Hicks to the plate. Hicks hit a line drive into left center field that Cypress made a diving play on to end the inning and the scoring threat.
The Hawks left runners in scoring position in the 3rd inning as well. Ashley Clark-Johnson walked. Alexa Guerra then ripped a double to left field putting SCC runners on second and third. A strikeout once again ended the scoring threat.
It was Cypress who was able to push a run across in the bottom of the 4th on a sacrifice fly ball, after a walk and a double had allowed a runner to reach 3rd base. It looked like the Hawks were poised to score in the 6th when Brittney Howe hit a one out triple. Cypress was able to force 2 strikeouts to once again end the threat.
SCC was finally able to tie the game in the top of the 7th inning when Madison Smith led off the frame with a double. Pinch runner, Savannah Rojas, advanced to third on a wild pitch and the scored on a sacrifice fly ball from Stephanie Pelletier.
In the bottom of the 7th inning, Cypress made their final push. The leadoff batter reached on a walk and then advanced to third on a double. The Hawks recorded the first out on a fly ball to right field and then intentionally walked the next hitter to load the bases. Pelletier forced an infield pop up which looked to be the second out of the inning, however the ball was misplayed on a communication error and the runner at third was able to score, giving Cypress the 2-1 victory.
February 20, 2015
Hawks Defeat Golden West
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team completed the week with a 7-1 victory over visiting Golden West College on Friday. The win improves SCC to 7-2 overall, 2-1 in Orange Empire Conference play.
The Hawks struck first with 2 runs in the bottom of the 3rd inning. Alexa Guerra tripled bringing home bringing in Jessica Daniel and Shannon Thornton who both reached on errors. SCC added their third run in the bottom of the 4th with an RBI single from Madison Smith. AJ Carranza scored on the play after reaching on a base hit and stealing second base.
Golden West scored their lone run in the top of the 6th inning on an RBI double. SCC answered back immediately when Madison Smith delivered her first homerun of the season, a solo shot to left field. Three more SCC hits and a Golden West error would add the remaining 3 runs to the Hawks total, including singles from Jordaen Hicks, Jessica Daniel and Alexa Guerra.
Alexa Guerra and Madison Smith led the Hawks offensively with Guerra going 2-for-4 with 3 RBI and a triple. Smith was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI and a homerun.
Shannon Thornton recorded the win in the circle for the Hawks. Thornton threw 5 innings holding the Rustlers to 1 run on 4 hits with 2 strikeouts. Riley Nahrwold picked up the save throwing the remaining 2 innings and holding Golden West to no hits.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will hit the road on Wednesday. The Hawks travel to Cypress College for a 3:00 OEC game.
February 18, 2015
Hawks Use 13 Hits to Beat Fullerton
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Fullerton College on Wednesday in their first home Orange Empire Conference game. The game ended in the 6th inning with a 9-1 mercy rule decision. Stephanie Pelletier picked up the win in the circle throwing 6 complete innings while holding the Hornets to only 4 hits.
The Hawks struck early picking up their first run in the bottom of the first inning. Jessica Daniel led off the frame with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Ashley Clark-Johnson. Brittney Howe was intentionally walked, bringing Anjanette Carranza to the plate who delivered a single down the right field line to score Daniel.
The Hawks added three more to their total in the bottom of the second inning. The first run came across on an RBI groundball from Clark-Johnson, scoring Madison Smith who reached on a fielder's choice. Alexa Guerra drove in the other two runs on an RBI single, scoring Jessica Daniel and Danica Bryant who both reached on singles.
The Hawks were held scoreless in the third and fourth inning. Fullerton, however, was able to push one run across in the top of the fifth with an RBI single scoring Shaylynn Chapman who reached on a double.
The Hawks made their final offensive push in the bottom of the 6th inning starting with a leadoff single from Madison Smith. Pinch runner, Savannah Rojas advanced to second on a bunt from Danica Bryant and then moved to third on an infield error, allowing Daniel to reach first safely. Clark-Johnson singled through the left side, scoring Rojas. Guerra followed with a double scoring Daniel. Clark-Johnson was able to score on a sacrifice fly ball from Brittney Howe. Carranza then stepped up and hammered her second double of the day, scoring Guerra. Pinch runner Vanessa Mercado scored the final run of the day when Kaitlyn Lanksbury laced a single into centerfield, completing the mercy rule win.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will host Golden West College at 2:00pm on Friday in an Orange Empire Conference game.
February 13, 2015
Hawks Join Forces with
The Santiago Canyon
College Softball Team joined forces with Little League’s Challenger League on
Friday night. The Hawks spent the
evening doing a clinic, followed by running a scrimmage for approximately 20
athletes. The athletes ranged from the
ages of 8 to 18 years old with various physical and mental handicaps. It was an extremely rewarding night filled
with laughter, learning, and a renewed appreciation for the game we all
February 10, 2015
Hawks Put Up 19 Hits in 17-2 Win
The Santiago Canyon
College Softball Team defeated visiting Ventura College 17-2 in a non
conference game on Tuesday. The win
brings SCC to 5-1 on the season heading into Orange Empire Conference action on
Riley Nahrwold picked
up her 3rd win of the year for the Hawks throwing 3 innings while holding
Ventura to only 1 run. Ashley Yniguez
threw one inning in relief allowing 1 run on 2 hits. Misty Hewlett closed out the mercy rule 5th
inning sitting Ventura down in order.
The Hawks had a big offense
day scattering 19 hits with all 9 starters contributing to the total. SCC was led by Jessica Daniel (4-for-4, 3 runs,
2 RBI, double), Jordaen Hicks (2-for-2, 2 RBI), Alexa Guerra (3-for-3, 4 RBI, 1 run, 2 doubles),
Brittney Howe (2-for-2, 1 RBI, 1 run, double), Madison Smith (2-for-3, 3 RBI, 2
runs, triple), Kaitlyn Lanksbury (2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run), Stephanie Pelletier
(2-for-3, 2 RBI, 1 run), and Ashley Clark-Johnson (1-for-2, 2 RBI, 2 runs,
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC begins Orange Empire Conference play on
Wednesday. They will travel to Riverside
City College for a 3:00PM game where they look to defend their conference
championship from last season.
February 9, 2015
Hawks Take First Loss
The Santiago Canyon
College Softball Team took its first loss of the season on Friday when they
faced Cerritos College. The matchup was
the second one for these two this season with the Hawks coming away with a 4-2
win in the first meeting and Cerritos taking the victory 4-3 in this round.
started the game in the circle for SCC allowing 1 run on 4 hits over 2 innings
of work. Riley Nahrwold came in and took
the loss for the Hawks allowing 2 earned runs on 3 hits. Ashley Yniguez was able to halt the Cerritos
offense, holding them to no hits but allowing 4 batters to reach safely on
walks. Stephanie Pelletier finished off
the game in the circle throwing the final 3 innings of the game. She allowed no runs and only 1 hit.
Cerritos struck first
picking up 1 run in the first, but the Hawk answered right back with 2 runs in
the bottom half of the frame to take the lead 2-1. Jessica Daniel tripled to left field and then
scored on an RBI double from Ashley Clark-Johnson. Alexa Guerra singled and advanced to third on
a double from Brittney Howe. Guerra went
on to score on a single from Moriah Gonzales.
Cerritos took the lead
once again in the top of the 3rd inning scoring 2 runs on 3 hits. They added 1 more to their total in the top
of the 5th, bringing the score to 4-2. The
Hawks looked to rally back in the bottom of the 7th inning when
Daniel led off with a single.
Clark-Johnson then drove a double to center field, scoring Daniel and putting
the Hawks within 1 run. Guerra reached
on a walk and then Clark-Johnson and Guerra advanced to second and third on a
sacrifice bunt from Howe. The Hawks were
down 1 run with runners on second and third with 1 out, but a pop up and
groundout ended the threat and sealed the victory for Cerritos.
finished the game a perfect 4-for-4 with a triple and 3 singles. Ashley Clark-Johnson was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI
and Brittney Howe was 2-for-3 with a double.
Next Up for the Hawks: The Hawks will
host Ventura College on Tuesday in a non-conference matchup. First pitch is scheduled for 3:00pm.
February 3, 2015
Hawks Mercy Grossmont
The Santiago Canyon
College Softball team improved to 4-0 on the season with an 8-0 five inning
mercy rule win over visiting Grossmont College.
Shannon Thornton picked up the win in the circle for SCC pitching 5
shutout innings and holding Grossmont to 4 hits.
Jessica Daniel got the
Hawks on the board in the first inning with a triple and later scored on a wild
pitch. In the bottom of the third, the
Hawks added 2 more to their total.
Jordaen Hicks led off the frame with a single and then stole second
base. Daniels followed with a double, her
second hit of the day and then Ashley Clark loaded the bases with a
single. Alexa Guerra drew a bases loaded
walk to bring in the first run of the inning and then Daniels came around to
score on a groundout from Brittney Howe.
The Hawks put up 5
more runs in the bottom of the 5th inning to secure the mercy rule
win. Daniels led off with her third hit
of the day, a single to left field and then advanced to second on an
error. Daniels later scored on an RBI
single from Ashley Clark-Johnson. Alexa
Guerra then delivered a double plating Clark-Johnson who had stolen second
base. Moriah Gonzales walked and Madison Smith brought in pinch runner Misty
Hewlett on a fielder’s choice. After a
walk to Stephanie Pelletier and a single by AJ Carranza, Jessica Daniel drew a
bases loaded walk to bring home the 8th and final run.
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC will host
Cerritos College in a 2:00pm non-conference game on Friday.
January 31, 2015
Hawks Win 2 in the Desert
The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team improved to
3-0 on the season after picking up 2 more wins over the weekend. SCC had both of its games cancelled due to
rain on Friday, but opened up Sunday with a 4-2 win over Cerritos College in
the morning before beating Mt. San Jacinto College 3-2 in the afternoon.
SCC and Cerritos were both scoreless through 3
innings of play until Moriah Gonzales blasted a solo homerun to left field,
putting the Hawks up 1-0. Cerritos
answered with a run of their own in the bottom half of the frame with 3 singles
and a walk. SCC regained their lead in
the top of the 5th inning with a leadoff double from Ashley
Clark-Johnson who reached third on a single from Jordaen Hicks and scored on a
groundball from Alexa Guerra. Brittney
Howe then delivered a pinch hit single to right field plating Hicks.
In the bottom of the 6th, Cerritos came
within one run of the Hawks by capitalizing on 1 hit and an SCC throwing
error. The Hawks added one more run to
seal the win in the top of the 7th inning when Jessica Daniel scored
on a double from Alexa Guerra after reaching base on a single and advancing to
second on a bunt from Clark-Johnson. Stephanie
Pelletier picked up the win for SCC, throwing 3.2 innings and holding the
Falcons to 1 hit.
In the 3-2 win over Mt. San Jacinto College, the Hawks
were led offensively by Brittney Howe (2-for-3) and AJ Carranza (1-for-2, 2
RBI). Riley Nahrwold recorded her second
win in the circle holding Mt. San Jacinto to 4 hits in 4 innings with 2
Next Up for the Hawks: SCC
returns home where they will host Grossmont College in a 3pm non-conference
game on Tuesday.
January 28, 2015
Hawks Open Season with a Win on the Road
The Hawks started off the season with a win against San Diego City College scoring five runs on five hits.
The first two runs coming in the top of the third were scored by lead-off batter, Jessica Daniel who singled up the middle. Daniel then stole second and was moved to third by Ashley Clark. Jordian Hicks hit a double to left field scoring Daniel.
In the fourth inning AJ Carranza hit a triple to right-center scoring pinch runner Vanessa Mercado. Hicks had another RBI in the fifth, scoring Daniel who reached base on an error.
The final run was scored on a sacrifice fly from first baseman, Brittney Howe, in the top of the sixth.
On the day The Hawks had 5 hits, 5 runs scored, and 3 stolen bases. Riley Nahrwold picked up the win in the circle for the Hawks. She held San Diego to 4 hits over 7 innings of work.
Next Up for SCC: The Hawks will travel to Palm Desert for the College of the Desert "Best on Grass" Tournament.
May 18, 2014
Hawks Finish #3 in State
Bakersfield, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team completed the 2014 CCCAA State Championship with a 3rd place finish. After sweeping both the regional and the super regional to advance to the final 4 state championship, the Hawks were eliminated in the semi final game, just short of the title matchup.
The Hawks lost a close contest to Sierra College on Friday evening, 3-1 giving up 3 unearned runs marked by 3 uncharacteristic SCC errors. It was a pitching duel all the way as the teams combined for only 8 hits on the night. The Hawks lone run came on an RBI double from Desiree Rascon.
In the second game, SCC was able to eliminate the #1 seed from the North, College of San Mateo with an 8-6 victory. The Hawks had 13 hits over 7 innings with McRae Cayton, Tori Duquette, and Stephanie Pelletier leading the charge with 3 hits each. Sydney Abounassar posted 3 RBI on the day with a double.
In what ended up being the Hawks final game of the season, they were defeated 12-4 by Mt. San Antonio College. The Hawks pitching staff entered the tournament with the lowest ERA in the state as well as the lowest batting average against them. The Mounties bats were able to overcome however as they picked up 17 hits with 3 homeruns to eliminate SCC and advance to the title game.
The Hawks finished with an impressive overall record of 38-8 on the year, an OEC Conference Championship, a Regional Championship, a Super Regional Championship and a 3rd place overall finish in the state! 3 members of the SCC team were selected the to the State Championship All Tournament team: McRae Cayton (5-for-12), Tori Duquette (4-for-8), and Sydney Abounassar (4-for-8).