The Lancer softball team dominated the Barstow Vikings on Jan. 31, cruising to 8-0, and 7-0 wins in a doubleheader at Robinson Park.
The pitching and defense played well with first game starter Melissa Izumida throwing a two-hit shutout with 10 strikeouts, and second game starter Cierra Newton also keeping Barstow scoreless with a shutout of her own.
â€œ[I got] motivation from my coaches. [They] are always reminding us that weâ€™re champs,â€ said Izumida, â€œthat we have a fire under us and no to let it go out.â€
In just her second season as Head Coach, Brittany Williams had her team on track against the Vikings.Â â€œ[We] came out and played solid defense. We made the plays we were supposed to make,â€ said Williams. â€œThe pitchers got ahead and when they were ahead they didnâ€™t throw many mistakes.â€
The Lancers offense was also clicking, with a very one-sided hit count in each game of the double header.
PCC outhit Barstow 13-2 in the first game, earning an early end to the game with the 8-0 run rule put into effect.
The second game was much of the same, with PCC again out hitting Barstow heavily 16-4, with some great hitting from Sara Quintero going two for four with two RBIâ€™s.Â â€œ[I] had more control over my legs today and I felt good out there,â€ said Quintero.
Audrey Serna also contributed in the second game going four for four and scoring two runs, leading the offensive onslaught for the Lancers.
It was an all around effort led by pitching and anchored by solid defense. The Lancers earned the two victories against Barstow pushing their record up to 3-4.