Baseball Lakewood LB In MLB Long Beach State Wilson

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 […]

Baseball Lakewood LB In MLB Long Beach State Wilson

LB In MLB: Lakewood Lancers Making Headlines

A trio of former Lakewood Lancers made some interesting headlines during a busy week for local products in Major League Baseball. Matt Duffy and Travis d’Arnaud were both involved in a move by the Tampa Bay Rays last Friday. Five days after d’Arnaud was picked up by the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Rays acquired the […]

Football LB In MLB Wilson

Feature: Wilson Alum Joel Bitonio Becomes Father, Pro Bowler

You could live a whole lifetime and not experience the kind of emotional whirlwind that Wilson alum Joel Bitonio was living in last week. On Saturday, the Cleveland Browns offensive lineman learned he’d been named to the Associated Press All-Pro team, one of the highest honors available for an NFL player. Two days later, on […]

Baseball LB In MLB Long Beach State

LB In MLB: Troy Tulowitzki Signed By New York Yankees

Former Long Beach State Dirtbag Troy Tulowitzki has been working out at Blair Field recently while trying to garner attention from Major League Baseball clubs looking for a veteran shortstop with something left in the tank. It worked. This week, the New York Yankees inked Tulowitzki to a one-year contract after he was released by […]

Baseball LB In MLB Wilson

LB In MLB: Chase De Jong Making Mark In Minnesota

The Minnesota Twins have invested in another former Wilson Bruin in Chase De Jong after a midseason trade with the Seattle Mariners, and De Jong delivered the best month two-month stretch of his professional career. “I kind of figured a trade was coming because (the Mariners) didn’t see me as a fit anymore,” De Jong […]

Baseball LB In MLB Wilson

LB In MLB: Chris Betts Back To Being Himself

If his career keeps trending in the right direction, Chris Betts will become the 16th Wilson Bruin to reach Major League Baseball. Currently, the catcher is just thankful to be healthy. After being drafted by the Tampa Bay Rays in 2015, Betts underwent Tommy John surgery and missed the entire season. He then broke a […]

Avalon Cabrillo Compton Jordan Lakewood LB In MLB LB In NFL Long Beach City College Long Beach Poly Long Beach State Millikan Podcast St. Anthony Wilson

PODCAST: What Up, Long Beach?! Locals In The Pros

This week we’re talking talking about Long Beach athletes making headlines in Major League Baseball and the National Football League. 00:00 Why are there fewer high school officials? 04:15 Long Beach representation in Major League Baseball 12:00 Long Beach representation in National Football League 15:25 Long Beach State soccer and volleyball update 19:45 Should athletes […]