South Coast Conference Most Valuable Player and All-American first baseman Jeremy Conant leads a group of Pasadena City College baseball team players who signed scholarship letters to 4-year universities. The lefty-slugging Conant signed with NCAA Division I University of New Mexico.
The 2017 postseason for the Pasadena City College baseball team ended from a playing standpoint, but the awards keep pouring in for Lancers sophomores Andres Kim and Jeremy Conant. Kim, a second baseman, was selected American Baseball Coaches Association/Rawlings Pacific Association All-American Third Team, CCCBCA All-State First Team, and All-Region First Team. Conant, the Lancers' record-setting first baseman, also was AA Third Team, All-State First Team and was All-Region Second Team.
The year 2017 will be remembered as one that the Pasadena City College baseball program rose to success. The Lancers ended years of suffering through losing seasons and finished as a final eight Southern California playoff participant. The South Coast Conference North Division champion Lancers were eliminated from the Super Regionals Saturday in a 9-2 loss by host El Camino College. The Warriors swept the best-of-3 series, 2-0.
The visiting Pasadena City College baseball team was limited to seven hits by El Camino ace Taylor Rashi as the Lancers dropped their SoCal Super Regionals Playoff opener, 8-1, Friday afternoon. PCC (26-14) faces elimination Saturday, May 13 in game 2 of the series at 1 p.m.
The No. 7-seeded Pasadena City College baseball team plays in the Super Regionals this Friday-Saturday (and Sunday if necessary) May 12-14 at No. 5 El Camino College. In their first appearance in the postseason in 45 years, the Lancers swept Riverside City College in the opening round while El Camino needed three games to eliminate Glendale last weekend.
An All-South Coast Conference First Team selection, Race Gardner proved his worth Saturday morning in the most significant starting pitching performance of the season for the Pasadena City College baseball team. Gardner hurled the first complete game of the year by Lancers pitchers and his 7-hitter allowed No. 7 seed PCC to sweep 10th seed Riverside City College out of the Southern California Regionals, 3-2. The Lancers won the first round series, 2-games-to-0 and advance to the SoCal Second Round at SCC nemesis El Camino College next Friday-Saturday, May 12-13.
Riverside City College earned a lower No. 10 seed in the SoCal region, but it has the respect of many with a No. 10 ranking in the CCCSIA State Top 20 and a high RPI that had the Tigers at No. 4. On Friday, the Tigers threw everything at postseason newcomer and the No. 7 region-seeded Pasadena City College baseball team in their opener of a best-of-3, SoCal first round series.
There have been many firsts this season for the Pasadena City College baseball program under third-year head coach Pat McGee. In the Lancers' 31-year history in the South Coast Conference, they picked up some more first-time accolades over the weekend.
In 1967, the Pasadena City College baseball team captured its third straight Western State Conference title on its way to a state championship under Coach Ron Robinson. On the 50th anniversary year of that Lancers team, PCC clinched its first solo conference crown since that season with a 14-12 win at Mt. San Antonio College Tuesday afternoon.
For the past 30 years, the Pasadena City College baseball program had often been the doormat of the South Coast Conference since the college joined the league in 1987. The Lancers finished in last place 13 times and nine other times were second to last. The program struggled under a host of different coaches never finishing higher than fourth place in the 2001 season.
The newly ranked state No. 20 Pasadena City College baseball team moved one step closer to the South Coast Conference North Division title with a 4-2 win at East Los Angeles College Thursday night. PCC can clinch a share of its first conference baseball title since President Richard Nixon was in office (1972) if it can sweep ELAC on Saturday in the squads' series finale. Game time is 12 noon at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The 2017 Pasadena City College baseball team keeps reaching new heights and on Tuesday, it was win No. 20 for Coach Pat McGee's Lancers, the first time a PCC squad totaled as many victories since 2001. PCC routed visiting East Los Angeles, 16-1, at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The Pasadena City College baseball team, ranked No. 14 in Southern California by the coach's association, reached the 19-win mark on Tuesday in a 5-4 win at No. 17 Ventura before Citrus snapped the Lancers' 3-game win streak, 11-9, on Wednesday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field. Both games were non-conference.
For the sixth time in the last seven games, the Pasadena City College baseball team reached double figures in hits as the Lancers beat host Rio Hondo, 8-2, in the finale of their 3-game, South Coast Conference North Division series against the Roadrunners on Saturday.
The SoCal No. 14-ranked Pasadena City College baseball team recovered from Tuesday's walk-off, last out loss by knotting its series with Rio Hondo, defeating the Roadrunners, 10-4, on Thursday. The Lancers continued their outstanding home play this year at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field at 11-5 overall and extended their first place lead in the South Coast Conference North Division to 1-1/2 games over both Rio Hondo and Chaffey.
The Pasadena City College baseball team entered "The Jungle," the nickname for Rio Hondo College's baseball field, Tuesday afternoon. It was a rude welcome for the Lancers, who blew leads of 6-2, 8-6, and 11-7, as the Roadrunners walked off with a 12-11 win. Rio Hondo won it on a dramatic 3-run homer with two outs in the ninth by pinch hitter Steve Genera.
Second baseman Andres Kim batted 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and four RBI to lead the Pasadena City College baseball team to a 16-5, South Coast Conference victory over host Los Angeles Harbor Thursday.
The Pasadena City College baseball team rallied from five runs down in the ninth, then scored on a walk-off, wild pitch to beat Los Angeles Harbor, 7-6, in 10 innings Tuesday afternoon. If the season ended today, the Lancers would have the tie-breaker for first place in the South Coast Conference North Division. PCC and Chaffey are tied for first in league play with 7-5 marks.
The Pasadena City College baseball team completed its halted rain-shortened game from Tuesday with an 11-1 victory, then saw state No. 15-ranked Chaffey score the go-ahead run with two outs in the ninth in a 9-8 loss in the series finale Saturday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field. PCC ended the day in a 3-way tie for first place in the South Coast Conference North Division with Chaffey and East Los Angeles, all at 6-5 in league play.
PCC freshman right-hander Race Gardner pitched within five outs of a no-hitter Thursday, but settled for a 1-hit gem over 7.1 innings as the Lancers baseball team stunned state No. 15-ranked Chaffey, 6-1, in Rancho Cucamonga.
The Pasadena City College baseball team jumped out to a 7-0 lead against visiting Chaffey before a persistent rain finally halted the South Coast Conference North Division contest after three full innings at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field Tuesday.
In his first two seasons, Pasadena City College baseball head coach Pat McGee saw his teams struggle against veteran-coached programs like Cerritos and Long Beach City Colleges. The Lancers were winless at 0-12 in their matchups v. the two colleges in McGee's first two seasons. That was then as the tide is turning for PCC in McGee's season No. 3.
Two days after losing by a 3-touchdown margin against Cerritos College, the Pasadena City College baseball recovered quickly and stopped a program, 5-year losing streak to the Falcons with a 6-5 road win Tuesday. Cerritos had won 13 straight against Lancers teams dating back to 2012.
One of the great Spaghetti Westerns in 1960's movie making was the Clint Eastwood-starred "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly." The Pasadena City College baseball team went from good, a 2-game win streak over El Camino Compton Center, skipped bad, and went directly to ugly Saturday in a 21-0 loss to Cerritos College at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
After two disappointing losses against SoCal No. 10-ranked El Camino College (Torrance), the No. 18-ranked Pasadena City College baseball team picked up its first South Coast Conference victory in a wild 17-8 rout over El Camino-Compton Center Tuesday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
Starting pitcher Jesse Hanckel and reliever Matthew McElligott combined for six innings of no-hit ball and closer John Mendoza wiggled out of a ninth-inning jam as the Pasadena City College baseball team downed Victor Valley, 7-5, Tuesday at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
Ranked No. 18 in this week's California Community College Baseball Coaches Association SoCal Top 20, the Pasadena City College baseball team snapped a 2-game losing streak Wednesday with a 3-2 triumph over Cerro Coso at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.
The Pasadena City College baseball team saw its 6-game winning streak snapped on Tuesday by host LA Mission, 7-4, and then Merced shut down the Lancers bats, 5-0, on Thursday at Jackie Robinson Memorial Field at Brookside Park.
Last year when PCC won its first three games, it marked the fastest start by a Lancers team in 52 years. But after the Lancers swept a doubleheader over Imperial Valley at Brookside Park on Saturday, Pasadena is reaching greater heights under third-year head coach Pat McGee. PCC leads the state in runs and is perfect thus far in 2017 at 6-0.
Second baseman Jose Jimenez batted 3-for-5 and knocked in three RBI as the Pasadena City College baseball team stayed perfect in 2017 with a 7-4 victory over Mt. San Jacinto on Tuesday. The game was played at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.