NORTHWEST GLENDALE — Sitting just outside the refurbished dugout, Hoover High first-year baseball Coach Joe Cotti spotted instant trouble.
Three pitches into their Pacific League opener against visiting Arcadia, the Tornadoes found themselves behind against one of the better hitting teams in the area. Things didn’t get any better for Cotti and Co.
Hoover committed two errors and yielded 13 hits in a 10-2 home loss Tuesday afternoon.
Hoover starting pitcher Tyler Delzell (0-2) surrendered a lead-off home run to Haram Park and the Apaches (5-2) followed suit by pushing across two more runs to make it 3-0, forcing the Tornadoes (2-5) to play catch-up.