La Cañada 18, South Pasadena 0: Everyone swept for the Spartans, who improved to 2-0 in the Rio Hondo League, Tuesday on the road.
La Cañada’s No. 1 singles player Joshua Kim only lost a game, 6-1, 6-0, 6-0, highlighting a dominant team performance in singles. The Spartans went 54-15 in singles with Ryan Lee (6-1, 6-3, 6-2) and Christopher Madsen (6-3, 6-3, 6-2) completing the sweep.
Things were more dramatic, as the doubles were perfect after getting two come-from-behind wins. La Cañada’s Leeho Lim and Harrison Zuk faced match point, 5-4, before rallying for a 7-6 win and winning their other two sets, 6-2, 6-3. Pat Finnigan and Nick Malone also rallied for a comeback win, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2. Joe Song and Liwon Lim also swept, 6-4, 6-2, 6-2, for the Spartans, who are ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division II.
La Cañada also posted a 14-4 win over Monrovia at home Monday. Lee (6-0, 6-0, 6-0) was the only Spartan to sweep, as they subbed in a number of players. Madsen (6-0, 6-1), Joshua Kim and Billy Kim (6-0, 6-0), Song and Liwon Lim (6-0, 6-0) and Zuk and Leeho Lim (6-1, 6-0) each won two sets.
La Cañada 8, South Pasadena 4: Brenna Gay went four for four with two runs batted in Tuesday to lead the Spartans to a 2-0 start to the Rio Hondo League season on the road Tuesday.
La Cañada also received two-hit games from Katy Lee (two for three, double) and Olivia Leyva (two RBI, double). Olivia Lam and Selina Mohr also had base hits in the win. Mohr also picked up the victory in the circle, allowing just three hits and a run in four innings.
It took a much more dramatic effort for La Cañada to edge Monrovia, as Aubri Thompson, who went three for three after getting hit in the face with a ground ball earlier in the game, delivered a walk-off double for a 6-5 win over the Wildcats at La Cañada High Friday night.
“This was the not the last we’ve heard of Monrovia,” La Cañada Coach KC Mathews said. “It was a big Friday night under the lights. The crowd was great and our girls never gave up. They were down and they’re not used to that, but they came through. We just didn’t quit and that’s part of what good teams do.”
La Cañada (6-1) trailed Monrovia, 4-0, after the top of the third inning, but scored three runs in the third and two more in the fourth to take a 5-4 lead before Monrovia tied it in the top of the seventh.
Lee (two for four, two runs) singled aboard with one out to get the Spartans’ offense going in the bottom of the seventh. With two outs, Annie Monroe was hit by a pitch and Thompson ended the game with a double to right-center field to score Lee.
“She had a great game and she executed her plan,” Mathews said of Thompson. “She had a plan every time she went to the plate and she executed it every time.”
La Cañada had 10 hits in the Monrovia game. Kelsey Drange, Leyva, Monroe, Lam and Mohr (double) each logged hits. Junior pitcher Maddy MacKenzie tossed the complete-game victory for the Spartans after giving up three earned runs.
Campbell Hall 15, Flintridge Prep 6: The Rebels fell to 1-4 with Tuesday’s loss, that proved close until the top of the sixth, when Campbell Hall scored the final seven runs of the game in the stanza.
Ashley Kim had a double, a run scored and two runs batted in for the Rebels, while teammate Alex Tutwiler also drove in two.
La Cañada 183, San Marino 200: The Spartans opened up defense of their Rio Hondo League title on Tuesday with a victory at par-36 Santa Anita Golf Course.
The Spartans (7-0, 1-0 in league) was paced by Collin Morikawa, who had the low score on the day, with a three-under-par 33, while Noah Bernstein and Joshua Suh both shot 36s.
St. Francis 196, Alemany 214: Johnny Brandt shot an even-par 35 on Tuesday to lead the host Golden Knights in a Mission League match at Brookside Golf Course No. 2. Jack Tenney and Michael Finney each had 39s for St. Francis (4-3, 3-2 in league).
Webb 201, Flintridge Prep 236: Jack Bouchard and Jonah Sacks each had five-over-par 41s on Tuesday for the host Rebels in their Prep League opener at Altadena Golf Course. Flintridge Prep fell to 3-2.
Flintridge Prep 3, Webb 0: Kareem Ismail finished with six kills Tuesday for the visiting Rebels in a Prep League-opening win, 25-9, 25-14, 25-14. Flintridge Prep improved to 9-6.