LOS ANGELES — Seventh innings continue to haunt the Flintridge Prep baseball team.
Normally, it's occurred while competing against teams from California. On Wednesday afternoon, the Rebels suffered the same fate against a squad from Washington state.
"We've given up more runs in the seventh inning, and we've now lost five times in the seventh [this season]," said Flintridge Prep Coach Buzz Cook, whose team yielded three runs in the seventh in a 6-3 nonleague home loss against Fife on Wednesday at Occidental College. "It came down to the little things and Fife got the timely hits.
"You walk a couple of batters and it will haunt you. And not making the plays when needed."
Flintridge Prep dropped to 3-8. Fife, which arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday, improved to 6-1 and will meet San Marino in a doubleheader Saturday before returning home Sunday.
Fife jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the fourth before Flintridge Prep scored three times in their half of the inning.