Pasadena City College transfer shortstop Thomas Castro, a defensive wizard this season, was named to the All-South Coast Conference Baseball Second Team at the coaches postconference meeting held Monday at Long Beach City College.
The final record of the 2015 Pasadena City College baseball team may not indicate the sign of improvement that followers look for from record alone. But for those that have closely tracked the Lancers in recent years, the team made giant strides under first-year head coach Pat McGee.
Pasadena City College pitchers Eddie Gutierrez and Nick Esparza limited Mt. San Antonio College to seven hits and first baseman Anthony Gonzalez drove in both of the game's runs as the Lancers shut out the Mounties, 2-0, Tuesday. It was a South Coast Conference game played at Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The Pasadena City College baseball team wore its special 1938 replica jerseys Thursday in honor of the college's most famous alumnus Jackie Robinson. Playing at the Brookside Park diamond that he once played on and is so named after the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame great, the Lancers got into an old-fashioned pitching duel with visiting Long Beach City College.
After taking a commanding 5-1 lead Thursday, thoughts of securing its third series win of the South Coast Conference season went through the minds of the Pasadena City College baseball team. But the Lancers' season-long woes at their home diamond continued in a 6-5, 10-inning loss to El Camino College-Compton Center. PCC dropped to 2-14 at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
For the third time in the last four South Coast Conference series, the Pasadena City College baseball team opened with a victory. And has been their habit, the Lancers won on the road, edging host El Camino College-Compton Center, 4-3, Tuesday afternoon.
The Pasadena City College baseball team made a number of dazzling defensive plays, but Irvine Valley's bats kept on coming as the Lancers lost to the Lasers, 7-2, Tuesday in a non-conference game at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
Pasadena City College baseball team shortstop Thomas Castro has received most of his praise this season for his defensive prowess. And while he added another highlight reel play during Thursday's road game, it was the transfer sophomore's hitting that stood out as the Lancers won their second straight over Los Angeles Harbor College, 11-6.
The Pasadena City College baseball team bats came alive Tuesday as the Lancers scored a season high in runs and matched a season best in hits with 14 in an 11-3, South Coast Conference victory over Los Angeles Harbor. The game was played at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The Pasadena City College baseball team continued a theme of playing teams close for six innings only to see opponents run away with games late as the Lancers lost to El Camino College, 14-4, Saturday afternoon at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field. ECC swept the Lancers, who are now on a 4-game losing streak.
A look at Pasadena City College freshman starting pitcher Nick Esparza's record is a bit deceiving. After seeing his record drop to 0-4 in a 9-3 loss Tuesday against El Camino, the freshman can only continue to keep the Lancers' baseball team in games with his efforts.
For the first time since 2011, the Pasadena City College baseball team won a South Coast Conference 3-game series as the Lancers took two of three v. East Los Angeles College last week.
Shortstop Thomas Castro's sacrifice fly to center scored pinch runner Cameron Tuck in the 12th inning Tuesday to give the Pasadena City College baseball team an 8-7 victory over East Los Angeles in a South Coast Conference game. Played at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field, the marathon took four hours and 10 minutes to play and finished while under the lights.
The Pasadena City College baseball team didn't break its losing streak Wednesday in its South Coast Conference opener against Cerritos, but the Lancers did show they're capable of going inning-for-inning against league foes. Coach Pat McGee's crew rallied late, but lost to the Falcons, 5-4, at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
Pasadena City College Athletic Director Tony Barbone knew what to expect when two of his former players from his baseball coaching days at Azusa Pacific University met up as opposing head coaches Saturday--sound baseball.
Starter pitcher Isaac Holguin hurled five innings of 1-hit ball and the Pasadena City College infield turned four double plays as the Lancers got past host West Los Angeles College, 5-3, Saturday in a non-conference game. PCC improved its overall record to 3-2.
A week after beating the Lancers in the 2015 season opener, Oxnard College handed the Pasadena City College baseball team a 4-3 defeat Tuesday in PCC's home opener at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
Pat McGee directed his first two victories as Pasadena City College baseball head coach on Saturday, Jan. 31 as the Lancers swept host Antelope Valley College. In the opener, PCC downed the Marauders, 4-3, in 10 innings. The Lancers followed that with a 5-0 blanking of AVC in a game shortened to eight innings due to darkness.
Stellar pitching by three relievers and solid shortstop defense by Thomas Castro stood out for the Pasadena City College baseball team Tuesday, but host Oxnard handed the Lancers a 7-0 loss in the 2015 season opener for both teams. It was the head coaching debut for PCC's Pat McGee.
For the first time in more than decade, the Pasadena City College baseball team has a new leader in first-year head coach Pat McGee. The Lancers open the 2015 season on Tuesday, Jan. 27 at Oxnard College (2 p.m.). PCC will play a 36-game schedule, 21 as part of the 8-team, South Coast Conference.