“Rob amazes you every time he goes out there,” Panthers coach Wayne Ellis said. “This is the first time I can remember our school being able to compete with teams of this caliber.” Brian Dearth went the first four innings for the Rams (4-1) and struck out five, but gave up three third-inning runs. Rasmussen walked and scored on an RBI single by James Wiley. Tim Feess doubled and scored on a single by Michael Defazio and Simmons Borchert drove in Wiley with a sacrifice fly. Michael Mendoza doubled and scored on a double by William Do for the Rams’ lone run. “Winning this tournament was a goal of ours, but we weren’t sure how realistic it was for a small school like ours,” Rasmussen said. “I’m happy with how well we played this tournament, but Rasmussen was just better than us today,” Rams coach Barry Bacon said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At one point, Rasmussen struck out eight consecutive and 10 of 11 batters between the second and fifth innings. “This is probably the best high school game I’ve played in against this kind of competition,” Rasmussen said. TEMPLE CITY – Rob Rasmussen’s 15th strikeout of the game helped lift Pasadena Poly’s baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Temple City in the championship game of the Monrovia-Temple City Tournament on Saturday. The UCLA-bound left-hander gave up two doubles in the first inning and then dominated the rest of the game. He went the distance, giving up three hits and a walk.