"This was a good bounceback game," said Surrey, who struck out 10 over seven innings, walked none and allowed just one hit on an infield single. "[We want to] try and get on a roll again.
"We know we're better than we played on Friday."
On Friday, the Falcons (15-3, 5-1) were held to four hits, while three CV pitchers allowed 10 and had runners on throughout the 4-2 loss.
On Tuesday against the Bulldogs (12-6-1, 4-2 in league), things changed drastically and in a hurry, as Troy Mulcahey, who would later belt his eighth home run of the season, doubled to left field to score Surrey before coming home to score on an ensuing single by Troy Prasertsit, who had a pair of singles. The two-run first inning ignited the Falcons, who never looked back.
"Coach [Phil Torres] told us this is gonna be the game-changer. We needed to show Arcadia and everyone that we're not out of it," said Mulcahey, who went two for three with a pair of runs, a pair of runs driven in, was hit by a pitch and belted a solo shot in the sixth inning. "Once we saw that we could get back to hitting, we relaxed so much more."
Surrey, who walked twice, singled, scored a run, drove one in and stole a base, drew a two-out, bases-loaded walk to score Cam Silva, who had singled with two outs, to up the lead to 3-0 in the second inning. It was the first of three unearned runs for the Falcons, who made good use of three Pasadena errors.
Cole Currie drove in Tyler Pollak in the fifth for a 4-0 lead before a Surrey single pushed Currie to third before he scored on a subsequent error.
But it was the two-run burst in the opening inning that gave Surrey what he needed.