The Eagles play their first home games of the year to open Golden Valley Conference play with a Wednesday doubleheader against Shasta College in Weed. The first game is scheduled for noon. The second game is set for 2 p.m.
It was a tale of two cities for the College of the Siskiyous Eagle softball team with the worst of times in Visalia where they dropped two close games to the College of the Sequoias, and the best of times in Taft where they scored 37 runs to sweep a doubleheader with Taft College.
COS also won a doubleheader at West Hills Coalinga on Sunday.
The Eagle women lost the first Friday game with Sequoias 2-0, managing only four hits and wasting strong pitching by Jolene Rhoades.
Ashley Cox and Megan Dean each doubled but were left stranded. Breanna Saltzgaver and Carson Dickinson had the other Eagle hits.
Jolene Rhoades had her best outing of the year, scattering 8 hits and giving up 2 runs, one of them unearned, and striking out four without issuing a walk. Her 4.75 earned run average is fourth-best in the Golden Valley Conference.
The second game loss proved even more painful as the Eagles carried a 3-1 lead into the sixth inning where the Giants scored two runs to tie the game and then scored the winner on a fielding error in the seventh inning.
Megan Hogan pitched 5.1 innings and surrendered only two earned runs. Ashley Cox had two hits and an RBI, and Breanna Saltzgaver doubled and knocked in a run.
The Eagles looked like a different team when they faced Taft, pounding out 37 hits and scoring 37 runs in the Saturday doubleheader. They put up 12 runs in the first inning of game one.
In a softball oddity, three Eagle batters came to bat twice in the inning and registered an RBI each time they came to the plate. Cox knocked in three runs, and Chloe Dominger and Braydi Johnson each had two RBIs.
It was a day to pad your stats as 11 Eagles had an RBI and 12 got at least one hit. Lainey Nevis went 4-for-5, scored three runs and stole three bases. Not to be outdone, her sister Dani had three hits and scored four runs.
Ashley Cox continued her torrid hitting, going 2 -for-2 and knocking in four runs.
Chloe Dominger had two hits and two RBI’s while Alleggra Potter went 2-3 with an RBI.
Megan Hogan pitched a complete game to get the win, striking out five and giving up five earned runs.
Eagle bats stayed hot in the second game as they scored 11 runs in the first inning and took a 17-5 win with a 17-hit game.
Cox smacked the first Eagle grand slam of the year, getting two more hits and four RBIs.
Lainey Nevis went 3-for-4 and scored three runs, Daisy Tracy had three hits, two RBIs, and two runs scored, and Breanna Saltzgaver had two hits and scored a run.
Megan Dean was the winning pitcher, giving up five runs and registering five strikeouts.
Sunday ar West Hills Coalinga, the Lady Eagles won game one12-3 in five innings, and 24-2 in six innings. COS improved to 8-12 for the year.
The Eagles play their first home games of the year to open Golden Valley Conference play with a Wednesday doubleheader against Shasta College in Weed.
The first game is scheduled for noon. The second game is set for 2 p.m.