Lancers trot into first place with walk-off homer

After a four-inning tie score, PCC’s Lancers came out victorious over East Los Angeles College Huskies for first place in the South Coast Conference when catcher Matt Rice cracked a walk-off home run over the center-field wall, bringing the score 2-1. Rice met his exuberant teammates at home plate while being doused with 8 oz water bottles. “I was confident on deck, and it was my first-time at-bat of the game, and when I connected, I just knew it. I watched it go right over …

MLB players challenge Lancers baseball to ‘put in the work’

PCC junior college baseball players push themselves to the highest level in their sport, hoping and praying for the opportunity to play professionally. Daniel Robertson, former MLB baseball player, had sleepless nights before he became a MLB starter. At Oregon State, Robertson took a risk to make it as a walk-on. This obstacle never phased him, as he pushed to keep going. He told this story to the PCC baseball players in a zoom call. He wanted to motivate them. With hard work, anything was …

Early win leads to humble pie

PCC’s baseball team took on Rio Hondo for their first conference match of the season. Coming into the best-of-three series matchup, the Lancers were a .500 ball club with a record of 6-6, but they had a lot to look forward to because they defeated Rio Hondo in all three matches last year. In fact, PCC only allowed 2 runs over last year’s three game series, while scoring over 23 runs. “Rio Hondo is always well coached,” said head coach Pat McGee, “Their kids play …

Baseball’s historic collapse crushes championship chances

When Edward Manzo slapped a grounder into the shortstops glove, silence overwhelmed PCC’s dugout; they knew their season was over. That fate was sealed when Glendale shortstop, Grant Mona, threw to first for the final out, winning the three game postseason series. The Lancers entered the playoffs as the 12 seed, and were faced with taking on the fifth seeded Glendale Community College in the first round. The only other time PCC faced Glendale, they were only able to score one run in a 5-1 …

Lancers rally late to take down Santa Barbara

PCC’s baseball team battled late with a three-run 7th inning, and were able to beat Santa Barbara 6-3 on Wednesday afternoon, improving their overall record to 9-6. Starting pitcher Nathan Garkow got off to a rocky start in the 1st inning. After getting two quick outs, Garkow gave up solid contact to the opposing team and yielded three runs. “I knew coming into today that [Santa Barbara] is a good hitting team,” Garkow said. “I was leaving the ball up in the zone in the …