LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE — Hits were few and far between with the Rio Hondo League's two best pitchers — La Cañada High's Lauren Cox and San Marino's Michelle Floyd — in the circle Thursday.
La Cañada managed just three hits off Floyd, but turned most of its opportunities into runs — thanks to a small-ball approach — in a 3-1 victory at home over the Titans.
"That's a good team right there, and we pulled out just about everything we could to get it done today," said La Cañada Coach KC Mathews, whose team stole four bases and took extra bases on four San Marino passed balls in the game. "[Floyd's] tough in the circle, but we have a pretty good one in our circle, too."
Cox gave up two hits, a walk and struck out nine batters for the complete-game victory. Floyd struck out 10 batters, surrendered three hits, a walk and hit a batter in the loss.