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Baseball: South Pasadena Blanks Temple City in League Battle

The South Pasadena High School varsity baseball team picked up a narrow 6-5 victory over Canyon Hills High of San Diego in a San Diego Tournament game on March 26.
Junior Jon Bracamonte, who had a double, an RBI and a run at the plate, pitched five innings with four strikeouts, while junior Charlie Vogel pitched 1 1/3 innings with a strikeout. Senior Nolan Adams went 2-for-2 with three RBIs, two runs and a walk, senior Jesse Chavez went 2-for-3, and senior Elijah Garcia produced a hit, a run and a stolen base. Sophomore Aaron Kawasaki walked twice, scored two runs and stole a base, senior Luke Riffle was credited with a walk and an RBI, and junior Aidan St. John walked once.
The Tigers defeated Escondido 9-5 in their tournament opener on March 25.
Junior Ben Regan pitched four scoreless innings with three strikeouts and junior Gabe Vogel, who had a hit, an RBI and a run at the plate, pitched two innings with two strikeouts. Riffle, who had a walk, an RBI and a run at the plate, pitched a scoreless inning with three strikeouts. Adams went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run, senior Griffin Johnson went 2-for-4 with two RBIs, a run and a stolen base, and Chavez went 2-for-2 with two runs, two stolen bases and an RBI. Garcia registered a hit, an RBI and a run, junior Leo Castillo contributed a base hit, and Bracamonte scored a run and stole a base.
South Pas blanked host Temple City 1-0 in a Rio Hondo League game on March 21 as Adams pitched a complete game with four strikeouts.
Castillo produced a hit and an RBI, Garcia recorded a hit and a stolen base, and Riffle and Johnson each tallied a base hit. Kawasaki scored a run, while Chavez walked once.
South Pasadena (10-7 overall, 3-2 in league) will host Alhambra for a nonleague game on April 2 at 3:30 p.m. before hosting La Salle College Preparatory of Pasadena on April 4.

First published in the March 29 print issue of the South Pasadena Review.

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