[Sign Up Now] to Receive Our FREE Daily SCVTV-SCVNews Digest by E-Mail

Inside
Weather
Santa Clarita CA
Sunny
Sunny
90°F
 
Calendar
Today in
S.C.V. History
September 23
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]


NORTHRIDGE – Nationally ranked opponents await the CSUN softball team this week as the Matadors have six games on the docket.

The week gets underway with the home opener Wednesday afternoon when CSUN hosts No. 6/12 Auburn. First pitch is set for 2:30 p.m. Auburn enters this week with a 13-0 record. The Tigers jumped eight spots in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 to sixth on Tuesday. Auburn is up one spot in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll and is 12th.

Taylon Snow is hitting a team high .545 (18-33) through the first 13 games. Victoria Draper is hitting .500 (14-28) and has scored 14 runs. Justus Perry leads the team in home runs (3) and RBI’s (17). As a team the Tigers are hitting .342. Makayla Martin and Kaylee Carson have both won six games in the circle so far this season. Martin has not given up an earned run in 32 innings while Carson has a 0.55 ERA. CSUN defeated Auburn 3-2 on Feb. 20, 2004 during the San Diego State Classic in the only previous meeting between the two clubs.

The Matadors (4-6) will head to the Mary Nutter Cathedral City Classic this weekend in Palm Springs. CSUN opens the tournament against Arizona on Friday at 12:30 p.m. The Wildcats are 8-1 after sweeping four games during their own Hilderbrand Classic last weekend. Arizona is ranked 12th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 poll and 13th in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll.

Jessie Harper paces the team in hitting (.483), home runs (6), and RBI’s (14). As a team, the Wildcats are hitting .366 with a total of four players hitting at least .400 through nine games. Taylor McQuillin is 5-1 with a 1.69 ERA. She has struck out 49 in 29 innings of work. This is the 34th meeting between CSUN and Arizona with the Wildcats leading the all-time series 27-6.

Friday concludes at 8 p.m. against Brigham Young. The Cougars went 3-2 last week at the Marucci Desert Classic to improve to 4-6 overall. Libby Sugg is tops on the BYU squad in batting (.484), home runs (4), and RBI’s (12). Arissa Paulson is 3-2 with a 2.97 ERA. She has struck out 36 in 33.1 innings. This is the seventh meeting between CSUN and BYU with the Cougars leading the all-time series 5-1.

Saturday gets underway at 12 p.m. against California. Cal is 10-0 after defeating UC Riverside Monday afternoon by a 14-3 count. Bradi Fillmore is hitting a team leading .409. California features a pair of pitchers with ERA’s under one. Zoe Conley is 5-0 with a 0.47 ERA while Kamalani Dung is 4-0 with a 0.25 ERA.

The Bears are ranked 19th in the USA Today/NFCA Top 25 poll and 19th in the ESPN.com/USA Softball Top 25 poll this week. This is the 23rd meeting between CSUN and California with the Bears leading the all-time series 14-8.

Saturday concludes against LIU Brooklyn at 2:30 p.m. The Blackbirds went 3-2 at the Citrus Blossom Invitational last weekend in Orlando, Fla. to improve to 3-7 on the year. Ryleigh Berema paces the team in hitting (.440), home runs (3), and RBI’s (10). Erynn Sobieski is 1-0 with a 2.17 ERA for LIUB. This is the second meeting between CSUN and LIU Brooklyn. The Blackbirds defeated the Matadors 5-2 during the 2014 Mary Nutter Classic in the only previous meeting between the two teams.

The tournament wraps up against Fresno State on Sunday at 2 p.m. The Bulldogs went 4-1 last weekend at their own Bulldog Classic and are now 7-3 on the year. Savannah McHellon is tops on the team in batting (.346), home runs (4), and RBI (9). Tiffany Kennedy-Cummings is 3-0 with a 1.40 ERA. This is the 61st meeting between CSUN and Fresno State with the Cougars leading the all-time series 40-20.

The Matadors went 3-2 at the Marucci Desert Classic last weekend. CSUN defeated Nevada (8-6), South Dakota (11-1), and Idaho State (5-2). The Matadors were defeated by FIU 7-3 in eight innings and 5-1 by New Mexico. Savannah Horvath hit .533 with two home runs and three runs batted in during the tournament. Taylor Troost pitched in all five games during the set and went 2-1 with a save. She struck out 17 in 16 innings of work.

Comment On This Story
COMMENT POLICY: We welcome comments from individuals and businesses. All comments are moderated. Comments are subject to rejection if they are vulgar, combative, or in poor taste.
REAL NAMES ONLY: All posters must use their real individual or business name. This applies equally to Twitter account holders who use a nickname.

0 Comments

You can be the first one to leave a comment.

Leave a Comment


WATCH NOW
LOCAL SPORTS HEADLINES
Sunday, Sep 23, 2018
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
The Master's University men's basketball team, which finished 29-3 last season, has released its 2018-19 schedule.
Friday, Sep 21, 2018
TMU All-American senior Benji Tembo scored in overtime, handing The Master's a 3-2 victory over the visiting Flames on Reese Field on Thursday.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
NORTHRIDGE - Senior defender Lindsay Kutscher has been selected as one of 30 women's soccer candidates for the Senior CLASS award.
Thursday, Sep 20, 2018
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN's Michael Merchan has been named Co-Big West Athlete of the Week for men's cross country. Merchan is the first Matador men's cross country student-athlete to earn the award since it was established in 2001. Merchan shares the honor with Nick Randazzo of UCSB.

Latest Additions to SCVNews.com
1948 - Agua Dulce Women's Club organized [timeline]
Los Angeles County firefighters, along with Angeles National Forest Service, are battling the "Charlie Fire" in Castaic.
Charlie Fire in Castaic Grows to 3,380 acres, 10% Contained Sunday
1969 - College of the Canyons opens with first class of students in temporary quarters at Hart High School [story]
The contemporary art journal X-TRA and the Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles will present "The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux" by the CalArts grad on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Sept. 22: Edgar Arceneaux Holds Financial Workshop at The Broad
The Master's University men's basketball team, which finished 29-3 last season, has released its 2018-19 schedule.
TMU Men’s Basketball Team Releases 2018-19 Schedule
The Los Angeles County Fire Department has launched an updated "Ready! Set! Go!" program to assist residents living in wildfire-prone areas.
Get Your Personal Ready! Set! Go! Wildfire Action Plan
The William S. Hart Union School District Board of Governors will recognize the district's 2018-2019 Teachers of the Year at the board's next regular meeting Wednesday night, Sept. 26.
Sept. 26: Hart Board to Honor District Teachers of the Year
The next regular meeting of the Governing Board of the William S. Hart Union High School District is set for Wednesday, Sept. 26.
Sept. 26: Hart District Governing Board Regular Meeting
The intersection of Newhall Ranch Road and McBean Parkway will be closed Tuesday, Sept. 25, from 8:30 p.m. to 4:30 a.m., for the Federal Overlay Project being completed by the city of Santa Clarita to resurface the road.
Newhall Ranch Road, McBean Parkway Intersection to Close Tuesday Night
The California High-Speed Rail Authority has set an open house meeting in Agua Dulce on Saturday, Sept. 29 to gather public comment on the Palmdale to Burbank project section, which would closely follow Highway 14 through the Santa Clarita Valley.
Sept. 29: Open House on Proposed High-Speed Rail Route Thru SCV
Among the bills recently passed by California lawmakers and signed into law Thursday by Gov. Jerry Brown was Assembly Bill 3212, designed to strengthen the state's consumer protections for service members and military families, including California National Guard soldiers and airmen.
Brown Signs Bill Boosting Consumer Protection for Service Members
TMU All-American senior Benji Tembo scored in overtime, handing The Master's a 3-2 victory over the visiting Flames on Reese Field on Thursday.
Tembo, Mangan Lead Mustangs to OT Victory
College of the Canyons has opened registration for a series of free, short-term career skills classes this fall in the afternoons, evenings and online.
COC Offers No-Cost Skills Classes Afternoons, Evenings, Online
A roundtable discussion about a proposed Los Angeles County fee-based business registration program is set for the Stevenson Ranch Library on Tuesday, Sept. 25 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Sept. 25: Roundtable on County’s Proposed Business Registration Fee
The next meeting of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is set for Tuesday, Sept. 25, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Sept. 25: LA County Board of Supervisors Meeting
The city of Santa Clarita has received the District Transparency Certificate of Excellence by the Special District Leadership Foundation in recognition of its outstanding efforts to promote transparency and good governance.
City Awarded Transparency Certificate of Excellence
College of the Canyons was ranked among the top 50 best U.S. colleges for adult learners in Washington Monthly magazine’s ranking of “Best Two-Year Colleges for Adult Learners.”
COC is No. 1 U.S. College for Adult Learners in SoCal
California Gov. Jerry Brown on Thursday inked legislation aimed at breaking society’s “infatuation” with plastic straws, beginning in 2019.
California First State to Restrict Plastic Straws in Restaurants
A teenage female driver escaped serious injury when her van tipped over onto its left side on Dorothy Street in Santa Clarita Friday morning, according to authorities.
Teen Driver Escapes Serious Injury in Solo Tip-Over Crash
1974 - COC's new Cougar Stadium opens for first game of football season; Harbor beats COC, 26-21 [story]
The Old Town Newhall Association’s Chalk Art Festival is coming this weekend with dozens of local artists and organizations ready to share their works with the Santa Clarita Valley community.
Organizations, Local Artists Taking Part in This Weekend’s Chalk Art Festival
County of Los Angeles Department of Animal Care and Control (DACC) encourages all pet owners to be prepared before disaster strikes.
Animal Care & Control Encourages Pet Owners to Prepare for Disasters
The contemporary art journal X-TRA and the Broad Museum in Downtown Los Angeles present, "The Un-Private Collection Workshop: Edgar Arceneaux" on Saturday, Sept. 22.
Sept. 22: CalArts Alum Presents Financial Workshop at Broad Museum
NORTHRIDGE - Senior defender Lindsay Kutscher has been selected as one of 30 women's soccer candidates for the Senior CLASS award.
CSUN’s Lindsay Kutscher Candidate for Senior CLASS Award
The Center for Digital Government (CDG) has presented the Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation with one of its Best of California Awards, which recognize state and local government organizations for innovative technology initiatives.
County Parks & Recreation Recognized with Best of California Award
The city of Santa Clarita and Caltrans engineers have partnered with Caltrans to provide traffic enhancements.
City Implements Traffic Improvements at Sierra Highway, Golden Valley Road
Continuing the momentum developed from such programs as iTEENS during the school year and the Teen Summit hosted earlier in 2018, the city of Santa Clarita will host a teen leadership development training on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m., at the Newhall Community Center (22421 Market Street).
Sept. 26: ‘I Can Achieve Now!’ Teen Leadership Workshop
NORTHRIDGE - CSUN's Michael Merchan has been named Co-Big West Athlete of the Week for men's cross country. Merchan is the first Matador men's cross country student-athlete to earn the award since it was established in 2001. Merchan shares the honor with Nick Randazzo of UCSB.
CSUN’s Merchan Nabs Big West Co-Athlete of the Week
California Secretary of State Alex Padilla stopped by Golden Valley High School Wednesday morning to encourage students to register to vote.
CA Secretary of State Alex Padilla Encourages Local Students to Vote
SACRAMENTO — California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Air Resources Board, and New Mexico Attorney General Hector Balderas filed suit Tuesday against the Trump Administration for its unlawful attempt to dismantle critical environmental waste protections.
Becerra Sues Trump Admin for Unlawful Attempt to Dismantle Waste Protections
Kaiser Permanente will open all seasonal flu clinics throughout Southern California on Saturday, Sept. 22, and urges all members to get their no-cost vaccinations early.
Sept. 22: Kaiser Permanente Opens Seasonal Flu Clinics Throughout So Cal
On Tuesday, The Home Depot Foundation increased its financial support to $3 million for disaster relief efforts and communities impacted by recent disasters, including Hurricane Florence, Olivia, the California wildfires and flooding in the Midwest.
Home Depot Foundation Increases Financial Support for Disaster Relief Efforts
Los Angeles County took a major step towards fostering a vibrant business ecosystem to help the local bioscience industry reach its full potential as a job-creating economic engine that advances breakthroughs in global health.
County Committed to Becoming Bioscience Global Leader
SACRAMENTO – Every day, thousands of parents and caregivers in California travel with children in their vehicle.
Sept. 23-29: Child Passenger Safety Week
The 3rd annual Gran Fondo Santa Clarita will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, beginning at 8:00 a.m.
Sept. 29: Gran Fondo Santa Clarita