Tigers cut Hawk party short

Daisy Sanchez/ Staff Photographer Slugger: RCC’s Breanna Valles holds nothing back as she singled off a pitch against Golden West College.

Daisy Sanchez/ Staff Photographer
Slugger: RCC’s Breanna Valles holds nothing back as she singled off a pitch against Golden West College.

Alexandra Ortiz | Staff Writer

the Riverside City College tigers put a stop to the Santiago Canyon College hawks’ party with 4-3 victory to take control of first place in the Orange Empire Conference.

“There’s no party like a SCC party, because a SCC party don’t stop!” That’s what the Hawks came in chanting until they faced the tigers March 12.

the tigers held on to a three- run lead for six strong innings until the seventh, when the hawks tied up the game on a single and a couple of tigers’ defensive errors. Bailey Powell, the tigers pitcher, was able to get out of the inning without allowing the hawks to take the lead.

“I believe in our abilities, and I know my team always has my

back,” said Powell when asked how she stayed in the game after allowing the hawks to tie up the game. then came the bottom of the seventh inning in which the tigers had a chance to take the lead.

With one out, Michelle Paul got walked and a double by tigers’ catcher Selena Duran, placed Paul on third base and in scoring position.

a wild pitch by hawks’ pitcher Stephanie Pelletier gave Paul the opportunity to steal home sliding right underneath Pelletier’s glove.

“Every time we come here it’s a dog fight,” said Lisa Camarco, head coach for the hawks, “Riverside has always been a great program to face.”

Michelle Daddona, the tigers head coach also had a few words to say about the victory.

“It was great! It was a good game, it was a battle since the beginning and we did a good job staying with them and coming back to pick up the win.”

the tigers are now on a nine- game winning streak after beating Saddleback, 5-4, March 14.