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Hot Topics With New Dirtbags Coach Eric Valenzuela

Long Beach State announced yesterday that Eric Valenzuela will be the next coach of the Dirtbags baseball program. We talked to Valenzuela about the biggest issues he’ll deal with in his first year… Valenzuela on keeping the Dirtbags style… “I’m from the San Gabriel Valley, and I coached for USD in the NCAA Regional at […]

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Dirtbags Hire Eric Valenzuela As Next Head Coach

After an extensive search that drew a number of high-profile candidates, Long Beach State athletic director Andy Fee confirmed that the university has hired St. Mary’s coach Eric Valenzuela as the next coach of the Dirtbags. “Being the head baseball coach at Long Beach State is a dream,” Valenzuela said. “I’m excited to be part […]

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Millikan’s Spencer Steer Drafted By Minnesota Twins

Millikan alum Spencer Steer was drafted by the Minnesota Twins on Tuesday in the second day of the MLB Draft. Steer, who just wrapped up another excellent season at Oregon, was taken 90th overall by the Twins. Steer has left quite a legacy at Oregon–he departs the Ducks as the highest-drafted position player in program […]

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The562.org’s Athletes of the Week

Congratulations to our final Athletes of the Week of the school year and thanks to Naples Rib Company for their sponsorship. HIGH SCHOOL Ricky Tiedemann, Lakewood Baseball Recent San Diego State commit and Lakewood ace Ricky Tiedemann won MVP honors at last week’s Kiwanis All Star Baseball Game between the Moore League and the San […]

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Baseball: Moore League Takes Down SGVL In All-Star Game

STORY BY MATT SIMON For the third straight year, the Moore League topped the San Gabriel Valley League 4-2 during the Kiwanis Senior All-Star Game Friday night at Downey High. The SGVL jumped to 1-0 lead during the top of the second inning on a throwing error after Poly’s Jesse Simon gave up back-to-back singles […]

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LB In MLB: Wilson High’s Chris Betts Playing By The Books

Chris Betts hasn’t made his Major League Baseball debut yet, but the 22-year old Wilson High alum grabbed some headlines earlier this month with a fantastic display of fundamentals. Betts is the everyday catcher for the Bowling Green Hot Rods, the Single-A affiliate of the Tampa Bay Rays, and is having a solid season after […]