TORRANCE, Calif. – El Camino College's erupted in the third inning and used the barrage to down visiting Chaffey, 12-1, Tuesday afternoon in a South Coast Conference contest at the ECC Softball Field.
The game flowed quickly early on as neither team had anything to show offensively after two innings. Chafe and Panthers starter Brianna Bernal did not allow a hit in the first two innings.
The Panthers got something going in the third after Michaela Shaughnessy reached on an error to lead off the inning. With one out, Denise Baires doubled to left-center to give Chaffey two runners in scoring position with just one out.
But Chafe induced a groundout to third to keep the runners at second and third and then got Alyssa Diaz to pop up to first to end the threat.
It proved to be a spark plug for the Warriors as the Warriors sent 15 batters to the plate in the frame. Lewis opened the scoring with a two-run single up the middle to score Alena De La Torre and Chafe. Robinson then hit an RBI groundout to short to make it 3-0 and then Hernandez ripped a two-run double to left to score two more and make it 5-0, all with only one out.
It was only the beginning as Perryman laced a two-run single, De La Torre drove in another run on a groundball that was botched at second base and then Robinson delivered the final blow of the inning, hammering a double to left-center to score two more runs for ECC to turn a close game into a 10-0 advantage.
The Warriors added two more runs in the fourth and went on to score their fifth straight victory and fifth run-rule win of the season.
The team will return to action Wednesday afternoon as they welcome L.A. Mission to the ECC Softball Field to make up the rained out contest originally scheduled for Jan. 31. First pitch is set for 3 p.m.