News: Baseball Swept by El Camino
The Pasadena City College baseball team hit into six double plays as host El Camino College completed a 3-game sweep over the Lancers, 10-4, in a South Coast Conference game Saturday.
The Lancers (3-15 overall, 1-5 in SCC play) started their DP extravaganza in the second inning when Kori Grant hit into a 4-6-3 inning-ending play. In the third, Josh Clark led off with a single and Bobby Fraijo followed by hitting it back to the pitcher for a 1-6-3 pair. In the fifth, Joseph Acosta singled only to be retired a batter later when Cody Van Es hit into a 5-4-3 special.
In the sixth, PCC strung together three straight hits for a run before Acosta joined the DP parade with a 6-4-3 grounder. In the seventh, Fraijo was doubled up again on a 5-4-3 turn by the El Camino infield that ended that frame. Finally in the ninth, it was Clark's turn as he grounded into the sixth double play of the afternoon 4-6-3.
Clark (shortstop), catcher Cameron Silva, rightfielder Philip Perez, designated hitter David Kalendarian, and centerfielder Grant each had two hits as part of a 12-hit Lancers attack. PCC reliever Spencer Stute hurled 3-2/3 innings of 1-hit shutout ball after a tough start by losing pitcher Trevor Gleason (touched for seven earned runs in 2-2/3 innings of work).
On Thursday, the Lancers dropped a 10-5 road decision to the Warriors as ECC DH Dylan Hatch went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI. For PCC, first baseman David Halstead hit 2-for-4 with a double and Perez (pictured) batted 2-for-5 with one RBI.
While PCC hit a respectable .324 in the 3-game series, the Warriors batted with more authority at .346 with eight doubles and a triple to PCC's two doubles. ECC also reached base at an alarming .446 pace, drawing nine hit by pitches and 12 walks from Lancers' pitchers. PCC only reached at a .385 clip and hit into eight double plays (Lancers turned just one) which halted a bevy of hitting rallies.
The Lancers will play three straight games at Jackie Robinson Memorial Field next week in their series v. East Los Angeles College. The Huskies' home field, under construction the past few years, will not be ready for a few more weeks. PCC opens with a 2:30 p.m. game Tuesday, March 19. The Thursday, March 21 contest will be a "road" contest for the Lancers who will bat first as the visiting team. The series concludes Saturday, March 23 in a 12 noon game.
Release Date: 03/16/2013