Kaitlyn Post went 3-4 with three straight doubles in Tuesday’s softball opener and Jenna Rorick turned in two solid pitching performances to guide College of the Canyons to a doubleheader sweep of SBCC at Pershing Park. The scores were 8-1 and 10-2 in six innings.
The Cougars (11-3) had 15 hits in the two games and and 10 went for extra bases, including eight doubles. The Vaqueros, who’ve played 10 of their first 12 at home, fell to 3-9.
Rorick (6-2) pitched all seven innings of the opener, holding the Vaqueros to one run on four hits with three strikeouts and three walks. She came on in relief of Rebecca Rodarte with the Vaqueros winning 2-1 and a runner on second with one out in the fourth. She got out of it on a sacrifice bunt and a groundout to short.
Canyons proceeded to pile up seven runs in the fifth on four hits, a walk, two hit-by-pitches and two errors. That gave the visitors an 8-2 lead after 4 1/2 innings. Rorick had two doubles at the plate, driving in the last two runs on a double to right-center with two outs in the sixth. That stretched the lead to eight runs, 10-2, and set the stage for the mercy rule (ahead by eight or more runs after five or six innings) for the Cougars to win it in six innings.
Lauren Del Campo went 2-for-3 with an RBI double in the third inning of the first game. Leadoff hitter Madison Foster scored two of the Vaqueros’ three runs and doubled in the third inning of Game 2.