Hawks pitcher throws one-hitter against Modesto


Ryan Lorenz

Freshman pitcher Anjalina Dahdouh pitching in the first game of the doubleheader on Tuesday. The Hawks final score of the first game was 10-0 and the final score of the second game was 11-3.

The Hawks won both games in a doubleheader against Modesto Junior College on Tuesday to extend their win streak to four games and rise to a 10-4 conference record.
The first game of the double header was meant to be played on March 4, but was moved to Tuesday, due to the rain. This caused the Hawks to be the away team in the first game because they were supposed to be the away team on March 4.
“I never mind being the visiting team just because you get to try to put runs on the board first,” said head coach Kristy Schroeder.
Schroeder’s team executed what she wanted in the first game with the Hawks scoring three runs in the first inning and would not give up the lead for the rest of the game. In fact, the Hawks didn’t allow a single run to score, with Modesto only earning a single hit.
“It was one pitch away from having a perfect game,” Schroeder said. “She pitched phenomenal.”
Freshman pitcher Anjalina Dahdouh pitched seven innings in the first game, with 12 strikeouts and gave up one hit. That hit came at the bottom of the seventh and prevented Dahdouh from pitching a perfect game.
“I was definitely very confident in myself and confident in my team, knowing that they had my back on every play,” Dahdouh said. “My team definitely played a huge role in contributing to the no-hitter and we got a bunch of runs, that really helped.”
Cosumnes River College scored three runs in the first inning, but was unable to get any more home until the fourth inning. Freshman center fielder Sarah Babby scored the single run in the fourth inning.
The fifth inning had no runs scored by either team, but the Hawks put up three runs in both the sixth and seventh inning, ending the game with a final score of 10-0 Hawks.
Freshman catcher and first baseman Emily Johnson said the team fed off of Dahdouh’s performance.
“We got to keep the energy going to make the other pitchers feel like they can also hit their spots like that and strike them out,” Johnson said.
Johnson was 2-for-7 between both games of the doubleheader, batting 0.429 for the weekend with three RBIs.
Schroeder said she believes the team can go against anyone in the conference, including Sacramento City College.
“They are a good team, so you can come out and play,” Schroeder said. “We beat them in the single game earlier this season, but they play hard all the time. They have a lot of good hitters and good players, so we just got to come out and play our game.”
The Hawks will go on the road and face off against Sacramento City College on Saturday in a doubleheader starting at noon.