By Declan Chin
Photos by Hana Tyszka
The baseball team suffered another close loss on the road against Temple City on Wednesday, April 13. With a score of 3-2, the Tiger still search for their first win league with their 0-5 record.
Junior Kevin Park started on the mound for the team. Park was immediately put to the test with Rams on second and third base against him in the first. A single brought home the two runners to put the Tigers behind 2-0.
In the second, senior Matthew Shults scored on an error by TC to lessen the gap between the teams. Temple City would continue the pressure in the third, however, by loading the bases. The Rams tacked on another run to their lead, making the score 3-1. Although he let in three runs, Park was on fire striking out twelve batters in his six innings on the hill.
The Tigers bounced back in the fourth with yet another error from the TC defense. Senior Connor Dolan scored on a stealing attempt by senior Brandon Louie, bringing the score to 3-2.
South Pas blew its chance at a comeback in the sixth. The offense managed to load the bases with no outs, but failed to capitalize with batters striking or grounding out. With all runs coming from Temple City errors, rather than South Pas hits, there is a clear area for improvement.
“Throwing sophomores and freshman into the competitive fire of varsity baseball has its negatives, as displayed by today’s game, but also shows how bright our future is,” sophomore Alex Fonseca said. “In the end, yes, our offense could do better, but right now devolving for future years is what needs to stay in focus.”
The Tigers will have a shot at redemption against Temple City, this time at home on Friday, April 15.