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…

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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
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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…

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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,”…

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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…

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Baseball team outfielder aims for center stage

April 17, 2014

  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…

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Baseball game postponed due to rain

By Carlos Alvarez   Today’s East Los Angeles College baseball team’s road game against the College of the Canyons Cougars was postponed due to the heavy rain Friday afternoon. “It rained bad late yesterday, so we’ll play tomorrow. The field is not ready,” Head Coach James Hines said. The game was postponed for tomorrow, Sunday, Feb. 9, at noon at College of the Canyons. Starting for the Huskies will be…

February 9, 2013
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Huskies baseball overcomes sloppy play to get first win

By Carlos Alvarez   The East Los Angeles College baseball team recorded its first win of the season, 12-3, against the Citrus College Owls. The Husky offense headed into Sunday’s game scoring a total of 3 runs on 8 hits while striking out 17 times in the two loses versus Riverside City College. “We struggled against good pitching at Riverside (last weekend), but today we did enough to get the win,”…

February 5, 2013
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ELAC baseball is riding a seven game win streak

By Alfonso Rivera The host Huskies pounded Los Angeles Harbor College, 14-2, off of 17 hits in the second game of a three game series at Cal State Los Angeles last Thursday, April 26. The Huskies have won seven straight and are ranked No. 14 in the Southern California Community College Coaches poll. The Huskies are 20-15 overall, 14-6 in the South Coast Conference play. East Los Angeles College stands…

April 27, 2012
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ELAC baseball upsets 10th ranked Mt. SAC

By William Hernandez The baseball team won a pivotal series finale against the South Coast Conference’s first place team and tenth ranked in the state, the Mt. San Antonio College Mounties, 5-4, last Saturday at Mt. SAC. Saturday’s game was a must-win for the Huskies and they had some momentum coming into it after pulling off a 4-3 stunner against the Mounties, in extra innings, last Thursday. The Huskies set the tone of the game…

April 19, 2012
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