By Carlos Alvarez
The Husky baseball team defeated Pasadena City College 13-3, with strong pitching and potent offense in the final game of the three-game series.
After losing the second game of the series, 9-10, on a walk-off two- run hit by Lancers sophomore Sean Stone, the Huskies took control of the third game early. ”We have a great team so we are expected to bounce back the way we did,” said Captain Manuel Estevez.
After three innings, the Huskies scattered 18 total hits throughout the lineup, chasing Pasadena’s starting pitcher, sophomore Adam Wickham. Sophomore shortstop Ruben Ramirez got on base safely three- out-of-five times he went up to bat, collecting two singles and a triple, while scoring three runs.
The Huskies scored early and often, scoring 13 runs in the first four innings. With a 6-0 lead, the Huskies put the game away in the bottom of the fourth inning, scoring a total of seven runs. ”Our hitters are starting to do things better, a better approach,” Hines said.
While the Husky offense combined for 29 runs on 41 hits in the three-game series, the pitching staff, however, had to recover from their performance in Thursday’s loss. ”It was a tough loss. You always try to sweep, but we’ll take the series win.Our pitching is fine,” said Hines.
Sophomore pitcher Christian Madrid answered the call with five shutout innings, allowing four hits and striking out five in the victory. The Huskies have an overall record of 9-9 (4-2 in Conference.)ELAC is now tied for first place in the South Coast Conference. “We need to keep our wheels rolling, clean up some mistakes and be ready for Long Beach,” said Estevez.
They began a three-game series against the first place Long Beach City College Vikings who are 10-8 (5-1, in the South Coast Conference), yesterday. ”Long Beach has some pretty good starting pitching we’re going to have to get into their bullpen and see what goes from there,” said Hines.