The Lancers softball team lost its final game this season against the East Los Angeles College Huskies on April 21 at Brookside Park with a score of 8-1. This is the third time the Lancers have lost to the Huskies over the course of three years. Pasadena’s (9-28, 2-16) sole run was scored in the third inning on an error by third baseman Monica Robles. Starting pitcher Samantha Gontol pitched four innings but was unsuccessful, giving up ten hits and seven runs. The fifth inning was when ELAC blew the game open.
The Huskies’ (33-7, 12-6) fifth inning reached it’s peak when first baseman Stephanie Torres doubled to right center, scoring right fielder Samantha Montiel. Center fielder Vanessa Vasquez then picked up two RBI’s of her own, bringing in Torres and second baseman Katrina Castaneda on a single to right field. ELAC had a total of five runs off of six hits.
Although the Lancers have not been doing well this season, Head Coach Elaine Martinez and her assistants believe that the softball players can do better in the future.
“We want to improve on our defense team, get more hits every time and strike when we have to. And one thing that me and my assistants agree on is that we could have done a lot better in our past games,” said Martinez.
Some of players are also looking for a convenient college to transfer to soon. “None of them have committed anywhere yet, but many are looking to be placed in the right college,” said Martinez.
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