Years from now when people look back on the 2018 baseball season for PCC, they will see a team that collapsed in the first round of the playoffs. What they will not see is a team that rallied to make the playoffs, even when the odds were against them.
Baseball nearly fell to Rio Hondo college but came back after a dicey final three innings to win the game and make the playoffs.
As the game winded down during the ninth inning, Patrick Pena leaned in to pitch the ball, hurling it into the catcher’s mitt, snapping the Lancer’s 6-game losing streak with a 4-3 win against Compton.
As Tony Shue trotted into second base after his 3 RBI double gave PCC a 7-6 lead, he was the only Lancer who wasn’t outwardly celebrating or cheering, a reflection of his characteristic calm under pressure even after the eighth inning hit authored the game’s final score.
Tony Shue leaned to the right with dozens of other players, fans and coaches all watching his high-arching drive drop feet from the left-field foul line for the Lancers second walk off victory of the season, and a split of the two-game series against El-Camino College (ECC). “It felt good, it was definitely an experience,” said Shue, describing his first walk-off at any level. The Lancers entered the 9th inning on Monday trailing by three runs and still facing the Warriors’ starter. However, after leading …
Led by an explosive offensive performance, Pasadena baseball defeated Rio Hondo College 10-4 on Thursday afternoon at Brookside Park, extending their lead in the SCC North Division race.
Lancers baseball bested Long Beach City College (LBCC) for the first time since 2014 in a thrilling 3-2 grudge match last Thursday afternoon at Brookside Park.