Baseball Millikan

Baseball Preview: Millikan Trying For History

Rams coach Ron Keester is excited. This year, Millikan is trying to win its fourth consecutive Moore League championship. That would be the first time in school history the Rams achieved that feat, and the first time any team in the league did it since Lakewood’s epic 1969-84 streak. “We don’t feel a difference between […]

Baseball Wilson

Baseball Preview: Wilson Wants More Playoff Success

The Wilson Bruins got a taste of CIF playoff success for the first time in a decade last year by reaching the Division 3 semifinals, and the momentum has already trickled into this season. “The returners have that experience in the playoffs and playing in those pressure-type games,” senior shortstop Alex Seguine said. “So we’ve […]

Baseball Lakewood

Baseball Preview: Lakewood Ready To Take Next Step

The Lancers are in the midst of a three-year rebuilding process that 35th-year coach Spud O’Neil says is going as planned. However, he admitted that the most important thing about this season is for his team to learn how to close out games. “I called this the five-inning team last year,” O’Neil said. “We were […]

Baseball Long Beach Poly

Baseball Preview: Long Beach Poly Trying To Move Up In League

Last year was a mixed bag for Long Beach Poly, as the Jackrabbits went just 6-6 in the Moore League but also won some playoff games for the first time in a long time. This year is one to determine which of those trends is likely to evolve into the program’s future, which is likely […]

Baseball Jordan

Baseball Preview: Jordan Overcoming Field Issues, Ready For League

Jordan coach Bryan Whitfield doesn’t particularly want to hear anyone else’s complaints about rainy weather messing up their practice schedule. Because Jordan’s construction is still underway, the team doesn’t have a baseball field on campus, and has had to walk over to Houghton Park to get their work in. That has presented its own set […]

Baseball St. Anthony

Baseball Preview: St. Anthony Has Best Team In Years

It has been four long years since St. Anthony’s magical season that ended in the CIF-SS Division 6 championship game that was lost to Flintridge Prep, but sixth-year coach Kris Jondle thinks this Saints team has the talent to get back to glory. “I think this will be the best team I have here,” Jondle […]

Baseball Compton

Baseball Preview: Compton Ready To Snap The Streak

This could be the year that Compton baseball snaps its 62-game Moore League losing streak. Compton hasn’t won a league game since 2013, but second-year coach Lorenzo Reddick isn’t rushing results, and he’s starting multiple underclassman this season. “We’ve got some numbers this year,” Reddick said. “But I’m still trying to get these guys to […]

Baseball Long Beach City College

Baseball Preview: LBCC Looking For Third Straight Title

Photo courtesy LBCC Entering his 26th season as the head coach at LBCC, Casey Crook is the seven-time conference coach of the year. He didn’t get to that point by mincing words, and he chooses not to in evaluating where the Vikings are a few weeks into the 2019 season. “Well we’re 2-6, so you’d […]

Baseball Long Beach State

Long Beach State Dirtbags Season Preview 2019

The Long Beach State Dirtbags are coming off one of the most unlucky seasons of baseball in school history. The talented squad with NCAA Super Regional experience under their belts was decimated by injuries, and only half of the projected starting lineup was available for the start of Big West Conference play. “It was challenging, […]