Baseball team fall short against El Camino

By Julianne Obregon

The East Los Angeles College baseball team suffered a 10-4 loss in its last home game against El Camino College April 23 in a South Coast Conference game.

The Huskies did not generate runs with runners in a scoring position.

“We didn’t take advantage of our scoring opportunities,” ELAC assistant coach Phillip Valdez said.

For sophomore pitcher Gabriel Ramos, this game was his last home game for ELAC.

“It’s sad,” Ramos said. “It’s even worse with the tough loss.”

The Warriors led 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning where ELAC tied the score at three.

Scoring for the Huskies were sophomore’s Anthony Mendoza and Chris Flores and freshman Javier Garcia.

With the score tied at three, the Warrior offense answered back with four runs to take a 7-3 lead.

The Warriors took the advantage to regain the lead against ELAC during the sixth inning after sophomore catcher Joey Notch stole second and freshman outfielder Zach Decuitus was hit by Ramos’ pitch.

The Huskies scored its last run due to sophomore shortstop Anthony Mendoza’s sacrifice fly ball during the final inning, leaving  freshman second baseman Javier Garcia to complete a run from third base.

ELAC ends its season against El Camino on April 24 at El Camino College.

“We got to play our hearts out,” Ramos said about the match. “We got to go all the way to win and try our best.”

Despite the loss, Garcia looks to next season with hopes of improvement for the team members.

He plans on working on a “leadership type approach” next season “to get guys on the right track and tune up what we didn’t do this year.”


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