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Softball Scores Season-High 19 Runs In Compton Rout
The Pasadena City College softball team scored more runs Thursday than it had during eight previous losses as the Lancers welcomed a return to the win column with a 19-4 rout over host El Camino College-Compton Center. The game was called after five innings due to the 8-run mercy rule.
Pasadena (9-23 overall) improved to 4-12 in the South Coast Conference in sweeping the 3-game season series v. the hapless Tartars (3-21, 0-16 in the SCC). The 19 runs is a season high and that's two more runs scored than PCC compiled in its long losing streak.
Centerfielder Brittany Skoien continued a hitting tear in which she has reached base each of the last eight plate appearances (five hits, three walks). Skoien batted 2-for-2 with three runs scored and two RBI and has raised her team-leading SCC batting average to a sizzling .425.
The Lancers scored nine runs in the first and third innings to put the game away. First baseman Natalie Ficocelli led the 18-hit attack with a 3-for-3 day including a double and two RBI. Third baseman Ilene Suleymanyan went 2-for-3 with a double, two walks and two RBI while catcher Cecilia Chavez hit 2-for-5 with three RBI and a double. Shortstop Maddy Gianoli added two hits and two RBI and designated player Nicole Valencia ripped a 2-run double and drew two walks. Eleven different Lancers scored at least a run or had at least one hit.
Bronwyn Stewart, the second of three PCC pitchers who saw action, picked up her second victory of the season. Kayla Moore (two innings), Stewart (two innings), and Elizabeth Aguilar (one inning) limited Compton to five hits and allowed only one earned run.
In a game played April 3 at El Camino College (Torrance), Skoien was 3-for-3 with a double in an 11-5 loss to the Warriors. Gianoli added a pair of hits. PCC scored four runs in the top of the third inning to take a brief 4-3 lead, but El Camino totaled eight runs combined in the final three frames to run away with the conference win.
Pasadena next plays at Los Angeles Harbor College on Tuesday, April 10 at 3 p.m.
[Photo--PCC sophomore Ilene Suleymanyan slides into third base in a recent game, image by Richard Quinton.]
Release Date: 04/06/12