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Garcia Wins 2015 Golden Shoe Award

Aug. 10, 2015

 TORRANCE, Calif. - El Camino College shortstop Tori Garcia has played softball since she was about 6 years old and she’s loved the game ever since.

 Her dedication to the sport can be seen in her outstanding play and aggressive base running. Garcia’s success on the bases was recently honored by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA), which selected her as the recipient of the 2015 NFCA Golden Shoe award.

 The Golden Shoe award is presented annually to the most outstanding base stealer from an NFCA member institution in each of the following divisions: NCAA (Divisions I, II and III), NAIA, NJCAA (Divisions I, II and III), Cal JC, NWAACC and high school. A committee comprised of elected head coaches in each division selects the winner of their respective award.

 “I've never played any other sport – that's how much passion I have for this game,” said Garcia, a San Pedro native. She will continue her education and softball career at the University of Hawaii at Hilo on a softball scholarship this fall.

 “Winning this award is such an amazing feeling and I feel so honored, but I couldn't have done it without the support I received from everyone around me all season long.”

 Garcia completed an exceptional softball season this past spring at El Camino College. She garnered second team NFCA Cal JC All-American honors after leading the CCCAA with 42 stolen bases. She also played a key role in the Warriors claiming their second conference title in school history, the first since 1989. Garcia finished the season batting .428 with 65 hits, 14 doubles, five triples, 52 runs and a .511 on base percentage.

 She was also named to the All-State team and is a two-time South Coast Conference first-team selection.


ECC Falls To Palomar In Super Regional Finals

May 11, 2015

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SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The ECC softball team's (34-12) historic season came to an end on Monday at Palomar College in the Super Regional Finals.

The Warriors lost to the Comets 6-1 in the championship game. In round one on Saturday, the Warriors defeated Citrus, 7-2. The Super Regional was pushed back one day due to heavy rain in the area.

In the winner's bracket on Saturday, the Comets defeated the Warriors for the first time, 10-2 in five innings. ECC came back that night to earn an 8-7 win over Cerritos to advance to the championship.

The win vs. Cerritos was the most impressive over the weekend. El Camino trailed 7-2 heading into the bottom of the seventh. The Warriors scored six runs in the inning to advance.

Reina Trejo got the inning started with a three-run home run. A Kathy Orozco double drove in another. Samantha Lauro drove in the tying and winning runs with a single to right field.

Trejo pitched three complete games over the weekend. She earned the wins over Citrus and Cerritos and took the loss in the championship game.

Sierra Gabriel pitched the complete game in game one vs. Palomar.

Palomar earned a spot in the four-team state championship next week.


Garcia Named NFCA All-American

May 4, 2015

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named its 2015 CalJC All-American teams on Monday. The teams were split into a team from the North and a team from the South.

El Camino College sophomore shortstop Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) was one of four infielders named to the team. Garcia leads the CCCAA in stolen bases (40) and is second in the South Coast Conference in on base percentage (.533) and runs scored (50).

Garcia was named to the All-State team last week and a two-team SCC first-team selection.

She helped lead the Warriors to just their second conference title in school history, first since 1989. The Warriors won the SCC title outright with a 30-10 overall record and a 17-4 mark in the SCC.

The Warriors defeated Fullerton College in the Southern California Regionals and will play in the Super Regionals at Palomar May 8-10. Game one is Friday at 4 p.m. vs. Citrus College.


Warriors Advance To Super Regionals

May 3, 2015

BracketTrejo

TORRANCE, Calif. – The No. 5 seeded ECC softball team (32-10) earned a spot in the Southern California Super Regionals by taking the first two games of the best-of-three series in Regionals vs. No. 12 Fullerton College (23-18).

The Warriors won game one on Saturday 2-0 and game two on Sunday, 8-3 to advance to the Palomar Super Regional. On Friday, El Camino will face Citrus at 4 p.m. and Palomar will take on Cerritos in the double elimination tournament. The winner of the bracket will advance to the state tournament.

Game One- ECC 2, Fullerton 0 - Box Score
El Camino took game one of the best-of-three series with a 2-0 shutout victory over the Hornets.

The Warriors got both runs in the third. Tori Garcia scored on a Kristen Romero triple down the right field line. Romero scored on a Fullerton error.

Fullerton had its chances to score. In the top of the third, Brigid Ruiz was thrown out at the plate by Marissa Padilla.

Shaylynn Chapman came across the plate in the top of the fourth for the Hornets, but then was called out for leaving first base early.

The Hornets had two on with two outs in the seventh but a groundout gave the Warriors the win.

Reina Trejo (20-12) got the win in the circle, allowing just six hits and striking out two.

Game Two – ECC 8, Fullerton 3 - Box Score
On Sunday, the Warriors just needed to win game one on the day to advance but a Fullerton win would force a game three.

El Camino came out early getting four runs in the first and added three in the fourth and one in the fifth. Fullerton didn't go down quietly, getting one in the fourth and two in the fifth but ECC was able to hold on.

Trejo (21-12) got the win again in the complete game for the Warriors. She allowed just one earned run on eight hits.

Ruiz took the loss for Fullerton. Only four of the seven runs she allowed were earned.

Gabby Fordiani had a huge game for the Warriors with two hits and three RBI.


Warriors To Host Fullerton In Playoffs

April 25, 2015

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TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team (30-10) earned the No. 5 seed in the Southern California Playoffs and will host No. 12 Fullerton College (23-16) May 2-3 at ECC.

Game one is Saturday at 2 p.m. Game two is Sunday at noon in the best-of-three game series. If necessary, game three will follow game two.

Unlike regular season games at El Camino, postseason games will not be free and there will be a charge.

The Warriors earned an at-large berth into the playoffs after winning the SCC with a 17-4 mark in conference play.

The Hornets placed fifth in a tough Orange Empire Conference with an 11-10 record.

The two teams met twice this year. Fullerton took game one on March 7, 4-3, and the Warriors won game two, 7-6 in nine innings on March 29.

The California College Fastpitch Coaches Associated also announced its All-State and All-Region teams. Warrior head coach Jessica Rapoza was named the Southern California Coach of the Year after earning the same honoring by the South Coast Conference earlier this week.

Reina Trejo and Tori Garcia were named to the All-State team and Gabby Fordiani was named to the Southern California team.


Rapoza Named Coach Of The Year

April 23, 2015

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TORRANCE, Calif. – The South Coast Conference softball awards were handed out Thursday and several went to the Warriors. Head coach Jessica Rapoza was named the SCC Coach of the Year. Sophomore Reina Trejo was named the Pitcher of the Year.

Rapoza, in her first year at ECC, led the Warriors to a 30-10 overall record and a 17-4 mark in the SCC. The Warriors won the SCC title, their second in school history and first since 1989.

Trejo (Torrance HS) posted a 9-2 mark in the circle in SCC play with a 3.03 ERA and 34 strikeouts in 78.2 innings pitched.

Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) was named to the first-team for the second-straight season. She led the SCC with 23 stolen bases, hit .465 with eight doubles and 11 RBI.

Also earning first-team honors was catcher Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS). Fordiani hit .453 in the SCC with three home runs, eight doubles, 22 RBI and a .987 fielding percentage.

Freshman pitcher Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) was named to the second-team. She went 5-2 in conference play with a 3.47 ERA.

Sophomore Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) who plays third base and pitchers for the Warriors earned honorable mention.


Softball Wins SCC Title Outright

April 21, 2015

Box ScoreGarcia

WILMINGTON, Calif. – Down 3-1, the ECC softball team (30-10, 17-4) rallied for a 6-4 victory over LA Harbor (12-25, 3-18) in the regular season finale to clinch the SCC title outright. It is the first title for the Warriors since 1989 and just the second in school history.

The Warriors won the SCC by one game over Mt. SAC. ECC will find out who and where it will play in the first round of the playoffs May 2-3 in a best-of-three series.

The Seahawks had a 3-1 lead after two innings, 3-2 after three and 4-2 after four. The Warriors put up three in the sixth and got one more in the seventh to clinch the SCC title.

Four errors hurt the Warriors in the game as all four LA Harbor runs were unearned.

Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) improved to 12-8 in the circle on the year allowing just five hits and striking out five.

In the sixth, Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS) scored on a fielder's choice, Jackie Gonzalez (El Segundo HS) on a groundout and Kathy Orozco (Mira Costa HS) on a single by Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS).


Warriors Drop Home Finale

April 17, 2015

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TORRANCE, Calif. – A day after clinching a share of the SCC title, the ECC softball team (16-4, 29-10) lost in its home finale to second-place Mt. SAC (28-11, 15-5) 9-3 at ECC on Friday.

The Warriors can still clinch the SCC title outright with a win the season finale at LA Harbor on Tuesday at 3 p.m.

A six-run sixth inning propelled the Mounties over the Warriors.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) was handed just her second loss of the year in the circle (11-2). In her complete game effort, she allowed seven earned runs.

Denise Gonzales (13-5) got the win for the Mounties. She allowed three runs, all earned, struck out five and walked five.

A two-RBI double by Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS) was the highlight of the Warrior offense in the sixth inning.


Softball Clinches Share Of SCC Title

April 16, 2015

Box ScoreGabriel

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team (29-9, 16-3) clinched at least a share of the South Coast Conference title on Thursday with a 4-1 victory at Long Beach City (13-25-1, 6-14).

It is the first SCC title for the Warriors since 1989 and just the second in school history. The Warriors can win the title outright with a win at home on Friday vs. Mt. SAC at 3 p.m. ECC has a two-game lead over the Mounties with two games remaining.

It was a pitcher's duel the first four innings between Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) for ECC and Mary Gonzales for LBCC. The Warriors were held hitless until the fifth.

In the fifth with two outs and two on, sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) doubled to right field driving in Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS).

An error on Dani Bonsky's (Lawndale HS) at bat drove in two more. Marissa Padilla's (Santa Monica HS) RBI single gave the Warriors their fourth run of the inning.

The Vikings wouldn't go down without a fight, getting one back in the seventh on an RBI groundout.

Gabriel got the win for the Warriors to improve to 11-1 on the year. She allowed just one run, unearned, in 6.0 innings.

Trejo got the save in relief, her first of the year.


Trejo Grand Slam Lifts Warriors Over Falcons

April 14, 2015

Box ScoreTrejo

CERRITOS, Calif. – A five-run fifth inning by the Warriors (28-9, 15-3) including a grand slam by Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) propelled the ECC softball team to a huge SCC win, 8-7, over second place Cerritos (22-13, 13-5) on Tuesday.

With the win and a Mt. SAC loss at Long Beach City, the Warriors now have a two-game lead over the Mounties and Falcons with three games left. The Warriors are at LBCC on Thursday host Mt. SAC on Friday at 3 p.m.

Trejo's grand slam gave the Warriors a 7-5 lead. There were six home runs in the game, three for each team.

Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) and Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS) hit back-to-back solo home runs in the fourth.

Cerritos got within one in the seventh and left the tying run on third base.

Trejo got the win in the circle (11-8). In the complete game, she allowed 11 hits.


Three-Run Second Inning Lifts Warriors

April 10, 2015

Box Score

TORRANCE, Calif. – A three-run second inning gave the ECC softball team (27-9) a 3-0 victory over LA Valley (14-19) in non-conference play on Friday at ECC.

The win snapped a two-game skid for the Warriors.

With one out in the second, Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) singled followed by a single by Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS) and a fielder's choice by Jackie Gonzalez (El Segundo HS) to load the bases.

Kathy Orozco (Mira Costa HS) grounded out by scored Bonsky on the play.

Samantha Lauro (San Pedro HS) reached on an error as the final two runs scored.

The pitching was great for both teams in the game as they combined for five hits. Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) bounced back after suffering her first loss of the year to earn her 10th. She gave up just two hits in the complete game and struck out four.

Vanessa Gonzalez (8-7) allowed three hits for the Monarchs.

The Warriors are at Cerritos on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Huskies Upset Warriors, 5-3

April 9, 2015

Box ScoreOrozco

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team (26-9, 14-3) was handed its second-straight South Coast Conference loss in as many days in a 5-3 decision vs. East LA (14-18, 8-9) on Thursday.

The Warriors are still one game ahead of Mt. SAC and Cerritos in the conference standings and play both teams next week.

East LA got on the board early with three runs in the first and one in the second. The Warriors rallied with one run in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings and had the tying run at the plate in the seventh but struck out twice.

Sophomore Kathy Orozco (Mira Costa HS) led the Warriors with two hits.

Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) pitched the complete game for ECC. She allowed three earned runs on 10 hits to fall to 10-8 on the year.

Byanka Diosdado improved to 10-15 for the Huskies in the circle. Only one ECC run was earned.

In the first inning, East LA scored twice on bases loaded walks.

Two ECC runs were scored on errors.


Softball Handed Second SCC Loss

April 8, 2015

Box Score

LOS ANGELES – The ECC softball team (26-8, 14-2) was handed just its second loss in South Coast Conference play on the year in a 6-3 decision vs. ECC-Compton Center (19-14, 7-10) on Wednesday at ECC.

It was the first conference loss for ECC since Feb. 24. The Warriors remain in first place, one game ahead of Mt. SAC.

The Tartars went up 2-0 after two innings with a sacrifice fly and a solo home run. They added four more runs in the sixth for a 6-0 lead.

ECC fought back for three runs in the sixth, all unearned. Jackie Gonzalez (El Segundo HS) hit a bases loaded triple.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) suffered her first loss of the year in the circle (9-1). She pitched just 1.0 inning and allowed two runs.

Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) pitched the final 6.0 innings in relief allowing two earned runs on six hits.

Brooke Loard pitched a gem for the Tarters. All three runs were unearned on five hits in her complete game effort.

The Warriors host East LA on Thursday at 3 p.m. and LA Valley on Friday at 2 p.m.


Warriors In First By Two Games

April 2, 2015

Box ScoreGabriel

PASADENA, Calif. – With a 9-3 win at Pasadena City on Thursday and a Mt. SAC loss at East LA the ECC softball team (26-7, 14-1) now has a two-game lead in the conference standings.

ECC has a five-game winning streak after putting up a six spot in the second inning. The Lancers are 17-16 overall and 5-11 in the SCC.

Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) led the Warriors with two hits and three RBI.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) improved to 9-0 in the circle. In her complete game effort she allowed two earned runs on eight hits and had seven strikeouts.

All six runs for the Warriors in the second came with two outs. Fordiani hit a bases clearing double for three runs and then scored on a wild pitch.

Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) doubled driving in Reina Trejo (Torrance HS). Bonsky scored the final run of the inning.

The Warriors have three home games next week starting on Tuesday vs. ECC-Compton Center at 3 p.m.


11-Run Fifth Inning Gives Warriors First Place

March 31, 2015

Box ScoreAlvarez

TORRANCE, Calif. – In a battle for first place in the South Coast Conference, the ECC softball team (25-7, 13-1) used an 11-run fifth inning to defeat Mt. SAC (24-6, 12-2) 12-9 in an exciting comeback to take sole possession of first place.

The Mounties looked to have the game all but wrapped up taking a 7-0 lead into the bottom of the fourth and only allowing one Warrior hit.

In the fourth, ECC got its first run on a ground out by Jackie Gonzalez (El Segundo HS).

In the fifth, the Warriors scored 11 runs on eight hits. Arleen Alvarez (Banning HS) got the inning started with an infield single.

Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) walked followed by Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS) getting hit by a pitch.

A bases loaded walk to Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) scored the first run of the inning. Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) had a two RBI single, Alvarez had a two RBI single and Fordiani had a two RBI double to lead the hitting in the inning.

Mt. SAC got two runs back in the top of the sixth on a double by Toni Mendoza but the Warriors were able to hold them off for the win.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) got the win in relief. She allowed three runs on five hits in 3.1 innings. Trejo got the start and pitched the final inning.

The Warriors are at Pasadena City on Thursday at 2 p.m.


Softball Goes 3-1 At SBCC Tournament

March 29, 2015

Fullerton Box ScorePadilla

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. – The ECC softball team improved to 24-7 on the year, going 3-1 at the Santa Barbara City Tournament over the weekend.

The Warriors opened the tournament with a 15-6 loss in five innings to Saddleback College. They then defeated San Bernardino, 4-3, upset Fullerton College 7-6 in nine innings and beat LA Valley, 3-1.

Full stats for the Saddleback, LA Valley and San Bernardino games are unavailable.

Against Fullerton College, the Warriors fought back each time Fullerton took the lead. In the eighth, Fullerton went up 4-2 but the Warriors got two in the bottom half of the inning to send the game to the ninth.

The Hornets looked to have the game all but won again in the top of the ninth with two runs, but ECC got three in the bottom half for the win.

Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) pitched the complete game and earned the win. Three of the six Fullerton runs were earned on 10 hits.

A Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) double in the ninth tied the game then Fordiani scored the winning run.

The Warriors host Mt. SAC for first-place in the SCC on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Bonksy, Warriors Shut Out Seahawks

March 26, 2015

Box Score

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team remains in a tie with Mt. SAC for first place in the South Coast Conference at 12-1 and 21-6 overall with a 4-0 shutout over LA Harbor (11-17, 2-12) on Thursday at ECC.

Sophomore Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) improved to 6-0 in the circle. She allowed just five hits in the complete game and struck out three.

The game was scoreless after three innings. In the fourth, ECC put up three runs on a Jenna Gil single and groundouts by Kathy Orozco and Samantha Lauro.

The Warriors added one more in the fifth on a groundout by Bonsky.

Gabby Fordiani led the Warriors with two of the team's seven hits.

The Warriors are at the Santa Barbara City Tournament this weekend.


Softball Earns 20th Win

March 24, 2015

Box ScoreGonzalez

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team earned its 20th win of the season on Tuesday with a 10-2 victory in five innings over Long Beach City (8-19, 4-9).

The Warriors (20-6, 11-1) are tied for first-place in the South Coast Conference with Mt. SAC. It is the first 20-win season for ECC since at least 2005.

A six-run first inning and 10 total hits helped the Warriors in the game. After the Vikings scored two in the fourth, the Warriors got one back in the bottom half of the inning and held of LBCC in the fifth for the five-inning victory.

Sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) improved to 9-6 on the year in the circle. She gave up just three hits in the complete game and no earned runs.

Jackie Gonzalez (El Segundo HS) led the Warriors with three RBI.

The Warriors host LA Harbor on Thursday at 3 p.m.


Trejo Drives In Game-Winner

March 19, 2015

Box ScoreTrejo

TORRANCE, Calif. – Sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) had the game-winning hit into center field in the bottom of the seventh inning driving in Gabby Fordiani as the Warriors 19-6, 10-1) defeated Cerritos College (14-9, 8-4) on Thursday.

The Warriors remain in first place in the South Coast Conference after the win.

ECC put up three runs in the first but the Falcons tied the game in the top of the seventh with one run after one run in the fifth and two in the sixth.

Trejo also drove in the first run of the game in the first inning scoring Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS).

A Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) triple and Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS) double gave the Warriors the 3-0 lead after the first.

A Trejo single in the fifth drove in Fordiani to put the Warriors up 4-1.

Trejo got the start in the circle, allowing three runs on six hits in 5.1 innings.

Bonsky picked up the win to improve to 5-0 on the year. She allowed one run on three hits in 1.2 innings of relief.


Warriors Move Into First Place With Win

March 12, 2015

Box ScoreGabriel

COMPTON, Calif. – With an ECC win and a Cerritos loss, the Warriors move into first place in the South Coast Conference standings with Mt. SAC at 8-1.

The Warriors are 17-6 overall after a 4-1 victory at ECC-Compton Center (13-2, 2-8) on Thursday.

Compton's lone run of the game gave them a 1-0 lead in the third inning.

In the fifth inning, Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS) doubled, driving in Kathy Orozco (Mira Costa HS) to tie the game, 1-1.

A Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS) single drove in Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) for the winning run in the sixth. Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) also scored on an Orozco single.

Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) scored the final run of the game on an error in the seventh.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) improved to 7-0 in the circle on the year, giving up just three hits in the complete game and striking out three.


Softball Remains In Second With Win

March 10, 2015

Box ScoreGarcia

TORRANCE, Calif. – A 12-8 win over Pasadena City (11-9, 2-7) kept the ECC softball team (16-6, 7-1) tied for second place in the South Coast Conference standings with Mt. SAC.

The Lancers gave the Warriors all they could handle, scoring three in the top of the seventh and tallying 10 hits in the game.

The Warriors though, kept the pressure on the Lancer defense the entire game, scoring in five of the six innings and racking up 13 hits.

Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) had three hits in the game, including two doubles. She has hit in every game this year minus the first game of the season.

Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) picked up the win (7-6) allowing seven earned runs, eight total, on 10 hits in 6.0 innings.

Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) picked up her first save of the season pitching a perfect seventh inning.


Softball Splits In Fullerton

March 7, 2015

Box Score vs. LA Valley

FULLERTON, Calif. – The ECC softball team split a pair of non-conference games at Fullerton College on Saturday. The Warriors (15-6) fell to No. 13 Fullerton (12-6), 4-3 and defeated LA Valley (6-6), 7-1.

Freshman Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) earned her second win of the week in the circle. She allowed just one unearned run in the complete game.

A five-run fifth inning put the Warriors over the top. ECC also scored once in the first and once in the sixth.

LA Valley's lone run came in the third inning.

Stats for the Fullerton game are unavailable.

The Warriors host Pasadena City on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Warriors Upset No. 3 Mt. SAC

March 5, 2015

Box ScoreTrejo

WALNUT, Calif. – The El Camino College softball team (14-5) earned a huge win on the road in South Coast Conference play Thursday, upsetting the No. 3 team in the state, Mt. SAC, 9-5.

It was the first loss for Mt. SAC (13-4) in conference play and put the Warriors in a tie for second place with the Mounties at 6-1.

The game was tied 3-3 after three innings. The Warriors got three runs in the fourth for a 6-3 lead. The Mounties got within one in the fifth, but one run in the sixth and two in the seventh sealed it for ECC.

Each team had three errors in the game and the Warriors outhit the Mounties 13-9.

Sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) pitched the complete game and earned her sixth win of the season. She allowed three earned runs on nine hits.

Anissa Sanchez (8-2) took the loss for the Mounties. Four of the six runs she allowed were earned.

Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) had a home run for ECC and Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS) had a team-high three RBI.


Fordiani Records Five Hits In Win

March 3, 2015

Box Score

WILMINGTON, Calif. – Sophomore Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) had five hits and four RBI to lead the ECC softball team (13-5, 5-1) to a 13-3 victory over LA Harbor (4-9, 1-4) in South Coast Conference play.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) improved earned the win pitching the complete game. All three Seahawk runs were earned on nine hits.

Mariela Sorta took the loss for LA Harbor. She allowed nine run, eight earned on seven hits in 3.0 innings.

The Warriors are at Mt. SAC at 3 p.m. on Thursday.


Warriors Shutout LA Pierce

Feb. 27, 2014

Box ScoreBonksy

TORRANCE, Calif. – A nine-run third inning helped the Warriors (12-5) to a 11-0 (5 inning) non-conference victory at home Friday vs. LA Pierce (1-5).

The Warriors had 11 hits in the game led by Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) with three and two RBI and Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) with three.

Sophomore Jackie Gonzalez (El Segundo HS) had a team-high four RBI including a home run.

The Warriors stole eight bases in the game.

Dani Bonsky (Lawndale HS) improved to 3-0 in the circle earning the win in relief. ECC pitchers combined allowed just two hits in the game.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) earned the start, allowing just one hit in 2.0 innings of work.

Nicole Linderman (1-4) took the loss for LA Pierce. She allowed eight earned runs in the complete game.


Fordiani Lifts Warriors Over Vikings

Feb. 26, 2014

Box Scorebags

LONG BEACH, Calif. – Sophomore Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) had two hits, including a home run, and four RBI to lift the ECC softball team (11-5, 4-1) to a 10-1 (6 inning) SCC victory over Long Beach City (4-8, 2-4).

The Warriors scored four runs in the sixth inning to wrap up the game in run-rule fashion. ECC scored at least one run in each inning minus the fourth.

Sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) pitched another gem for the Warriors to improve to 5-5 on the year. She allowed just one run on four hits in the complete game.

Sophomore Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) had a team-high four hits in the game.

The lone Long Beach run came in the fifth.


Softball Handed First SCC Loss

Feb. 24, 2015

Box Scoregarcia

CERRITOS, Calif. – In a battle of South Coast Conference unbeaten teams, Cerritos College (10-3, 5-0) handed ECC (10-5, 3-1) its first SCC loss in a tight 1-0 game at Cerritos on Tuesday.

The lone run of the game came in the fifth inning for the Falcons. Jenny Callazo doubled to left center driving in Jasmine Javier.

The Warriors had five hits in the game and held Cerritos to four.

Sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) falls to 4-5 on the year but pitched an outstanding game for the Warriors. She allowed just the four hits and one earned run in the complete game.

Jennifer Navarro (7-0) got the win for Cerritos. She had seven strikeouts.

The Warriors are at Long Beach City on Thursday at 3 p.m.


Warriors Fall To Comets, 8-3

Feb. 21, 2015

Box ScoreTrejo

SAN MARCOS, Calif. – The ECC softball (10-4) team lost its second-straight, falling at Palomar College, 8-3 on Saturday.

The Comets scored in each of the first five innings and had 13 hits in the game.

The Warriors had seven hits, led by Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale) with three. Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) had two hits, including two solo home runs.

Reina Trejo (4-4) was handed her second-straight loss in the circle. She earned the start and allowed six earned runs on 12 hits in 4.0 innings.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) allowed just one unearned run in 2.0 innings.

Kristina Carbajal (2-0) earned the win for Palomar in the complete game.


Softball Splits With SD Mesa

Feb. 20, 2015Bonsky

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team (10-3) split with San Diego Mesa (6-7) on Friday winning game one, 5-4, and dropping game two, 6-5 in eight innings.

Game One: ECC 5, SD Mesa 4 - Box Score
The Warriors rallied with two runs in the sixth inning to defeat the Olympians in game one, 5-4.

A Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) triple to left center drove in Kathy Orozco (Mira Costa HS) to tie the game in the sixth and Samantha Lauro (San Pedro HS), the winning run.

The Warriors struck first in the first inning as a Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) single drove in Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS).

SD Mesa scored three times in the second on an RBI single by Megan Wright, a single by Anna Ontiveros and a Warrior error.

In the third inning, the Warriors tied the game at 3-3 as Romero scored again, this time on a single by Jacqueline Gonzalez (El Segundo HS). Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) scored on a wild pitch.

In the fifth, SD Mesa took a 4-3 lead on a single by Kourtney Aimalefoa.

Bonsky got the win in the circle (2-0) in relief. She allowed one run on five hits in 4.2 innings. Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) got the start; she allowed two earned runs on four hits in 2.1 innings.

Game Two: SD Mesa 6, ECC 5 (8 innings) - Box Score
Valeria Diaz scored the winning run for the Olympians in the top of the eighth inning as they took game two vs. the Warriors.

Down 5-1 entering the bottom of the sixth, the Warriors scored four runs to tie the game. A Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS) double drove in Gonzalez for the first run of the inning.

An error scored Padilla. A Garcia double drove in Media and Garcia scored on an error.

Three of the Warrior runs were unearned. Jennifer Carpenter got the win in the complete game for SD Mesa.

Trejo (4-3) took the loss in relief for ECC. She allowed one unearned run on one hit in 2.0 innings.

Gabriel got the start, allowing three earned runs on seven hits in 6.0 innings.


Warriors Edge Huskies, 2-1

Feb. 19, 2015

Box ScoreTrejo

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team (9-2, 3-0) remains undefeated in the South Coast Conference with a 2-1 victory over East LA (1-5, 1-3) on Thursday.

The Huskies took a 1-0 lead after two innings, but runs in the third and the fifth led to an ECC victory.

Ashley Day hit an RBI single to drive in Byanka Diosdado for the Huskies.

In the third, Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) reached on a fielder's choice and Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) scored on the play to tie the game.

Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS) drove in Jacqueline Gonzalez (El Segundo HS) or the winning run in the fifth.

Torrance High alum Reina Trejo (4-2) allowed just one run on three hits in 7.0 innings with four strikeouts in the win.

Diosdado (1-4) took the loss for the Huskies. She allowed five walks and struck out five in the complete game.


Softball Improves To 2-0 In SCC Play

Feb. 17, 2015

Box ScoreGarcia

TORRANCE, Calif. – The ECC softball team (8-2, 2-0) remains in second place in the South Coast Conference standings with a 7-1 victory over ECC-Compton Center (7-4, 1-2) on Tuesday at El Camino.

The Warriors never trailed in the game, taking a 1-0 lead in the second on a double by Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS), driving in Marissa Padilla (Santa Monica HS).

The Tartars scored their lone run to tie the game in the top of the third as Jessica Arias scored on a wild pitch.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Warriors re-took control. Kristen Romero (South Torrance HS) scored on a double to left field by Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) and a single by Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) drove in the third run of the game for the Warriors.

ECC broke the game open in the fourth with four more runs. Romero tripled down the left field line driving in Garcia and Kathy Orozco (Mira Costa HS).

Romero stole home for the sixth run and Fordiani scored on a passed ball.

Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) improved to 4-0 in the circle. She allowed just one unearned run with three hits and nine strikeouts in the complete game.

Brooke Loard (2-1) was handed her first loss of the year for Compton. She had seven strikeouts on six hits in 4.0 innings pitched.

The Warriors host East LA on Thursday at 3 p.m.


Softball Wins Conference Opener

Feb. 12, 2015

Box ScoreBonksy

PASADENA, Calif. – The El Camino College softball team (7-2, 1-0), ranked No. 10 in Southern California, won its South Coast Conference opener over Pasadena City College (8-3, 0-2) on Thursday at PCC, 11-6.

It was a seven-run fifth inning that lifted the Warriors to the win. They were trailing 6-4 entering the fifth.

Gabby Fordiani (North Torrance HS) tied the game with a two-run home run to right field.

Tori Garcia (San Pedro HS) drove in two for the lead and Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) cleared the bases with a double.

The Lancers made four errors in the game and only seven of the ECC runs were earned.

The Warriors had 14 hits in the game led by Garcia and Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) with three each.

Trejo (3-2) got the win for the Warriors in relief. She allowed two runs on seven hits in 4.2 innings.

Freshman Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) earned the start in the circle. She allowed four earned runs on four hits in 2.0 innings.


Softball Splits At Grossmont

Feb. 6, 2015Garcia

EL CAJON, Calif. - The EL Camino College softball team (6-2) went 1-1 at Grossmont College on Friday, losing to the host Griffins (2-5), 8-4, and then defeating College of the Desert (3-6), 8-0 in five innings.

Game 1 – Grossmont 8, ECC 4 - Box Score
Four runs in the sixth inning propelled the Griffins to an 8-4 win over ECC.

The Warriors took a 3-0 in the first. Grossmont scored one in the second and two the fourth to take a 3-2 lead. Each team scored once in the fifth for a 4-4 tie.

Sophomore Danielle Bonsky (Lawndale HS) earned the start for ECC. She allowed three runs, just one earned, on six hits in 3.2 innings.

Sophomore Reina Trejo (Torrance HS) took the loss to fall to 2-2 on the year. She allowed five runs, all earned, on five hits in 2.1 innings of relief.

Nicole Balinger (1-3) earned her first win of the year for Grossmont. Two of the four Warrior runs were earned.

Sophomore Tori Garcia (San Pedro) led the Warriors with two hits.

Game 2 – ECC 8, COD 0 (5 innings) - Box Score
The Warriors blanked COD in game two on 10 hits. They scored once in the second, once in the fourth and sixth in the fifth inning to end the game.

Freshman Sierra Gabriel (Rolling Hills HS) improved to 3-0 in the circle allowing just five hits in the 5.0 innings of work.

Myranda Libunao (2-2) took the loss for COD. She allowed two earned runs on five hits in 4.0 innings.

Four Warriors each had two hits in the game, Garcia, Gabby Fordiani, Bonsky and Samantha Lauro.

The Warriors host Mt. SAC on Tuesday at 3 p.m. to open South Coast Conference play.

 


Softball Suffers First Loss

Feb. 4, 2015Trejo

Box Score

CYPRESS, Calif. – The ECC softball team (5-1) suffered its first loss of 2015 at Cypress College (2-0) on Wednesday, 3-2. It was a hard-fought game in which the Warriors showed they can play with one of the top teams in the state.

Cypress took a 2-0 lead in the second on an RBI single by Briana Gonzalez and she would score on an error.

El Camino got one back in the top of the third. Sophomore Reina Trejo drove in sophomore Tori Garcia with a single.

In the bottom half of the inning, the Chargers took a 3-1 lead.

The Warriors would cut it to 3-2 in the fourth as a Kathy Orozco single scored Jacqueline Gonzalez.

ECC had a good opportunity to tie or take the lead in the fifth as Garcia tripled as the second batter, but the Warriors would leave two on base.

Trejo (2-1) suffered her first loss of the year in the circle, allowing two earned runs on nine hits in the complete game.

Taylor Pierce (1-0) got the win for Cypress allowing two runs on three hits in 6.0 innings. Taylor Ebner earned her first save.

The Warriors were held to just three hits in the game.

The Warriors will play two games at Grossmont starting at 11 a.m. on Friday.


Warriors Easily Handle Rio Hondo

Feb. 3, 2015

Box ScoreGarcia

TORRANCE, Calif. – The 2015 home opener couldn't have gone much better for the ECC softball team as the Warriors (5-0) remain undefeated with a 17-1 (5 inning) victory over Rio Hondo (3-3) on Tuesday.

The Warriors had 13 hits and scored nine runs in the first and four each in the third and fourth.

Sophomore Tori Garcia led the Warriors with three hits and four RBI. Kristen Romero added three hits and three RBI. They each hit a triple in the game.

Freshman Sierra Gabriel (2-0) pitched her second complete game of the season, allowing just one run on seven hits.

Ashley Gutierrez (1-1) took the loss for Rio Hondo. She allowed five earned runs on three hits. Lauren Coronado allowed seven earned runs on 10 hits in 4.0 innings in relief.

Rio Hondo had six errors in the game.

The Warriors play at Cypress at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.


Warriors Sweep Orange Coast

Jan. 31, 2015Bonsky

COSTA MESA, Calif. – The El Camino College softball team improved to 4-0 on the year sweeping Orange Coast College on Saturday, 2-1 and 9-2.

Game 1 - ECC 2, Orange Coast 1 - Box Score
Two unearned runs in the second inning would be all the Warriors would need as they held off OCC in a tight first game.

Freshman Kathy Orozco hit a bunt single in the second and her and Jacqueline Gonzalez both scored on an error by the Pirate center fielder.

Orange Coast got one run in the sixth as Bailey Blair scored on a double by Ariel Fernandez.

Sophomore Danielle Bonsky (1-0) earned her first start in the circle, pitching the complete game and allowing one earned run on seven hits with one strikeout and no walks.

Kellie Tiner (1-0) pitched a great game for OCC, allowing two unearned runs on five hits in the complete game and striking out seven Warriors.

Game 2 – ECC 9, Orange Coast 2 - Box Score
The Warriors got on the board early in game two, scoring four in the first and two more in the second. They also got three in the seventh to seal the game.

Sophomore Reina Trejo had a big game, earning the win in the circle (2-0) allowing two earned runs on six hits in the complete game.

At the plate, Trejo hit a home run and had two RBI in the second.

Bonsky had a team-high three RBI on two hits.

The Warriors host Rio Hondo on Tuesday at 3 p.m.


Softball Dominates Season Opener

Jan. 29, 2015Trejo

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Under new head coach Jessica Rapoza, the ECC softball team (2-0) dominated the first two games of the 2015 season on Thursday.

In two games at Golden West College, the Warriors defeated Moorpark 24-4 (5 innings) and Golden West, 10-2 (5 innings).

Game 1- ECC 24, Moorpark 4 (5 innings) - Box Score
Freshman Sierra Gabriel (1-0) pitched the complete game, allowing just two earned runs on four hits with three strikeouts in 5.0 innings.

The Warriors had 14 hits and scored 12 runs in the first, one in the second, nine in the third and two more in the fourth. All four Moorpark runs came in the third inning.

Freshman Gabby Fordiani had three hits, four RBI and four runs, including a home run. Arleen Alvarez also had four RBI.

Jacqueline Gonzalez and Marissa Padilla had three RBI each. Eight of nine starters had at least one hit for the Warriors.

The Warriors were walked 15 times by Moorpark pitcher Kaylie Carson who pitched the complete game and allowed 14 earned runs.

Game 2 – ECC 10, Golden West 2 (5 innings) - Box Score
The Warriors took game two of the doubleheader vs. GWC. ECC took a 5-0 lead after two and added two more in the third, one in the fourth and two in the fifth.

The Rustlers scored twice in the fourth, but just one run was earned for ECC pitcher Reina Trejo. The sophomore made her first start of the year and allowed just five hits in the 5.0 innings.

ECC continued to hit the ball well in game two, tallying 12 hits. Sophomore Tori Garcia had two RBI along with Romero and Alvarez.

Mylie Wilson pitched all 5.0 innings for GWC and allowed eight earned runs.

 


Rapoza Named New Softball Coach

June 23, 2014

Jessica RapozaEl Camino College announced the hiring of its newest head softball coach, Jessica Rapoza. Rapoza joins the Warriors after spending the last five seasons as the co-head coach at Santa Ana College.

Rapoza brings an impressive resume to El Camino. She helped lead the Dons to several record-breaking performances including the program's best season in nearly two decades in 2014. This past season the Dons broke 18 SAC records with a 36-10 overall record and advanced to the Super Regionals.

During Rapoza's tenure, the Dons post a 135-78-1 record while leaving the Dons record books with 40 new marks.
Prior to her time at Santa Ana, Rapoza was a part of the coaching staff at Santiago Canyon College for three seasons, helping the Hawks establish their program.

Before beginning her collegiate coaching career, Rapoza worked at the MVP Academy in Redding where she served as a hitting instructor as well as a defensive specialist. She also held her own clinics in the city of Redding where she focused on infielders, outfielders and catchers.

Rapoza has also worked at the professional level where she served as a softball instructor in a women's professional softball league in association with the Colorado Rockies and the Minnesota Twins. Along with her work in these leagues, Rapoza spent time as a player/coach with the Arizona Heat of the National Pro Fastpitch League.

Rapoza began her coaching career at her alma mater, Point Loma Nazarene University, as an assistant coach and strength and conditioning coach.

During her playing career at Point Loma, Rapoza was a two-time NAIA All-American selection and a NAIA All-American Honorable Mention. She was named All-Conference and All-Region three times while winning two gold gloves and being named Offensive Most Valuable Player. Rapoza was recently inducted into Point Loma's Hall of Fame.

Rapoza graduated from Point Loma with a bachelor's degree in physical education before earning her master's degree in exercise science from the California University of Pennsylvania. She is currently working towards her doctorate in sports management.


 Last Published 8/10/15