The No. 11 state ranked College of the Canyons softball team scored a combined 23 runs in its doubleheader road matchup with No. 9 Santiago Canyon College on Saturday, but had to settle for a win and tie after the second game was called due to darkness.
The Cougars (7-2-1) pounced all over SCC (10-3) in the opener, running away with a 12-1 five-inning victory.
Freshman Heidi Ludy got her day started with a 3-for-3 outing that included five RBIs and a pair of runs. Ludy's three-RBI triple in the top of the fourth essentially ended all hopes of a Santiago comeback.
In the second outing, Canyons continued to swing a hot bat but also had to contend with a revived Santiago lineup which plated nine runs across the first three innings.
The Cougars led 4-0, 8-3 and 11-9 in the contest, but just couldn't keep the Hawks off the base paths.
Ramirez got the start but only lasted three innings before turning things over to Wilson.
In the bottom of the fifth, the Hawks lifted a sacrifice fly to right field that tied the game at 11-11. Moments later the game was called due to darkness.
Anderson was 1-for-2 with a home run, two walks, three runs scored and two RBIs.
Vannoy finished 1-for-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Avila was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and Ludy scored two more runs, and knocked in her sixth run of the day.
Canyons will next travel to L.A. Valley College at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.