Baseball: Pasadena Poly, Alhambra truly dominant.

The Rio Hondo League has a new baseball champion in Temple City after five consecutive years of titles won by Monrovia, but the dominance continues in other leagues.

There’s Alhambra (21-3, 13-1), which secured its seventh consecutive Almont League title with the help of Frankie Wright. The senior right-hander threw a complete game two-hitter and also connected on a grand slam to lead the Moors in a 9-0 win over Schurr on Tuesday.

Pasadena Poly (19-2-1, 11-0) had plenty to celebrate this year. First, Panthers coach Wayne Ellis recorded his 400th career win. Then Pasadena Poly recorded its 16th straight Prep League title, which is a state record for most consecutive league titles in baseball.

In the Pacific League, Arcadia (22-3, 13-0) clinched a share of the league title with an 11-3 win over Glendale. That gives the Apaches three straight league titles, but sharing isn’t caring when it comes to league. Arcadia can win the title outright with a win over rival Crescenta Valley (22-3, 13-1) on Friday night at Arcadia. The Falcons’ lone loss came against the Apaches, 4-2.

Arcadia coach Nick Lemas and some of his players attended Crescenta Valley’s game against Burbank at Glendale’s Casey Stengel Field on Tuesday night, and saw the Falcons rally for an 8-7 victory.

Crescenta Valley’s win kept its hopes alive for a share of the league title. Once again, the title will come down to the final game of the season before the CIF-Southern Section playoff pairings are released Sunday.

Last season, Arcadia became the only baseball team in league history to finish league play undefeated

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  • bigfatfan

    Poly dominant in a cupcake league

  • Ray McKelvey

    So Poly tied and beat Monrovia, beat La Canada, beat Sierra Vista (18-4 record), beat South Pasadena twice, and mercy-ruled Maranatha.

    I don’t know if they are cupcakes, but they are all bigger and in higher divisions than Poly, right?

  • Polyfan

    Bigfatfan you sound a little bitter that things did not work out like you hoped they would at South Pas. Why the negative comment about Poly? They beat you guys soundly twice this season 11-7 and 10-6. Give them some credit. Looking at the RHL this season they could be called a cupcake league. Other than Temple City no other team in the RHL is above .500 overall. Why not be happy for the South Pas kids over at Poly?

  • brokenarrow

    @polyfan… u got it right