The Fresno City College Rams got past the College of the Siskiyous Lady Eagles, 6-5, the last time they met back in march–one of the blemishes on COS’ 40-2 record. On Sunday, the Lady Eagles made it clear that they are the better team, defeating Fresno, 7-2, to earn a sixth straight trip to the CCCAA State Softball Championships in Bakersfield, May 18-20.
The Lady Eagles put up their first run in the top of the 1st inning (COS was the visiting team, despite being at home). With two outs, Regan Drake worked a walk, and moved to second base on a hit by Shelby Burke. Ellie Kristensen came in to run for Drake. A single by Lydia North plated Kristensen, giving COS a 1-0 lead.
Tori Weatherford led off the third inning with a hustle double. A hit by Anna Miller moved Weatherford to third base. Rose Marston reached on an error, Weatherford scored, and Miller went to third base. With one out, Drake singled to load the bases. Burke ripped a shot down the left field line for a 3-RBI triple. North dropped down a suicide squeeze bunt to score Burke, upping the Lady Eagle lead to 6-0.
Fresno put up a bit of a fight in the bottom of the sixth inning, scoring two runs on two walks, a double, and an error to cut the COS advantage to 6-2. (more…)Share on Facebook
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Sunday, May 13
Super Regional @ COS
#1 COS 7 – #5 Fresno 2
Lady Eagles advance to state championship tourney
Saturday, May 12
Super Regional @ COS
#5 Fresno 9 – #8 Feather River 8
#1 COS 11 – #4 Delta 1
#4 Delta 2 – #5 Fresno 3
Yreka, Etna, Mt. Shasta @ NSCIF Individual Championships
Friday, May 11
Mt. Shasta 13 – Willows 1 G-2
Mt. Shasta 13 – Willows 3 G-1
Super Regional @ COS
#1 COS 2 – #8 Feather River 1
#4 Delta 13 – #5 Fresno 1
#2 Yreka 12 – #7 Orland 2 (5) NSCIF D-II playoff Rd-1
#2 Mt. Shasta 13 – #7 U-Prep 3 NSCIF D-III playoff Rd-1
#1 Etna 11 – #8 Biggs 0 (5) NSCIF D-IV playoff Rd-1
Lion Preston Munson tosses perfect game
#7 Weed 2 – #2 Portola 8
#4 Dunsmuir 5 – #5 Westwood 2 NSCIF D-V playoff Rd-1
#4 Happy Camp forfeit to #1 Princeton NSCIF D-VI playoff Rd-1
Yreka @ NAL Finals in Central ValleyShare on Facebook
Unlike the prior game, the COS bats started hot and stayed hot. The Lady Eagles cranked out four hits, singles by Tre Sullivan, Stephanie Lascelles and Anna Miller and a double by Tori Weatherford, in the first inning to take a 2-0 lead. It could have been more, but two runners were thrown out at home plate.
Sullivan led off the top of the third inning with a double, stole third base, and scored when Lascelles reached on an error, upping the Lady Eagle advantage to 3-0.
Delta, who was the home team for the game, put up its only run in the bottom of the third inning on two walks, and a hit.
COS added a pair of runs in the fifth inning for a bit of breathing room. With one out, Lascelless singled. A two-out double by Miller plated Lascelles. Miller found her way home on a base hit by Rose Marston, making it 5-1. (more…)Share on Facebook
Photos by Janine Turner
Below are Yreka coach Orlyn Culp’s report on the meet and the results.
1. West Valley 196
2. Yreka 170
3. Central Valley 62
4. Corning 37
5. Anderson 26 (more…)
The North Section CIF has announced the 2012 softball seedings. All first round games are on Tuesday, May 15. Yreka (13-13) was ranked 9th in D-IV and did not make playoffs. Etna (7-13) was ranked 12th in D-V and did not make playoffs. Happy Camp (1-7) was ranked 14th in D-VI and did not make playoffs.
Mt. Shasta (27-3) is the top seed and has a 1st round bye. Mt. Shasta will host the game between #8 Portola (11-12) and #9 Biggs (13-8) at 2:00 pm.
The Lady Bears will play the winner of that game at 4:00 pm in the second round.
Weed (16-11) is the five-seed and also got a first round bye. They will play at number-four Modoc (16-5) at 4:00 pm.
Tulelake (13-11) is the six-seed and will play number-eleven Esparto (8-9) at East Nicolaus at 2:00 pm. The winner will play East Nicolaus (14-10) at 4:00 pm. (more…)Share on Facebook
It probably wasn’t quite the way College of the Siskiyous coach Doug Eastman drew it up, but his top-seeded Lady Eagles survived and advanced in the state playoffs Super Regional in Weed on Friday, with a 2-1 win over eighth-seeded Feather River.
Feather River took advantage of a couple of uncustomary Lady Eagle errors to take a 1-0 lead in the top of the second inning.
The COS bats had been all but silent through the first five innings. Then, with a monumental upset seemingly in the making, the Lady Eagles came to life in the bottom of the sixth inning. With one out, Tre Sullivan hit a flare to left field, and turned it into a hustle double. Stephanie Lascelles followed with a single, driving in Sullivan to tie the game, 1-1. Lascelles moved to second base on a ground out by Tori Weatherford. Anna Miller reached on an infield hit. Regan Drake walked to load the bases. Rose Marston drove in Lascelles for the game winner with an infield hit. (more…)Share on Facebook
Article by Jasha Reynolds; photos by Shelley Jespersen
Junior pitcher Preston Munson was lights out on Friday as the he tossed a perfect game. The number one-seeded Etna Lions (24-4-1) drubbed the eighth-seeded Biggs Wolverines 11-0, to advance to Tuesday’s NSCIF Division-IV semi final against East Nicolaus (12-9), who defeated Modoc 6-3.
Munson wasted no time in showing that he had complete command of his fastball, curve and change-up as he struck out eight of the 15 batters he faced.
With a dugout knowing the situation, the word was “mum,” as Biggs’ Andrew Perez stepped to the plate. With Munson behind in the count Perez hit a laser line drive to right field, the crowd moaned. Senior right fielder Tanner Schaefer had another plan; he fielded the one hop liner and threw a bullet to Austin Berry at first getting Perez by a half step.
Perfect game still intact.
“I left it over the plate, and he hit a sharp line drive over first base, but I knew Schaefer was out there, and he makes big plays,” said Munson. “He saved my bacon.” (more…)Share on Facebook
You really couldn’t blame the Orland Trojans and their fans if they bypassed Yreka on some future vacation trip up I-5 to the Pacific Northwest. Things just haven’t gone well for the Trojans in Y-Town. The undefeated Trojan football team rolled into Miner Stadium last fall, and limped home with their only loss of the season. That fact was pointed out by a Miner fan at Friday evening’s NSCIF D-II first round baseball playoff game, with a sign sporting Orland’s football record–complete with a red and gold “1” in the loss column. The baseball version of the Trojans had an even tougher time at Hibbard Field.
While Yreka would win, 12-2, in five innings via the mercy rule, it was seven-seed Orland (10-18) that struck first. With one out in the top of the second inning, Orland’s Kevin Molleson was hit by a pitch. Mathew Gomes followed with a double, driving in Molleson and giving the Trojans a 1-0 lead.
The Orland lead and hope for an upset didn’t last long. Josh Lee led off the bottom half of the frame with a base hit. Ryan Todd attempted to sacrifice bunt Lee to second, but the Orland pitcher threw wide-right of second base, resulting in Yreka having runners on first and second with no outs. Trevor Daugherty pulled the fake bunt and slap maneuver for a base hit, scoring Tyler Johnson, who had courtesy ran for Lee. Russel Sweet went with a sacrifice bunt attempt, but again Orland was unable to take the out. Instead, the Trojans committed a couple of errors on the play. Todd scored. Daugherty went to third, and Sweet wound up on second base. (more…)Share on Facebook
You can never be too careful when you’re a senior. Trust no one–not even your friends. Mt. Shasta Lady Bear seniors, behind cascading water, Kayla Spini and Haley Brown found that out following the double header against Etna last Friday. While all the conspirators are not known at this time. What we do know is this: on top of the container are (l-r) Blakeley Bryan, Sejay Sarti, and the Soda King, Emerson Bryan. Also in on the prank was Shelley Cain, the photographer. An investigation is under way to determine the others involved in the set up.
It should be known that the drenching did not do any harm, as the Lady Bear seniors and their teammates dismantled Central Valley in a double header on Wednesday, 13-1 and 14-1, with Spini notching her 89th and 90th wins–the most career wins ever in the North Section. (more…)Share on Facebook
The College of the Siskiyous Foundation has announced that the 2012 Golf Tournament will benefit the COS Athletic Department. All golfers (and non-golfers) are invited to play in the 18th annual Golf Tournament on Sunday, June 3. The Lake Shastina Golf Resort is once again hosting the tournament. All proceeds raised from the tournament will be used to support the COS Athletic Department in order to provide instructional equipment and supplies that cannot be funded through the College’s general fund budget.
The day of the tournament will begin with registration/check-in and a continental breakfast at 7:00 am, with the tournament beginning at 9:00 am. The tournament format is four-member team scramble with a shotgun start (best ball). Tournament winners will be determined by the lowest GROSS and lowest NET scores. In addition, various individual contests will be held. Players will have the opportunity to take a chance on two Hole in One Contests: $7,500 cash prize (sponsored by Market Place Insurance) and a signed Babe Ruth authenticated baseball (sponsored by Les Courtemanche, COS Activities Director). Other contests may include: Closest to the Pin, Longest Drive and an Opportunity Drawing. Prizes may include Golf Packages, Dinners, Lodging, and more. (more…)Share on Facebook
It’s been a pretty good couple of days for the Yreka Miners baseball team. On Tuesday, Yreka grounded the West Valley Eagles, 10-8, to win the Northern Athletic League at 10-2. Then, on Wednesday, the D-II second-ranked Miners (20-9) fielded a team of primarily sophomores against the D-III second-ranked Mt. Shasta Bears (13-11), and came away with a 14-4 win.
Against West Valley, the Miners put up a run in both the top of the first inning and in the second inning. West Valley pasted two runs on the board in the bottom of the second, tying the game at 2-2.
Yreka went back in front, 3-2, with a run in the fourth inning, and seemingly took control in the top of the fifth inning with five more runs, to lead 8-2. However, four Eagles crossed the plate in the bottom half of the frame, making it a two-run game, 8-6.
Each squad added a pair of runs in the sixth inning to make the score 10-8 going into the final frame. Coach Jason Freitas called on Sir Sweetnes, Russell Sweet, to do the closing honors. Sweet responded with a 1-2-3 inning, giving the Miners the win, and the NAL title.
Pitching was by committee for the Miners in the game, with Christian Charles starting and going one inning. Cody Hoff relieved Charles and went 4 1/3 innings to earn the win (4 H, 6 BB, 4 K). Also seeing action on the hill was Curt Bennett.
In Mt. Shasta on Wednesday, the Miners took a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning on two hits a walk and a sacrifice fly. (more…)Share on Facebook
Etna varsity coach Colin Krueger’s pick for the Scott Valley Real Estate Diamond Dominator is Tyler Murphy.
Murphy went 4/6 in Etna’s Shasta Cascade League clinching double header sweep of Mt. Shasta last week, scoring 2 runs, driving in a run, stealing a pair of bases, and taking a walk. (more…)Share on Facebook
Yreka varsity softball coach Ken Dysert’s choice for the Miner Perk Softball Player of the Week is Riva Martin.
Dysert didn’t recite stats or point to specific plays when talking about Martin. He simply said, “She did what I asked. She got it done against Central Valley last week.” (more…)Share on Facebook