Andrew Lathouwers Breaks Open Game with 2-Run Double

Pasadena 9-0 Shutout Win vs Hoover

(Hoover HS) - Pasadena hastily put all haunts stemming from a woeful start to rest with a steady five run surge in the third inning, and another of four in the sixth en route to a 9-0 shutout against Hoover in Pacific League action.

Andrew Lathouwers broke through with a one-out bases-loaded two run double high off the right field fence that picked up Frankie Garriola and Sumner Smith, before Brian Blackburn scored on a sacrifice flyout from Danny Richman to make it 3-0. Both Lathowers, and Chance Cobb, later scored on a two run single by Calvin Christiansen which extended the lead to 5-0.

Pasadena jumped on relief LHP Thomas Hall for four in the sixth to put it away. Alex Baer had a drive to second that was errantly handled and allowed Sergio Rey to score, before Smith laced an RBI single. Blackburn and Lathouwers grounded out for RBI's to bookend scoring for PHS.

Patrick Saucedo (4 IP, RHP) and Lathouwers (2 IP, RHP) combined for six shutout, and no hit innings, with Saucedo earning the win. Hoover broke up the Bulldog no-hitter in the seventh as three of its first four batters registered singles. LHP Nick Mostacero, starting the inning, got a bloop-out, hosed a runner heading towards third, and withstood back to back hits before getting a strikeout to end the game.

Pasadena improves to 9-6 overall and will cruise into a crucial stretch of league play next week with a 2-1 record, as a Tuesday road matchup at Burbank, and a Friday homestand versus Crescenta Valley, follow. Both games are slated for a 3:30pm start,

Hoover, under first year and former St. Francis head coach Brian Esquival, fell to 1-9 with its sixth straight loss, but played CV tough to a 7-2 loss last Friday with Fidel Hernandez hitting a two run HR in that game.

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