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Softball bonds during practice before the season begins

The softball team is starting their season with confidence and excitement

February 3, 2017

There’s something in the air for the Cosumnes River College softball team this season; their cleats...

Hawks host three-day softball clinic for community

Andrew Flores, Staff

October 13, 2016

The Hawks softball team will host their annual fall Softball Clinic on Oct. 25-27 for the local community to help provide guidance and inspiration for younger softball players and promote their softball program. The clinic, which will be open for ages 10-18, offers a great opportunity for youths within the community and ...

Softball team develops rapport, skill in fall camp

Softball team develops rapport, skill in fall camp

October 13, 2016

While softball is played in the spring semester, the Hawks are already hard at work each week taking s...

Hawks’ softball walk-off winners over Diablo Valley College

Matt Johnson, Editor

April 3, 2016

The softball team picked up a critical win on Friday, beating Diablo Valley College on a walk-off single by sophomore first baseman Raechel Hooper. It was the team’s second win of the day and improved their record to 24-6 on the season. After shutting out the Vikings in the first game of the double header with a 7-0 w...

Softball team shuts out Sacramento City College in conference battle

Matt Johnson, Editor

March 23, 2016

The Cosumnes River College softball team picked up an important conference win on Tuesday, defeating Sacramento City College 6-0, improving its conference record to 4-2 with a 20-5 overall record on the season. Freshman pitcher Aimee Hutchinson threw a shutout, allowing only four hits and striking out nine over seven ...

The Hawks softball team talking with head coach Kristy Schroeder after their 6-1 win against Fresno City.

Hawks softball secure their spot in the next round of playoffs in second game against Fresno City

May 3, 2015

The Cosumnes River College softball team is officially moving on to the next round of playoffs after...

Raechel Hooper, freshman catcher and first baseman bunting the ball at their May 2 playoff game against the Fresno City Rams.

Softball beats Fresno City in first of possible three game series

May 3, 2015

Fresh off their winning the Big 8 Conference Championship, the Cosumnes River College softball team faced...

Athlete recruitment is more than just finding players

Nicole Goodie, Staff Writer

April 23, 2015

Cosumnes River College has an array of determined and skilled athletes. However, they didn’t suddenly appear on the fields. CRC coaches work endlessly to recruit athletes that will make the campus shine. Athletic recruiting is defined as any solicitation of an individual, a member of their family, legal guardian or coach...

The softball team celebrating after defeating DVC 6-2 during their Big 8 Conference.

Softball team shuts down Diablo Valley and wins Big 8

April 22, 2015

The Cosumnes River College softball team ended conference play at home in a match against their fellow...

Title IX: Still shaping women’s history decades later

Title IX: Still shaping women’s history decades later

March 25, 2015

Just over 40 years ago, 37 words were passed into law that changed the world of college sports foreve...

Hawks sophomore pitcher Amanda Horbasch playing at their doubleheader against American River College on March 20.

Hawks softball tie for first in Big 8 after defeating Beavers

March 23, 2015

Already six games into conference play, the Cosumnes River College Hawks softball team was able to maintain...

The softball team meeting with Coach Kristy Schroeder on the mound to talk during one of their double header games against Butte College on Feb. 27.

Softball coach balances life on and off the field

March 2, 2015

In order to be successful every team needs more than just skilled players and a drive to win, they need...

Hawks players celebrate at home plate and pat the helmet of sophomore utility Hanna Miller after Miller's first inning home run brought them an early lead in game one against Butte College.

Hawks split the difference in doubleheader with Butte College

February 28, 2015

The possibility of forecasted rain and thunderstorms didn’t sway the women of the Cosumnes River College...

Athletes look to more than love of the game for motivation

Taylor Gomez, Staff Writer

February 22, 2015

While all athletes have to find motivation, whether love of the game or money in many cases, college athletes have the added pressure of juggling not only their athletics but a full load of classes as well. Add in jobs, studying and an outside life and the balancing act each student athlete must endure gets a bit more complicated....

Softball starts 2015 season with confidence

Heather Kemp, Staff Writer

February 8, 2015

Kicking off their 2015 season, the Cosumnes River College softball team took part in a conference in Monterey on Jan. 30. Participating in four games during the weekend event, the team lost two games and won the other two. “We won two, lost two, but they were close,” said Hanna Miller, sophomore third baseman. The...

Sophomore outfielder Jessica Venturelli, in her pink uniform for the days breast cancer awareness drive, dives for home base in an attempt to tie the score against the American River College Beavers sophomore catcher Jordyn Bradley on April 19. Venturelli was called out, and the Hawks lost the second game of their double header against ARC, 5-4.

Crowd sees pink and red in Hawks and Beavers doubleheader

April 21, 2014

The Susan G. Koman foundation estimated that in 2014 over 40,000 women and 430 men will die from breast...

Softball season plagued by rained out games

Freshman pitcher Amanda Horbasch and freshman catcher Carly Hintz stand together before their doubleheader on Feb. 1.

Scott Redmond, Staff Writer

March 19, 2014

The roster and skill of the opposing team, the condition of the playing facilities and the...

Freshman pitcher brings new energy to softball team

Freshman pitcher Amanda Horbasch threw a shutout game with 13 strikeouts in Cosumnes River College's home opener against Lassen Community College.  The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Hawks scored their eighth unanswered run of the game.

Stephan Starnes, Staff Writer

February 28, 2014

Going into the current season, Cosumnes River College softball head coach Kristy Schroeder said that the...

Strong pitching, timely hitting key in softball’s opening-day wins

Freshman pitcher Amanda Horbasch threw a shutout game with 13 strikeouts in Cosumnes River College's home opener against Lassen Community College.  The game was called in the bottom of the sixth inning when the Hawks scored their eighth unanswered run of the game.

Stacey Marie Harris, Staff Writer

February 5, 2014

The Cosumnes River College softball team pulled off two wins in their season-opening double header again...

Then-freshman pitcher Jessica Venturelli slides safely on to second base in the Feb. 9 game against Solano College. Venturelli is one of the few players from the 2013 season expected to return for 2014.

Three sophomores and a crop of young talent look to lead softball team into playoffs

December 7, 2013

Near the end of the 2013 softball season, the Hawks were in a dire situation. In order to make it to postse...

Coaches look to both high schools and club teams to recruit athletes

Christopher Mcknight, Staff Writer

November 15, 2013

Behind the scenes of the Cosumnes River College Athletic Department, the game of trying to secure the top prospective athletes is always being played, even when the players are not on the field.  Year round, the CRC coaches are working hard to recruit the best and most talented athletes they can. They are constantly traveling...

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