Softball Trounces East Los Angeles on the Road

Photo by Yvette Blacknell
Photo by Yvette Blacknell

El Camino College recorded its second straight South Coast Conference victory Thursday with an impressive 9-0 decision in five innings over East Los Angeles on the road.

The Warriors took a commanding lead early and cruised from there as the offense pounded out 10 hits including four extra-base hits. Mina Nakawake, Clarissa Chiquete and Amber Patterson all went 2-for-3 on the day with Patterson driving in three runs. Chiquete had a double and a two-run home run and Nakawake added a triple to pace the offense.

Elizabeth Cortez picked up the win in the circle for the Warriors, allowing just two hits and a walk in four innings. Jamie Garvey closed the game out in the fifth, surrendering one hit.

Patterson opened the scoring in the first inning with a two-run single with the bases loaded, scoring Nakawake and Marissa Garza to put ECC up 2-0.

In the second inning, the Warriors broke the game open with four runs coming on Chiquete's two-run shot, an RBI triple from Nakawake and an RBI groundout by Jensen.

The Warriors would add three runs in the fourth to put the game away.

The team will wrap up a busy four-game week on Friday when they head to Pasadena to take on the Lancers in another conference game. First pitch is set for noon.