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Firebaugh Baseball Wins Second Consecutive CIF Title

The Firebaugh High School Baseball team. (Courtesy of LUSD)
The Firebaugh High School Baseball team. (Courtesy of LUSD)
The following is an official announcement from the Lynwood Unified School District (LUSD):

After a 4-0 win over Temecula Prep last weekend, the Firebaugh High School Boys Baseball team was victorious in the CIF Division 7 Finals for the second consecutive year.

However, clinching the back-to-back championship at the Riverside Sports Complex on June 1 wasn’t easy, especially for such a young team that lost some key players last year, said Coach Scott Hunter.

“They struggled at the beginning of the year, however I think it was really outstanding the way they came together as a team,” he said. “We really worked hard and overcame those obstacles.”

Hunter also attributed the team’s success to a tough schedule this year that included three tournaments where the players consistently went up against more challenging teams in higher divisions.

Firebaugh High School opened in 2005, however the varsity baseball program wasn’t formed until 2007. Since that time, the team has earned three league titles and two CIF Championship wins.

Next year, Firebaugh Baseball will move to the Division 6 Prep League, where they face tougher competition.

“Over last couple of years, our Falcons have brought home some huge wins and we are all so proud of them,” said LUSD Superintendent Edward Velasquez.

Coach Hunter recognized several seniors who were instrumental in the varsity team’s success this year:  Anthony Rios, shortstop and pitcher who was also named MVP of the Harbor League; Anthony Arreola, centerfielder and pitcher;  Daniel Miranda, catcher; and Francisco Miranda, first baseman.
 
Hunter also thanked his coaching staff: Johnny Tirre, Anthony Miranda, Alan Huff and Fernando Rios.
 
“This was truly a team effort,” Hunter said. “Without them, we couldn’t have achieved what we did this year.”

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