Second baseman Andres Kim batted 4-for-5 with a home run, a double and four RBI to lead the Pasadena City College baseball team to a 16-5, South Coast Conference victory over host Los Angeles Harbor Thursday.
The Lancers, 16-9 overall, are 8-5 in conference and tied with Chaffey for first place in the SCC North Division. PCC reached a season high in hits with 17 against the Seahawks (11-15-1, 7-6 in SCC South). Pasadena swept the 2-game series v. LA Harbor.
Trailing 2-0, Kim, a sophomore transfer, tied it with a blast over the left field fence in the third inning. The teams traded leads until Pasadena scored seven runs in the fifth to break the game open, 10-4. First baseman Jeremy Conant hit a 2-RBI double to highlight that rally.
Overall, Conant was 3-for-6 as was third baseman Jose Jimenez (double, two RBI). Shortstop Alex Briggs batted 2-for-5 and catcher Jessie Garcia was 2-for-4. The Lancers infield (including the catcher) combined to go 14-for-26. Leftfielder Jared Esquivel took advantage of a rare start and was 1-for-3 with two walks and three runs scored.
Conant, a returning All-SCC First Team selection, is just two points behind in the state batting race with a .459 average (leads the SoCal region).
Coach Pat McGee's Lancers begin a 3-game series next week at Rio Hondo on Tuesday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m.