Baseballs strenuous season comes to end

May 3, 2017

By Dan Gudino  After a long disappointing season, baseball concluded the 2017 season with a loss at home 4-2, to Cerritos College last Thursday. All season long, Huskies sophomore designated hitter Kyle Francis, performed at high levels and in the season finale he launched a towering homer run to the deepest part of center field in the fourth inning, tying the game at one. The ball would have traveled further,…


Playoffs threatened after three-game losing streak

By Dan Gudino  Baseball was swept in a three game series against Mount San Antonio College ending in the worst loss of the season, 15-6, on Saturday at home. “I seriously don’t know what our players minds are going through. Who knows what they’re thinking. I couldn’t tell you if they’ve quit on the season, but it’s up to them. We as coaches won’t,” Hines said. The three game losing…

April 12, 2017

Baseball takes two of three against Rio Hondo

By Dan Gudino Two costly errors gave East Los Angeles College baseball a 4-2 loss at home, in the series finale against Rio Hondo College on Saturday. “We missed an opportunity for a sweep. I feel we got too comfortable with our two wins against them (Rio Hondo) and it showed with our fielding today. We need to get dialed in and focus on playing clean baseball against Chaffey (College,…

March 26, 2017

ELAC baseball player pitches for greatness

May 21, 2014

By Liliana Marquez Every time starting pitcher of East Los Angeles College Roman Davalos throws the ball to home plate, his wrist shows off a tattoo with the letters RDD, next to a tattoo of a Dallas Cowboys star. Those letters are the initials of his late grandfather, Roman D. Davalos, who passed away almost four years ago. The star represents Roman Davalos and his grandfather’s favorite football team. “Every…


Siblings passion grows from within the diamond

May 7, 2014

By Carlos Alvarez East Los Angeles College siblings Valerie and Michael Aguilar grew up playing baseball, but their relationship has made the game their passion. ELAC softball catcher Valerie and third baseman Michael Aguilar began to play baseball together at a young age with the guidance of their father. “Our dad would take us to the park to throw the ball around. He just wanted us to be active and…


Huskies ousted from baseball playoffs

By Carlos Alvarez For the fourth consecutive season the East Los Angeles College baseball team failed to move past the first round of the Southern Regional playoffs. “It’s tough to advance in the playoffs. You don’t have anybody that’s chopped liver. We (have to) figure out how to get over the hump,” ELAC Head Coach James Hines said. The No.15th-seeded Huskies did not continue their come from behind magic, losing…

May 6, 2014

Huskies baseball rallies twice, earns playoff win

May 1, 2014

By Carlos Alvarez Down two runs twice, the baseball team rallied to avoid a playoff upset loss at home in a single elimination game defeating College of the Canyons, 6-5. They overcame their defensive struggles and came up with clutch hitting with runners in scoring position. With the home crowd screaming on No. 15-seeded East Los Angeles College baseball team, Husky starting pitcher Shawn Kennedy, who pitched in relief kept…


ELAC alumnus continues to educate on, off field

April 30, 2014

  By Dorian Rangel Despite a couple of career setbacks, East Los Angeles College baseball Assistant Coach Phillip Valdez continues to devote himself to the game he has played his whole life. Valdez was 7 years old when he first started playing baseball. “I pretty much did the same thing everyone else did, playing in park leagues. I got a shot to play travel ball with the Boyle Heights Giants,”…


Right fielder has potential to become pro

April 30, 2014

By Liliana Marquez The end of the game approached at Husky Park as Zachary Ashford scored a run in the bottom of the seventh inning to get East Los Angeles College closer to a South Coast Conference title. The crowd cheered for him as his teammates congratulated him and patted him on the shoulders. Ashford, 20, is a sophomore right fielder for the ELAC baseball team. What most people don’t…


Huskies baseball brings winning streak to three

  By Carlos Alvarez   The East Los Angeles College baseball team continued their winning ways on the road last Thursday, beating LA Pierce College 15-8. Led by the Huskies sudden hitting attack, ELAC was able to overcome an early two-run deficit to win their third straight game. The Brahmas took advantage of some sloppy defense by the Huskies scoring two runs in the first inning off starting pitcher Elias…

March 6, 2013