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).