SANTA BARBARA, CA — The East Los Angeles College softball team swept past two Orange Empire Conference opponents today in the Bash at the Beach softball tournament hosted by Santa Barbara City College.
Th Huskies defeated Orange Coast College 5-4 and Golden West College 12-0.
ELAC (16-14) finished 2-2 in the Bash tournament along with Taft College (14-12) and Santa Barbara (13-12).
Saddleback (14-9) and Fullerton (15-13), also from the Orange Empire Conference, shared the tourney title with 4-0 records in the eight-team, two-day event.
In the win against Orange Coast, ELAC’s second win against the Pirates this season, ELAC led 1-0 after one inning, 3-0 after three and 3-2 after the top of the fourth inning. ELAC added two runs in the bottom of the fifth for to go up 5-2.
Orange Coast scored two runs in the final inning. Sophomore pitcher Griselda Vasquez (8-8) and the ELAC defense put an end to the Orange Coast rally and the Huskies got the one-run win.
Vasquez pitched the distance and threw one strike.
Each team pounded six hits. ELAC had one less error, 3-2.
The Husky hits came from freshman short stop Mone't Manning (2 RBIs) and freshman left fielder Destiny Avena who each singled twice. Freshman third baseman Angelina Gonzalez singled (2 RBIs) as did first baseman Andrea Rocha.
ELAC lost 5-2 against Fullerton on Saturday. A final inning error led to three runs for Fullerton.
The Husky hits were from freshman, catcher Sandra Vargas who doubled (2RBIs) and center fielder Nicole Zamora who singled twice. Gonzalez and Rocha each singled.
The Huskies have two home game this upcoming week. ELAC hosts Mt SAC (23-3) on Tuesday, March 28 at 5 p.m. in SCC North play and Cerritos College (17-9) on Thursday, March 30 at 3 p.m.
submitted by Tadzio Garcia