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Season Ends For Softball In 7-6 Loss At ELAC

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While the Pasadena City College women's softball team couldn't end the 2011 season on a winning note, at least it earned a little respect from its South Coast Conference finale host East Los Angeles College Tuesday. The Lancers pushed the Huskies to the brink, but a late rally fell short in a 7-6 loss.

The Lancers finished in sixth place in the 8-team mega conference with a 9-30 overall record and 6-15 SCC mark. ELAC was one of three South Coast teams to finish in a tie for third place at 12-9 in SCC play and 20-17-1 overall.

Against ELAC, PCC trailed 7-2, but scored three runs in the sixth and had a controversial call go against it in the seventh. Maycee Murphy, who tripled in two runs earlier in the game, came up to the plate after back-to-back singles by Jessica Chavez and Kayla Moore and one out in the final frame. Murphy popped up an attempted bunt that appeared to be a foul ball, but after a long discussion among the umpires, she was ruled out on a batter's interference call. Danielle Lugo singled in Chavez to cut it to 7-6, but Jessica Hernandez grounded out to shortstop to end the threat and the game.

Overall, Megan Martin was 3-for-3, while Moore and Lugo batted 2-for-4. Moore pitched 1-2/3 innings of shutout relief.

For the season, second baseman Jessica Hernandez was the team's overall batting champion with a .364 average, leading the squad also in doubles with eight. Catcher Jessica Chavez led the team in RBI with 20 while Moore was the team's hits leader with 35. Murphy led PCC in stolen bases with 11. Adrianna Stevens was the Lancers' top pitcher with four wins and a 4.22 ERA in 81-1/3 innings.

In SCC games, Moore hit a team-best .362 while Stevens hurled a 3.25 ERA and posted a 3-4 record. PCC led the entire conference in triples with 18 overall, 13 in South Coast contests. Shortstop Nikki Salas had four of those extra-base knocks to lead the Lancers.

PCC was directed by first-year head coach Josh Musselman and assistant coaches Brittany Williams, Mary Geer, Glynn Martin and Stephanie Yuen.

[Photo--PCC's sophomore group before its final home game against El Camino College last week. From left to right (back row)-coach Stephanie Yuen, coach Brittany Williams, head coach Josh Musselman, (second row)-Elizabeth Hanna, Nancy Perales, Maycee Murphy, coach Mary Geer, (front row)-Nikki Duran, Danielle Lugo, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 04/28/11
Robert Lewis, Sports Information
Phone: 626-585-7018, Email: rmlewis@pasadena.edu