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Conference Struggles Continue For Softball
The Pasadena City College softball team is in a South Coast Conference funk, one that has led to a 1-6 start to the conference schedule for the Lancers. PCC (5-11 overall) lost both its SCC games this week, 11-2, against East Los Angeles Tuesday and, 6-2, at Cerritos Thursday.
In seven SCC games, the Lancers are batting .227 as a team compared to opponents' .306. Opposing teams have nearly tripled PCC in runs scored, 44-15.
The sophomore trio of second baseman Lupita Contreras, centerfielder Marissa Rangel, and third baseman Amber Frame have been the team's top hitters thus far. In conference play, Contreras is batting .381, Rangel .344 and Frame .333.
Overall, Contreras has been a machine, hitting at a .453 clip with 5 doubles and a triple. Frame tops the team in RBI with 11 and on-base percentage at .491 to go with a .383 batting average. Rangel is hitting .414, leading the team in runs scored with 11.
Defensively, sophomore first baseman Kimberly Garcia leads the SCC with the most defensive chances (87) without making an error. Freshman shortstop Tiffany Rubin has recorded 57 assists to lead the team and put her among the conference leaders.
The Lancers play this weekend at the Golden West Tournament March 5-7 (weather permitting). PCC is the defending champion of the annual event. On Tuesday, March 9, PCC resumes SCC play with a 3 p.m. home game v. Long Beach City College at Brookside Park.
[Photo--Freshman first baseman Ilene Suleymanyan makes a throw during the Lancers' game v. East Los Angeles Tuesday at Brookside Park, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 03/05/10