SOFTBALL: WAKING THE SLEEPING GIANT

Eryka Springer had 4 RBI against Santiago Canyon on Wednesday. Photo by Matt Brown.
Eryka Springer had 4 RBI against Santiago Canyon on Wednesday. Photo by Matt Brown.

The softball Hornets did it again! They won their sixth straight game at home Wednesday afternoon, and this time they knocked off top-ranked OEC rival Santiago Canyon College 7-1.

The first time these two teams met back on March 3rd was not so pleasant for Fullerton (16-13, 6-6) as they were mercied at SCC 12-3. That was a different Hornet team.

The Hawks (18-7-1, 9-2) came out in the first inning scoring the game's first run. It would be their only run as FC pitcher Natasha Trujillo kept SCC off balance tossing a complete game allowing only 5 hits and no earned runs.

As a team, Fullerton had 9 hits on the day. CF Jill Saiza was 2-4 at the plate as was 1B Eryka Springer, who also drove in four runs. CF Mel Madrigal was 1-2 with a walk and crossed home plate three times.

It was a big win for the Hornets, who are now in the middle of a dogfight for a playoff spot. They are currently sitting in fourth place in the Orange Empire Conference standings behind Saddleback (7-4), Santiago Canyon (9-3), and Cypress (12-0).

Up Next: The Hornets will travel to Orange Coast College (3-9) for another OEC match-up this Friday, March 31st. Game time is at 2:00 pm.

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