CYPRESS, CA – The Cypress College softball team (11-1, 5-0 OEC) picked up a nice win at home over Orange Empire Conference rival Santiago Canyon (10-4, 3-2 OEC) on Thursday, 5-0. The Chargers entered the game ranked No. 2 in the state according to the most recent 3CFCA Coaches Poll.
Janea Brannen (W, 7-1) went the distance, pitching her fourth complete game, and first complete game shutout of the season. Brannen gave up just 5 hits, while notching 3 strikeouts to earn her seventh win of the season in the circle.
Infinity Laufou (1-for-3, RBI) drove in the game's first run with an RBI single to right field in the bottom of the third inning.
The Chargers took advantage of a Santiago Canyon mistake in the fifth to help add to their lead. Kimberly MacPherson (2-for-3) reached on a single to centerfield with two outs in the inning before stealing second base. Amanda Campos (0-for-3) hit an infield grounder that was kicked to the outfield wall by the Hawks second baseman. MacPherson and Campos would each score on the four base error.
No. 2 Cypress softball will return to action at home on Tuesday against Golden West College at 3:00pm.