(Cypress, CA) With the rain causing havoc on the schedule this past week, the Mt. SAC Softball Team continued its hot streak with it's sixth consecutive win after a season-opening loss, with nonconference victories over Cypress, 5-4 and Palomar, 6-0 Saturday (2/16) at Cypress College.
Mt. SAC 5, Cypress 4
Two innings later the Chargers tied the game on a three-run home run off Mt. SAC starter Briana Wheeler.
The Mounties came right back with two runs in the top of the seventh for a 5-3 lead.
Cypress threatened in the bottom of the seventh with a run, but reliever (Sv) Zoe Brewer held the Chargers off with the bases loaded.
Wheeler (4-0), who was credited with her fourth win of the season, fanned 10 batters in the game for 36 on the season.
Mt. SAC 6, Palomar 0
The Mounties recorded their fourth shutout of the season behind the four-hit pitching in the circle by pitcher Alexia Silvas (2-0). Silvas hasn't allowed a run in her two games, pitching two complete-game, shutouts.
Leading 1-0, the Mounties added three more in the fourth inning. DP Jessika Trujillo (1 for3, R, RBI) doubled in Estrada (1-3, 2 R), catcher Quinn De Avila (2-2, R, RBI, BB) tripled in Trujillo and Longtree (2-3, 2 RBIs, SB) singled in De Avila for the 4-0 lead.
The Mounties finished off the scoring in the fifth with two more runs on run-scoring singles by Longtree and centerfielder Candace Haliburton (2-3, R, RBI, SB).
As a team, Mt. SAC had its third double-figure hit game of the season.
The Mounties have a busy schedule this week with four consecutive South Coast Conference games, beginning with undefeated Long Beach City College (9-0) Tuesday (2/19).
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