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Lakewood Alum Brendon Davis Gets MLB Call-Up With Tigers

The562’s coverage of Lakewood Athletics is sponsored by J.P. Crawford, Class of 2013. This week Lakewood High alum Brendon Davis got the phone call he’s been waiting for since he was drafted seven years ago. Davis, who played seven seasons and 747 games in the minor leagues making more than 3,000 plate appearances, was called up […]

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JP Crawford Sponsors Lakewood High Coverage For 2022-23

The562 is pleased to announce that our coverage of Lakewood High School for the 2022-23 school year will be sponsored by Lancers alum and current MLB star JP Crawford. Crawford graduated in 2013 after a standout Moore League career, and was drafted straight out of high school. The 2020 Golden Glover is in his sixth […]

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Baseball: Millikan Alum Spencer Steer Gets Big League Call-Up With Cincinnati Reds

A Big League dream is about to come true for Long Beach’s Spencer Steer. The Millikan High grad has developed into one of the best prospects in baseball, and he’ll soon get his shot at the Major Leagues.  The Cincinnati Reds announced Thursday they were promoting Steer from Triple-A Louisville, meaning he will join the […]

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COLUMN: Future Bright For Long Beach Baseball

For most of the last century, high school baseball teams who learned they were taking on a Long Beach opponent in the playoffs were scared–or at least not very happy about it. From 1914 through 2008, a Moore League baseball team appeared in the CIF Southern Section’s highest division baseball championship game 38 times out […]

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LB In MLB: Local Boys Ready For Second Half Of Season

There were only two players hit by a pitch in the American League 3-2 win over the National League at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, and they were both Long Beach guys. Jeff McNeil and Travis d’Arnaud continued the tradition of having Long Beach represented in the Major League All-Star game last week, and they’re […]

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Two More Dirtbags Selected on Final Day of MLB Draft

The562’s coverage of Dirtbags Baseball for the 2022 season is sponsored by P2S, Inc. Visit to learn more. The third and final day of the 2022 MLB Draft saw two more Long Beach State Dirtbags get their name called. RHP Marques Johnson and OF Chase Luttrell were both chosen on Tuesday, giving the Dirtbags […]

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Dirtbags Luis Ramirez, Devereaux Harrison Taken on Day 2 of MLB Draft

The562’s coverage of Dirtbags Baseball for the 2022 season is sponsored by P2S, Inc. Visit to learn more. A pair of Long Beach State righthanders were selected on Day 2 of the 2022 MLB Draft, with Luis Ramirez going to the Texas Rangers in Round 7 and Devereaux Harrison coming off the board in […]

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Travis d’Arnaud, Jeff McNeil to Represent Long Beach in MLB All-Star Game

Major League Baseball is bringing its All-Star Game to Southern California, as Dodger Stadium will play host to this year’s festivities for the first time since 1980. Once again, Long Beach will have representation in the All-Star Game as both Travis d’Arnaud (Lakewood HS) and Jeff McNeil (Long Beach State) were selected for the midsummer […]