A natural competitor, Danielle Ruiz has carried her bat and cleats with her every day since she was 6 years old; making it easy to turn any wall into an opportunity to expand her batting techniques and further develop her hand-eye coordination.
As a part of their reaction to COVID-19, PCC suspended sports games and practices for an indefinite amount of time following the California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAAs) unanimous vote last Thursday. This decision is suspending seven sports which will affect 109 athlete’s overall at PCC.
The Lancers won their fifth game in a row against Long Beach with a score of 6-1 this past Tuesday at Robinson Park. “We’ve been playing good softball, we won four in a row, the game plan today was to continue to do what we were doing,” head coach Monica Tantlinger stated. “We wanted to make sure that we had good quality at bats so I wasn’t necessarily looking for a bunch of base hits, I was just looking for a good approach and solid …
After a brutal three game losing streak, the softball team managed to turn things around and kick start its longest win streak of the season. “It’s early in our season,” head coach Monica Tantlinger said. “I just keep telling our kids that we just need to stick with the process of playing good softball. We may not always get the result we want, even when we play good softball. But if we can have routine plays, get timely hits, and have a good pitching performance, …
PCC’s softball team took another loss against El Camino due to the lack of hits that resulted in a final score of 5-2.
Following three shutout victories, Lancers closed out their home season schedule this week finishing second in the South Coast Conference North Division.
With only six games left in the season, the Lancer’s Women Softball team has won double as many games as they’ve lost. This past week, the team played an eventful series of games, with an initial loss to Mt. San Antonio Community College, followed by a victorious home win against Los Angeles Harbor.
The smell of freshly mowed grass is blown from the surrounding field into the dugout, where nervous, sweaty palms are rampant and eager shoes tap anxiously on the dusty ground. An eager dad awaits in the stands ready to cheer at first bat. Walking on to home plate, navy helmet weighing heavy on her head, Angel Wintercorn approaches the tee which is nearly as tall as she is. One of only three girls on the team, she stares at the ball determinedly and swings.
The Lancers pushed through the 2018 season with several successful streaks, and had momentum going into the playoffs.
After the underseeded Lancers won the first game of their three-game first round playoff series on Friday against Santiago Canyon, anticipation built as to whether PCC might pull off the upset in a potential double-header on Saturday.