The Pasadena City College softball team kept its slim postseason hopes alive Thursday and moved back into a fourth-place tie in the South Coast Conference with East Los Angeles by beating the host Huskies, 4-1. It was the Lancers' fourth straight victory.
In just her second season in charge of the Pasadena City College softball program, head coach Monica Tantlinger directed the Lancers to the school's first 20-win season in six years behind a 7-2 win over Los Angeles Harbor Tuesday at Robinson Park.
The state No. 4-ranked Mt. San Antonio College softball team entered Thursday's game against visiting Pasadena City College with a chance to tie El Camino for first place in the South Coast Conference. Five innings later, the Lancers not only nixed that plan but mercied the shocked Mounties, 14-4.
Over the course of the 2015 season, the Pasadena City College softball team has pulled out several victories with late-inning hitting heroics. On Tuesday, it was designated player Alejandra Grimaldo who was Ms. Clutch.
The Pasadena City College softball team fell behind early and often in two South Coast Conference games this week, including Thursday's 9-3 loss to first-place El Camino College at Robinson Park.
The Pasadena City College softball team twice won games on walk-off hits and finished 3-1 at the Santa Barbara City College Tournament held March 28-29. The Lancers upped their record to 17-14 overall and in doing so now have the most victories by a PCC team in six years.
Pasadena City College softball team freshman catcher Holly Riker-Sloan was named 3CFCA State Player of the Week after her record-setting performance during the week of March 9-15. She is the first Lancers player to ever receive the honor.
The Pasadena City College softball team jumped into fourth place by itself in the South Coast Conference Tuesday thanks to a 5-3 victory over East Los Angeles at Robinson Park. It was the Lancers' second straight conference win and improved the team's overall record to 14-12 and SCC mark to 5-8.
Centerfielder Mariah Quintana turned a likely defeat into a South Coast Conference victory for the Pasadena City College softball team Tuesday. With the Lancers down to their final out, Quintana's 2-RBI double plated the tying and winning runs as PCC went on to defeat host Los Angeles Harbor College, 14-9.
The Pasadena City College softball team led 3-0 after three innings against South Coast Conference leader and state No. 4-ranked Mt. San Antonio College Tuesday but the Lancers couldn't keep the Mounties from scoring 10 unanswered runs in a 10-3 loss at Robinson Park.
It took just 21 games for Pasadena City College softball team freshman catcher Holly Riker-Sloan to become the Lancers' single-season home run leader. Riker-Sloan belted two towering home runs over the left-center fence Thursday to give her now eight round-trippers as she helped PCC mercy Long Beach City College, 12-4, in five innings. The South Coast Conference game was played at Robinson Park.
By the end of the fourth inning Thursday, Pasadena City College catcher Holly Riker-Sloan had driven in five runs. By the top of the fifth, Cerritos shortstop Jenny Collazo surpassed her with six RBI on her way to driving in eight runs in the Falcons' 13-5 victory over the Lancers at Robinson Park. The South Coast Conference game went all seven innings and lasted two hours, 35 minutes as the teams combined for 27 hits.
Trailing 6-0 and facing the prospect of falling into last place in the South Coast Conference, the Pasadena City College softball team rallied all the way back to beat El Camino College-Compton Center, 7-6, Tuesday at Robinson Park.
Nothing will be easy in the South Coast Conference this season for the Pasadena City College softball team. On Wednesday, the Lancers rallied from a 3-0 first-inning deficit and catcher Holly Riker-Sloan slugged a tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the fourth in a 6-5 victory over Los Angeles Harbor College at Robinson Park.
The Pasadena City College softball team flexed its muscles and pounded out 11 hits in an 8-0, 5-inning mercy rule win over Pierce Friday at Robinson Park. The Lancers snapped a 5-game losing streak and improved to 9-5.
As far as the Pasadena City College softball team has come already this year with an impressive 8-game win streak, the Lancers know they have more work to do after a 13-5 loss at perennial SoCal power Cerritos College Tuesday in the South Coast Conference opener for both teams.
Trailing 6-2 after four innings, the Pasadena City College softball team exploded for eight runs in the top of the fifth on its way to a 10-7 victory at Citrus College. Off to their best start since 1990, the Lancers are a perfect 8-0 this season under second-year head coach Monica Tantlinger.
The Pasadena City College softball team remains perfect in 2015 at 7-0 after defeating Moopark, 6-3, in the Lancers' home opener at Robinson Park Tuesday. PCC trailed 3-2 before rallying for three runs in the bottom of the fifth to ignite the win.
The Pasadena City College softball team truly powered its way to five victories in two days at the Glendale Tournament January 30-31. Off to the program's best start since 2006, the Lancers are 6-0 under second-year head coach Monica Tantlinger.
The Pasadena City College softball team turned the Glendale Sports Complex into a launching pad Friday as the Lancers hammered both Ventura and Santa Monica in 5-inning mercy rule victories on day 1 of the Glendale Tournament.
Allison Lacey, an All-South Coast Conference Second Team catcher last season for the Pasadena City College softball team, is now attending and playing as a junior at California State University-Northridge.
The Pasadena City College softball team opened the 2015 season with a 13-9 triumph at Antelope Valley College Tuesday afternoon.
With the return of two key players from two seasons ago, the Pasadena City College softball team thinks it can make big strides in the 2015 season, according to second-year head coach Monica Tantlinger.