Kyles and Macias throw shutouts as Santa Ana sweep season-opening softball doubleheader

Santa Ana softball opened its season with a pair of wins thanks to two outstanding pitching performances. (Courtesy Santa Ana Athletics)
Santa Ana softball opened its season with a pair of wins thanks to two outstanding pitching performances. (Courtesy Santa Ana Athletics)

SANTA ANA - Aspen Kyles and Shelby Macias combined for 11 strikeouts over 12 scoreless innings as Santa Ana College softball defeated the Golden West Rustlers 3-0 and 8-0 in Wednesday's season-opening doubleheader. 

The two pitchers showed just how much depth the Dons have at the pitching position as they held their own on the mound while Emily Rosas, SAC's win leader (9) in 2020, played outfield all day. 

Santa Ana's offense came in spurts as they scored all of their three runs in the third inning of game one and the majority of their eight runs over two innings for game two. 

Jordan Westerfield posted a team-high three hits in game one and finished the day 4-6 with two runs and an RBI over two games in her SAC debut. Andrea Uriarte, Emily Rosas and Airilin Ramirez added three hits each while combining for five runs batted in to help carry their team to a couple of wins. 

SAC will travel to Huntington Beach to continue their series against Golden West on Friday with another doubleheader starting at noon.

(Santa Ana College Athletics)