By Stephanie Guevarra
The East Los Angeles College softball team recorded its second consecutive win, 10-5, against South Coast’s no.2, Cerritos College on March 24.
Cerritos scored an early run in the first inning, but ELAC turned it around in the bottom of the third inning, Huskies scored three runs and led the game since.
After the third inning, Huskies dominated the game. With the ten runs, Husky sophomore catcher, Joslyn Macias, earned three runs batted in RBI.
ELAC players were satisfied with the win because Cerritos is a top school. Huskies’ sophomore pitcher, Byanka Diosdado, said they were considered inferior to Cerritos.
“They thought we were the underdogs. We are the underdogs, but we are just bouncing back up,” Diosdado said.
Diosdado pitched five effective innings, allowing one earned run and four hits.
“We had two really good pitchers and we will do whatever it takes to keep them in balance,” ELAC head coach Erika Blanco said.
In the sixth and seventh inning, Cerritos made a slight comeback. In the sixth inning Cerritos freshman catcher Kyle Brown hit a two RBI double but it wasn’t enough to win the game.
“That is what you expect from them (Cerritos) because they are a great team and they can hit, but we have great pitchers,” Blanco said.
ELAC freshman pitcher Griselda Vazquez came in for Diosdado. Vazquez allowed four runs, but managed to keep the win for ELAC.
Before the two wins, the Huskies came from a four-game losing streak. With this win, the Huskies regained their confidence. Blanco said that the softball team worked harder in preparation for this game against Cerritos. Blanco also saw their hard work in the field.
“I’m proud of these girls. They came out hitting, which is what we are looking for. We keep them disciplined and we keep them positive ,” Blanco said.
ELAC lost its first game against Cerritos 14-1. In this game, ELAC redeemed itself from that first game, according to Diosdado.
ELAC continued their winning streak in an upset against Citrus College on March 25.