Update: Eagles one win away from being state softball champions

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald
Golden Valley Conference Player of the Year Stephanie Lascelles at the plate during a 9-0 first round playoff win over Yuba Sunday, May 6, 2012 in Weed.

College of the Siskiyous is one win away from winning a state championship after Saturday’s 8-3 win over two-time defending champion Cypress in Bakersfield.

The Eagles hit three home runs, while pitcher Anna Miller allowed 6 hits and struck out 8 in a complete game victory; she also was a perfect 4 for 4 at the plate.

Freshman Tori Weatherford of Mount Shasta hit two home runs, and sophomore Stephanie Lascelles hit one.

The Eagles (42-2) were the only undefeated team left in the 2012 CCCAA Final 4 double elimination state championship tournament as of Saturday night.

They’ll have a chance to win it all when they play Sunday at noon. A second championship game is scheduled for 2 p.m. if the Eagles do lose the first game.

The North #1 seed, Siskiyous has been to the state championship tournament six years in a row under head coach Doug Eastman but has yet to win it.

Miller, Northern California’s Pitcher of the Year and an All-American this season, improved her record to 24-2.

All-American Lascelles hit a first inning two-run home run against South No. 1 Cypress (42-5).

According to a report from Citrus College Sports Information Coordinator Andrew Wheeler, Lascelles hit her home run over the centerfield fence.

Catcher Weatherford, an All-State pick, hit a three run homer over the centerfield fence in the third inning, then hit a two-run shot on the first pitch she saw in the fifth.

More information, including live stats during the game, is available at www.cccaasports.org/fastpitch/women/

Anna Miller near the end of a five-inning no-hitter against Lassen April 17 in Weed. Miller, who improved her 2012 record to 15-2, struck out 11 of the 18 batters she faced.