Varsity Baseball Hungry For More


Carlos Vega, Sports Editor

The Varsity Baseball team is coming off a thrilling, electrifying, and sensational 2014 season which culminated in a 6-3 championship win against the Chatsworth Chancellors. The team captured their first L.A City Championship since 1969. The Patriots were a little skeptical as they entered the postseason because their regular season ended with an even record. They faced some pretty tough teams but their resilience and will to win propelled them to a City Championship. When asked to describe the roller coaster experience in a few words, MVP pitcher Adrian Rodriguez said “It was a dream come true, very exciting and life changing.”

Although this year’s team is not entirely the same as last year’s championship team, they still are optimistic and hungry for another championship trophy. The team began preseason in early November and they have been practicing/conditioning year round. The boys are led by head coach Matt Mowry, pitching coach Gus Rico, and the two assistant coaches, Alex Gamez and ex-MLB player Reggie Smith.

The Patriots began their regular season on Saturday, February 28 against Loyola. Unfortunately, the team lost their first game by a score of 1-0. Fortunately they managed to come up with a 3-2 win against Oak Park on Wednesday March 4th. The season consists of 30 games including preseason. When asked what they hoped to accomplish this year, Rodriguez said “Our goal is to get 20 wins this year and of course, win another City championship.” Furthermore, he stated “This will be accomplished by playing as a team and remembering the feeling of last years playoff run; we have to play with confidence and execute the small things every game in order to win.” These words sum up the team’s goals and we will wait to find out how their season comes to an end. After given the liberty to give any last comments, Adrian exclaimed ” I want to give a shout out to all of my teammates! We’re starving for another ring, we’re shockers!”