The Tartans watched the game slip away early and couldn’t recover in a 6-3 loss to Downey on Monday. Downey scored on a double by Ruelas and a sacrifice fly by Ledezma in the first inning.
Glendora lost despite out-hitting Downey six to two.
Downey got on the board in the first inning. Ruelas drove in two when Ruelas doubled.
Llamas got the win for Downey. The ace lasted six and a third innings, allowing six hits and three runs while striking out four. Gomez threw two-thirds of an inning in relief out of the bullpen.
Josh Verkuilen took the loss for Tartans. The righty lasted three innings, allowing two hits and four runs while striking out four.
Jeff Isenhart led Tartans with three hits in four at bats.