Photo by Oscar Walsh
Softball lost 1-0 against rival San Marino on the road Wednesday, Apr. 10. Their current league standing is 0-8, with four games left in the season. The game was an intense pitching battle between the Tigers and Titans and although sophomore pitcher Cameryn Pearson had a solid performance, the strong San Marino batters were able overcome South Pas.
In the top of the second inning, senior Jillian Godinez hit an impressive pop fly to center, reaching first base and then barely sliding into second. Other than the Godinez double, the first two innings and top of the third were slow, with both teams striking out quickly. At the bottom of the third, the Titans slowly advanced around the bases and managed to reach home plate, scoring the only run of the game. The Tigers prevented San Marino from increasing its lead, with senior Katie Wooton impressively tagging out multiple runners.
Pearson maintained her strong pitching, helping ensure that the Titans couldn’t score another run. South Pas let a few bases slide due to poor fielding, but sophomore third baseman Carissa Park and junior first baseman Karly Roberts formed a dynamic team, tagging several San Marino players out.
The top of the seventh inning was tense, as it was the Tigers’ last chance to score a run. The first two batters struck out, so there was an immense amount of pressure on junior Jewel Nguyen to deliver a score. However, the game ended in anticlimactic fashion with a quick strikeout.
The SPHS softball team will play their next game against Monrovia High School at an away conference at 3:30 on Friday, Apr. 12. The Tigers have previously played the Wildcats twice, but lost both games.