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​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).


May 14, 2014

Hawks Headed to State Championship

San Marcos, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Santa Ana College 6-2 on Sunday in the CCCAA Super Regional Championship to advance to the final 4 State Championship tournament held at Bakersfield College May 16-18.  The win brings the Hawks to an overall record of 37-6 on the year with a clean sweep at both the Regional and the Super Regional. 

The Dons got on the board early with 2 runs on 2 hits in the first inning.  However, the Hawks were able to hold off the Dons offense the remainder of the game with good defense and solid pitching from Carly Wade.  Wade picked up her third win of the weekend, throwing a complete 7 innings, allowing 6 hits and striking out 5. 

In the top of the second inning, SCC cut the Dons lead in half with an RBI single from Krista Carranza that scored Desiree Rascon who reached on an error.  In the fourth inning, the Hawks took the lead for good scoring 3 runs on 2 hits and one Santa Ana error.  Victoria White singled with one out and advanced to second on a passed ball.  White went onto score when Carranza reached on a throwing error to tie the game.  With 2 outs, McRae Cayton delivered a 2 run homerun that put the Hawks up 4-2. 

SCC pushed across 2 more runs in the 7th inning to expand their lead.  Carranza led off the frame with a single and advanced to second base on a ground ball from Jordan Diaz.  With 2 outs, Tori Duquette singled to centerfield, plating Carranza.  Sydney Abounassar followed with a single that scored Duquette.

Next Up for the Hawks:  Santiago Canyon now advances to the State Championship Tournament as the #1 seeded team from the Southern Region.  Mt. San Antonio College came out of the other Southern Super Regional and will advance as the #2 seed in the south.  The 2 teams from the North that advance are #1 College of San Mateo and #2 Sierra College.  The Hawks will face #2 Sierra College on Friday at 8:00 pm. 


May 10, 2014

SCC Defeats Cerritos to Advance in Super Regionals

San Marcos, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cerritos College 5-3 in the second game of the Super Regional Championship tournament on Saturday.  With the win, the Hawks remain the only undefeated team in the tournament and will advance to the championship game on Sunday where they will have to win 1 game in order to advance to the State Championship Tournament.

Cerritos struck first with one run in the bottom of the 2nd inning when a run scored on a wild pitch.  The runner had reached on a single and advanced to third on a double. 

The Hawks captured the lead for good however in the top of the 4th inning.  Desiree Rascon led off the frame with a double in the gap and advanced to third when Madison Smith forced an infield error.  Rascon scored on a fielders choice from Victoria White.  White then stole second base and scored on an RBI single from Stephanie Pelletier.  Krista Carranza reached safely and advanced to second on a fielding error that allowed Pelletier to advance to third.  Pelletier scored on a groundball to the shortstop from McRae Cayton.  Carranza scored the final run of the inning on an RBI single from Tori Duquette. 

The Hawks added an additional run in the top of the 6th inning.  Pelletier singled to lead off.  Pinch runner, Devyn Waldron, advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Carranza.  Moriah Gonzales then entered the game as a pinch hitter and drove in Waldron with a single to left center. 

Cerritos was able to add 2 more runs in the bottom of the 7th but it wasn’t enough as the Hawks were able to work out of the inning and capture the 5-3 win.  It was the second win over Cerritos College this season. 

Carly Wade went the distance for SCC in the circle picking up her second win of the weekend. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will face Santa Ana College on Sunday for the Super Regional Championship Game.  Since the Hawks are undefeated, one win seals their spot in the State Championship tournament.


May 9, 2014

Hawks Defeat Dons To Open Super Regionals

San Marcos, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball defeated fellow OEC opponent 5-1 in the opening game of the 2014 CCCAA Super Regional Championships.  The win keeps SCC in the winner’s bracket and potentially 2 games away from securing a spot in the State Championship tournament. 

SCC got on the board in the bottom of the 3rd inning on an RBI single from Tori Duquette.  Stephanie Pelletier and Krista Carranza scored on the hit after reaching on a single and a walk and advancing to second base on a bunt. 

The Hawks went on to add 3 more runs in the bottom of the 5th inning.  Carranza led off the frame with a single and advanced on a sacrifice bunt from McRae Cayton.  After moving to third on a groundball, Carranza scored on a wild pitch.  With 2 outs, SCC then strung together 3 consecutive base hits from Tori Duquette, Sydney Abounassar, and Desiree Racon, as well as a forced error on a ground ball from Madison Smith to get the final 2 runs of the inning. 

The Dons only run came in the top of the 6th inning on a single and a double, before SCC pitcher Carly Wade struck out 2 batters to end the threat.  Wade had a total of 10 strikeouts on the day, holding the Dons to 1 run on 6 hits. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  The Hawks will now face Cerritos College at 12:00 on Saturday.  The winner of the game will advance to the Super Regional Championship Game held on Sunday at noon.


May 4, 2014

Hawks Sweep Cuesta for Regional Championship

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cuesta College on Sunday to complete the 2 game sweep of the best of 3 series.  The 12-4 mercy rule win seals the Hawks entry into the Super Regional Tournament with only 8 teams in southern California left to contend for a chance at the State Championship. 

The Hawks had an impressive start, putting up 5 runs in the first inning on 5 hits.  McRae Cayton, Tori Duquette, and Krista Carranza each had a single, Stephanie Pelletier doubled and Sydney Abounassar drilled a 2 run homerun.  Cuesta responded in the 2nd inning with a solo homerun.  That homerun was immediately answered with a homerun from Sydney Abounassar, her second of the game.

In the third, SCC picked up their sixth run on an RBI single from McRae Cayton.  Cuesta tacked on 3 more runs in their half of the inning on 3 hits.  The Hawks regained control from that point on, adding 1 more run in the 4th and 4 more runs in the 5th to complete the mercy rule win. 

Carly Wade picked up the win in the circle for the Hawks throwing 4.1 innings and allowing only 1 run on 2 hits.  Offensively, the Hawks were led by McRae Cayton who finished the weekend with a perfect batting average going 5-for-5 with 2 walks, a double, a homerun, 5 runs scored and 3 RBI. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  The Hawks will travel to #1 seeded Palomar College for the Super Regional which is a double elimination tournament this weekend.  The bracket consists of #1 Palomar, #4 Santiago Canyon, #5 Santa Ana and #8 Cerritos.  SCC will face Santa Ana College at 4PM on Friday. To view the bracket, click here.


​​May 3, 2014

Hawks Win Regional Game One

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team defeated Cuesta College in game one of the 2014 CCCAA Regional Playoffs.  With an 8-0 mercy rule win, the Hawks need just one more win to advance to the Super Regional Tournament. 

Carly Wade threw a complete game one hitter, facing only one batter over the minimum for the 5 inning game.  The Hawks offense was anchored by McRae Cayton who was 3-for-3 with a double and a 2 run homerun, Desiree Rascon was 3-for-3 with a double, and Tori Duquette was 2-for-3 with 2 doubles. 

The Hawks must win 2 out of 3 games in order to advance to the next round.  With one win behind them, they play game 2 on Sunday at 12:00pm with an if necessary game immediately following.


​April 25, 2014

Hawks Bring Home All OEC Awards

The Santiago Canyon College Softball team brought home several Orange Empire Conference awards after claiming the 2014 OEC Championship.  The Hawks finished out the regular season with an overall record of 32-6 and a conference record of 17-4. 

Six members of the SCC team were chosen for the All Orange Empire Conference Team.  Carly Wade and McRae Cayton were selected to the first team, while Tori Duquette, Sydney Abounassar, Victoria White, and Madison Smith made the second team.   

Carly Wade was also the unanimous winner for the Orange Empire Conference Pitcher of the Year. Wade finished conference play with a 1.40 ERA and a 13-3 record. In 18 OEC starts, Wade pitched 13 complete games while amassing a total of 105 innings pitched.

McRae Cayton finished with a conference batting average of .419 while collecting 16 RBI’s on 31 hits.  She had 5 doubles, 1 triple, and 3 homeruns.  Tori Duquette rounded out the year with a .377 average including 23 hits, 7 doubles, 5 triples, and 11 RBI’s.  Sydney Abounassar led the Hawks with 21 RBI’s while posting a .347 batting average with 3 homeruns.  Victoria White led the Hawks with a .456 conference average and 6 stolen bases.  Madison Smith hit .293 while catching 20 conference games with a perfect fielding percentage and leading the state in runners caught stealing. 

For the second consecutive year, the Hawks coaching staff has received the honor of being named Coach of the Year.  Lisa Camarco began the program in 2007 and has captured their first conference title in just 8 short years.  Lindsey Klabacha has worked alongside Camarco for the past 7 seasons as a pitching and hitting coach.  Doug Aiken is in his 4th season with the Hawks where he has anchored the infield.  Keely Starr is in her second year with SCC working with the slappers, while Brandice Cutspec has just completed her first season coaching with SCC after being a player in the program from 2010-2012. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  The Hawks will be hosting the first round of playoffs with the Regionals scheduled to begin on Saturday, May 3rd.  The seeding meeting will take place Saturday morning and be posted immediately following. 



April 21, 2014

Hawks Secure OEC Championship

Costa Mesa, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Orange Coast College yesterday 8-1 to secure the 2014 Orange Empire Conference Championship outright.  With a record of 17-3, the conference championship marks a first in the short 8-year history of the program started by Lisa Camarco in 2007.

SCC struck first with 1 run in the top of the 2nd inning, capitalizing on 2 OCC errors.  The Hawks went on to add 2 more runs in the 3rd on a sacrifice fly from Sydney Abounassar that scored McRae Cayton who reached on a single.  The second run of the inning came from an RBI single from Desiree Rascon that plated Jordan Diaz who reached on a walk. 

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Orange Coast put up a single run on 2 hits while capitalizing on an SCC error.  The Hawks were able to work out of the inning with Madison Smith throwing out a runner attempting to steal second and then picking off a runner at third base.

It was the top of the 7th inning that the Hawks offense came alive with 5 more runs on 6 hits including a leadoff double from Cayton, and singles from Tori Duquette, Sydney Abounassar, Victoria White, Stephanie Pelletier, and Krista Carranza. 

The Hawks still have one conference game remaining on Wednesday when they will host Santa Ana College.  With an automatic bid into the California Community College playoffs, they will await seeding which will be determined on Saturday. 





April 18, 2014

SCC Sweeps Saddleback

Mission Viejo, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team completed another sweep of a conference opponent with a 3-1 win over Saddleback College on Friday.  The win brings SCC to an OEC record of 16-3, which is 2 games up on first place with only 2 games remaining in the regular season. 

Saddleback took the early lead scoring 1 run in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single.  The Hawks immediately responded with 2 runs in the top of the second to take the lead for good.  Victoria White drove in the first run on an RBI single that scored Sydney Abounassar who reached on a walk.  Madison Smith scored the Hawks second run of the inning on an RBI single from Krista Carranza after reaching on an error.  In the third inning, Sydney Abounassar put up the Hawks final run of the game on a deep solo homerun to centerfield. 

Carly Wade got the win going 7 complete innings, allowing 5 hits and striking out 4 Saddleback hitters. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Orange Coast College on Monday for a 3:00 OEC game.



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April 16, 2014

Hawks Sweep Cypress on Faculty Appreciation Day

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cypress College 3-2 to complete the 3 game sweep of the series on Wednesday.  The win puts SCC at an overall record of 30-5, while sitting in first place in the Orange Empire Conference with a 15-3 record.  Wednesday also marked the annual Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day at the softball field, where each player chooses one individual on campus that they would like to thank for making an impact on them during their time here at SCC. 

The Hawks got on the board in the bottom of the second inning with an RBI double from Stephanie Pelletier, scoring Victoria White who had reached on a single and stole second base.  Cypress answered back with 2 runs to take the lead in the top of the 3rd inning, capitalizing on 3 SCC errors in the inning while only getting 1 base hit. 

The Hawks regained the lead for good in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  With one out, Jordan Diaz reached on a single.  Tori Duquette then doubled to left center field, scoring Diaz from first base and tying the game.  With 2 outs, Desiree Rascon singled to centerfield, allowing Duquette to score the go ahead run from second base. 

Carly Wade threw a complete game to pick up the win in the circle.  She held Cypress to only 3 hits on the day and no earned runs. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC travels to Saddleback College for a 2:00pm OEC game on Friday.



April 14, 2014

Hawks Win Last Non-Conference Game vs Cerritos

Cerritos, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cerritos College 4-1 on Monday.  The game was a makeup game from a previously scheduled rain out.  This was the last non-conference matchup for the Hawks before the final stretch of 4 OEC games leading up to playoffs. 

The Hawks got on the board in the first inning with a 2 out double off the left field wall from Desiree Rascon, scoring Jordan Diaz who reached on a single.  SCC added 3 more in the top of the 4th inning starting with a leadoff single from Rascon who advanced to second on an error.  She later scored on an RBI basehit from Gabrielle Leveratto.  Krista Carranza singled, advancing Leveratto to third.  McRae Cayton followed with an RBI single scoring Leveratto.  Jordan Diaz then singled, allowing Leveratto to score the Hawks final run of the game. 

Cerritos College got their lone run in the bottom of the 6th inning on a leadoff walk that was able to advance to third on a wild pitch.  She later scored on a fielding error. 

The Hawks picked up 9 hits on the day, while Stephanie Pelletier went the distance in the circle picking up the win.  She held Cerritos to 4 this and no earned runs. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Cypress College on Wednesday at 3:00pm.  There will be a Faculty Appreciation Ceremony taking place at 2:45 prior to the first pitch.



​April 9, 2014

Hawks Drop Game to Fullerton

Fullerton, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team had their 9 game winning streak broken with a 3-2 loss to Fullerton College.  Carly Wade suffered just her 2nd loss of the season throwing 7 innings and allowing 2 runs on 5 hits. 

The Hawks saw themselves down 1-0 after the 3rd inning, but immediately came back to tie it 1-1 in the top of the 4th with a fielding error by the Hornets allowing pinch runner Misty Hewlett to score.  Hewlett was running for Sydney Abounassar who singled. 

The Hawks captured the lead, 2-1 in the top of the 6th inning.  Sydney Abounassar and Victoria White both singled.  Gabrielle Leveratto entered the game as a pinch hitter forcing an error that allowed pinch runner, Andrea Olea to score from second base. 

With the 2-1 lead going into the bottom of the 7th, the Hawks needed just 3 outs to secure the win.  Fullerton rallied back however with 2 singles and a double to tie the game.  On the single to left field, the Hawks made a throwing error on the relay that allowed the game winning run to score.  SCC finished with 3 uncharacteristic errors on the day in the loss.  McRae Cayton and Victoria White led the offensive charge for the Hawks with 2 hits each.

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will square off with Golden West College on Friday at 2:00pm.



April 4, 2014

Hawks Move to Top of OEC

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team moved into the top spot of the Orange Empire Conference race on Friday with a 5-4 extra inning win over Riverside City College.  The two teams went into the matchup up with identical 12-2 conference records. 

SCC got the early lead, putting up 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd inning.  Desiree Rascon and Madison Smith led off the frame with back to back singles.  Rascon scored on a Riverside error induced by Victoria White’s bunt.  Krista Carranza singled to load the bases bringing up pinch hitter, Caitlin Stapp.  Stapp drew a bases loaded walk to put the Hawks up 2-0. 

Riverside answered back in the top of the 3rd inning.  After 2 runners reach with a single and a walk, the Hawks got 2 outs.  However, a double brought both runners home safely to tie up the game 2-2. 

Riverside struck again in the top of the 5th inning with a leadoff base hit that advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt and third on a base hit.  With runners on second and third, Carly Wade who had thrown 4 complete innings was relieved by Stephanie Pelletier who came in and struck out the first batter she faced.  Riverside once again rallied with 2 outs and hit a 2 RBI double to take the 4-2 lead. 

The Hawks tied the game back up in the bottom of the 6th inning with a 2 out rally.  Madison Smith started the rally with a 2 out double, followed by a single from Victoria White that scored pinch runner, Andrea Olea.  Moriah Gonzales came in to pinch hit and singled to left field, scoring White and tying up the game once again 4-4. 

Both teams remained scoreless in the 7th inning with some great defense from the Hawks.  In the top of the 7th, Riverside’s leadoff hitter reached on a hit by pitch.  On a sacrifice bunt attempt, first baseman Syndey Abounassar, made a diving catch to record the out and keep the runner on first.  The very next hitter hit a line drive down the first base line that Abounassar once again dove and caught while reaching to tag first base for the double play. 

In the bottom of the 8th inning, Abounassar led off the frame with a walk.  Desiree Rascon laid down a sacrifice bunt to move pinch runner Misty Hewlett to second base.  Madison Smith then came through in heroic fashion with a base hit through the left side to score Hewlett in the walk-off extra-inning win to capture the first place spot heading into the third round of conference play. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Fullerton College on Wednesday for a 3:00 OEC game. 



April 2, 2014

Hawks Contend For Conference Title

Santa Ana, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Santa Ana College 3-2 in an Orange Empire Conference matchup.  It is the second time the two teams have met this season, with SCC walking away with the win both times.  The win sets up a showdown on Friday with Riverside City College to take sole possession of first place.  Riverside and SCC are tied at 12-2 Orange Empire Conference records.

Santa Ana was able to capitalize on a Hawk error combined with 2 hits in the 2nd inning to take the early lead.  The Hawks cut their lead in half in the top of the fourth inning.  Tori Duquette led off the frame with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Sydney Abounassar.  Madison Smith drove a double to left field, scoring Duquette.  

Both teams remained scoreless until the Hawks made their final push in the top of the 6th inning.  With 2 outs, Sydney Abounassar drove a ball deep to left field that looked like it was going to be a homerun.  The ball hit off the top of the fence and stayed in play for a double.  Desiree Rascon then stepped up and followed Abounassar’s lead driving an even deeper ball to dead centerfield for a 2 run homerun, giving the Hawks the lead at 3-2. 

The Dons looked to make a comeback in the bottom half of the frame, but good defense and pitching from the Hawks was able to stop the threat.  Santa Ana led off with a single.  On a sacrifice bunt attempt, first baseman Sydney Abounassar, threw out the leadoff runner at second base.  A pinch runner for Santa Ana then tried to steal second but was thrown out by catcher Madison Smith who leads the state in runner’s caught stealing.  The Hawks retired the final out of the inning with a pop up. 

Carly Wade picked up the win in the circle going the distance for the Hawks.  She threw a complete 7 innings, giving up 6 hits, 1 earned run and striking out 3. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Riverside City College on Friday at 2:00PM for sole possession of first place.



​March 21, 2014

Hawks take Second Game From Cypress

Cypress, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cypress College on Friday for the second time this season.  The Hawks walked away with a 2-1 victory, taking their Orange Empire Conference record to 10-2. 

It was the Cypress Chargers who got on the board first, pushing their lone run across in the 2nd inning.  Monique Martinez singled to score Mylee Macahilig who reached on a double.  SCC came back to even the score in the 4th inning.  McRae Cayton led off the inning with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Jordan Diaz.  Tori Duquette forced an error on the third baseman to reach safely and move Cayton over to third base.  Sydney Abounassar then delivered a sacrifice fly ball to centerfield, scoring Cayton and bringing the game to a 1-1 tie. 

Both teams remained scoreless through the 5th and 6th innings.  SCC made their final push in the top of the 7th inning starting with a 1 out double from Desiree Rascon.  Rascon advanced to third on Tori White’s at bat, bringing her to third base with 2 outs.  Madison Smith then stepped to the plate, went deep in the count, and drove a base hit up the middle to score Rascon and secure the win. 

Carly Wade retired the Cypress hitters in order in the bottom of the 7th, picking up the win in the circle.  She threw a complete 7 innings, allowing 8 hits and 1 run. 

The Hawks are currently ranked #2 in the southern California coach’s poll, behind defending state champions Palomar College, and #4 in the state-wide coaches poll. 


 

 

March 19, 2014

Hawks Mercy Goldenwest with 17 Hits

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team improved their overall record to 20-3 with a 13-4 mercy rule win over visiting Golden West College.  The win keeps SCC one game out of first place with an Orange Empire Conference record of 9-2.  Stephanie Pelletier picked up the win for the Hawks, throwing 5 complete innings.

Offensively, the Hawks saw big performances from several team members.  Ashley Sutter led the SCC attack going 3-for-3 with 2 doubles, 3 RBI and 2 runs scored.  Misty Hewlett was 2-for-2 with a double and 2 RBI.  Tori Duquette was 2-for-2 with a double, Desiree Rascon was 2-for-4 with a double, Victoria White was 2-for-2 with 2 runs scored, and Gabrielle Leveratto was 2-for-3 with 2 RBI. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  The Hawks will travel to Cypress College on Friday for a 2:00pm Orange Empire Conference game. 


 

 

March 17, 2014

Hawks Mercy Saddleback with 13 Hits

Mission Viejo, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Saddleback College 11-2 in a 5 inning Orange Empire Conference game.  The win improves SCC to 19-3 overall, 8-2 in OEC play

The game started out tight with the Hawks posting 1 run in the 2nd inning.  Desiree Rascon doubled to right center and later scored on a bunt single from Krista Carranza followed by a throwing error.  SCC added 1 more run in the 3rd on an RBI single from Sydney Abounassar that scored Tori Duquette who reached on a walk and stole second base. 

Saddleback evened the score in the bottom of the 3rd on a double and 3 consecutive singles before Carly Wade struck out Saddleback hitter, Jessica Angulo, to end the inning and their scoring threat.

It was the 5th inning that proved to be the difference for the Hawk’s who were able to push 9 runs across in the inning.  McRae Cayton led off the inning with a single and then advanced to second when Jordan Diaz was walked.  Cayton and Diaz went onto score on a triple from Tori Duquette.  Sydney Abounassar followed with an RBI single, scoring Duquette.  Madison Smith and Desiree Rascon were able to reach on Gaucho errors.  Gabrielle Leveratto entered the game as a pinch hitter and delivered an RBI single that scored pinch runner, Andrea Olea.  Another pinch hitter, Ashley Sutter, stepped up and delievered an RBI single scoring Smith.  With the bases loaded, McRae Cayton came to the plate for the 2nd time in the same inning and unleashed a grand slam to dead center field. 

Carly Wade went the distance in the circle for SCC holding the Gauchos to 2 runs over 5 innings and improving her record to 12-1 on the year. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Golden West College on Wednesday at 3:00pm. 


 

 

March 14, 2014

Hawks Edge Hornets 2-0

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team defeated Fullerton College for the 2nd time this season with a 2-0 Orange Empire Conference win.  The win keeps SCC just one game out of first place, behind Riverside City College with an OEC record of 7-2 and an overall record of 18-3. 

Carly Wade dominated in the circle for the Hawks, holding Fullerton to 2 hits over 7 innings.  Fullerton’s pitcher Alyssa Felipe also threw well, keeping the Hawks to only 3 hits and 2 runs.  SCC set the tone immediately with a leadoff homerun from McRae Cayton, her 5th of the year.  The Hawks other run came from the bat of Cayton once again, who scored Krista Carranza on a ground ball to the right side.  Carranza reached on a single, stole second and advanced to third on a ground ball before Cayton brought her in. 
 
Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Saddleback College on Monday to make up a game that was previously rained out.  First pitch is set for 3:00pm. 


 

 

​March 12, 2014

Hawks Fall Short in 4-3 Loss to RCC

Riverside, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team fell to the Riverside City College Tigers 4-3 yesterday.  The game puts the Hawks one game behind RCC in the race for first place in the Orange Empire Conference. 

SCC got off to a rough start after walking the bases loaded in the first inning and then giving up a single that allowed 2 runs to score.  In the second inning the Hawks allowed another run on 2 hits, and error and a walk.  The Hawks then brought in Stephanie Pelletier to replace Carly Wade in the circle. 

Down 3-0, the Hawks began making a comeback starting with scoring their first run in the top of the 4th inning.  With 2 outs, Madison Smith reached on a single.  Sydney Abounassar walked and Victoria White singled to load the bases.  Desiree Rascon then drew a bases loaded walk to put the Hawks on the board. 

With the lead cut to 3-1, the Hawks made their final push in the top of the 7th inning to tie the game.  With one out, Stephanie Pelletier drew a walk.  Krista Carranza then reached on a single.  McRae Cayton delivered an RBI single to right field scoring Misty Hewlett who pinch ran for Pelletier.  After a pinch hit pop up, Tori Duquette forced an error on a hard hit groundball to tie the game at 3-3. 

Pelletier got the first Tiger batter to strikeout but allowed the next one to reach on a walk.  The next hitter Selena Duran drove a double into the left center gap putting runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out.  The winning run for the Tigers came in on a wild pitch to the screen to end the game. 

Stephanie Pelletier got the loss for the Hawks throwing 5 innings and holding the Tigers to 1 run on 3 hits with 3 strikeouts.  Carly Wade started the game, throwing 1.1 innings, giving up 3 hits and 3 runs. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Fullerton College on Friday for a 2:00pm OEC game.


 

 

March 10, 2014

Madison Smith Homers in7-4 Win Over Saddleback

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Saddleback College 7-4 in an Orange Empire Conference game on Monday.  The win puts SCC and Riverside City College tied with 6-1 OEC records after the first round of conference play.  The 2 teams will square off for sole possession of first place on Wednesday. 

Saddleback struck first, putting one run on the board in the top of the 4th inning after a leadoff double ending up scoring on a base hit RBI.  The Hawks answered right back in their half of the inning to tie the game 1-1.  Tori Duquette led off the inning with a double and scored on an RBI single from Madison Smith. 

In the 5th inning, the SCC offense came alive to run away with the game.  McRae Cayton and Jordan Diaz had back to back singles.  Smith then delivered her second hit of the game, a 3 run homerun over the left field fence to bring the score to 4-1.  Saddleback made a pitching change at that point but with 2 outs the Hawks were able to capitalize for 2 more runs.  Sydney Abounassar reached on a single.  Victoria White then singled and on a throwing error from the third baseman, both Abounassar and White were able to come all the way around and score, putting the Hawks up 6-1.  The Hawks added another run in the 6th inning on 2 Saddleback errors. 

In the top of the 7th inning, Saddleback put up a fighting chance stringing together 5 consecutive hits including a leadoff homerun from Christina Pantages.  SCC pitcher Carly Wade had held the Saddleback offense to only 3 hits up to that point and picked up the win in the circle.  Stephanie Pelletier entered the circle for the Hawks  holding Saddleback to 1 hit and picking up the save. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Riverside City College for a 6:00pm Orange Empire Conference game. 


 

 

March 7, 2014

Wade Hold Santa Ana to 2 Hits in 4-0 Win

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated district rival Santa Ana College 4-0 in an Orange Empire Conference game.  The win locks SCC and Riverside City College in a tie for first place with only one loss each and improves the Hawks overall record to 16-2.

Carly Wade had an impressive performance in the circle throwing 7 shutout innings and holding their offense to only 2 hits on the day.  She compiled 6 strikeouts and now has an overall record of 8-2. 

The Hawks got on the board in the bottom of the third inning with an RBI base hit from McRae Cayton.  Tori White scored from second on the hit after reaching on a base hit and advancing to second base on a sacrifice bunt from Stephanie Pelletier. 

The final 3 runs were added in the 4th inning starting with a single from Tori Duquette.  Madison Smith laid down a sacrifice bunt, the Dons attempted to get the lead runner, but Duquette was able to reach second safely.  Sydney Abounassar then delivered a double to the left center gap scoring both Duquette and Smith.  Abounassar later advanced to third on a ground ball from Desiree Rascon and scored on an RBI single from Stephanie Pelletier. 
 
Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Saddleback College on Monday at 3:00pm.


 

 

​March 5, 2014

3 Homeruns Lift SCC Over Orange Coast

Costa Mesa, CA - The Hawks defeated Orange Coast College 7-1 in an Orange Empire Conference game on Wednesday.  The win improves the Hawks overall record to 15-2 and their conference record to 4-1, placing Riverside and SCC in a tie for first place. 

Carly Wade and Stephanie Pelletier combined for the 7-inning win.  Wade held the Pirates to 1 hit over 4 innings of work while striking out three and picked up the win.  Pelletier threw the final 3 innings, allowing 1 run on 1 hit. 

Offensively the Hawks had 11 hits on the day including big performances from McRae Cayton (2-for-5, triple, homerun), Tori Duquette (3-for-4, double, triple), Sydney Abounassar (1-for-3, homerun), and Victoria White (2-for-3, homerun). 

Next Up for the Hawks:  The Hawks will host district rival Santa Ana College on Friday at 2:00pm. 


 

 


​March 4, 2014

Hawks Fall Short Against Palomar

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team suffered only its 2nd loss of the season yesterday to defending state champions, Palomar College 5-4.  The non-conference loss brings the Hawks overall record to 14-2 on the year.

Palomar took the lead in the top of the 3rd inning with a combination of 2 hits and a Hawks error.  They added their second run in the 4th on 2 hits including a double.  Their 3rd and 4th runs came in the 5th inning on back-to-back singles combined with an outfield error by SCC. 

The Hawks offense came alive in the bottom of the 5th inning with singles from Victoria White and Krista Carranza followed by RBI singles from Jordan Diaz, Desiree Rascon, and Madison Smith. 

The Hawks went on to tie the game in the bottom of the 6th inning on an RBI base hit from Gabrielle Leveratto.  Tori Duquette scored on the play after reaching on a single and advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt. 

In the top of the 7th, the Hawks couldn’t hold off Palomar who was able to push the winning run across.  A runner reached base on a walk, advanced to second on a wild pitch and later scored on a base hit to centerfield. 

Carly Wade threw the first 5 innings for SCC giving up 8 hits and 4 runs.  Stephanie Pelletier entered the game in the 6th inning holding the Comets to 1 hit and 1 run over 2 innings but suffered her first loss of the year. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC travels to Orange Coast College today to continue with OEC action.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00PM.


 

 

February 26, 2014

Hawks Give Cypress First OEC Loss

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Cypress College 2-1 in an Orange Empire Conference game on Wednesday.  The Chargers entered the game being ranked #3 in the state while the Hawks entered ranked at #5. 

The game was a tight matchup from the start with both teams being held scoreless until the 4th inning.  In the top of the 4th, Cypress pushed their lone run of the game across.  The unearned run came after a one out single from Alendrina Pichardo who was able to get all the way to third on an outfield error.  She later scored on a single from Kathy Villa.  SCC was able to end the Chargers scoring threat by throwing out a runner at home on a fielder’s choice and forcing a pop up. 

The Hawks tied up the game in the bottom half of the inning.  With 2 outs, Tori Duquette drove a triple to right field.  Sydney Abounassar followed with an RBI single to left field. 

Both teams were held scoreless through the 5th and 6th innings.  The Hawks were able to hold off Cypress in the top of the 7th giving themselves a chance to take the lead for good.  Tori White led off the 7th with a single up the middle.  Gabrielle Leveratto came in and laid down a pinch hit sacrifice bunt to put White in scoring position.  McRae Cayton then delivered an RBI base hit up the middle to score White, sealing the walk off win for the Hawks. 

Carly Wade threw a complete game, picking up the win.  She held the Chargers offense to 7 hits over 7 innings of work with no earned runs.  The win improves Wade’s overall record to 7-1, with a conference leading 0.99 ERA. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Saddleback College on Friday to continue with Orange Empire Conference play.  First pitch is scheduled for 2:00pm. 


 

 

February 24, 2014

Hawks Tally 19 Hits in 18-0 Win

Grossmont, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Grossmont College 18-0 on Monday.  The non conference win improves SCC’s overall record to 13-1 on the year and marks their 10th win this season that ended early due to the mercy rule. 

Stephanie Pelletier picked up the win, throwing 3 complete innings.  She held Grossmont to 2 hits with 2 strikeouts.  Carly Wade threw the final 2 innings in relief, also holding them to 2 hits and 2 strikeouts. 

Offensively the Hawks had big performances from several players.  McRae Cayton led the charge going 2-for-2 with a homerun and 5 RBI.  Six other Hawks had multiple hit games including:  Jordan Diaz (3-for-4, 2 runs scored), Desiree Rascon (3-for-4, 1 run scored), Tori Duquette (2-for-4, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored), Sydney Abounassar (2-for-2, 1 RBI, 3 runs scored), Gabrielle Leveratto (2-for2, 2 RBI, 3 runs scored), and Krista Carranza (2-for-4, 3 RBI, 1 run scored). 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC returns to Orange Empire Conference play on Wednesday.  They will host Cypress College at 3:00PM. 


 

 

​February 21, 2014

Stephanie Pelletier Throws No Hitter

Huntington Beach, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Golden West College 8-0 in an Orange Empire Conference matchup on Friday.  The game was called after the 5th inning due to the mercy rule. 

Stephanie Pelletier dominated in the circle for the Hawks, pitching a no hitter.  Pelletier had a perfect game going until a batter was able to reach in the 4th inning on a walk.  She retired the rest of the Golden West lineup, with only 1 ball being hit out of the infield.  The win brings Pelletier to a perfect 6-0 record on the season. 

Offensively, the Hawks got a late start, scoring only 1 run until the top of the 4th inning when they were able to add 7 more to their total.  McRae Cayton finished off the day 2-for-4 (1 RBI, 1 run scored). Desiree Rascon also had a multiple hit day (2-for-3, 1 RBI, 1 run) with 2 doubles along with Gabrielle Leveratto, and Victoria White who each doubled.  Tori Duquette tripled, going 1-for-1 on the day with 2 runs scored, 2 RBI, and 2 walks. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Grossmont College on Monday for a non conference game.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00PM. 


 

 

February 19, 2014

Hawks Mercy Hornets

Fullerton, CA - The Santiago Canyon College softball team defeated the Fullerton College Hornets 10-0 in an Orange Empire Conference matchup.  The game was called after the 5th inning due to the mercy rule.  The win brings SCC to an overall record of 11-1 and an OEC record of 1-1. 

Carly Wade threw a one-hitter, surrendering a hit to the leadoff batter before shutting down the Hornets offense.  Wade struck out 4 batters over 5 innings of work. 

Offensively, the Hawks put together 10 hits in the win.  In the first inning, Desiree Rascon scored on a hard hit line drive from Madison Smith off the third baseman’s glove.  Smith later scored on an RBI double from Tori Duquette.  In the second inning, the Hawks added their third run on an RBI double from McRae Cayton, plating Tori White who reached on a single.  In the third, Sydney Abounassar blasted a 2 run homerun to put the Hawks up 5-0.  The final 5 runs came in the 4th inning starting with an RBI single from Cayton.  Cayton later scored on a first and third play when Diaz stole second after reaching on a single.  Madison Smith doubled to left center, scoring Jordan Diaz.  Tori Duquette followed with an RBI triple, and later scored on a single from Abounassar. 

Next Up for the Hawks:    SCC hits the road once again to continue OEC competition on Friday at Golden West College.  First pitch is scheduled for 2:00PM.


 

 

February 18, 2014

Hawks Outscore Opponents 53-3 on the Road

Bakersfield/Visalia, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team went on a road trip to play 4 games over the weekend.  On Friday, the Hawks defeated Bakersfield College 21-0 and Taft College 4-1.  They then traveled up to Visalia on Saturday where they defeated College of the Siskiyous 9-1 and West Hills College 19-1. 

Game 1:  In the opening game against Bakersfield College, several Hawks had impressive offensive performances including 2 grand slams in back to back at bats from Sydney Abounassar.  Abounassar finished the game 3-for-4 with 9 RBI.  Gabrielle Leveratto finished 3-for-4 with 2 RBI and a solo homerun.  Madison Smith and McRae Cayton each added 3 hits, while Jordan Diaz and Tori Duquette each had 2 hits.  Stephanie Pelletier picked up the win in the circle throwing 5 complete innings allowing 4 hits and striking out 3.  Pelletier improved to 4-0 on the season.

Game 2:  In the win over Taft College, McRae Cayton had another 3 hit performance with 2 RBI.  Jordan Diaz and Krista Carranza were both 2-for-3 in the contest.  Carly Wade picked up the win, allowing only 3 hits over 7 innings and striking out 8.

Game 3:  The Hawks opened up play in Visalia with a 9-1 win over College of the Siskiyous.  Stephanie Pelletier picked up her second win in 2 days allowing only 2 hits over 6 innings of work and striking out 8.  The Hawks collected 13 hits with Desiree Rascon (2-for-4, 2 RBI), Tori Duquette (3-for-3, 1 RBI) and Ashley Sutter (2-for-2, 1 RBI) leading the charge. 

Game #4:  In the final game of the road trip, the Hawks put up 19 runs on 18 hits over 5 innings to defeat West Hills College.  Carly Wade threw all 5 innings to get the win allowing only 2 hits.  Sydney Abounassar hit her 3rd homerun in 2 days.  Several Hawks had doubles including McRae Cayton (4-for-4, 5 RBI, double, triple), Desiree Rascon (2-for-3, 3 RBI, double, triple), Tori Duquette (2-for-3, 1 RBI), Madison Smith (2-for-3), and Moriah Gonzales (1-for-2, 2 RBI). 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC returns to conference play at Fullerton College on Wednesday.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00PM. 


 

 

February 12, 2014

Riverside Gives SCC First Loss

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team suffered its first loss of the season to Riverside Community College 4-3.  The loss puts SCC at 6-1 overall, 0-1 in Orange Empire Conference play.  Carly Wade suffered her first loss of the season bringing her overall record to 3-1. 

Riverside struck in the top of the first inning on an RBI single, scoring the leadoff batter who reached on a double.  The Hawks answered back with the tying run in the bottom of the third inning.  Tori Duquette led off the frame with a double to left field, advanced to third on a ground ball from Jordan Diaz and later scored on an RBI single from McRae Cayton. 

Riverside captured the lead once again in the top of the 5th inning with MacKenzie Maxwell leading off the inning with a single, advancing to second on a sacrifice bunt, and later scoring on an RBI single from Desiree Broussard. 

The Hawks answered back, taking the lead 3-2 and scoring their final 2 runs of the game in the bottom half of the frame.  Tori Duquette, Jordan Diaz and McRae Cayton loaded the bases with one out on an error, a base hit, and a hit by pitch.  Duquette scored the first run of the inning on a sacrifice fly from Sydney Abounassar, followed by an RBI single from Stephanie Pelletier scoring Jordan Diaz. 

Riverside responded with 2 more runs to seal their victory in the top of the 6th inning stringing together 2 singles and a double before a double play ended the inning. 

Santiago Canyon and Riverside tied one another with 9 hits a piece, RCC stranded 6 runners while the Hawks left 8 on base. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will hit the road for 4 games over the weekend.  On Friday, the Hawks will take on Bakersfield College and Taft College in Bakersfield.  On Saturday, SCC will head to Visalia where they will face College of the Siskiyous as well as College of the Sequoias. 


 

 

February 5, 2014

Hawks Defeat Southwestern, Improve to 6-0

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Southwestern College 10-4 in a non conference game.  SCC pounded out 10 hits over 6 innings, while Carly Wade picked up the win in the circle.  Wade held Southwestern College to 3 hits over 7 innings while striking out 6. 

The Hawks got on the board early with 5 runs in the bottom of the first inning.  After Jordan Diaz reached on an error, Desiree Rascon and Sydney Abounassar singled to load the bases.  Maddie Smith drove Diaz in on a sacrifice fly to deep centerfield.  Stephanie Pelletier then blasted a double in the gap plating both Abounassar and Rascon.  Pelletier later came around to score on an infield error on Tori White’s at bat.  White then advanced to second on a wild pitch, moved to third on a single from Krista Carranza and later scored on an infield error on McRae Cayton’s ground ball. 

SCC added 3 more runs in their half of the 2nd  inning.  The first run came on an RBI single from Maddie Smith, scoring Desiree Rascon who reached on a walk and advanced to second on a ground ball from Abounassar.  Smith went onto score after a single and an error from Stephanie Pelletier.  The final run of the inning came on a triple off the bat of Andrea Olea.

The Hawks final 2 runs were posted in the bottom of the 3rd inning.  McRae Cayton and Jordan Diaz led off with back to back singles, Rascon and Abounassar were then both hit by pitches, picking up the first run of the inning.  Jordan Diaz was able to score the final run on a line drive to the shortstop from Ashley Sutter where the throw went to first base to double off pinch runner, Misty Hewlett. 

Southwestern College got on the board in the top of the 5th inning to prevent the mercy rule, scoring 4 runs on 3 hits, a walk, and an error off of relief pitcher Raquel Carbajal.  The Hawks were able to stop the offensive charge with Wade returning to the circle, getting a strikeout and a ground out to end the inning. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC hits the road on Friday to take on Cerritos College in a 2PM non conference matchup. 


 

 


February 3, 2014

Hawks Outscore Opponents 41-8 at Glendale Tournament

Glendale, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team came away with a perfect 4-0 record from the Glendale Tournament over the weekend.  The 4 games bring the Hawks overall record to 5-0, with all but 1 win being decided by the mercy rule. 

Game one on Friday brought about an 11-3 victory over Ventura College with Stephanie Pelletier going the distance in the circle and picking up her second win of the year.  Offensively, the Hawks were led by Desiree Rascon (3-for-3, 2 runs, 3 RBI, triple), Gabrielle Leveratto (2-for-3, 3 RBI, double), and Jordan Diaz (2-for-4, 3 runs, double). 

In Game 2 of the day, SCC picked up a 12-1 win over San Diego Mesa College.  Carly Wade collected her first win of the season, throwing 5 innings while striking out 7 Mesa batters.  SCC pounded out 13 hits with impressive performances from Jordan Diaz (3-for-3, 2 runs), McRae Cayton (2-for-4, 2 RBI, Sydney Abounassar (2-for-3, 2 RBI), and Desiree Rascon (2-for-3, 2 runs, 1 RBI). 

SCC opened up play on Saturday with an 8-4 win over Rio Hondo College.  Stephanie Pelletier recorded her 3rd win in the circle.  The Hawks were led offensively by Tori Duquette (3-for-4, 2 runs), McRae Cayton (2-for-3, 2 RBI, double) and Desiree Rascon (1-for-2, 2 runs, homerun). 

The final game of the day was a 10-0 mercy rule win over Glendale College.  McRae Cayton (3-for-4, 2 runs, 4 RBI, triple, homerun) and Jordan Diaz (3-for-4, 2 RBI, 3 runs) once again the led the offensive charge for the Hawks.  Carly Wade anchored SCC in the circle throwing 5 innings with 9 strikeouts, allowing only 2 hits. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC returns home to face Southwestern College in a non-conference game on Wednesday.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00PM. 


 

 

January 28, 2014

Hawks Win Game One

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team opened up the 2014 season with a 12-0 mercy rule win over visiting San Diego City College in 5 innings.  Stephanie Pelletier threw 4 shutout innings in the circle picking up the win.  Pelletier held the San Diego offense to 2 hits while striking out 3.  Raquel Carbajal threw the final 3 outs of the game picking up 2 strikeouts. 

Offensively the Hawks saw 2 RBI each from McRae Cayton (1-for-2, double), Sydney Abounassar (1-for-2), and Stephanie Pelletier (2-for-3, double, triple).  Designated Player, Ashley Sutter, had a perfect day, going 3-for-3 at the plate. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to the Glendale Tournament for 4 games.  The schedule is set as:
Friday:  1:00 vs. Ventura College
             5:00 vs. San Diego Mesa College
Saturday:  3:00 vs. Rio Hondo College
                 5:00 vs. Glendale College


 

 


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SCC Softball Named 2013 OEC Academic Team Champion

The 2013 SCC Softball Team excelled on the softball field as well as in the classroom.  The Hawks finished the year with a 33-11 overall record, winning the Regional, and advancing to the Super Regional before being eliminated in the semi final matchup.  Even more impressive than their performance on the softball field, these student-athletes excelled in the classroom as well.  The team posted an average GPA of 3.05, outperforming all other Orange Empire Conference Softball Teams to secure the 2013 OEC Academic Team Champion Award for the 2nd time in 3 years.  
 With the combined success on the field and in the classroom, the Hawks posted a 100% transfer rate among their sophomores.  Seven members of the 2013 team have transferred to 4 year universities to continue their education on a softball scholarship. 

 

 

​May 12, 2013

Hawks End Season in Super Regionals, Semi Final Game

Riverside, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team competed at Riverside College over the weekend in the CalJC Southern Super Regional Championship and a chance to compete for the state title.  SCC first had to face College of the Canyons who they had beaten twice earlier in the year.  The Hawks fell 6-1 in their opening game, sending them in to the elimination bracket.  SCC scored their only run of the game on a passed ball, bringing Morgan McGee home.  The Hawks gave up 11 hits on the night while being held to only 4 with 8 strikeouts. 

On Saturday, SCC faced Citrus College in an elimination game.  In a game that went 8 innings, the Hawks walked away with a 4-3 win, ending the season for Citrus.  At the end of regulation, the game was locked at 1-1.  In the top of the 8th, the Hawk’s put up 3 runs on a sacrifice fly ball from Katie Denio, a wild pitch, and a single from Terry-Lee Rahe.  Rahe went the distance in the circle picking up the win.

The win, set the stage for SCC to face conference foe, Riverside for the 4th time this season.  SCC had previously beaten RCC 2 out of 3 times.  The Hawks saw themselves down 2-0 after 2 doubles in the first inning.  SCC rallied back to take the lead in the top of the 4th inning.  Jordan Diaz led off with a single and advanced to second on a error.  She then went onto score on a base hit from Terry-Lee Rahe.  Hannah Romanski and Krystal Hoham followed with singles. Morgan McGee then drove a double into the right center gap to take the lead. 
In the bottom of the 4th, RCC regained their lead with 4 unearned runs.  The RCC loaded the bases on a pair of infield errors and walk, setting up a grand slam for the 7-3 lead. 

From that point on, homeruns would rule the game.  Faith Brinnon put one on the board for the Hawks in the top of the 5th.  RCC matched it with a solo shot in the bottom half of the inning.  Hannah Romanski then homered to centerfield in the top of the 6th to bring SCC to within 2 runs.  The Hawks couldn’t capitalize however and stranded 2 runners on base in the 6th and one in the 7th. 

Faith Brinnon led the Hawks offensively in the Super Regional, going 6-for-12 with a .500 average.  SCC finishes out the season with a 33-11 record.



 

May 6, 2013

Hawks Advance to Super Regionals

The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team will advance to the CalJC 2013 Super Regionals set to be played May 10-12.  The field of teams is now narrowed down to eight after the Regional Series.  The eight teams are broken up by seed into two separate 4-team double elimination tournaments with one side of the bracket being held at Mt. SAC, while the side SCC will be playing on will be held at Riverside City College.  The 3 other teams on the Hawks side will be #1 ranked Riverside, #4 ranked College of the Canyons, and #8 ranked Citrus College.  Citrus made the cut after eliminating Cypress College in an upset. 

 

The Hawks have faced all 3 teams previously in the season with a 2-1 record against Riverside, a 2-0 record against College of the Canyons and a 1-0 record against Citrus.  SCC will open the Super Regional at Riverside City College with an 8:00PM game on Friday against College of the Canyons. 

 

 

May 5, 2013

Hawks Sweep Regional

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team swept the Regional series against Grossmont College with a 7-0 win on Saturday and a 10-2 mercy rule win on Sunday.  An impressive offensive weekend with 7 homeruns for SCC proved to be too much for the Griffins to overcome.  The wins improve the Hawks overall record to 32-9 on the year.
 
In Saturday’s matchup, it was Grossmont who put the pressure on early stranding 2 runners the first inning and then bases loaded in the second and third innings.  The Hawks continued to work out of jams with good defense and pitching.  Terry-Lee Rahe got the start and Josie Tucker came in and got the win, holding Grossmont to a combined 3 hits on the day. 

 

In the bottom of the third inning the Hawks bats came alive kicked off by a 3 run homerun from Josie Tucker that plated Hannah Romanski and Rahe who had reached on singles.  Tucker later hit another homerun for a total of 4 RBI on the day. McGee followed with a homerun in the same inning and Romanski hit one of her own to lead off the 5th inning.  Faith Brinnon was 2-for-3 on the day. 
 
On Championship Sunday, Josie Tucker picked up her second win of the weekend in the circle holding Grossmont to 4 hits.  Tucker put up 5 strikeouts over 6 innings including striking out the side in the top of the 5th inning. 
 
The Hawks struck early putting up 2 runs in the top of the first with a leadoff double from Faith Brinnon who then stole third and scored on a sacrifice fly from Terry-Lee Rahe.  The second run came on an RBI single from Morgan McGee that scored Hannah Romanski who reached on a base hit. 
 
The homeruns continued with a solo shot from Taylor Ousley to lead off the bottom of the second inning.  The Hawks went on to score 5 more that inning with with singles from Brinnon, Jordan Diaz, Rahe, and doubles from Tucker and Krystal Hoham. 
 
Down 8-0, Grossmont began to rally back scoring 2 runs in the top of the 4th with a walked batter, a single, and a double.  Tucker ended the scoring threat with a strikeout. 
 
It was Morgan McGee who would put up the final 2 runs for the Hawks with a solo homerun in the 4th and a second one in the 6th inning to finish off the mercy rule win. McGee was 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, 2 runs scored and 2 homeruns on the day.  Brinnon, Diaz, and Tucker each had 2 hits on the day.
 

 

 
 

 April 29, 2013

SCC Will Host Softball Regional

The Santiago Canyon College Women's Softball Team will host Grossmont College in the first-round of regional play-offs this weekend. The regional is set up as a best of 3 game series with the first game scheduled for 2:00 on Saturday May 4th.  Game 2 is scheduled for Sunday at 12:00 with an if-necessary game at 2:00.  SCC enters the 16 team playoff field seeded at #6, while Grossmont is seeded at #10. 

 

The California Community College Athletic Association stipulate minimum entry fees must be charged to spectators to attend the event. Ticket prices for all home play-off games will be $8.00 for adults and $5.00 for identified students, faculty, staff, senior citizens age 60 and over, and children. Come out and support our Hawks!

 
   
 
  
 

 April 29, 2013

Romanski and Rahe Named to All So-Cal Team

The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team had 2 players named to the All Southern California Team over the weekend.  The honors went to Hannah Romanski and Terry-Lee Rahe.  First baseman, Hannah Romanski, hit in the 4 spot while compiling  a .477 batting average throughout the course of the season.  She drove in a team high 39 RBI with 10 doubles and 3 homeruns.  Rahe put up a .484 batting average with 38 RBI, 9 doubles and 4 homeruns.  Rahe compiled 93 innings in the circle for the Hawks while also seeing time at 3rd base.   Congratulations to these athletes on a well deserved award!

 
  
 
  
 

 April 25, 2013

Hawks Receive OEC Honors

Four members of the Santiago Canyon College Softball Team were honored with being selected to the All Orange Empire Conference team today.  SCC proved to be a powerful offensive threat this season, leading the conference as a team with a .403 batting average.  Leading the charge, were Terry-Lee Rahe, Hannah Romanski, Josie Tucker and Faith Brinnon who were all selected to the All Conference Teams.

 

First Team honors went to Terry-Lee Rahe and Hannah Romanski.  Rahe threw 60 innings in the circle for SCC, twice beating the number one ranked team in the state.  When not in the circle, Rahe spent time at 3rd base and had a conference batting average of .414 with 15 RBI and 22 runs scored.  First baseman, Hannah Romanski, led the OEC in average throughout the majority of the season, finishing with a .414 average and 22 RBI. 

 

Second Team honors when to Josie Tucker and Faith Brinnon.  Tucker threw 61 innings with 45 strikeouts.  On April 5th, Tucker threw a no hitter against Fullerton College.  When not in the circle, Tucker remained in the lineup as the Designated Player and posted a team high .446 batting average while leading the team with 23 RBI.  Brinnon anchored the Hawks at shortstop this season while posting a .390 batting average.  Offensively, she led the team in the categories of runs scored, walks, and stolen bases. 

 

The Hawks coaching staff was also honored today with the Coach of the Year award.  Head Coach Lisa Camarco along with assistant coaches Lindsey Klabacha, Doug Aiken and Keely Starr led the team to a 30-9 finish.  This award has now been bestowed on this staff 2 out of the last 3 years.  Go Hawks!

 
  
 
  
 

 April 24, 2013

Hawks End Conference With Mercy Rule Win

Mission Viejo, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team ended the regular season of play with an 8-0 mercy rule win over Saddleback College.  The win marks a new school record of 30 wins on the season for the Hawks.  SCC finished conference play with a 14-7 record, 30-9 overall.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up the win in the circle for SCC, combined with Josie Tucker who held Saddleback to only 2 hits over the 5 innings of play. 

The Hawks put up 1 run in the top of the first inning on a double from Rahe, plating Faith Brinnon who had reached on a walk and stole second base.  In the 4th inning, the Hawks added 4 more runs, on 2 homeruns.  With one out, Rahe reached on a walk, Hannah Romanski followed with a single up the middle.  Josie Tucker, then drilled a 3 run home run to deep centerfield, putting the Hawks up 4-0.  With 2 outs, Morgan McGee followed with a solo homerun of her own, her 6th homerun of the year. 

 

SCC put up their final 3 runs in the top of the 4th inning.  Brinnon led off with a walk and advanced to second on a base hit from Jordan Diaz.  Tucker drove a ball to left field picking up 2 RBI’s followed by a double from Hoham for the final RBI and run of the game. 

 

Tucker and McGee led the offensive charge for SCC with 2 hits and a home run for each of them.  Terry-Lee Rahe and Krystal Hoham each had a double on the day. 

 

Next Up for SCC:  The Hawks have completed the regular season and are now waiting for the playoff seeding to be conducted.  SCC will host a to be determined team in the first round of regionals beginning Saturday, May 4th at 2:00PM.  Playoff seeding will be released on Saturday.

 
  
 
  
 

 April 20, 2013

Hawks Win 2 on the Road

Chula Vista, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up their 28th and 29th win on the year down at Southwestern College in Chula Vista on Saturday.  SCC defeated Southwestern College 7-1 and picked up a 7-0 forfeit win over Mt. San Jacinto College. 

The Hawks had 12 hits with Terry-Lee Rahe leading the offensive Charge.  Rahe was 3-for-4 on the day with 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.  Faith Brinnon, Josie Tucker, Krystal Hoham, and Tori White all had 2 hits on the day.  Josie Tucker got the win, throwing a complete game and striking out 9.

 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Saddleback College on Wednesday for a 3:00 Orange Empire Conference game. 

 
  
 
  
 

 April 19, 2013

Hawks Hit 3 Homeruns in Win Over Santa Ana

Orange CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team faced Santa Ana College for the 3rd and final Orange Empire Conference matchup between the two team.  The Hawks defeated the Dons 9-4 with Josie Tucker picking up the win in the circle.  Tucker threw 4 innings and held the Santa Ana offense to 1 hit. 

Santa Ana took a 4-0 lead in the 3rd inning.  The Don’s loaded the bases on 2 singles and a fielder’s choice and then scored the first run of the game on a walk.  A wild pitch accounted for the second run of the game.  A ground out to second base allowed the third run, and the final run of the game for Santa Ana came on another wild pitch, before the Hawks were able to end the inning on a fly ball to centerfield. 

SCC answered with 1 run in the bottom of the 3rd inning on a pinch hit sacrifice fly from Felicia Davis, which scored Morgan McGee who had reached on a leadoff double and advanced to third on a base hit from Faith Brinnon. 

 

The Hawks put up 4 more runs in the bottom of the 4th inning to take the lead.  Terry-Lee Rahe led off with a single and advanced to second on a throwing error.  A single by Josie Tucker moved Rahe to third.  Krystal Hoham loaded the bases after being hit by a pitch.  Back to back singles from Morgan McGee and Courtney Malloy drove in Rahe and Tucker.  Faith Brinnon drew a bases loaded walk to tie the game.  Jordan Diaz delivered the go ahead RBI on a base hit that plated Malloy. 

 

SCC put up an impressive offensive performance in the bottom of the 5th inning sealing the 9-4 victory.  With 1 out, Josie Tucker drove a ball over the centerfield fence for a solo home run.  Krystal Hoham reached on a single and then scored on the Hawks 2nd homerun of the inning, a 2 run blast off the bat of Morgan McGee.  With 2 outs, Taylor Ousley continued the power display with a deep shot for the 3rd homerun of the inning. 

 

Morgan McGee led the Hawks offensively going 3-for-4 with 3 RBI, 3 runs scored and a homerun.  Faith Brinnon, Jordan Diaz, and Josie Tucker each had 2 hits on the day. 

 
  
 
  
 

 April 17, 2013

Hawks Beat #1 Ranked RCC

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Riverside City College 4-3 in their final meeting of Orange Empire Conference play.  The win gave the Hawks the edge in the series, taking 2 out of the 3 games from the team who has been ranked #1 in the state throughout the course of the season.  Terry-Lee Rahe got the win the circle throwing 7 complete innings while striking out 6 RCC hitters. 

RCC got out to an early lead with a leadoff homerun from Natalie Barrios.  In the bottom of the third, the Hawks rallied back with 2 outs to take the lead.  Faith Brinnon reached on a 2 out base hit, followed by a single from Jordan Diaz.  Terry-Lee Rahe blasted a double over the centerfielder’s head scoring both Brinnon and Diaz and taking the lead 2-1. 

 

SCC extended the lead to 3-1 in the bottom of the sixth inning.  Rahe led off with a single, but was forced out on a groundball from Hannah Romanski.  In an attempt to turn a double play, RCC made a throwing error that allowed Romanski to take second base.  Danica Bryant came into run for Romanski and advanced to third on a groundball from Josie Tucker.  Bryant went onto score on a throwing error during a pickoff attempt. 

 

The Hawks looked to have the game sealed up in the top of the 7th inning, retiring the first two hitters in order.  With 2 outs, RCC reached on a single and then tied the game on a 2 out homerun from Barrios.  SCC retired the final batter of the inning, going into the bottom of the seventh tied 3-3.

 

Taylor Ousley came in as a pinch hitter to lead off the inning for the Hawks.  On a 2-0 count, Ousley delivered a blast to right center field for the game winning, walk off homerun, sealing the 4-3 victory. 

 

Offensively, the Hawks had 6 hits on the day, led by Faith Brinnon (2-for-3, with 1 run scored), Terry-Lee Rahe (1-for-2, 2RBI, and a double), and Taylor Ousley (1-for-1, with 1 run scored, 1 RBI, and a homerun). 

 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Santa Ana College on Friday at 2:00PM.

 
  
 
  
 

 April 5, 2013

Tucker Throws No Hitter

Fullerton, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Fullerton College 5-0 in an Orange Empire Conference game.  Josie Tucker threw a complete game no hitter in the win.  Offensively, the Hawks had 6 hits on the day with Faith Brinnon leading the charge.  Brinnon was 2-for-4 with 2 runs scored and a stolen base. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Saddleback on Monday for a 3:00PM OEC game. 

 
  
 
  
 

 March 25, 2013

Hawks Get 21 Hits in Win

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team continues to be on a roll offensively, putting up 21 hits in the 5 inning win over Chaffey College on Monday.  Josie Tucker got the win, pitching 3 complete innings, allowing only 1 hit with 3 strikeouts.  Danica Bryant came in to relieve Tucker, throwing the final 2 innings of the game. 

Terry-Lee Rahe and Morgan McGee led the offensive charge for the Hawks with Rahe going 4-for-4 with 4 runs scored, 4 RBI and a double.  McGee was 3-for-3 with 3 runs scored, an RBI, and 2 doubles.  Faith Brinnon was 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored.  Felicia Davis, Katie Denio and Josie Tucker each contributed 2 hits in the win. 

 

Next Up for SCC:  The Hawks return to OEC play with a 3:00 game against Santa Ana College on Tuesday.

 
  
 
  
 

 March 23, 2013

Hawks Sweep Canyons in Double Header

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team picked up 2 non conference wins on Saturday with a 14-4 and 6-4 win over College of the Canyons.  The win brings SCC to a 22-5 overall record.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up the mercy rule win in the first game, pitching 6 complete innings.  Josie Tucker got the win in game 2, pitching 7 complete innings

The Hawks had 20 hits on the day, including impressive performances from several team members.  Josie Tucker (4-for-7) had 4 RBI and a walk off 3 run homerun to complete the mercy rule win in the first game.  Faith Brinnon had a 2 run homerun in the second game of the day.  Hannah Romanski (4-for-6) had 4 RBI, Terry-Lee Rahe (3-for-6) had 3 RBI and Krystal Hoham (2-for-5) had 4 RBI on the day. 

 
  
 
  
 

 March 22, 2013

Rahe Holds RCC to 1 Hit in Victory

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Riverside City College, the #1 ranked team in the state today, 1-0.  The win brings SCC within 1 game of first place in the Orange Empire Conference with a 9-3 record, 20-6 overall.

Terry-Lee Rahe held the RCC offense to only 1 hit on the day.  The SCC defense was stellar behind Rahe, turning a double play and eliminating their scoring threat in the top of the 7th with a diving catch by Jordan Diaz stranding RCC runners on first and second. 

 

The Hawks threated in the second inning with a one out double from Josie Tucker, but couldn’t produce.  In the bottom of the 5th inning, SCC rallied once again.  Krystal Hoham led off with a single and went all the way to third base on a sacrifice bunt from Courtney Malloy.  Morgan McGee laid down a squeeze bunt, but RCC executed the out at home. 

 

The game was locked 0-0 going into the 7th inning.  In the top of the inning, RCC led off with a walk before the Hawks were able to retire the next two hitting with a pop up and a strikeout.  The next runner reached on an infield error, bringing runners to first and second with 2 outs.  A line drive in the right center gap looked like trouble, but Jordan Diaz came up with a diving catch to end the inning leaving RCC scoreless. 

 

In the bottom of the 7th, Krystal Hoham and Courtney Malloy both singled with one out.  Taylor Ousley came in to pinch hit and reached safely on a fielder’s choice that got Malloy out at second base, bringing Hoham to third.  With 2 outs, Katie Denio delivered the game winning hit up the middle to score Hoham for the victory. 

           

Up Next for the Hawks:  SCC will host College of the Canyons in a non-conference double header on Saturday.  Games are scheduled for 1:00 and 3:00.

 
  
 
  
 

 March 20, 2013

SCC Now 2-0 in Golden West Series

Huntington Beach, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Golden West College 10-7 in the second round matchup of Orange Empire Conference play.  With the win, SCC moves to 8-3 in OEC and 19-5 overall. 

Golden West got on the board in the first inning with a leadoff homerun, followed by a double and then a 2 run homerun.  The Hawks were able to get the next 3 outs in order to end the inning.  SCC answered right back with 3 runs of their own in the top of the 2nd.  Courtney Malloy walked to lead off the inning then advance to second on a single from Krystal Hoham.  A walk to Taylor Ousley loaded the bases for Katie Denio who singled, scoring Malloy.  Terry-Lee Rahe followed with a single scoring both Denio and Ousley. 

 

Golden West answered with another run in the bottom half of the inning scoring an unearned run on a Hawk error.  SCC tied the game up once again 4-4 in the top of the 3rd inning.  Morgan McGee led off the inning with a walk and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt.  She later scored on an RBI single from Josie Tucker. 

 

The game remained deadlocked until the top of the 5th inning when SCC saw more offensive production.  Rahe led off with a single and advanced to second on a sacrifice bunt from Jordan Diaz.  Consecutive walks to McGee and Malloy loaded the bases.  Tucker and Hoham came up with back to back singles to bring 3 more runs across, giving the Hawks the lead 7-4.  Golden West came up with another unearned run in the bottom of the 5th to bring them within 2. 

 

SCC answered right back with another 3 run inning in the top of the 6th.  Gabrielle Leveratto was hit by a pitch to lead off the inning.  Rahe singled bringing runners to second and third.  Jordan Diaz picked up an RBI on a base hit.  Rahe then scored an unearned run when McGee forced an infield error.  Josie Tucker then drove in the Hawks final run of the game, putting them ahead 10-5 going into the bottom of the 6th inning. 

 

Golden West put up their final 2 runs after a leadoff walk, followed by a 2 run homerun.  From there, SCC was able to shut down the Rustlers offense, with Tucker striking out the final 2 batters of the game in the bottom of the 7th inning to secure the win. 

 

Offensively, SCC was led by Josie Tucker (3-for-4, 4 RBI), and Terry-Lee Rahe (3-for-5, 2 RBI).  Josie Tucker picked up the win in the circle for SCC, pitching 7 innings with 8 strikeouts. 

 

Next Up for SCC:  The Hawks return home to face Riverside City College on Friday.  First pitch is set for 2:00PM.

 
  
 
  
 

 March 18, 2013

Tucker Holds Citrus to Two Hits in Win

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Citrus College 9-1 in a 6 inning non-conference mercy rule win on Monday.  The Hawks pounded out 12 hits in the win bringing their overall record to 18-6 on the year.  Josie Tucker threw a complete game; striking out 5 hitters and allowing only 2 hits and 1 run over 6 innings of work.

The Hawks took the lead in the bottom of the second inning and never looked back.  Krystal Hoham led off the inning with a walk and stole second base.  She advanced to third on a sacrifice fly to right field from Taylor Ousley.  Katie Denio delivered an RBI single to get the Hawks their first run of the day. Tori White followed with her own single.  Denio and White then stole to bring runners to second and third.  Terry-Lee Rahe blasted a double in the right center gap to score Denio and White. 

 

SCC added another run in the bottom of the 3rd on a double from Taylor Ousley, scoring Josie Tucker who reached on a double of her own.  Citrus challenged in the top of the 4th inning.  A leadoff walk and a hit batter allowed the first 2 hitters to reach safely.  The runners advanced to second and third on a sacrifice bunt, followed by a sacrifice fly ball to score the only run that Citrus would see all day.  With 2 outs and a runner a third, Josie Tucker struck out the hitter to end the threat. 

 

In the bottom of the 5th inning, the Hawks added 3 more runs to their total, bringing the score to 7-1.  Courtney Malloy led off with a double and later scored on an RBI single from Josie Tucker.  Hoham reached after being hit by a pitch, bringing up Katie Denio who ripped a double to score both Tucker and Hoham.

 

In the bottom of the 6th inning, the Hawks put up the 2 more runs needed in order to finish off the game early.  Morgan McGee led off with a walk, brining up Courtney Malloy who drove the ball deep to left field for a 2 run walk off homerun. 

 

Offensively, the Hawks were led by Courtney Malloy, (3-for-4) with a double a homerun, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.  Katie Denio was 2-for-2 with 3 RBI and a double.  Josie Tucker was 2-for-3 with a double with 2 runs and 1 RBI, and Terry-Lee Rahe who was 2-for-4 with a double and 2 RBI. 

 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will return to Orange Empire Conference play at Golden West College.  First pitch is schedule for 3:00PM.

 
  
 
  
 

 March 13, 2013

Hawks Outlast Fullerton in OEC Win

Fullerton, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team defeated Fullerton College 5-2 in an Orange Empire Conference game.  The win puts SCC at at an overall record of 16-5, 6-3 in Orange Empire Conference play. 

The Hawks struck early with 1 run in the top of the first inning.  With 2 outs, Hannah Romanski roped a double to the left field wall, scoring Morgan McGee who had reached on a single.  SCC tacked on 3 more in the top of the second inning.  Josie Tucker and Courtney Malloy led off with back to back singles.  Tucker advanced to third on a sacrifice fly to right field from Taylor Ousley and later scored on an RBI single from Faith Brinnon.  Malloy and Brinnon advanced to second and third on a wild pitch.  Jordan Diaz then forced an infield error allowing Brinnon to score.  SCC’s final run of the game came in the top of the 3rd inning.  With bases loaded from 2 walks and a throwing error, Terry-Lee Rahe was able to score on a ground ball from Krystal Hoham. 

 

Fullerton put up 2 unearned runs in the bottom of the 5th inning on 2 fielding errors and 1 hit.  Josie Tucker went the distance in the circle picking up the win.  Tucker held Fullerton to 4 hits over 7 innings while striking out 8. 

 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC returns home on Friday where they will host Orange Coast College in an Orange Empire Conference game.  First pitch is set for 2:00PM. 

 
  
 
  
 

 March 12, 2013

SCC Outhits Cypress in 1-0 Loss

Cypress, CA - The Santiago Canyon College softball team dropped an OEC game yesterday at Cypress College 1-0 in a pitching duel.  SCC threatened in nearly every inning but couldn’t pull off scoring a run.  The Hawks stranded 9 runners over 7 innings, leaving the bases loaded in the first inning and runners in scoring position during 3 additional innings. 

 

Terry-Lee Rahe went the distance in the circle for SCC, holding Cypress to 3 hits and 1 run with 4 strikeouts.  Cypress picked up their lone run in the bottom of the 6th inning after a leadoff walk reached second on a sacrifice bunt and eventually scored on a double to left field. 

 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC travels to Fullerton College for a 3:00 OEC game.

 
  
 
  
 

 March 6, 2013

Hawks End First Round of OEC with Victory

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College softball team defeated Saddleback College 6-4 in the final OEC matchup of the first round.  With the win, the Hawks end round 1 with a 5-2 conference record, putting them 1 game out of first place.

SCC got on the board in the first inning with a an RBI single from Hannah Romanski, which scored Morgan McGee who had reached on a fielder’s choice, and stole second base.  Hawks tacked an additional run in both the second and third innings with singles from Tori White, Terry-Lee Rahe and Josie Tucker’s RBI single.

Saddleback threatened in the 5th inning, down 3-0.  They were able to put up 2 runs in the inning, closing the gap on 3 hits and an error in the outfield.   SCC answered right back with 3 more runs in the bottom of the inning, extending the lead 6-2.  Morgan McGee led off the inning with a walk.  Romanski singled bringing McGee to third base.  Terry-Lee Rahe deliverd and RBI single, scoring McGee.  Tucker followed with a 2 RBI single, scoring Hoham who reach on a fielder’s choice, and Danica Bryant who was pinch running for Romanski. 

 

SCC was able to hold Saddleback to 2 runs in the 7th inning to seal the victory 6-4.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up the win in the circle for the Hawks holding Saddleback to only 1 earned run over the 7 innings.  Offensively the Hawks were led by Josie Tucker (2-for-3) with 3 RBI, Hannah Romanski (2-for-3) and an RBI, and Terry-Lee Rahe (3-for-4) with a double and an RBI. 

 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Cypress College on Friday to face the first place team in an OEC matchup.  First pitch is scheduled for 2:00PM.

 
  
 
  
 

 March 1, 2013

Hawks Hold Off Dons

Santa Ana, CA - The Santiago Canyon College softball team defeated Santa Ana College 8-4 in an Orange Empire Conference matchup on Friday.  The win pushes SCC to a 4-2 conference record. 

The Hawks got on the board early with a 2 run homerun run from Hannah Romanski in the top of the first inning.  The homerun plated Faith Brinnon who had led off the game with a single. 

 

SCC added 4 more runs in the top of the 3rd inning extending their lead to 6-0.  Faith Brinnon led off the inning with a double.  She then advanced to third base on a single from Jordan Diaz.  Morgan McGee delivered a double that scored both Brinnon and Diaz.  Hannah Romanski drew a walk bringing up Terry-Lee Rahe who hit the third double of the inning to score both Romanski and McGee. 

 

The Hawks continued to hold the Dons scoreless while picking up 1 more run in the top of the 4th inning on a sacrifice fly from Hannah Romanski, scoring Faith Brinnon who had reached after being hit by a pitch. 

 

In the bottom of the 4th inning, Santa Ana rallied back with 3 runs of their own on 3 hits. The score remained at 7-3 going into the bottom of the 6th inning when the Dons were able to scratch 1 more run across on a bases loaded walk. 

 

The Hawks added their final run of the game in the top of the 7th inning .  Morgan McGee reached first after being hit by a pitch.  She then advanced to third on a single to right field by Terry-Lee Rahe.  McGee went on to score on a sacrifice fly to centerfield from Krystal Hoham.  The Hawks retired the Dons in order in the bottom of the 7th to walk away with the 8-4 win. 

 

Terry-Lee Rahe and Josie Tucker combined for the win.  Rahe threw 3.1 innings allowing 3 runs with 3 strikeouts.  Tucker picked up the win throwing the final 3.2 innings allowing only 1 hit with 3 strikeouts. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will host Saddleback College on Wednesday at 3:00PM in an Orange Empire Conference Game.

 
  
 
  
 

 

 February 26, 2013

Josie Tucker Named So Cal Regional Pitcher of the Week 

Josie Tucker was named the Southern California Regional Pitcher of the week for the 3rd week of the season.  Tucker is the second SCC pitcher to earn the honors, with Terry-Lee Rahe bringing it home in week 1. 

 

Tucker threw 12.2 innings in the circle in week three while posting a 0.00 ERA.  She had 8 strikeouts in the 12 innings while holding opponents to a .178 batting average.  Offensively, Tucker was 5-for-5 with 3 runs scored and 2 RBI’s.

 
  
 
  
 

 February 22, 2013

13 Hits Push SCC Past Golden West College 

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College softball team defeated Golden West College 10-2 in 5 innings in an Orange Empire Conference matchup.  The win puts SCC at a 3-1 conference record, 13-2 overall. 

Golden West struck early scoring 2 runs in the top of the first inning.  With 2 outs, the Hawks gave up a triple, followed by a 2 run homerun.  Those 2 hits would be the only offensive threat from the Rustlers for the remainder of the game.  Terry-Lee Rahe threw the entire 5 innings, not allowing a single hit after the first inning. 

 

SCC piled on 5 runs in the second inning to take lead with an RBI single from Josie Tucker, a 2 RBI single from Jordan Diaz, and a 2 RBI double from Morgan McGee.  The Hawks added 2 more runs in the 3rd inning on a double from Gabrielle Leveratto.  Taylor Ousley added 2 more runs in the 4th with a pinch hit double, scoring Hannah Romanksi who had doubled earlier in the inning and Krystal Hoham who had been hit by a pitch.  The final run to reach the mercy rule came in the 5th inning on a sacrifice fly to left field from Hannah Romanski, scoring Faith Brinnon who had reached on a walk and advanced to third on an infield error. 

           

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC will travel to Riverside City College on Wednesday for a 6:00PM Orange Empire Conference game. 

 
  
 
  
 

 February 20, 2013

Hawks Shutout Pirates

Costa Mesa, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team returned to Orange Empire Conference play today with a 13-0 mercy rule win at Orange Coast College.  Josie Tucker picked up the win, throwing 3 complete shutout innings allowing only 2 hits, and striking out 2.  Danica Bryant came in for the final 2 innings without allowing a single hit and adding 2 more strikeouts to the total. 

SCC put up 4 runs in the top of the first inning, 5 in the second, and 4 more in the third to seal the victory.  Krystal Hoham led the offensive charge going 4-for-4 with 3 runs scored and 4 RBI.  Morgan McGee, Terry-Lee Rahe, and Josie Tucker each collected 2 hits on the day. 

 

 

Up Next for the Hawks:  SCC returns home to host Golden West College on Friday in an Orange Empire Conference game.  First pitch is set for 2:00PM. 

 
  
 
  
 

 February 19, 2013

Hawks 4-0 on the Weekend

The Santiago Canyon College Softball Team headed north for 4 games over the weekend.  The Hawks walked away with a 4-0 record, outscoring their opponents 60-9.

 

SCC opened up play against Bakersfield College with a 13-2, 5 inning mercy rule win.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up the win in the circle.  Morgan McGee led the offensive charge going 3-for-4 with 3 runs scored, 3RBI and 2 homeruns.  Felicia Davis and Terry-Lee Rahe also added solo homeruns. 

 

In the second game of the day, SCC faced Taft College walking away with a 4-3 victory.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up her second win of the day in the circle.  Offensively, the Hawks were led by Krystal Hoham (3-for-3), Morgan McGee (2-for-4), and Hannah Romanski (2-for-4) who had a game-winning walk off homerun in the bottom of the 7th inning to break the 3-3 tie. 

 

The Hawks then headed north to College of the Sequoias where they opened play on Saturday against West Hills College with a 22-3 mercy rule win.  Danica Bryant earned the win in the circle, throwing a complete game.  The Hawks had 24 hits in 5 innings with Hannah Romanski (5-for-5), Terry-Lee Rahe (4-for-5), and Krystal Hoham (4-for-5) with 2 triples leading the way.   Felicia Davis picked up her second solo homerun of the weekend.

 

In the final game of the weekend, the Hawks defeated Ohlone College (ranked 9th in the Northern California Region) 21-1 in a 5 inning mercy rule win.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up her 3rd win of the weekend in the circle.  Faith Brinnon led the Hawks at the plate going 4-for-5 with a lead off triple, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI. 

 

 

Next Up For the Hawks:  SCC returns to Orange Empire Conference play traveling to Orange Coast College for a 3:00 matchup. 

 
  
 
  
 

 February 14, 2013

 

SCC Mercies Fullerton in OEC Competition

   

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College softball team returned to conference play today with an 8-0 mercy rule win over visiting Fullerton College.  Josie Tucker threw a complete game shutout holding the Hornets to only 2 hits on the day.

The Hawks put their first run on the board in the first inning with an RBI single from Hannah Romanski scoring Jordan Diaz.  They added their second run the following inning with an RBI single from Tori White plating Courtney Malloy. 

In the bottom of the third inning, the Hawks capitalized with 2 outs to score 5 runs.  With the bases loaded from 2 walked batters and one hit by a pitch, Gabrielle Leveratto delivered a double that scored 2 runs.  Two more runs were added when Tori White forced an infield error.  Jordan Diaz then plated the final run of the inning on an infield single. 

 

SCC was held scoreless during the 4th inning.  The last run of the day came on an RBI single from Faith Brinnon, scoring Tori White who reached on a triple in the right center gap. 

 

Next Up For The Hawks:  SCC hits the road for a 4 game stretch over the weekend.  On Friday, the Hawks will play a double header at Bakersfield College against Bakersfield College and Taft.  On Saturday, SCC will head to College of the Sequoias where they will face West Hills College and Ohlone College. 

 
  
 
  
 

 February 12, 2013

Hawks Outhit Chargers in 8-6 Loss

Orange, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team dropped its first Orange Empire Conference game of the season to Cypress College 8-6. The Hawks collected 9 hits on the day including 2 solo homeruns from Courtney Malloy and Hannah Romanski.

Cypress took the lead in the third inning with a single, a double, and a triple scoring 3 runs.  SCC closed the gap with 2 solo homeruns from Malloy and Romanski in the bottom of the 4th inning bringing the score to 3-2. 

 

The 5th inning proved to be costly for the Hawks who committed 2 errors in the outfield that allowed Cypress to score 4 unearned runs.  In the bottom of the inning, SCC put up 2 more runs on a single from Hannah Romanski, scoring Tori White and Faith Brinnon who reach on singles, bringing the score to 8-4. 

 

Both teams remained scoreless going into the bottom of the 7th inning.  Faith Brinnon led off the inning reaching first base on an infield error.  Jordan Diaz lined out to third base, followed by Terry Rahe reaching first on a fielder’s choice that forced Brinnon out at second base.  Hannah Romanski came through with a double bringing Rahe to third base.  Krystal Hoham forced an infield error scoring both Rahe and Romanski for the final 2 runs of the game before inducing a ground ball to end the threat. 

 

Terry Rahe took the loss in the circle for SCC, throwing 4 innings.  Josie Tucker held Cypress to 1 hit in the final 3 innings of the game.

 

Next Up For The Hawks:  SCC returns to Orange Empire Conference play with a 3:00 home game against Fullerton College.

 
  
 
  
 

 

 February 7, 2013

Terry-Lee Rahe Named Regional Pitcher of the Week

 Terry-Lee Rahe was honored with receiving the Southern California Regional Pitcher of the Week Award. Rahe recorded a perfect 4-0 record in the circle while holding opposing batters to a .172 batting average.  At the plate, Rahe hit .529 with eight runs scored, nine RBI’s, three triples, and three home runs on her way to Pitcher of the Week honors.
 
  
 
  
 

 February 2, 2013

Hawks A Perfect 4-0 at Glendale Tournament

Glendale, CA - The Santiago Canyon College Softball team extended its win streak to 6-0 after 4 wins at the Glendale College Tournament over the weekend.  The Hawks were commanding in their wins, outscoring opponents 47-7 in 4 wins over the weekend.

SCC opened the tournament against Ventura College at 5PM on Friday with an 8-5 victory.  The Hawks saw themselves down 4-2 at the end of the 3rd inning before rallying back with a leadoff double from Courtney Malloy a single from Faith Brinnon and back to back homeruns from Morgan McGee and Terry-Lee Rahe who also hit a solo homerun the following inning.  

 

At 7PM, the Hawks faced Mt. San Jacinto College coming away with a 6-0 victory.  Josie Tucker threw a complete game shutout.  SCC collected 12 hits including a 2 run homerun from Courtney Malloy. 

 

 

On Saturday, the Hawks defeated Imperial Valley College at 11AM with a 22-0 mercy rule win.  Josie Tucker threw her second shutout of the weekend, allowing only 3 hits and striking out 7.  SCC had 22 hits in the 5 inning game led by Morgan McGee (5-for-5) with 3 singles, a double, and a triple. 

 

 

In the final game on Saturday, SCC defeated Glendale College 11-2 with the mercy rule ending the game in the 6th inning.  Both teams remained scoreless through the first 3 innings.  In the top of the fourth however, the Hawks put up 3 runs sparked by a leadoff double from Hannah Romanski.  An error by Glendale, a single by Jordan Diaz and a double from Faith Brinnon would cap off the 3 run inning.  Glendale answered with 1 run in the bottom of the inning.   SCC struck again in the 5th adding 5 more runs to their total.  2 walks, base hits from Josie Tucker and Faith Brinnon, and a triple from Hannah Romanski put the Hawks up 8-1 going into the bottom of the 5th.  Glendale once again answered with 1 run bringing the score 8-2 going into the 6th inning.  Base hits from Hannah Romanski, Krystal Hoham, Jordan Diaz, Courtney Malloy and Tori White would seal the mercy rule victory 11-2.

 

 

Next Up For The Hawks:  SCC returns home to face Grossmont College in a non conference game on Wednesday.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00PM.

 
  
    
 

 January 30, 2013

Hawks Win Home Opener

Orange, CA - The SCC Softball team defeated Cerritos College (ranked #4 by the coaches’ poll for the Southern California Region) 2-1 in the first home game of the season.  The Hawks now have a 2-0 record.

The Falcons got on the board early with a run in the first inning, but were unable to produce during the remainder of the game.  SCC tied the game in the 5th inning with a 2 out solo homerun off the bat of Terry-Lee Rahe.  The teams remained tied 1-1 going in to the bottom of the 7th inning.

 

Taylor Ousley led off the bottom of the 7th with a walk.  Jordan Diaz then reached safely on a bunt, advancing Ousley to second base.  Courtney Malloy came in and put down a sacrifice bunt advancing the runners to second and third with one out.  Terry-Lee Rahe was intentionally walked, loading the bases for freshman Tori White who drove a single past the 3rd baseman, scoring pinch runner Danica Bryant for the game winning run. 

 

 

Josie Tucker started the game in the circle for the Hawks throwing 4 complete innings, allowing 1 run on 2 hits.  Terry-Lee Rahe picked up the win throwing the final 3 innings allowing only 1 hit.  SCC played errorless defense in a game that saw them turn 3 double plays. 

 

 

Next Up For the Hawks:  SCC will travel to the Glendale College Tournament.  On Friday, the Hawks will face Ventura College at 5:00PM, followed by Mt. San Jacinto College at 7:00PM.  On Saturday, SCC will play Imperial Valley College at 11:00AM followed by 1 more game at a yet to be determined time. 

 
  
 
  
 

 January 28, 2013

Hawks Open With Mercy Rule Win

San Diego, CA - The SCC Softball team beat San Diego City College 15-1 today after being rained out on Friday.

The Hawks combined for 16 hits and no errors to seal the victory in the 6th inning.  SCC was led offensively by Morgan McGee who went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Faith Brinnon with a 3 RBI triple, and Krystal Hoham who went 3-for-4 with an RBI.  

Terry-Lee Rahe got the win in the circle for the Hawks throwing 3 innings giving up 3 hits and 1 earned run.  Josie Tucker picked up the save throwing 3 complete innings allowing 1 hit and no runs. 

Next Up for the Hawks:  SCC returns with their first home game of the season on Wednesday against visiting Cerritos College.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:00PM. 

 
  
 
  

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