Jordan Harris / Courier Freshman Sara Quintero bats in two runners and lands herself a double in the first of two games against Barstow College at Jackie Robinson Park, Jan. 31, 2013. Lancers won 8-0.
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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.

Jordan Harris / Courier Freshman Sara Quintero bats in two runners and lands herself a double in the first of two games against Barstow College at Jackie Robinson Park,  Jan. 31, 2013. Lancers won 8-0.
Jordan Harris / Courier
Freshman Sara Quintero bats in two runners and lands herself a double in the first of two games against Barstow College at Jackie Robinson Park, Jan. 31, 2013. Lancers won 8-0.

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.

“[I got] motivation from my coaches. [They] are always reminding us that we’re champs,” said Izumida, “that we have a fire under us and no to let it go out.”

In just her second season as Head Coach, Brittany Williams had her team on track against the Vikings.  “[We] came out and played solid defense. We made the plays we were supposed to make,” said Williams. “The pitchers got ahead and when they were ahead they didn’t throw many mistakes.”

The Lancers offense was also clicking, with a very one-sided hit count in each game of the double header.

John Novak / Courier PCC softball celebrates their double header win against Barstow,  8-0 and 7-0,  at Robinson Park, Pasadena on  Jan. 31.
John Novak / Courier
PCC softball celebrates their double header win against Barstow, 8-0 and 7-0, at Robinson Park, Pasadena on Jan. 31.

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 RBI’s.  “[I] had more control over my legs today and I felt good out there,” 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.

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