Despite a fearless effort from sophomore second baseman Justine Zavala and freshman outfielder Yecenia Cardenas, the Lancers softball team was unable to keep their playoff hopes alive after losing 5-2 to El Camino College-Compton Center Tuesday afternoon at Robinson Park.
The Lancers softball team was unable to upset first place El Camino College Thursday afternoon, losing 9-3 at Robinson Park. With the defeat, the Lancers have dropped to 17-16 overall and 5-11 in the South Coast Conference. The Warriors improved to 26-7 and 14-1 in the SCC.
The Lancers’ softball team won their second consecutive game on Tuesday with an impressive 5-3 defensive display over visiting rivals East Los Angeles College at Robinson Park.
While most PCC students and faculty members are enjoying spring break and sleeping in, head coach Monica Tantlinger and the Lancers’ softball team has hit the practice fields forcefully at Jackie Robinson Park in preparation for the second half in conference play. At 11-9 (2-7 in conference) the Lancers have seen their share of improvements this season and are already three games away from exceeded last season’s win total, with 15 games remaining on the season.
Down by three runs with two outs in the first inning, all the Lancers wanted was an out to get them out of the hole and back on offense. The softball team maintained their strategy and beat the Los Angeles Harbor College Seahawks 6-5 on Wednesday afternoon on their home turf to improve their record to 10-5 overall.
The Lancers came back from a 5-game losing streak, winning a mercy-rule victory over Pierce College on Friday at Pasadena’s Robinson Park.
After biking her way to the softball field, she must unlock the gate near the dugout and the equipment shed. Not to be mistaken as a player, head coach Monica Tantlinger is ready for another productive practice. Entering her second, yet first full season as the Lancers’ head softball coach, Tantlinger has a history of coaching at the university level. A product of community college softball herself, where she played for Antelope Valley College before walking on for Cal State Fullerton’s team, Tantlinger eventually became …
The Lancers rattled off five wins over the span of two days on their way to a first place finish in the Glendale Tournament this past weekend.
PCC softball honored veteran assistant coach Mary Geer, who is saying farewell to the softball program after 21 seasons, prior to the 2014 season finale held on April 22 against co-champions East Lost Angeles College. Geer threw a ceremonial first-pitch before the game.