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Long Beach Players Win Maccabi Games Baseball Gold

A team of mostly Long Beach baseball players won the gold medal at the Maccabi Games last week, a sports tournament designed specifically for Jewish youth. Wilson assistant Marc Prager was the head coach, with Jordan alum Phillip Berman assisting. The players included AJ Castano, Davis Ramage, and Jacob Ribitzki from Wilson, Jacob Kraus and Liam Alpern from Poly, Tyler Bermundo from Millikan, and Evan Leibl from Los Al. Bermundo was the starting pitcher in the gold medal game.

Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.