By Declan Chin
The baseball team suffered a devastating 7-6 loss at home against Temple City on Friday, April 15. South Pas’s playoff chances seem slim as their record in league falls to 0-6.
Senior ace pitcher Brandon Louie was on the mound for the Tigers as they sought revenge against TC. The Rams took an early lead after plating their leadoff hitter in the first. Their opponents continued to pressure by scoring again in the second, putting South Pas down 2-0.
The third inning saw little action for either team, but the momentum shifted in the Tigers favor during the fourth. Junior Jacob Luevano began the rally with a single to right, followed by another single from junior Ben Quirk. Louie came up to the plate determine, and he did not disappoint delivering a double long two-run RBI double to the fence. Another single from junior Cole Page brought Louie home, giving the Tigers a 3-2 lead.
Temple City quickly recovered, however, with a quick two runs of their own in the fifth. But the game continued to be back and forth, as senior Matt Shults hammered a home run to tie the game at 5-5.
Louie scored another run for the Tigers after an RBI single from sophomore Matt Walker, but Temple City fought back with another run in the seventh. The 6-6 game went to extra innings, and Louie continued to pitch for South Pas. In the eighth, both TC and SP added a run to their score lines. However, the Rams scored once again in the ninth, and the Tigers failed to equalize, ending the game 7-6 in favor of the visitors.
South Pas hopes to grab their first league win away against Monrovia on Tuesday, April 19.