South Pasadena suffered a 6-1 loss last Thursday in a home game against Monrovia High School. The Tigers (3-7 overall) are off to a tough start in league.

As has been the case multiple times this season, a couple of brief letdowns hurt the boys again Thursday afternoon. After getting out to a one-run lead after two innings, the Tigers gave up a four runs at the top of the 3rd, and never recovered. Though the final score showed a five-run differential, South Pasadena actually outhit Monrovia 6-5.

It was the four errors on the Tigers part that made the difference.

The battle against the Wildcats came two games after a thrilling extra innings loss to the La Cañada Spartans on March 20. Facing a starting pitcher rumored to be a University of Southern California recruit, South Pas held its own, playing stellar defense and squeezing out a run to extend the game. Unfortunately, La Cañada put an end to the contest in the 9th with a walk off homer.

The season is still young, and head coach Chris Cortinez is prepared to let things play out.

“We just missed a signal here and there,” a disappointed Cortinez said after the road loss to the Spartans. “We had our opportunities.”

The Tigers’ next game is a non-league contest against Village Christian tomorrow at home at 10 a.m.

Photos by Joseph Ruiz

Harry Yadav

Harry Yadav has served as the Editor of the South Pasadena Review since January of 2018. Born and raised in South Pasadena, Harry graduated from South Pasadena High School in 2012, where he played golf and basketball and wrote for the Tiger newspaper. In 2016, he earned his Bachelor of Arts in English Literature at The University of the South in Sewanee, Tennessee.

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