Baseball loses conference opener

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College baseball team kicked off South Coast Conference play with a 2-1 home loss to El Camino College Compton Center on March 3. “We came away with the win, but it wasn’t easy. ELAC has a great program, they always play us hard. In close games you have to have strong pitching and defense and we had both today,” Compton Head Coach Shannon…

March 5, 2015

Baseball team gains winning streak heading into conference

By Carlos Alvarez The East Los Angeles College baseball team defeated Glendale Community College in walk-off fashion, 2-1, in extra innings (10th inning) on Feb. 24. With runners in scoring position, ELAC’s sophomore center fielder Kevin Amezquita hit a routine ground ball to second that was thrown away. The errant throw scored the winning run from third that set off a celebration on the field. Amezquita was 2-for-4 with two…

March 2, 2015

East Los Angeles College sports finds success in spring

By William Hernandez It has been awhile since the East Los Angeles College Athletic Department has accomplished as much all-around success as they have in 2014. When the regular season concluded for spring sports last month, ELAC had four teams competing in the California Community College Athletic Association playoffs. “From top to bottom its probably been the most successful season we have ever had since I have been associated with…

May 21, 2014

Baseball team outfielder aims for center stage

  By Liliana Marquez Considered one of the leading sports in the country, baseball has been around for more than two centuries and for Kevin Amezquita it became part of his life since the day he was born. His father Luis Amezquita said that Kevin Amezquita spent most of his childhood on a baseball field. “He never said ‘no’ to a baseball game and was always willing to practice and…

April 17, 2014

No. 7-ranked Huskies upset at home, 2-0

    By William Hernandez The East Los Angeles College men’s baseball team struggled at the plate last night against South Coast Conference rival Cerritos College losing, 2-0, but still ahead of the pack in the South Coast Conference. The Huskies are 8-2 and in first place in the SCC one game ahead of Cerritos and El Camino College (both 7-3), who are tied for second place. The Huskies play the second…

March 27, 2014

No. 21 Huskies open regular season play with upset loss

By William Hernandez Hosting their first regular season opener at East Los Angeles College since 2009, the Husky baseball team lost a one run battle Tuesday afternoon, 3-2. ELAC is ranked No. 21 in the Junior College Pacific Association’s Division Pre-Season Poll.  ELAC needed three outs to cement their first victory of the young 2014 season against  non-conference opponent College of the Canyons. Husky relief pitcher Daniel Moriel took the…

January 30, 2014

ELAC, Rio Hondo to meet in elimination game

By Carlos Alvarez   The East Los Angeles College baseball team ended the regular season with a sweep of Cerritos College and an eight game winning streak that propelled them into the playoffs. The Huskies advanced to the playoffs as the 17th seed and will play a single game elimination game tomorrow at No. 15th seed Rio Hondo College.”We have been playing all season on the road. Will be alright….

April 29, 2013

Huskies set foot on renovated baseball field

  By Carlos Alvarez   After 32 consecutive road games this season, the baseball team finally played at home on the newly renovated Husky Park, defeating Los Angeles Harbor College 6-4 last Saturday. Head Coach James Hines said,”The baseball field is not fully completed but is in good playing condition. The field is now labeled as significantly completed. We are glad to have a field to call home. “It’s hard…

April 24, 2013

No. 16-ranked baseball wins first series

  By Tadzio Garcia   The Huskies, ranked 16th in the SoCal poll moved into third place in the South Coast Conference after winning their first series of the season over Long Beach City College. The Huskies, 10-8 overall, 3-3 in SCC play closed out the series at Long Beach (9-10, 2-4) with two wins after losing the series opener 8-2, at Long Beach last Tuesday. The Huskies bounced back…

March 20, 2013

Third loss for baseball ties ELAC, Pasadena for last in South Coast Conference

By Carlos Alvarez     East Los Angeles College baseball team began a three game series against Long Beach City College this past Tuesday with an 8-2 loss. The Huskies have dropped two games in a row after losing last Saturday, 5-3 against El Camino College Compton Center. ELAC 8-8 (1-3 in conference) is currently tied with Pasadena City College for last place in the South Coast Conference standings. The…

March 14, 2013