It took four rainouts until the Pasadena City College baseball team finally was able to play its home opener at Brookside Park's Jackie Robinson Field in a rare Sunday contest against Northern California visitor Merced. Despite falling behind 2-0 after three innings, the Lancers batted around their order in both the fourth and fifth frames. PCC picked up a 9-4 victory as the rain this time only shortened the length of the game, called with Merced batting in the top of the seventh inning.
For the second straight game, the Pasadena City College baseball team lost a tough 1-run affair against a pre-season SoCal top 5-ranked team. On Tuesday, No. 3-rated Palomar edged the visiting Lancers, 5-4. That came after a 3-2 loss at No. 5-ranked Cypress on Feb. 7. The unranked Lancers are 3-3 thus far in 2019.
The Pasadena City College baseball team has batted in 18 innings thus far this season and have already thrown down a full house in high-scoring frames, plating four runs three times and five runs twice. The Lancers once again broke open a game late and waltzed over host San Diego Mesa, 13-3, on Tuesday.
Pasadena City College baseball head coach Pat McGee knows he has a roster of talented hitters. He just didn't know how fast the offense would dial in. Try game No. 1. The Lancers erupted for 14 hits, scored four runs in the third inning, four in the sixth and five in the seventh to rout host Citrus, 14-2, Saturday afternoon to open the 2019 season.
Pasadena City College baseball head coach Pat McGee already did the "impossible" in turning the Lancers from a South Coast Conference doormat into a winning program, including a combined 49 wins and trips to the Southern California Regional Playoffs in 2017 and 2018. Now that the Lancers are on the map as a tough opponent to topple, the question now is can the program strive for bigger and better things in 2019?