Prep Varsity Baseball Comes Back to Top Western Christian, 5-3

Behind 3-0, the Flintridge Prep varsity baseball team rallied to beat visiting Covina Western Christian, 5-3, in nonleague action last Friday at the Glendale Sports Complex.

The Rebels, who improved to 2-0, hosted Chadwick School at the GSC on Tuesday, but results were not available at press time.

Prep will travel to Pasadena Poly today (Thursday) and Arcadia Rio Hondo Prep next Tuesday for 3:30 p.m. league games.

The Fighting Lancers scored three runs in the first, second and third innings to lead 3-0 going into the bottom of the third inning where the Rebels responded with two runs.

Prep jumped ahead, 4-3, with two runs in the fifth inning and added an insurance run in the sixth inning.

Mark Rodli led the Prep offense with three hits and two runs batted in. Austin Raines delivered two hits and scored a run. Max Armand added a hit and scored two runs.

Joe Costner chipped in a hit and an RBI, Joe Polwrek scored a run and knocked in one, Matt Stein had a run scored and a hit and Ryan Hawkins finished with a hit.

Stein started for the Rebels and went five innings. He allowed two hits, walked two and struck out eight. He was relieved by Armand who, in his two innings of work, walked two and struck out three.

In their delayed season opener last Thursday, the Rebels crushed Burbank Providence, 12-5, in a five-and-a-half inning contest.

Providence led very briefly with a run in the top of the second inning. Prep came back in the bottom of the frame with four runs to take a lead it would not relinquish. The Rebels put the contest away with six runs in the third inning and two more runs in the fifth inning.

Stein went 3-for-3 with two runs scored and an RBI. Mark Chodas added two hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Rodli had two hits, one of them a double, and two runs scored. Raines supplied two runs scored and a solo home run.

Costner added a hit, a run scored and two RBI. Polwrek had a hit and drove in two runs, Hawkins delivered a double and two runs scored and Alex Hurrell finished with a hit, run scored and an RBI.

Polwrek started for Prep and gave up an earned run, two hits, walked three and struck out three. He was relieved by Raines who allowed three earned runs, two hits, walked five and struck out four.

Another reliever, Hawkins, was credited with the victory and improved to 1-0.

The Providence players made things worse for themselves by committing eight errors.

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