Tournament encourages softball pitcher

By Dulce Carillo  It all happened at a high school softball tournament in East Los Angeles College where the softball coaches encouraged a young pitcher to try out for the team. Janessa Martinez, 19, is one of the softball team’s starting pitchers. Her coaches consider her a consistent player. When out of the field, the team looks comfortable when Martinez is up on the mound. “Work hard” is what Martinez believes doing…

April 18, 2012

Softball team spanked by Vikings 10-0

By Dulce Carrillo Sometimes the third time is not a charm. During spring break, the softball team played against Long Beach City College, loosing by mercy rule, 10- 0, in five innings. The starting pitcher for the Huskies was No. 9, Evangeline Montes. Montes was effective early in the game as she did not surrender any runs to the Vikings potent offense through the first two innings. Montes started the…

April 14, 2012

Husky softball breaks losing streak

  By Edgar Lopez   The Husky softball team broke a two-game losing streak last Thursday with a win against the El Camino College Compton Center Tartars, 11-2, taking the team’s overall record to 10-17 overall and 5-8 in South Coast Conference play. Coach Erika Blanco said it felt good to come back from the losses and that the game allowed them to work on key components of their game. In…

April 1, 2012

ELAC softball starts rally too late; loses to Valley

By Rodolfo Trujillo and Edgar Lopez A late rally was not enough to help the softball team, who came up short in a 5-4 non-conference loss against Los Angeles Valley College, Friday at ELAC. The loss leaves the Huskies with 9 wins and 15 losses overall, 4-6 in conference play. “We came out flat,” Head Coach Erika Blanco said. The Huskies allowed a run in the first inning, as pitcher Janessa…

March 17, 2012