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Valentine Day's Candy For Softball, A Win To Open SCC Play

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The Pasadena City College softball team scored two runs in the eighth inning and held on to defeat host El Camino College, 7-6, Tuesday in the South Coast Conference opening game for both teams.

The Lancers (4-7) are 1-0 in conference play under first-year head coach Brittany Williams, whose squad beat former PCC head coach and now El Camino's new head coach Elaine Martinez (led PCC from 2007-2010). The Warriors (2-5, 0-1) rallied from a 5-0 deficit to send the game into an extra frame.

Winning pitcher Kayla Moore gave PCC a 6-5 lead on a sacrifice fly and first baseman Bronwyn Stewart (Providence High, Burbank) knocked in what proved to be the decisive run on a fielder's choice grounder that scored Alyssa Gonzalez. It was the second time Stewart had a game-winning RBI in extra innings as she had hit a walk-off sacrifice fly against Porterville (8-7 win, 10 innings) on Saturday.

In the bottom of the eighth, El Camino scored an unearned run and had the would-be tying run in scoring position at second base. Moore retired Alia Williams on a pop up to shortstop Maddy Gianoli for the seal the victory. Moore (3-5 pitching record) allowed eight hits, three earned runs and struck out four while perservering through six PCC defensive errors. The sophomore from Boulder, Colorado helped herself out with a game-high seven fielding assists.

Sophomore second baseman Nikki Salas batted 3-for-4 to lead a 12-hit Pasadena hitting attack. Starting first baseman Natalie Ficocelli went 2-for-3 with a triple and two RBI. Gonzalez, playing centerfield, and rightfielder Elizabeth Luna added two hits a piece. Gianoli was 1-for-3 with two stolen bases and two runs scored.

PCC next visits El Camino College-Compton Center, also led by a first-year head coach in Megan Martinez, on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 3 p.m.

[Photo--Nikki Salas runs the bases in a recent game for the Lancers, image by Richard Quinton.]

Release Date: 02/14/12
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