Pacific League Champions: 1997-1999, 2002-2008, 2012-2013
CIF Quarterfinalist: 2001 & 2007
CIF Division I Champions: 1998
The Falcons found themselves down early after Pasadena exploded for 3 runs in the first inning. A couple of early walks and an error loaded the bases in the first for Pasadena. It looked like the Falcons were going to get out of the jam, but a 2 out 2 stike double scored all three runners.
The Falcons chipped back with one run after a lead off single by Bryan Wang who eventually scored on a sacrifice fly by Michael Russo.
The game was then dominated by good pitching and defense with no runs being scored until the bottom of the 7th inning.
In the bottom of the 7th the Falcons bats finally heated up with singles by Joe Torres and Nick Diaz. Michael Russo then doubled to left scoring Torres. After an intentional walk to Kewin Ledesma, Adrian Damla came up big and singled in Diaz and Russo to win the game 4-3, in walk-off fashion.
The excitement was palpable as the players rushed the field to congratulate Damla (thankfully his jersey was not ripped off, a la Dodger walk-off tradition).
It was a great win for the Falcons!
Falcons vs. Pasadena