Baseball splits last two

By Rogelio Alvarez 

The baseball team picked up a 3-1 victory against Los Angeles Harbor College on March 17, ending a three-game losing streak.

East Los Angeles College sophomore pitcher George Alamillo pitched a complete game.

“I felt pretty good going into the game. I was there mentally, but not really there physically because I have a sore shoulder.

“I was able to power through the game.” Alamillo said.

Alamillo said his average pitch count was at about 90. “The less pitches there are in a game, the better,” Alamillo said.

The game started off slowly for the Huskies, but scored late in the game in the sixth and seventh. Head Coach James Hines felt good about Thursday’s game before it started.

“I feel confident. We prep well, we execute, we do well and we perform. We want to excel,” Hines said.

In the sixth Harbor Head Coach Art Lopez started yelling in the umpire’s face. Lopez was angry at a call at home plate that led to a run for ELAC. The bases were loaded when ELAC freshman left fielder Anthony Mayorga was up to bat. ELAC sophomore first baseman Larson Anzaldo was on third base. Mayorga hit the ball toward Harbor freshamn shortstop Julian Villages.

Anzaldo went to home plate with Villages throwing the ball to L.A. Harbor catcher Joseph Argumedo. An error occurred when Argumedo caught the ball, but did not have a grip and dropped the ball. Anzal scored and the run went unearned for Harbor freshman pitcher Bryan Correas.

In the seventh inning Huskies sophomore third baseman Ryan Viramontes singled which led to Larson Anzal moving to second and Seve Romo scored from second base. Later in the inning, Husky freshman left fielder Anthony Mayorga hit the ball toward center field and Anzal scored for the Huskies.

After the game, coach Hines said that his team performed well, but there is still room for improvement.

“Intensity is there. They are grinding through and practicing to get better. We do need to work on the offense,” Hines said.

The Huskies also beat Harbor on March 19, 11-4.

Yesterday ELAC played in day one of the Allan Hancock College Spring Tournament.

The Huskies lost to AHC in extra innings 10-9.

AHC scored three runs to tie the game up in the eighth, later scored the winning run in the tenth.

The Huskies will play today at noon v. College of the Canyons   and Merced College Thursday.

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