Pitching dominates ELAC softball

By Carlos Alvarez

Due to strong pitching by Long Beach City College’s Candice Shadwell, East Los Angeles College suffered a 4-0 South Coast Conference loss this past Tuesday.

Shadwell pitched a complete game shutout in front of a large crowd, mixing in her fastball and change-up pitches effectively.

“I thought I did well. I was hitting my spots,” Shadwell said after the game.

Starting for the Huskies was Evangelina Montes who pitched the entire game in a losing effort.

The Huskies wasted a golden opportunity in the fourth inning when they loaded the bases against Shadwell, but failed to score. With the Vikings leading 3-0 in the fifth, the Huskies sloppy play in defense led to one more run.

Shadwell continued to overpower the Huskies who went down in order in the fifth and failed to put up much of a fight in their last two at-bats.

“They are a good team. They had trouble adjusting to me today,” Shadwell said.

The Huskies who had lost the previous day to Riverside City College 13-1 have scored a total of 15 runs in their past six games, with nine of those runs coming in a 9-1 win against El Camino College Compton Center on March 5.

The Huskies who are 0-8 on the road, hope to get their first win when they travel to Los Angeles Harbor College today for a 3 p.m. game. This matchup features two teams who are at the bottom of the SCC standings. ELAC 4-1, 3-5 in conference stands in sixth place and just behind them is Harbor (7-12, 1-8).

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