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Offense Lacking Lately For Softball
For all of its problems in finding consistent pitching and defense, the Pasadena City College women's softball team now has seen its offense start to hibernate. The Lancers mustered just six hits overall in consecutive South Coast Conference losses v. East Los Angeles and LA Harbor Colleges this week.
PCC generated little in a 3-1 loss at ELAC Tuesday, then quietly was mercied by LA Harbor, 12-0, Wednesday at Robinson Park.
At East Los Angeles, PCC centerfielder Nikki Salas was 2-for-2 with a triple and designated player Denise Villalobos drove in the only Lancers' run on a groundout to second base in the sixth inning. Third baseman Jennifer Hernandez had the other PCC hit, a booming double to left field. ELAC starter Miranda Chaidez otherwise calmed the Lancers bats in throwing six strong innings.
Against Harbor, starting pitcher (and loser) Danielle Lugo batted 2-for-2 while Hernandez was 1-for-1 with a walk.
The Lancers saw their overall record dip to 5-14 and conference mark drop to 2-5.
PCC played errorless defensively against the Huskies and received effective pitching from Kayla Moore, Adriana Stevens (two innings of scoreless relief) and Lugo. The only true blemish was a 2-RBI double by ELAC shortstop Elizabeth Lopez in the third inning off of Moore.
Harbor handed the Lancers their seventh shutout loss of the year. The Seahawks plated six runs in the second inning, including a 2-run homer to left by Jasmine McNeal. PCC used four pitchers against the Seahawks in five innings of play. Meanwhile, Harbor pitching ace Shawnae Campbell mesmerized PCC batters with nine strikeouts in four innings of work.
PCC hosts Cerritos College Thursday in a 2 p.m. conference contest at Robinson Park.
[Photo--Shortstop Nancy Perales makes the fielder's choice toss to second baseman Jennifer Chavez during the Lancers' 3-1 loss at East Los Angeles College Tuesday, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 03/09/11