By Declan Chin
South Pasadena baseball took a 9-0 victory over Muir on Saturday, March 12. The team now stands at 6-1 in the season.
The Tigers easily outclassed the Mustangs, especially with senior Brandon Louie pitching. Louie humbled the opposing squad, striking out batters left and right and never allowing them to come close to scoring. From the start, South Pas clearly had no trouble handling the opposing pitcher. Junior Kevin Park was up to bat first, hitting a line drive double to right. He continued by stealing third, and after a wild throw by the catcher, easily came in to score. The team went on to load the bases, and sophomore Isaac Luevano and junior Ben Quirk earned RBIs to put the Tigers up 3-0.
The onslaught did not stop there. The scoring continued in the second with a pop-up single from senior Conor Dolan, who returned from his injury as the designated hitter, to score sophomore Matt Walker. Walker scored again off a single from Louie in the fourth. In the fifth, Park hit a two-run double to right, then scored himself on a dropped third strike from the Muir catcher.
At this point, with a score of 8-0, the Tigers put in freshman Noah Parker to relieve Louie. Parker pitched well, preserving the shutout. South Pas easily cruised to a win, ending the game 9-0.
The Tigers look for revenge on March 15 in their next opponent, Maranthana, who defeated South Pas in the preseason.