The Long Beach City College Baseball team closed out regular season on home turf with a 9-3 loss to LA Harbor College on Friday afternoon. With the loss, the Vikings move to 21-19 overall and 12-10 in the South Coast-South Conference.
Freshman pitcher Garrett Rennie (6-2) took his second loss on the mound with four runs on seven hits.
The Vikings were first on the board against the Seahawks in the bottom of the second inning with freshman second baseman Raul Gonzalez scoring off a Seahawk error.
LA Harbor bounced back with three runs in the top of the third to take the lead 2-1.
In the bottom of the third, sophomore third baseman Reese Berberet smashed a double to left field to bring in sophomore center fielder Val Stammler to tie the score. Next up, freshman catcher David Balboa hit a sacrifice fly to bring in sophomore left fielder Collin Perez to take back the lead 3-2.
The Seahawks kicked-up their offense and started to bring in the bats in the top of the fifth, and closed out the game with six more runs and took home the 9-3 win over the Vikings.
After placing third in the highly competitive South Coast Conference (SCC)-South with an overall record of 23-16 and 6-6 conference mark, the No. 18 Vikings have made the playoffs for the third-consecutive season under Head Coach Megan Martinez and will face off against No. 15 Fullerton College of the Orange Empire Conference.
The play-in game will be hosted by Fullerton College on Tuesday, May 1 at 3 p.m. The winner of the game will advance to play against No.1 Palomar College or No. 2 Mount San Antonio College in round one of playoffs.
The Long Beach City College Vikings haven't competed against the Fullerton College Hornets in softball since 2011, when they tied Fullerton 6-6 in the Glendale tournament.
The Hornets placed fourth in the Orange Empire Conference with an overall record of 24-16 and 12-9 in conference. As a team, the Hornets hold 206 runs on top of 322 hits and 173 RBIs. The Hornets boasted four players to the All-OEC Conference Team.
This season, the Vikings totaled 233 runs with a .331 batting average and an on base percentage of .401 percent. They barreled 21 home runs and 355 hits.
The Vikings recently announced six players to the All-South Coast-South Conference Team with sophomore pitcher Alissa Cienfuegos, freshman utility Raven Agapay, and sophomore first baseman Julia Juarez all earned First-Team All-Conference nods, while sophomore left fielder Alijah Vega and freshman second baseman Jennifer Tobar brought in Second-Team All-Conference honors. Sophomore left fielder Lauren Blevins also earned All- Conference Honorable Mention accolades.
Cienfuegos not only earned her second First-Team Honors, but was also named the SCC–South Pitcher of the Year and on the All-State honors list.
Be sure to check out the playoff bracket and tune into Fullerton's live stats here for game coverage. To view the remaining schedule, click here.
After bringing in a playoff win against No. 10 Miramar, the men's volleyball team traveled to Fullerton College to take on No. 4 LA Pierce in the CCCAA Semi-Finals.
The Vikings fell to the Brahmas 3-0 to not only lose their first game of the season, but also to be eliminated from the State Finals. The Vikings boasted a 20-1 record for the season and a 6-0 record in conference.
The men's volleyball team will return next season.
Track & Field- Track & Field Take Fourth at SCC Finals
The Long Beach City College Track & Field team traveled to El Camino College for the second day of competition for the South Coast Conference Finals on Friday, Apr. 27.
Sophomore distance runner Tylor Wallace led the Vikings with placing third in the 1500 meter and second 800m finals.
Freshman distance runner Kelsey Williamson pumped up the acceleration in the finals with a 5th place finish in the 800m. Sophomore Sherrice Pelle was in the lead during her hurdle race until she hit the 5th hurdle in the race and took a complete fall.
Both the women and men's teams took fourth place overall in team scoring.
The following athletes will move on to the SoCal Regional Prelims at San Diego Mesa on Saturday, May 5.
Nicole Adams (Discus)
Lyling Irwin (Pole Vault)
Alysia Green (Pole Vault & Triple Jump)
Erin Wilber (High Jump)
Sherrice Pelle (100H & 200m)
Aaliyah Abdulrahmaan (100m)
Kelsey Williamson (800m)
Jayana Lewis (400H)
4x100m Relay (Destinee Augustus, Sauriyanna Harrison, Aaliyah Abdulrahmaan, Sherrice Pelle)
4x400m Relay (Sherrice Pelle, Destinee Augustus, Sauriyanna Harrison, Aaliyah Abdulrahmaan, Kelsey Williamson)
Jarrod Amyx (Discus & Shot)
Mark Neal Jr. (High Jump)
Tylor Wallace (1500m & 800m)
M'Sai Mitchell-Francis (400m)
Jaivion Cardinal (400H)
Moises Marquez (5000 & 10k)
Rafael Gonzalez (10k)
4x100m (Darnelle Harris, Marquel Angelo, Tyler Slack, Mark Jones)
4x400m (M'Sai Mitchell-Francis, Jaivion Cardinal, Marquel Angelo)
The Long Beach City College women's beach volleyball team took home the first place trophy in the South Coast Conference with a 15-4 overall record that included a perfect conference mark of 6-0.
Their finish earned the Vikings a California Community College Athletic Association (CCCAA) SoCal Regional spot that will take place on Tuesday, May 1st at Granada Beach, where they will take on the Bakersfield College and San Diego Mesa College.
Long Beach returns to the sand after freshman Tatyana Tuilaii-Umi and sophomore Jordan Diaz won the South Coast Conference Pairs Championship by defeating El Camino College in two sets.
The Vikings will tackle Bakersfield College first at 10 a.m., then San Diego Mesa at 12 p.m. Both matches will be hosted by the Vikings at Granada Beach.
The Vikings took down San Diego Mesa 4-1 in their first match of the season. Freshmen Josannah Vazquez and Sierra Davis cruised through their set with ease, while sophomore Jessica Kaeka and freshman Brooklin Mize swept their opponents. Freshmen Isabella Alvarez and Doris Woods also had no problems through their sets and walked away with a perfect score.
On March 9, the Vikings hosted Bakersfield College and swept the Renegades 5-0. Vazquez and Davis, Umi and Diaz, Kaeka and Mize all swept their opponents and finished with a perfect score.
The winner of the three-team regional will advance to the CCCAA State Championships on Thursday, May 10th at West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. To view the remaining schedule, click here.