Baseball Season Closes
The Pasadena City College baseball team was swept by Mt. San Antonio in its final 3-game series to close out the 2014 season. The Lancers finished in eighth place in the South Coast Conference at 1-20 and 4-31 overall.
The Lancers lost 10-2 at Mt. SAC in the season finale Friday. Third baseman Eric Grajeda batted 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI while shortstop Bobby Fraijo went 2-for-4. On April 22 in the series-opening 11-2 defeat, PCC catcher Jason Clark slugged the team's first and only home run of the season, a 2-run blast in the fourth inning.
Sophomores Clark, Fraijo, reserve second baseman Cody Van-Es, and pitchers Brian Cuiriz, Tim Shiba, Jeffrey Cortez, and Ryan Ramirez finished as 2-year lettermen. Starting second baseman Kai Nakamura played one season at PCC.
Frosh centerfielder PJ DeZotell led the Lancers in overall batting (.290), hits (38), RBI (18) and he was considered one of the top defensive players in the region with a .983 fielding percentage and eight throwing assists. Grajeda hit .282 with team-highs in doubles (seven), walks (11, tied with Van-Es), and on-base percentage (.368).
Righthanded starter Jason Marquez (1-5 record, one save) led the Lancers pitchers with a 3.83 ERA (and 2.51 in SCC play) in 42.1 innings. Frosh lefty sidearmer Ryan Reyes was the team's most effective reliever with a 4.61 ERA in 10 conference appearances. Reyes hurled three shutout innings in PCC's home finale on Thursday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
[Photo--Ryan Reyes in action during the Lancers home finale on Thursday, image by Richard Quinton, sports information photographer.]