El Camino wins 2 of 3 games from Harbor

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El Camino College’s baseball team kept its hopes for a spot in the California State playoffs after winning two of three from South Coast Conference rival Los Angeles Harbor College last week.

At Harbor on April 8, the Seahawks edged the Warriors, 3-2, with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning. At ECC last Thursday, the Warriors blanked Harbor, 11-0. Returning to Harbor last Saturday, El Camino held off the Seahawks, 5-3.

Last Saturday, ECC broke a 2-2 tie behind a solo home run by former North Torrance High standout Jack Canady in the top of the eighth.

El Camino College’s baseball team kept its hopes for a spot in the California State playoffs after winning two of three from South Coast Conference rival Los Angeles Harbor College last week.

At Harbor on April 8, the Seahawks edged the Warriors, 3-2, with a run in the bottom of the ninth inning. At ECC last Thursday, the Warriors blanked Harbor, 11-0. Returning to Harbor last Saturday, El Camino held off the Seahawks, 5-3.

Last Saturday, ECC broke a 2-2 tie behind a solo home run by former North Torrance High standout Jack Canady in the top of the eighth.

In the bottom of the ninth with Fred Smith on first base, his ex-Redondo High teammate Dylan Hatch blasted the ball over the right field fence for a two-run homer to give the Warriors a 5-3 lead.

The Seahawks came back with a run in the ninth on a base hit by Eddie Frayre to drive home former Narbonne High standout Danny Taylor, but relief pitcher Josh Norwood was able to get Tim Martin to strike out ending the threat. That put the Warriors’ South Coast record to 12-6 and overall record to 20-11 entering next Tuesday’s important contest at home against Long Beach City College, beginning at 2:30 p.m. El Camino is at Long Beach next Thursday and host the Vikings in their conference finale on April 26.

“We got to keep what we’ve been doing,” Hatch said. “We’re on the right track. We’re playing good defense and getting the runs.”

Currently, ECC is in a three-way tie with Long Beach and East L.A. for second place, one game behind leader Cerritos (13-5).

Ulices Moreno pitched seven scoreless innings, allowing only three hits as the Warriors rolled over the Seahawks last Thursday. Moreno improved his pitching record to 7-2.

Harbor was unable to get a hit off reliever Kevin McMahon.

On offense, Alex Turner went 2-for-3 with three RBI’s and one run. Keyon Allen had a hit, scored three runs and drove in two. Jeremy Barth and Kevin Lopez each had two hits and two runs.

El Camino’s only loss to Harbor came on April 8 when the Seahawks had a successful squeeze bunt by Martin, driving home Frayre for the winning run.

The Seahawks (14-16, 6-12) were led by Kyle Ulanday who was 2-for-3 with one RBI and Richard Samudio who went 1-for-3.

El Camino wins 2 of 3 games from Harbor