Freshman shortstop Karina Moreno and sophomore rightfielder-first baseman Derek Blow were the Pasadena City College selections on the 2016 All-South Coast Conference Softball Team.
The Pasadena City College softball team closed out the 2016 season at .500 with a 20-20 overall record but the machine-like, on-base streak of shortstop Karina Moreno still has Lancers fans wanting more. The freshman reached base her final eight times at bat, including a 3-for-3 hitting game in a 6-1, season-ending loss against Cerritos Tuesday at Robinson Park.
The Pasadena City College softball team has found its groove on offense lately and it's carried the Lancers in a current 3-game winning streak. PCC hit the 20-victory mark for the second straight season Wednesday as the Lancers rallied from down 4-2 to mercy visiting Glendale, 13-5, in six innings in an non-conference game at Robinson Park.
With the South Coast Conference schedule more than halfway done, every game is a big game, according to Pasadena City College softball head coach Monica Tantlinger. But Thursday's 6-0 shutout over visiting El Camino had maybe a larger impact than any thus far in 2016.
Pasadena City College softball player Holly Riker-Sloan is the 2016 recipient of the CCCAA 3CFA Achievement Award. The prestigious annual state award is generated by the California Community College Counselors/Advisors Academic Association to go to a student-athlete who has overcome significant personal/and or family challenges to succeed in spite of these obstacles.
There is a new batting leader on the Pasadena City College softball team--freshman shortstop Karina Moreno. As the team's leadoff hitter, Moreno had a monster week as PCC split four games at the Santa Barbara Bash at the Beach Tournament held March 19-20.
The Pasadena City College softball team won its fourth consecutive game and remained in third place in the South Coast Conference with a 10-1, 5-inning victory over winless El Camino College-Compton Center Tuesday at Robinson Park.
Two years ago, Raeleen Fuentes played on a South Coast Conference softball champion team at East Los Angeles College. Fuentes transferred to Pasadena City College and the experienced redshirt sophomore has provided some leadership for the Lancers in 2016.
The Pasadena City College softball team stands tied for third place in the South Coast Conference at 4-2 behind Thursday's come-from-behind, 6-3 win over Long Beach City College at Robinson Park.
Entering today's game at Mt. San Antonio College, the Pasadena City College softball team finds itself at least temporarily in first place in the South Coast Conference with a 2-0 record. The Lancers won their fourth straight game Wednesday, defeating host Rio Hondo, 6-3, in a non-conference contest. It was also the team's third straight win on the road.
Supported by an 8-run fourth inning, Pasadena City College sophomore pitcher Raeleen Fuentes hurled a 2-hitter as the righthander beat her former school, East Los Angeles, 10-0 Tuesday in the South Coast Conference softball opener at Robinson Park.
The Pasadena City College softball team felt it reached an early season low when visiting Santa Barbara City College hammered the Lancers, 11-1, in a 5-inning mercy rule contest on Saturday. The Lancers responded Tuesday in exactly the manner PCC head coach Monica Tantlinger had hoped.
The Pasadena City College softball team struggled to produce runs for the second straight game Saturday and saw its record fall to 1-2 with a 3-1 non-conference loss against Southwestern at Robinson Park.
While the Pasadena City College softball team may not enter the 2016 season as strong offensively as the school record-setting home run slugging '15 Lancers, PCC and head coach Monica Tantlinger thinks this year's team could be a better all-around squad featuring a balance of defense, speed, hitting and pitching.