Softball team wraps up season with a win

The mood was light and the breeze cool. Nothing could sour the optimism in the air on Tuesday as EC’s softball team wrapped up the season with style.

Despite going down early against Long Beach, the Warriors scored all of their runs in in the third inning and capped off the season with a 5-1 home win.

“We’re kind of known for feeding off each other,” freshman pitcher Danielle Bonsky said. “If one of us gets a hit then another, and another, and another, it just keeps rolling.”

Long Beach took the lead at the top of the first inning but the Warriors shut them out for the rest of the game.

“We had a slow start in the first two innings just because we knew we were all on the front,” freshman shortstop Victoria Garcia said. “I mean some of our hits weren’t as great as we wanted them to be but it came threw and we scored those runs.”

The third inning was when EC got things rolling offensively. Freshman infielder Kathy Orozco singled to right field for an RBI equalizing the score. Bonsky and freshman catcher Miranda Aguilar added two RBIs a piece to take a huge lead into the final innings.

“I really was waiting on it,” Orozco said about her RBI. “As I hit it I was like ‘it’s gone, they’re not catching it,’ and then that kind of just started the rally up. We scored four or five runs in that inning and that’s the momentum we took throughout the game.”

The Warriors did their defensive job to close off the game. Bonsky pitched the entire game earning three strikeouts and allowing three hits.

think Dani [Bonsky] had a day today,” coach Elaine Martinez said. “The first time we played them [Long Beach]
she pitched a one-hitter. Today she came out with a three-hitter, so
outstanding job. She led our defense today and did a good job.”

Freshman Reina Trejo who hit four home runs this season missed her first game of the season to attend a family wedding, Martinez said.

The Warriors finish the season with a record of 11-10 in the conference and 19-18 overall which leaves them in fourth place in the South Coast Conference. This is EC’s best record since Martinez joined the coaching staff in 2011.