South Pasadena High’s wasted no time getting off to a fast start in Rio Hondo League baseball action as the Tigers upended rival San Marino 4-2 in their season opener last Friday on the road.
With the victory, the Tigers improved to 4-2 as they look ahead to their next league encounter when the rain stops.
The victory over the Titans was long in coming as it ended a 33-game losing streak San Marino. Samuel Luna-Long, Noah Takeda-Teer, Nico Schroeder, Dillon Hugasian, Mikey Ebner, Pablo Guerrero, Isaac Sharp, Manny Chavez all played key roles in the Tigers’ win.
South Pasadena was scheduled to play Temple City on Tuesday, but that game will be moved to next Monday when it travels to play the Rams.
The Tigers, weather pending, are next scheduled to host Monrovia on Friday, March 13, travel to Sierra Vista on March 17, and La Cañada on March 20.
The Tigers, 7-3 overall, dropped their Rio Hondo League season opener to San Marino 8-0 last Friday, but came back with a pair of non-league victories last weekend following the loss.
South Pasadena hung around in the contest before the host Titans put it away with a homer in the fifth, making it 5-0.
South Pasadena handed Mendez of Los Angeles a 12-3 defeat in the Lincoln Classic Tournament last Saturday before turning away South East of South Gate 4-2 later in the day.
A Wednesday, March 11, contest scheduled against Marshal in Los Angeles has been postponed on account of rain. League action sees the Tigers facing Monrovia at home on Friday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. Temple City comes to South Pasadena on March 16 and on March 20 South Pasadena plays La Cañada on the road. Both encounters begin at 3:30 p.m.
South Pasadena was back in action on Tuesday, March 10, taking its 2-4 overall record to a key match against Santa Monica.
Under Ivy Chew, who also coaches the Tigers’ girls volleyball team, South Pasadena opened the season on February 27 with a 3-2 loss to Whittier Christian, won two straight against Crespi (3-2) and Nordoff (3-0), then dropped three more – Camarillo (1-0), Crespi (1-0) and again to Camarillo (1-0).
The Tigers are preparing to play La Cañada in their Rio Hondo League opener at home on Tuesday, March 17, and travel to San Marino March 19 to face their rival.
South Pasadena High’s boys’ tennis team improved to 5-2 overall on the season last Thursday with a 10-8 victory over Mark Kepple.
Dylan Cornforth and Finn McMillan both won their singles matches for the Tigers.
South Pasadena High picked up a 183-224 victory over Walnut on March 5.
Ian Jin, Justin Toshima, Ark Chang, Hayden Biggar, Andrew Kowal, and Eric Hong all played well for the Tigers.
The Tigers were scheduled for a rematch on Tuesday against Walnut.
Track and Field
Sprinters Terrel Mansano and Ferrel Mansano on the boys side and Gianna Beasley on the girls’ side continue to perform will for South Pasadena High’s track and field team this season.
Distance runners Sydney Morrow and Sam Clark along with Lindsay Michels are also having solid campaigns.
Senior TH Wei, a two-time state meet attendee, has leaped 21’4.75” in the triple jump for the Tigers while teammate Kevin Kang has gone 43’8.50.”
The Tigers are next in action when they compete in the Redondo Nike Invitation on Friday, March 13.
Editor’s Note: The South Pasadenan is looking for someone connected with the team to provide updates on swimming. Email updates to firstname.lastname@example.org