The view from atop the Pacific League standings keep getting better and better for the Arcadia High School baseball team. If nothing else, the Apaches flexed their muscles and proved why they’re the defending league champions with a convincing 8-0 win over Pasadena on Friday afternoon.
Arcadia (17-3, 9-0) is a more balanced team this season, but there’s no doubt that seniors Garrett Tuck and Jonathan Larson are the Apaches’ bread and butter. Tuck scattered three hits across five innings to pick up his sixth win of the season. Larson went 3 for 3 and scored a run in the sixth after drawing a walk. He laid down a beauty of a bunt down the third-base line for a single on the first pitch in the fourth with two outs, catching Pasadena (12-10, 5-4) completely off guard. Larson’s bunt single scored Erik Trask from third, who reached first on an error. In fact, the Bulldogs were marred by three errors, two of which came in the sixth on a single play that scored Jonathan Tom and Larson to make it 8-0.