Glendora, CA - The Citrus College Baseball program do their 2020 season opener roiled by errors on Friday afternoon. The Owls committed six errors on the day, giving up 14 runs in a 14-8 loss to visiting Pasadena City College.
A good share of the Owls defensive woes came early, as PCC score three runs in the second and five in the third, with six of the eight being deemed unearned. The Owls would try to keep pace with a RBI by freshman Anthony Mico in the bottom of the second, and a run by sophomore Tyler Kretchmar and RBI by sophomore Go Hattori in the third, but trailed 8-3 after the first third on the contest.
Pasadena would tack on two in the fifth to go up by seven scores. The Owls would try to rally utilizing RBI singles by freshman Brett Bowers and sophomore Tristan Thomas and an RBI double off the bat of sophomore Robert Moreno to make it 10-6. Citrus would never get any closer. The Lancers would score twice more in each of the seventh and eighth innings, while Citrus was limited to another RBI by Moreno in the seventh and a solo shot by freshman Andrew Duran in the eighth.
With the loss, Citrus drops to 0-1 on the year. The Owls will be back in action on Saturday afternoon when they host East Los Angeles College. First pitch is set for 1:00 PM.