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Checking In With The Cubs

story posted on: 3/4/08

LONG BEACH CITY RUNS OVER CUBS

LA City’s South Coast Conference opener at Long Beach City College fell short of hoped expectations as the Cubs gave up 13 hits and 14 runs in losing 14-3 on Tues., Feb. 26.

The Cubs opened with a pair of runs but Long Beach countered with four first inning runs of their own. LBCC then proceeded to score at least one run in every inning but the fifth.

Freshman Cub pitcher Josh Sotello (Eagle Rock HS) was credited with the loss. Freshman center fielder Chris Espinoza (Fairfax HS) led the Cubs at the plate going 2-for-5 with two runs.

PASADENA CITY SIDE-STEPS CUBS

Pasadena entered the game with a 13-game losing streak but found their way to victory over LA City with a season-high 13 hits in defeating the Cubs, 9-2, on Thurs., Feb. 28. The game was played at Pasadena’s Brookside Park Jackie Robinson Memorial Field.

Freshman Cub starting pitcher Raymond Caudillo (Carpinteria HS) found tough going in the first inning in giving up six runs while having to face all of the Lancers opening 9-man line-up at the plate.

The Cubs (3-11, 0-2 in SCC play) received outstanding relief pitching from freshman Matthew Gonzales (Wagoner HS) who pitched 6-2/3 innings of shutout ball while only giving up four hits.