Eagles drop state softball opener, face Cosumnes Saturday

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

College of the Siskiyous lost its opener Friday night in the California Community College Softball State Championship tournament to Cypress College, 14-6.

The Eagles (28-12) are scheduled to play Cosumnes River (30-15) in an elimination game today, May 15, at 3 p.m. at Bakersfield College.

Two teams from the South Region advanced in the winners’ bracket,

Cypress (40-6) and Mt. San Antonio (37-11), which defeated Cosumnes River, 12-0.

A five-time state championship winner, Cypress came from behind to defeat Siskiyous, which is playing in its fourth consecutive state tournament.

Freshman shortstop Amanda Krueger gave the Eagles a 3-0 lead in the first inning with a three-run home run. They extended the lead to 4-0.

But then Cypress scored 14 unanswered runs, 11 of them unearned due to four Siskiyous fielding errors.

A two-run home run by Eagle sophomore Janelle Cromie was not enough to prevent the game from ending after 4 1/2 innings because of the mercy rule.

Leadoff batter Krystal Huffman was the only Eagle with more than one hit in the game. She went 2 for 3 and drove in a run.