Baseball earns win against Mark Keppel in non-league play

By Ryan Nakamura

Staff Writer

The South Pasadena baseball team secured a 5-2 non-league victory over Mark Keppel High School last Saturday.

Although the team was down four players due to personal matters, the team brought its A game and managed to defeat the Aztecs. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead, scoring in the second inning, and never looked back. South Pas quickly stepped up its defense to ensure Mark Keppel would not gain the lead.

Soon after, the Tigers quickly settled into their offense,  and the team let loose against Mark Keppel, scoring four more runs. The Aztecs were able to slide by two of their own runs but were otherwise helpless against the Tigers, who played error-free.

The teams previous league game was met with a disappointing 3-4 defeat to Temple city High School last Wednesday. The Tigers were able to gain the upper hand early on in the game and score a run but lost the lead to the Rams, who countered with a decisive four runs. South Pas gave one more push in the seventh inning but came up short with only 3 runs.

The Tigers will return to the Rio Hondo League on April 14 against Monrovia High School at home. The last time both teams met the Wildcats shutout the Tigers with a 11-0 loss starting league.

“Monrovia is a tough team to beat, they know how to play the game very well,” senior Brandon Aguirre said. “They’re a beatable team and all we have to do is hit.”