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Extra Base Tripping For Baseball In 13-8 Slugfest Over El Camino
Led by a season-high 17 hits, seven for extra bases, the Pasadena City College baseball team snapped a six-game, South Coast Conference losing streak in defeating El Camino, 13-8, Thursday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The Lancers improved to 8-19 and 5-12 in SCC play. El Camino is 12-18 and 6-11. Pasadena's bats came alive only a few days after ECC had put up its season high in hits at 22 in a 14-4 rout over the Lancers on April 12 in Torrance.
Here are some of the interesting numbers from the PCC victory:
1. All nine players batted safely in the PCC lineup.
Catcher Jason Clark (Duarte High, freshman, pictured) reached base in all five of his plate appearances, batting 3-for-3 with two walks, a triple, and two RBI.
Designated hitter Jose Serna went 3-for-4 and third baseman Andrew Newman put on a laser show of sorts. The left-handed batting Newman lined a sacrifice fly to right in the first, hit a gift RBI double that was lost in the sun by the ECC leftfielder in the third, scorched a triple down the RF line in the sixth, and just missed a home run in the seventh that was caught at fence-high level by Warriors' rightfielder Luke Klocek.
With PCC tied 7-7 in the bottom of the sixth and two outs, Newman and rightfielder Ahmed Razi belted back-to-back triples for one run, followed by a RBI single to left from centerfielder Kyle Wilkinson.
Relief pitcher Brett Smith was brilliant in picking up the mound triumph (2-2 record) on 3-2/3 innings of 2-hit ball, allowing one unearned run, and striking out two.
For PCC's offense, shortstop Mike Vasquez was 2-for-4 in both El Camino contests. First baseman Matt Chavez is on a mini tear, batting 5-for-11 in his past three games.
The two teams play the rubber match of a 3-game series Saturday, April 16 in a 12 noon start at El Camino College.
Release Date: 04/15/11