The San Marino High School varsity baseball team dropped its first Rio Hondo League game of the season last Friday, falling to visiting La Cañada, 5-0.
The Spartans got on the board in the fifth inning and added three more runs in the top of the seventh to build a five-run advantage.
The Titans (1-5 overall record, 0-1 in league) were held to only two hits in the contest. Sean Richardson and Grant Spitzer each singled for SMHS and stole a base.
Pitcher Noah Herrera was dealt the loss on the mound after surrendering two runs on four hits and two walks in 4 2/3 innings.
He also recorded two strikeouts. Calvin Ryan tossed 2 1/3 innings of relief and allowed three runs (two earned), walked two and struck out three.
The home team struggled to muster any offense against La Cañada ace Ryan Graves, who was dominant on the mound. He allowed only two hits and struck out a game-high six.
San Marino will host Temple City in a league game this Friday, March 8, at 3:30 p.m.