Softball scoreless in loss vs. Cerritos

EC’s home crowd cheered for a late comeback as freshman thirdbaseman, Reina Trejo smashed a hit to right field and made it to second base. Regrettably, the eleventh hour fight was not enough as the Warriors softball team (13-12,6-7) slumped to a 5-0 home loss to Cerritos on Tuesday.

“We kept making mistakes we weren’t proud of so that was the talk we kept saying ‘let’s come back, lets start fresh, lets start now,’” coach Elaine Martinez said about the late rally. “That was our mindset.”

Cerritos crept into the lead one inning at a time scoring three runs by the fourth and leaving the Warriors ruing their leaky defense.

“Defensively we didn’t play as good a game as we know we’re capable of,” Martinez said. “We have to do a better job of executing with runners in scoring positions.”

The latter part of the game showed a glimmer of hope for EC as Trejo’s double gave the Warriors a lifeline. It was her only hit from EC’s five.

“We could all hit off of that pitcher,” Trejo said. “It just didn’t come through when we had the runners on. I almost thought we had it.”

Cerritos are at the top of the South Coast conference standings and their prior meeting was a heavy away loss for EC that ended 11-1.

The Warriors were unfazed by the rankings heading into the game.

“To be honest, it’s anyone’s day. We know we could’ve beat them,” freshman pitcher Danielle Bonsky said. “Obviously they beat us by more last time and we know we could do a lot better and get the hitting in.”

Trejo, who usually pitches for portions of the game, was unable to do so against Cerritos due to a slight injury on her right hand.

The thirdbaseman hurt her pitching hand during training before the game but said it was nothing serious and that it should heal within a week.

Bonsky completed all seven innings as pitcher earning one strikeout and allowing 11 hits. The Warriors’ are now 6-7 in the conference and 13-12 overall.

In the Warriors’ next game freshman pitcher Samantha Lauro threw her first no-hitter when the team defeated L.A. Harbor on Tuesday, 4-1.

Freshman catcher Miranda Aguilar had 2 hits and scored one run in the victory.

Reina Trejo also went yard in the game hitting her fourth home run this season.

The team will look to continue its winning ways when it travels to face Mt. San Antonio College today.

The game will begin at 3 p.m.