After struggling to find some rhythm at the plate this year, sophomores Sara Quintero and Audrey Serna came up clutch for the Pasadena City College softball team on Thursday. The pair rallied the Lancers by knocking in two runs to defeat El Camino College-Compton Center, 7-6, for PCC's first South Coast Conference win of the season. The triumph was also the Lancers' first at Robinson Park in seven attempts this year.
Pasadena City College softball lefty Casey Ramirez used solid control and kept East Los Angeles off-balance in blanking the Huskies for the first nine innings Tuesday. Unfortunately for Ramirez, ELAC's Alashanee Medina overpowered PCC's hitters and set her school record for strikeouts with 21 as the Lancers fell in 10 innings, 1-0, at Robinson Park.
The Pasadena City College women's softball team is looking to fix its woes at its home diamond, Robinson Park, while trying to reach the win column as well in the South Coast Conference.
The Pasadena City College women's softball team picked itself up on Saturday with a doubleheader sweep at Oxnard College, 2-1 and 9-2. While the Lancers lost a close one at El Camino, 4-3, Tuesday in a South Coast Conference game, they are showing signs of the type of game-by-game competitiveness that first-year head coach Monica Tantlinger is striving to make happen.
For the third time this season, the Pasadena City College softball team was blanked at its home diamond, Robinson Park. But its 6-0, South Coast Conference loss Thursday v. perennial state power Cerritos College showed some encouraging signs for the Lancers.
The Pasadena City College women’s softball team showed great determination in the final two innings of its South Coast Conference opener Tuesday when it faced off against undefeated host El Camino College-Compton Center.
Citrus College pitchers Arianna Sanchez and Miranda Gil limited the Pasadena City College softball team to one hit Tuesday as the Owls blanked the Lancers, 8-0, in a non-conference game at Robinson Park.
After 10 innings without a run this season, the Pasadena City College softball team was just looking to cross the plate for the first time in 2014 on Friday night. Enter freshman designated player Jennifer Pegg who delivered the big hit to help Monica Tantlinger pick up her first victory as PCC head coach in a 2-0 blanking of Imperial Valley at the College of the Desert Best on Grass Tournament.
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New Pasadena City College women's softball head coach Monica Tantlinger knows the hard work that it takes to move a program in the right direction. Her experience includes her coaching in NCAA Division I programs like Cal State Fullerton (player and coach), UC Riverside, and Purdue University. She hopes to teach her PCC student-athletes the value of "work ethic" as they enter a new season in 2014.
Monica Platts-Tantlinger has been hired as Pasadena City College's new softball head coach. The part-time position will allow Platts-Tantlinger to make her Lancers' debut to begin the 2014 season in January.