PASADENA — Maybe it was the extra incentive of the Prep League's fiercest rivalry or simply the urgency of avoiding a three-game winless start in league, but the Flintridge Prep baseball team dug down for a little something extra with Tuesday's Prep League game at Pasadena Poly on the line and came up with a rare gem indeed.
Prep right fielder Karlsen Termini smashed a run-scoring double to deep center field with two outs to complete a three-run Rebels rally and comeback from a two-run deficit in their final at-bats and make a winner of starting pitcher Clayton Weirick, who closed it out himself in the bottom of the seventh to notch a complete game in the 4-3 win.
"I was looking for the fastball. [Poly reliever Jonah Campbell] was having some trouble controlling his curveball, so he left it up a couple times, but I was just waiting for the one pitch," said Termini, who went one for three with a hit-by-pitch and run scored. "We're not going to give up. I mean, this is Poly."