Their rivals from Nampa have not had the same success, despite the NCAA mantra, as NNU has an all-time record of just 115-420, and have never had a winning season.
The Lady Yotes have recorded an all-time record of 252-258, including six winning seasons, two Cascade Conference titles, and two trips to the NAIA National Championships.
The C of I, however, hasn’t hit a triple this season, but have recorded 32 doubles on the year.
WHO WAS HOT: Three other C of I players have hit safely in at least three-straight games – as Katie Rowe riding a four-game streak.
In three appearances against the Crusaders, the junior has not allowed an earned run in 13 2/3 innings, striking out 13, going 2-0 with a save.
HITTING THE LONG BALL: The Lady Yotes have used the home run ball as of late – hitting two home runs in three of their last six games.
SKINNER SOLID AGAINST CRUSADERS: Top starting pitcher, Nickayla Skinner continued her success against NNU, allowing just three hits in the Game 1 victory on Tuesday.
Tech is a team that will hit the ball, as Alyssa Davis (.364 5 HR 16 RBI) and Jess Plummer (.329 7 HR 16 RBI) are among the league leaders in home runs, as the Owls have 32 doubles and 19 homers through 21 games.
Reigning CCC Pitcher of the Year Taylor Schmidt (9-1 2.00 ERA) leads the league in wins, while Rylee Carleton (7-4 1.95 ERA has been a nice compliment to Greg Stewart’s staff.
7 all-time in home runs (11) in doubles (22), while pitching, she is No. 2 in wins (40), strikeouts (475), innings pitched (393.0), complete games (46), and shutouts (13), No. ABOUT THE COACH: Al Mendiola is in his eighth year as head coach of The C of I softball program and holds an all-time record of 194-135 - the most wins by a softball coach in program history. has helped the Lady Yotes become a force in Northwest softball, leading The C of I to playoff appearances each year from 2006-09, including the 20 Cascade Conference championships, the 2008 NAIA Region I championship, and berths in the 20 NAIA Softball National Championships.
Following the 2007 season, Mendiola was honored as CCC and NAIA Region I Coach of the Year after the Coyotes set a school record with 37 wins.
Under his direction, the Yotes have been ranked as high as No. Outside of softball, Mendiola was the head coach of the Caldwell Silver Streaks American Legion baseball team from 1997-07 and has also assisted with the Boise Clippers men's fastpitch team.