Unable to break out of last place in the Metropolitan Conference, the Santa Monica College baseball team plays at El Camino today at 2:30 p.m. and will host Bakersfield Tuesday at 2:30.
The Corsairs (1-9 in league play) have dropped 14 of 15 games in the last six weeks. Coach Marty Berson said, "The players are discouraged. They're watching rather than making things happen."
In first-round league play, El Camino beat the Corsairs, 10-4, and Bakersfield defeated them, 10-5.
"Our pitching has collapsed," Berson said. "The entire team is beginning to believe that no lead it has is safe."
Last week, pitcher Andrew Peruzzi lost a three-run lead over Los Angeles City and the Corsairs lost, 4-3. Peruzzi (0-4) may start against El Camino.
Pitcher Jeff Allen (0-3), who was charged with last week's 12-5 loss to Pasadena, should start against Bakersfield if Berson continues his present pitcher rotation.