The softball team began their season with a 3-1 win at Vanguard University on Saturday. They tied the game in the sixth and scored two in the seventh for the victory. CMS is 1-0 while Vanguard fell to 1-2.
Julia Cruz (FR, Tustin) earned the complete game victory in her collegiate debut. She allowed a run on three hits in the first inning and then allowed just five hits the rest of the game. Elisa Gutierrez (SO, Alhambra) scored the first run with the team's trademark aggressive style. After singling to right, she stole second and then scored when the catcher's throw sailed into center. Jessica Vaughn (SO, Placerville) drove in Nicole Nakata (FR, Honolulu, HI) with the winning run with a single in the seventh. Emma Porterfield (SO, Santa Barbara) also scored on the play after a throwing error on the right fielder.
CMS hosts a pair of doubleheaders this weekend. They play La Sierra University on Friday at 1:00 and then Chapman University on Sunday at 12:00.