East Los Angeles softball team edges Lancers, 2-0

By Christopher Gonzalez

The Huskies improved to 19-6 overall and 11-3 in the South Coast Conference after a 2-0 win over the Pasadena City College who fell to 11-19, 3-11 on the season.

As a result, ELAC is tied for second place in the SCC with Mt. San Antonio College (24-4, 11-3). Both teams are two games behind No. 11-ranked Cerritos College (20-7, 13-1). ELAC is No. 9-ranked in the Southern California poll.

The Huskies try to continue their winning ways this weekend at the Santa Barbara City College Bash at the Beach softball tournament.

They begin play against Saddleback College today at 10 a.m.

ELAC was led by pitcher Alashanee Medina against Pasadena. Medina gave up only four hits, two walks while recording 10 strikeouts against Pasadena.

She recorded her 11th shutout. Medina leads the state in shutouts and most wins. She has 17 wins (17-6).

A defensive struggle the majority of the game saw its only scores in the third inning after back-to-back singles by ELAC’s Larissa Munoz and Nicole Guzman.

Medina stole second base and Valerie Aguilar was hit by a pitch.

The Huskies success to the win can also be credited to great pitching solid defense and sloppy play from Pasadena.

Pasadena pitcher hit three Huskies with wild pitches and recorded three walks.

The Huskies capitalized on the Lancers mistakes recording two stolen bases leading to one score.

The game had its share of defensive plays with diving catches.

In the fifth inning Pasadena cashed in on a double play.

Pasadena third baseman Karen Najera caught Guzman’s bunt attempt and threw out Munoz at first recording the Lancers only double play.

ELAC Head Coach Erika Blanco is proud of the team’s performance against the Pasadena.

“I felt my girls played well and were mentally prepared for tonight’s game,” Blanco said.

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