ELAC softball defeats LA Harbor

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WINDING UP- East Los Angeles College pitcher Evangelina Montes throws a pitch during the Huskies 12-3 rout of Los Angeles Harbor on Thursday. Montes threw four shutout innings before allowing the Seahawks score in the bottom of the fifth inning. CN/Pete Moye’

 

By Pete Moye’

 

The softball team’s bats came alive again early and gave East Los Angeles College the advantage in a 12-3 South Coast Conference win against Los Angeles Harbor College last Thursday.

ELAC, 5-12 overall, 4-5 in SCC play, returns home for a game tomorrow against Cerritos College at 3 p.m. at the softball field. Cerritos is No. 10-ranked in the SoCal Coaches Association poll.

The Huskies defeated LA Harbor, 9-1 last month and stand 5-12 ovverall and 4-5 in SCC play.

It took the same amount of time in the rematch for the Huskies to capture their first road win this season.

In the first inning, the Huskies quickly took advantage of Harbor pitcher Erika Willia by scoring four runs. Defensive errors were also potent for the Seahawks as they had five errors in the game, three of which directly lead to scores for the Huskies.

Harbor didn’t score until the fifth inning, when Willia provided a RBI double, followed by two consecutive RBI singles. ELAC pitcher Yevette Perez was then brought in to close the game.

Infielder Natalie Gutierrez got two hits and accounted for three runs in her four plate apperances.

Pitcher Evangelina Montes was given the win, as she went 4.1 innings, allowing eight hits and three runs.

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