Published : Saturday, March 16, 2013 | 7:15 PM
The Pasadena City College baseball team hit into six double plays as host El Camino College completed a 3-game sweep over the Lancers, 10-4, in a South Coast Conference game Saturday.
The Lancers (3-15 overall, 1-5 in SCC play) started its DP extravaganza in the second inning when Kori Grant hit into a 4-6-3 inning-ending play. In the third, Josh Clark led off with a single and Bobby Fraijo followed by hitting it back to the pitcher for a 1-6-3 pair. In the fifth, Joseph Acosta singled only to be retired a batter later when Cody Van Es hit into a 5-4-3 special.
In the sixth, PCC strung together three straight hits for a run before Acosta joined the DP parade with a 6-4-3 grounder. In the seventh, Fraijo was doubled up again on a 5-4-3 turn by the El Camino infield that ended that frame. Finally in the ninth, it was Clark’s turn as he grounded into the sixth double play of the afternoon 4-6-3.
Clark (shortstop), catcher Cameron Silva, rightfielder Philip Perez, designated hitter David Kalendarian, and centerfielder Grant each had two hits as part of a 12-hit Lancers attack. PCC reliever Spencer Stute hurled 3-2/3 innings of 1-hit shutout ball after a tough start by losing pitcher Trevor Gleason (touched for seven earned runs in 2-2/3 innings of work).
On Thursday, the Lancers dropped a 10-5 road decision to the Warriors as ECC DH Dylan Hatch went 3-for-5 with two doubles and five RBI. For PCC, first baseman David Halstead hit 2-for-4 with a double and Perez (pictured) batted 2-for-5 with one RBI.
While PCC hit a respectable .324 in the 3-game series, the Warriors batted with more authority at .346 with eight doubles and a triple to PCC’s two doubles. ECC also reached base at an alarming .446 pace, drawing nine hit by pitches and 12 walks from Lancers’ pitchers. PCC only reached at a .385 clip and hit into eight double plays (Lancers turned just one) which halted a bevy of hitting rallies.