By Nick Tercero
The Huskies softball team wasn’t able to come out of the game with a win after losing 4-1 on Monday night against Mount San Antonio College. This is the 21st loss of the season and the 13th loss at home for the Huskies.
It was a rough night at the office for the Huskies, only being able to score a run the entire game. Mt. San Antonio’s defense was able to shut down any game plan East Los Angeles had for them.
Mt. San Antonio pitchers Grace Pieson and Serena Navarrete combined for a total of five strikeouts. Meanwhile East Los Angeles pitchers Serena Lopez and Lauren Tate combined for only one strikeout.
Mt. San Antonio came out locked and ready in the first inning, scoring two runs to open up the game. Asia Chacon was walked to begin the inning, she followed it up by stealing second base.
Ariana Coronado followed with an RBI, scoring Chacon for the first lead of the game.
Alyssa Gonzalez also recorded an RBI, scoring Coronado giving Mt. San Antonio a 2-0 lead.
Mt. San Antonio started the game on fire finishing the first inning with two hits and two runs.
The same can’t be said for East Los Angeles who had a slow start.
The first inning for ELAC was a forgettable one, they were walked twice, but weren’t able to capitalize on those walks, staying scoreless after one inning.
The Huskies’ defense and offense were clicking in the third inning. Their defense was able to stop Mt. San Antonio from scoring in the inning.
Daejah Madera reached first on an error by Mt. San Antonio’s second baseman. Irene Huizar followed with a single down center field advancing Madera to second and leaving Huizar safe at first. Nathalie Cordova then hit a sacrifice fly, allowing Madera to advance to third and Huizar to second base.
With one out, Irene Dorado hit a single to center field, making it enough for Madera to score the first run for the Huskies. Mt. San Antonio was unable to get the out at home, but the catcher was able to get the out at third base. The Huskies finished the inning with one run. The score was now 2-1.
The Huskies offense showed up in the bottom of the third with a fire lit inside of them, but that same fire wouldn’t be lit too long.
After the third inning, the Huskies wouldn’t score for the rest of the game. ELAC was not able to slow down Mt. San Antonio and they added two more runs in the fifth and seventh inning. The final score was 4-1.
Mt. San Antonio beat the Huskies for the third time this season, completing the sweep. Monday’s loss puts the Huskies at 16-21 overall record with a win percentage of 0.432. The Huskies hit the road to face Long Beach today at 3 p.m.