TORRANCE, Calif. – The El Camino College softball team heads into the California Community College Softball Southern California Regionals for the fifth straight season. The Warriors drew the No. 4 seed in the region and will host No. 13 San Diego Mesa beginning Friday at the ECC Softball Field.
PAYMENT UP FRONT
Tickets for this weekend's series at the ECC Softball Field can be purchased in person and the prices are as follows:
General Admission: $12
Seniors (Age 60 & Up), Children 12 and Under and Students w/ ID: $8
Game 1 – Friday, May 4th (2:00 PM) at ECC Softball Field
Game 2 – Saturday, May 5th (Noon) at ECC Softball Field
Game 3 (If Necessary) – Saturday, May 5th (2:00 PM or 30 minutes after Game 2) at ECC Softball Field
FOLLOW THE ACTION
All games will be seen live on our live stream courtesy of Stretch Internet. Each game will be $7.95 but is free for those who purchased the 2019 Softball Season Plan this season.
HOME IS WHERE THE FIRST ROUND IS
For the fifth straight year, the Warriors will host the opening round of the CCCAA Playoffs. The Warriors have advanced to the CCCAA Super Regionals in three of the previous four years with the only loss coming in 2016 when Fullerton defeated El Camino in three games. Last year, the Warriors made the program's first ever trip to the CCCAA State Championships.
LEAD THE WAY
Warriors head coach Jessica Rapoza is wrapping up her fifth season at the helm. She earned her second straight SCC, South Division Coach of the Year Award in 2019 after leading the Warriors to a 34-6 overall record, the best mark for the program in the regular season in her five seasons at the helm. Rapoza spent the previous five seasons at Santa Ana College, serving as co-head coach for the Dons. In her tenure at Santa Ana, the Dons went 135-78-1 and set 40 new school records. Meanwhile, in her four-plus years at El Camino College, Rapoza has led the Warriors to four straight playoff appearances including two CCCAA Super Regional berths. The Warriors have gone 169-53 with four South Coast Conference championships including three straight. She also led the Warriors to their first ever CCCAA State Championships in 2018.
The Warriors enter the postseason after having seven players named to the 2019 All-SCC Team. Diamond Lewis earned Player of the Year honors while Jocelyn Hernandez was named the Pitcher of the Year. Head coach Jessica Rapoza earned Coach of the Year honors with Mina Nakawake and Elizabeth Cortez earning First Team nods with Alena De La Torre, Marissa Garza and Brooklyn Araujo earning spots on the Second Team and Kylee Perryman earning Honorable Mention.
In addition, Lewis was named the 3CFCA Southern California Player of the Year with Hernandez earning All-State Team honors and Nakawake earning an All-SoCal Team nod.