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Cubs Go 1-2 Last Week


Story posted on: 4/9/08

The Cubs went 1-2 last week with a win over Long Beach City College before dropping a pair to Pasadena City College.

Head Coach George Hinshaw credited a “great team effort,” outstanding pitching from Matt Gonzales (Wagoner HS), and solid relief pitching from Oswaldo Rosas (Los Angeles HS) in the Cubs 7-4 win over LBCC (April 1).

Pasadena played their best consecutive games of the season in capturing two games from the Cubs. Lancers pitcher Michael Frisina pitched a complete game while giving up only five hits to the Cubs in defeating LA City, 8-1 (April 3). The contest was played at Brookside Park’s Jackie Robinson Memorial Field, but the game was technically hosted by LA City who batted as the home team.

The Cubs rematch with the Lancers two days later (April 5) lasted 10 innings before Pasadena won 6-5. With the game tied 5-5 in the 10th inning, PCC center fielder Tyler Craig led the bottom of the 10th with an infield single.

A PCC bunt on the next play forced a fielder’s choice throw from Cub catcher Jerry Rodriguez to second base where Craig beat the throw. PCC first baseman Lee Pope popped a hit into deep left field to score Craig from second base and erase remaining hopes for a Cub victory.

LA City’s record fell to 7-23 overall and 2-12 in the South Coast Conference.