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Softball Handed First SCC Loss

Feb. 24, 2015

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 2/25/15