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