La Salle Splits Two at East Los Angeles College

By Tim Peterson
March 28, 2013 • 1,208 views

La Salle was shutout in the afternoon by Segerstrom but rebounded to rout Whittier in the night cap Saturday at the Whittier Tournament at East LA College. Here’s a recap of the games.

Segerstrom 3 La Salle 0

La Salle managed just three hits against Segerstom pitcher Ashley Ramirez and Segerstrom got all of its runs in the first innning for the 3-0 victory.

Ramirez struck out eight and walked only one feasting on the outside part of the plate. Vanessa Dwyer delivered two of the three Lancer hits, on a line single to center in the third inning and the other on an infield single in the fifth. The other hit was a basehit to left by Stephanie Ferri in the sixth.

La Salle’s best shot to score came in the fifth when Lauren Gomez walked, Dwyer beat out an infield hit to the hole at short and Katherine Knop hit a little blooper than landed in front of the pitcher that she beat out. Beverlee Valerio then hit a shot that appeared to be headed down the right field line. But with the bases loaded Taylyn Sevilla made a diving stab of the line drive to end the inning.

Paula Damas went the distance for La Salle. After Segerstrom scored three in the first inning, Damas shut them down. She fanned four, walked one and allowed six hits. The three runs in the first were unearned.

In the first, Desiree Lopez started the inning with a single to left and after another hit Andrea Mendoza reached on an error to load the bases. Brenda Medina walked to force in one run and Danyelle Espinoza’s fly ball drove another. A ground ball by Jade Hurtado pushed across the third run. And that was it offensively for both teams.

Segerstom had runners on base in the third, fourth and sixth innings but was unable to cash in.

La Salle 8 Whittier 2

The Lancers jumped out to a 5-0 lead through the first three innings and cruised to an 8-2 win over Whittier. They got out of the gate quckly with two in the first and coasted from there.

Vanessa Dwyer went the distance for La Salle (five innings) and allowed two runs and four hits. Dwyer also had a key base hit in the three run third inning.

Leading 2-0, Caroline Knop tripled and scored when Stephanie Ferri reached on an error. Katie Smither  singled and Megan Reid bunted for a hit and a run scored. After Dwyer shot one into left, Lauren Gomez walked to force in another run.

Whittier got two back in the bottom of the third but La Salle broke it wide open in the fourth with three more. Singles by Knop and Paula Damas and a double by Ferri that hit the base of the centerfield wall sparked the rally. Katie Smither also pounded a double to over the head of the centerfielder and Dwyer was hit by a pitch.

Dwyer then mowed down the Cardianls over the final two innings retiring six of the last seven batters she faced.

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