Softball team takes first place in conference

By Scott Landheer
City Times

The women’s softball team ended their regular season with a 31-10-1 record, giving them a first place finish in the Pacific Coast Conference and a share of the PCC championship with Palomar and Grossmont.

The team, lead by PCC co-coach of the year, LeeAnn Taylor, had several players who were honored individually at PCC, regional and state levels.

Freshman Sarah Burns was selected by the PCC as most valuable pitcher, and was also named to the All-State First Team.

Freshmen Natalie Garrett and Christy Kearney were named to the All-PCC First Team. Garrett also made the All-Southern Regional First Team with a .407 batting average and three shutout victories at pitcher.

Kearney was recently named PCC co-women’s athlete of the week and ended the regular season with a .352 batting average.

Ashia Lopez, Caroline Soria and Erika Rangel were all selected to the All-PCC Second Team. Marissa George and Alexis Coronado were given Honorable Mention from the PCC.

The Knights were headed to the Southern California Regionals on May 5 to face Riverside in a best-of-three series. The outcome was not available at press time.