COC sweeps College of Redwoods in impressive fashion

by Tanner Nava 0

The No. 11 ranked COC softball team improved to a 10-2-1 record after sweeping College of the Redwoods in a double-header on Monday.

The Cougars pounced on Redwoods early by taking a 3-0 lead in the first inning of the opening game. They tallied another five runs in the game to pull off the lopsided 8-0 victory.

Sienna Vannoy knocks in two runs on this double.

Freshman Sienna Vannoy had the Redwoods pitcher scratching her head when she went 2-for-2 with three runs batted in. Gabrielle Padilla also scratched the score sheet with an RBI double during her at-bat in the sixth inning.

Pitcher Alexis Ramirez shut down the Corsair lineup tossing six scoreless innings. Melanie Abzun put the exclamation point on the first game with a walk-off homer that would give the Cougars an eight-run lead forcing the umpire to enforce the mercy rule.

Alexis Ramirez gets her first of three total strikeouts.

The Cougars were relentless in Game 2 as Abzun led off with a solo home run in the bottom of the first inning.

Vannoy also stayed hot as she drove in three more runs in another 2-for-2 performance. Azmarheen Anderson and Danielle Chatman also added to the line score as each drove in a couple RBIs.

Game 2 starter Sarah Wilson overcame two homers by Redwoods thanks to the consistent hitting of the offense in Game 2 leading the Cougars to a decisive 12-4 victory.

The Cougars host another double header Monday against Victor Valley College at 1 p.m. with Game 2 scheduled for a 3 p.m. start.

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