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Athlete of the Week Baseball Golf Long Beach Poly Long Beach State Millikan Softball St. Anthony Wilson’s Athletes of the Week

The562’s Athletes of the Week is sponsored by the Long Beach Century Club.

Congratulations to our Athletes of the Week and thanks to the Long Beach Century Club and Naples Rib Company for their support.


Max Pemberton, Long Beach Poly Baseball

Max Pemberton came through in the clutch for the Jackrabbits in their first-round playoff game, with a walkoff inside the park homerun against Beckman to propel Poly to a 7-6 victory.

Robby Shepherd, St. Anthony Baseball

Robby Shepherd went 5-6 with 3 RBIs and two doubles for St. Anthony in a blowout first-round playoff win that saw the Saints put up 20 runs.

Cameron Hegamin, Millikan Baseball

Millikan senior Cameron Hegamin helped power the Rams into the second round as he put up two hits, a run and an RBI in the Rams’ 3-2 win over Maranatha in the opening round of the playoffs.

Emoni Lamsam, Long Beach Poly Softball

Freshman standout Emoni Lamsam helped push Long Beach Poly to a first-round playoff win, as she had two hits, two RBI, and a run scored in Poly’s victory over Mira Costa.

Ky Stopp, Wilson Golf

Ky Stopp made history last week when he defended his Moore League individual golf title, claiming the trophy for the second year in a row. Stopp is just the ninth-ever golfer to repeat as Moore League champion.


Ian Gilligan, Long Beach State Golf

Ian Gilligan won the Big West Individual title after sinking a birdie in the sudden-death playoff on the 18th hole. He finished the Big West Championship shooting 69-71-71 for a 5-under par performance of 211 capturing his fourth individual title of the season.

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.