CMS opened their 2008 season with dominating wins over visiting Cal State East Bay. The Athenas won the first game 10-3 and then trounced the Pioneers 22-0 (five innings) in the second. Leading the offensive assault was Katerina Yale (FR, Yorba Linda [pictured]). In the two games, she was four for six with a double and two triples. She scored five runs and had four RBI's.
The Athenas put on a offensive display especially in the second game when 18 consecutive runners scored in the second inning. The team combined to hit .464, had an on-base percentage of .577 and a slugging percentage of .696. 14 different players scored runs and nine players had two or more RBI's. The team had 10 extra base hits (seven doubles and three triples). Among the many bright spots at the plate were Jessica Vaughn (JR, Placerville) four for six with four RBI's, Stephanie McCarty (JR, Huntington, NY) two for three with four RBI's and Melissa Munoz (FR, Union City) two for five with five RBI's.
CMS also pitched very well in the series. McCarty (JR, Huntington, NY) returned to the mound for the first time since her freshman season and allowed only one earned run and had three strikeouts while pitching a complete game. Julia Cruz (SO, Tustin) and Erika Weingart (JR, Brea) combined for a shutout in the second game allowing only two hits and recording five strikeouts between them.
CMS opens SCIAC play this Saturday, February 16. In the midst of Parents Weekend at the Claremont Colleges, they host Redlands in a doubleheader with the first game starting at 12:00.