Husky pitching leads team to victory

By. Carlos Alvarez

The East Los Angeles College baseball team have won four out of their first six games, four of them at home, taking advantage of playing in front of a home crowd.

This is the first season since 2009 that ELAC has a home-field on campus.

The Huskies will travel to Grossmont College today, start time is at 2 p.m.

Their latest victory came Tuesday at Husky Field when they defeated Grossmont College, 4-3.

ELAC was lead by sophomore pitcher Roman Davalos, who pitched an effective 5 1/3 innings while allowing two unearned runs off of seven hits.

Davalos kept Grossmont hitters off balanced by mixing in his fastball and off-speed pitches.

The only damage against Davalos came in the top of the sixth inning when some sloppy play by sophomore second baseman Yamel Zamudio resulted in two runs. With that the game was tied at two, erasing the two run lead ELAC had built after scoring a run in the first and fourth inning.

As was the case in their previous game, ELAC head coach James Hines went to the bullpen to shut down the opposing team.

Sophomore relief pitcher Daniel Sandoval came in and dominated the Grossmont batters. Sandoval pitched 2 2/3 dominant innings holding Grossmont to one single.

With Sandoval keeping the game tied at two, the offense woke up in the bottom of the eighth inning. Led by newly eligible sophomore designated hitter Daniel Dominguez, the Huskies scored two runs to take a 4-2 lead.

Dominguez was clutch at the plate in his first game of the season, collecting three hits and driving in two runs.

With the Huskies leading by two runs Hines brought in his closer freshman Daniel Moriel to seal the victory.

Moriel was not dominant, but after allowing a run he struck out Grossmont batter Andrew Garretson to earn his third save of the season and seal the victory for the Huskies.

 

 

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