Name : Joe Bacon
School : Pasadena
Sport : Pasadena
Grade : Junior
Position : Pitcher
Thanks to Jeffery Griffith for the photos:
Boys Athlete of the Week:
The last time Pasadena beat Arcadia in a Pacific League baseball game, Joe Bacon was in the third grade.
In fact, the Bulldogs hadn’t defeated AHS since April 8th of 2014.
Arcadia has won at least a share of the last three Pacific League titles, and the odds are, the Apaches will do again in 2022.
And that’s what made Tuesday’s 8-1 victory so special for the boys in red.
Bacon played a starring role for the Bulldogs.
The PHS junior went the distance and allowed just the one run on five hits.
He walked two and fanned three AHS batters.
It took Bacon 86 pitches to finish what he started.
And 56 of the 86 were strikes.
The 2022 season hasn’t gone as well as PHS would have liked, but there have been some highlights sprinkled here and there, including a -0 victory over Burroughs in eight innings.
Ben Griffith went seven scoreless and handed the Bears their first Pacific League loss.
After starting Pacific League play 0-5, PHS has split consecutive two-game series with Burroughs, Hoover, Glendale and Burbank, respectively.
The Bulldogs enter the final week of the season with a pair of league games with their rivals from Muir, who are 4-15 this season, and just one-game ahead of last-place Hoover.
Bacon will be looking for his fourth consecutive Pacific League victory as he’s expected to start Tuesday’s game at Muir.
Pacific League Standings:
Arcadia (18-6, 10-2)
Burroughs (16-9, 10-2)
Burbank (14-7, 9-3)
CV (15-10, 8-4)
Glendale (9-9, 4-8)
PHS (7-16, 4-8)
Muir (4-15, 2-10)
Hoover (3-14-1, 1-11)
Pasadena’s Remaining Schedule:
4/26: PHS at Muir
4/27: Muir at PHS
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