By Jackie Monarrez |Staff Writer|
The Coyote softball team was at it again this past weekend, playing two double headers on Feb. 20 and Feb. 21, both against San Francisco State Gators at the their home field.
The Coyotes won three out of
four games played against the Gators.
In game one on Feb. 20, pitcher Cassandra Williams was throwing heat up on the mound; she pitched all seven innings like it was just another day at the office.
The Gators thought they had the Coyotes by their tail when they scored in the first inning, but little did they know, that would be the only run they would get past Williams.
At the top of the fourth, catcher Jessica Brown contributed big to the Coyotes 3-1 victory by hitting a two-run home run, driving in Catilyn Olan.
In game two against the Gators, the Coyotes were defeated and took a 8-2 loss.
Brown brought in Morgan Ratliff in the first inning.
Jessica Angulo, Caelan Smith and Ratliff were the only Coyotes to earn base hits.
In the top of the sixth, Melissa Roberts scored the Coyotes second run on a wild pitch.
Coyote Gabby Walker recording a strikeout against the Gators in the bottom of the sixth.
Coyotes did not let their loss defeat them mentally because they went out with a bang the following day when they faced the Gators once again in a double header.
The Coyotes dominated the Gators in a 7-0 victory in game one on Feb. 21.
The Coyotes were unstoppable in the fourth inning when they scored four runs.
Monica Maddox earned herself an RBI when she hit a single to center field bringing in Taylor Ancona.
Along side Maddox, receiving an RBI, was outfielder Jessica Angulo when she hit a fielder’s choice, bringing in her teammate Amanda Herrera.
Outfielder Smith earned herself an RBI as well in the third inning hitting a single bringing in Maddox; Ratiff also contributed and scored as well, putting the Coyotes up 4-0.
In the top of the fifth, Brown homered to left center field bringing in Ashley Leffingwell.
Ancona brought in the last run at the top of the sixth, giving the Coyotes this victory.
The Gators were no match for Williams as she struck out 10 Gators total and walked three. The only hits the Gators got off Williams were singles.
In game two, CSUSB kept the winning streak going when they defeated the Gators once again in a 1-0 victory.
Williams struck out four Gators and walked three.
Smith’s double hit down the right field line earned her an RBI that brought in Angulo and it was the only run the Coyotes needed to snatch this win.
On Feb. 20, Williams got herself a one-hitter with seven strikeouts.
The player highlight goes to Williams. She threw two, three-hit shutouts on Sunday’s games against the Gators.
Williams is now 9-3 overall.
At the end of the weekend, the Coyotes’ overall record had improved to 10-7, and now 5-3 in CCAA competition.