By Declan Chin
Photos by Hana Tyszka
The baseball team’s record fell to 6-2 after a crushing 3-13 loss to Maranatha away on Tuesday, March 15.
The Tigers had previously lost a game to Maranatha, but were confident in their ability compete this time. Maranatha drew first blood with a run in the second, but South Pas continued to fight. The team consistently put pressure on the Minutemen pitcher, but were never able to capitalize on its runners in scoring position. The Tigers made notable rallies in the first and third innings, but to no avail.
However, after coming close to tying the game in the top of the third, Maranatha broke away with a devastating six run inning. Error after error served up runs for the Minutemen which they graciously accepted. From this point on, the Tiger morale was destroyed, setting them up for a brutal defeat.
Senior Matthew Shults came up to bat to deliver a quick reply with an RBI single to score sophomore Isaac Luevano in the fourth, but the deficit would prove to be too much to overcome. Maranatha fired back with a run of its own to maintain the seven run lead. In the fifth, junior Kevin Park stole second and then advanced to third on a fielder’s choice. Senior Connor Dolan singled to tally another Tiger run.
But in the sixth inning, Maranatha put an end to the game with five more runs. Sophomore Jackson Totleben gave South Pas a consolation run in the seventh, finishing the game 3-13.
South Pas hopes to rebound in its first league game against Temple City at home on Friday, Match 18.