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El Camino Ends Long SCC Softball Losing Streak At Expense Of PCC
After 27 consecutive losses in South Coast Conference softball play dating back to the start of the 2009 season, El Camino College found a way to the win column Thursday. Pasadena City College joined the Warriors in the cellar of the SCC in a 5-3 loss at Brookside Park. Both teams are now 1-9 in conference play.
The Lancers dropped to 7-16 overall, losing to a ECC team that is 3-16 overall and one that PCC had already beat 7-0 earlier in conference play. Three PCC errors led to all five of El Camino's runs being unearned. PCC pitchers Jenna Martin (3 innings) and Samantha Gontol (last 4 innings) combined to strike out 11 batters, but walked 6 and allowed 7 hits overall.
Offensively for the Lancers, third baseman Brittany Skoien batted 2-for-2 with a RBI double and centerfielder Marissa Rangel was 2-for-4. Designated player Amber Frame was 1-for-2 with a triple and two walks.
For El Camino, winning pitcher Alyssa Stout scattered 8 hits and 4 walks to record the complete-game victory, sending the Lancers to their fifth straight defeat. Second baseman Jules Kronberger was 2-for-3 to pace the Warriors' offense.
The Lancers will play at the Bakersfield Tournament Saturday-Sunday, March 20-21. PCC opens with a 5 p.m. game Saturday v. Santa Barbara City College.
[Photo--Marissa Rangel makes a diving catch in centerfield for the Lancers in a 5-3 loss to El Camino College Thursday at Brookside Park, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 03/18/10