The College of the Siskiyous softball team didn’t know the last  Wednesday’s home doubleheader against the Shasta College Knights would likely be the last time that they’d play this season, but they went out with a bang, taking both games and potentially ending their year on a six-game winning streak.

Over those six contests, they averaged 16 runs a game and swept doubleheaders from Taft, West Hills Coalinga and Shasta.

Twice they scored 12 runs in the first inning, and once they put up 11. They hammered out 16 doubles, four triples, and four home runs.

In Wednesday’s first game they took a 12-1 lead over Shasta College and cruised to a 14-8 win. Five players had three hits for the Eagles.

Leadoff hitter Dani Nevis went 4-for-5 and scored three runs. Sister Lainey was 3-4 with an RBI. They ranked second and fourth in the GVC in stolen bases with 20 between them.

Ashley Cox had two triples and four RBI’s. She led the Golden Valley Conference in batting average, .566, RBI, 31, and tied for first in homers with three, attaining a triple crown season.

Breanna Saltzgaver went 3-for- 5 with two RBI’s. She blossomed this year after hitting.121 with no extra-base hits in her freshman year transition from high school to college. This year she sported a .345 batting average and ranked fourth in the GVC with 17 RBI. In the same number of at-bats as last year, she punched out seven doubles and homered once.

Shortstop Braydi Johnson was 3-for-4 with two RBIs, while Alleggra Poetter doubled, had three hits and scored twice.

Jolene Rhoades got her fourth win of the year, third-best in the GVC, and finished the shortened season with 31 strikeouts, also good for third in the conference.

The Eagles continued their “murderers row” hitting in the second game, a 9-0 win. Once again they jumped out to a quick lead with a five-run first inning.

Catcher Breanna Saltzgaver pounded out two doubles and knocked in four runs.  Cox continued her torrid hitting, going 2-for-3 with an RBI. Lainey Nevis had two hits and scored two runs.

Megan Hogan pitched a gem, scattering three hits in her complete-game shutout.

While the team in general, and the sophomores in particular, will always regret not being able to finish their season, they’ll be able to take pride in how well they were playing when the games abruptly ended.

Ten players batted .300 or better: Ashley Cox, .566, Dani Nevis, .409, Megan Dean, .368, Gabby Viramontes, .353, Breanna Saltzgaver, .345, Carson Dickinson, .327, Lainey Nevis, .319, Braydi Johnson, .316, Nehani De La Rose, .308, and Daisy Tracy, .308.