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Softball Snaps One Losing Streak, Extends Other

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The good news for the Pasadena City College softball team is that it snapped a 12-game, overall losing streak on April 3 in a 4-1 victory over Los Angeles Mission College. The bad news is that the Lancers continued an 11-game, South Coast Conference losing streak Tuesday in a 7-1 defeat v. visiting Mt. San Antonio.

It's been a rough season for the Lancers, who are now 8-25 overall and a woeful 1-14 in SCC play. PCC is approaching a school record for defeats in a season. That mark is 28 losses (7 wins) in the 1982 season. The Lancers have five games left on their 2010 schedule.

In the win over Mission, PCC played the game as part of a tri-doubleheader at Santiago Canyon College. The Lancers were tied with Mission, 1-1, going into the top half of the seventh inning when shortstop Tiffany Rubin broke things open with a 1-out, 2-run triple. Rubin was 2-for-2 with a hit-by-pitch and sacrifice bunt overall. Relief pitcher Samantha Gontol was outstanding with 4-2/3 innings of 2-hit, shutout relief and two strikeouts. Gontol picked up her team-leading fifth victory in the circle.

PCC followed that triumph by getting limited to just three singles, two by Gontol, in a 5-0 loss to host Santiago Canyon. It was the seventh time this season the Lancers have failed to put a run across.

On April 6, the team's home field troubles and SCC disappointments continued in a 7-1 loss to Mt. San Antonio at Brookside Park. Two PCC errors led to four unearned runs v. losing pitcher Jenna Martin. First baseman Kimberly Garcia was 2-for-2 with a double and catcher Nancy Perales went 1-for-3, driving in the only Lancers' run in the fourth inning on a single. Gontol pitched two shutout innings of relief.

Pasadena is 1-12 in home games. The team hosts a non-conference game Friday at 2:30 p.m. against Moorpark College.

[Photo--Sophomore Kim Garcia races down the first base line to beat out a hit during PCC's 7-1 loss to Mt. San Antonio Tuesday at Brookside Park, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 04/08/10
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu