Saturday, April 21, 2012

Chargers Just Keep Charging

Cypress beat the South Coast Conference Champion Falcons today 3-2.


Mallory Campbell
Once again the two-time defending California State Champs come out on top in a 3-2 victory over visiting Cerritos College.  This win marks the the Chargers 16th consecutive and also puts them that much closer to taking hold of the number one ranking in the state.  Cypress is currently ranked second behind College of the Siskiyous.

The Cypress offense seizes to slow down.  Once again, Charger bats were on fire.  Mallory Campbell extended her hitting streak to eight games today by going 2 for 3 with an RBI and two runs scored.  Jessica Reichner, Courtney McGee, Chelsea Jewett, and Tiffany Fox also chipped into the hit brigade.

Courtney McGee, another key transfer pick up for the Chargers, picked up her 13th win today as she battled her way through seven innings.  Things got a little rocky for McGee in the top of the fifth; with no outs and the bases loaded McGee worked her way out of the jam.  From that point on, McGee was nearly untouchable as she held the Falcons to just two runs.

Tomorrow the Chargers take on Palomar in a make-up double header that was originally supposed to played last Saturday, April, 14th.  Palomar comes to Cypress ranked 16th in the state.  If the Chargers keep playing the way they have been, the Comets stand no chance.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Cypress Goes Full Throttle

With the conference championship clinched, the Chargers show no signs of slowing down.
Kristina Victa

Cypress, Calif. - The Chargers captured their 15th consecutive victory today against Orange Coast College (4-14, 10-25).  With the playoffs just around the corner, Cypress (32-4, 19-1) look to be in peak condition.  The Chargers are playing near perfect defense and utilizing all aspects of the game at the plate.

The speedy lefty slapper, Kristina Victa, led the surge for Cypress offensively today.  Victa, who is batting sixth in the Orange Empire Conference, went 2 for 3 with an infield single and a double in the left center gap. Six of the nine starters pitched in with hits of their own.

Reigning MVP, Monique Hernandez, got the start on the mound today for the Chargers.  Hernandez gave up one run on four hits in a complete game 10-1 mercy victory over the visiting Pirates.

Cypress College will be taking on the South Coast Conference champions, Cerritos Falcons, tomorrow at Cypress at 1pm.  Tomorrows game should give the Chargers a pretty good idea as to what is just around the corner in the playoffs.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Chargers Win 14th Straight

With the win, the Chargers seal the deal on yet another conference championship.


Mallory Campbell
Santa Ana, Calif. - Freshman pitching sensation, Stephanie Luhmann, was merely untouchable on Wednesday afternoon against the Santa Ana Dons.  Luhmann picked up her 14th win in a nail biting 1-0 victory.  While picking up their 14th consecutive victory, Cypress College (31-4, 18-1) clinched their 11th straight Orange Empire Conference title.

Not typical of this years Chargers, Cypress offensively had to play a little bit of small ball to push across Chelsea Jewett, the go ahead run, in the top of the fifth.  Mallory Campbell lead the offense while going 3 for 3 at the plate.  Campbell, a freshman transfer, as become a huge part of the Charger line-up both offensively and defensively.

If the Chargers keep it up, they seem to be headed straight for a three-peat at the State Championships.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Saturday's games have been rescheduled for Sunday, April 22.

Saturday's matchups will be played a week from Sunday.

Stephanie Luhmann
Cypress, Calif. - With possible bad weather on the horizon, and both visiting schools a few hours away, Saturday's softball games have been rescheduled for Sunday, April 22.

(Due to the scheduling change, Antelope Valley College may not be able to play on the new date. The following schedules account for if AVC does, or does not play.)

If AVC does play:

Game 1 will feature Cypress College vs. either Palomar College or Antelope Valley College at 11 a.m.

Game 2 will feature Antelope Valley vs. Palomar at 1 p.m.

Game 3 will feature Cypress vs. AVC/Palomar (the team it didn't play in the first game) at 3 p.m.

If AVC does not play:

The Chargers will play a doubleheader with Palomar.

Game 1 will start at 11 a.m.
Game 2 will start at 1 p.m.

*All times are approximate

April 13 Game vs. Saddleback Rescheduled

The Orange Empire Conference game from Friday, April 13 against Saddleback College has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 17 at 3 p.m.

Chargers Regain No. 1 Ranking in the State Polls

 The team is much improved since the beginning of the year.

Cypress, Calif. - Cypress College softball lost its No. 1 ranking in the state polls after dropping a few early season matchups.

It took awhile, but they have finally climbed back to the top of the polls, and reclaimed the No. 1 ranking.With a 29-4 overall mark, and a near perfect 16-1 record in league play, Cypress looks like a third straight state championship might be in the future.


Thursday, April 12, 2012

Cypress Blanks Fullerton 9-0

The Chargers had all aspects of their game on display Thursday.

Courtney McGee

Cypress, Calif. - On the mound, or at the plate, Cypress seemed to do whatever it wanted to do in a 9-0 blowout victory over Fullerton College at home on Thursday.

Charger starting pitcher Stephanie Luhmman earned her 13th save of the season, while Courtney McGee blasted a homerun in the game.

Cypress will host Saddleback College at 2 p.m. tomorrow afternoon, as well as a split doubleheader against Antelope Valley with the first pitch scheduled for 11 a.m. The Chargers second game of the afternoon is against Palomar College at 3 p.m.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Cypress Outlast Hawks at Home

Cypress used a few timely hits to earn the season sweep over Santiago Canyon.
Stephanie Luhmann
Cypress, Calif. - On a day when Cypress College couldn't get much going with the bats, the Cypress pitching staff came up big to hold Santiago Canyon College to a pair of runs in a 4-2 Orange Empire Conference victory for Cypress at home.

The Chargers (28-4, 15-1)only finished with a total of six hits on the day, including a pair by Olivia Arredondo, and one each by Jessica Reichner, Mallor Campbell, Arren Nunez and Courtney McGee. Reichner and Nunez each had one RBI for Cypress, while McGee drove in two herself.

Stephanie Luhmann 12-1 came out of the bullpen to toss 5.1 innings of scoreless relief by allowing one walk, four hits, and five strikeouts.

Cypress jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Campbell tripled then scored on a wild pitch. The Chargers tacked on two more runs in the bottom of the third inning when McGee drove in Chelsea Jewett and Campbell with a bases clearing double to left center.

In their next at-bat, the Chargers scored their fourth and final run of the game when Arredondo reached on a leadoff double down the left field line, then came in to score on a grounder by Reichner that was called an error on the SCC shortstop.

Santiago Canyon would claw back with one run in the sixth and another in the seventh, but that is as close as the Chargers would let them get the rest of the way in a 4-2 league victory on Wednesday.

The Chargers will return to action next week when they take on Fullerton College at home on Wednesday, April 11 at 3 p.m.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Chargers Take Season Series Over Riverside

Stephanie Luhmann went the distance to help Cypress clinch the season series.
Jessica Reichner
Riverside, Calif. - Jessica Reichner got it done for Cypress at the plate with a pair of hits, two runs scored and a couple of runs batted in, while Stephanie Luhmann had the Riverside offense purring like kittens with a complete game victory over the Tigers.

Luhmann (11-1) allowed only run in the game, and that was unearned. She also only handed out one walk, and struck out seven RCC hitters. Nicole Zink (13-5) got the loss after allowing three runs - all earned - in seven innings of work.

Kristina Victa finished a perfect 2 for 2 with a run scored, and Mallory Campbell accounted for the rest of the Charger offense with a hit and RBI against the Tigers.

Cypress returns home after a long road trip when they take on Santiago Canyon on Wednesday, April 4 at 3 p.m.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Cypress Wins All Four at Ventura

Chargers improve to 26-4 with a four victories at Ventura.

Tiffany Fox
Ventura, Calif. - The Cypress College softball continued to roll towards the playoffs with a four game non-conference sweep over four different schools at host Ventura College over the weekend.

The Chargers shut out three of four opponents beginning with a 4-0 win victory over Long Beach City College in their opener. In the second game on Saturday, Cypress blew out Oxnard College 17-0 in a mercy shortened contest.

In the third game of the weekend, Reedley College gave the Chargers their best game in awhile, but weren't able to pull out a victory against the Orange Empire Conference leaders in a 5-4 Cypress victory.

The last game of the weekend finished just like the first two, as Cypress cruised to a 10-0 win over Ventura College on its own field.

The Chargers get back into conference play when they travel to Riverside to close out their season series with the Tigers.