DOWNEY - The Warren High School baseball team has seen its season come to an end at the hands of the Lancaster Eagles.The Bears lost at Lancaster on May 22, 14-6, in the second round of the C.I.F. Division III playoffs. The Bears finished their season with an overall record of 18-10 and a league record of 9-6. For their effort in league play and an overall winning record, the Bears were given a wildcard birth as the S.G.V.L. number four team behind cross-town rival Downey, Paramount and Gahr, respectively. The Bears began their post-season run with a wildcard win at West Covina on May 15th, 7-5. The Bears followed that up with another win at Rancho Alamitos on May 18, 5-1. The Bears season came to a an end the next game, as previously mentioned, against Lancaster in the second round of the C.I.F. Division III playoffs. First year head coach Dan Noonan was very pleased with the effort and overall play of his team. Noonan was impressed with the quality of league play and how many quality defensive plays he saw from many league teams. Coach Noonan is looking forward to next year and making another run at a league title and perhaps, another quality run in the C.I.F. playoffs.
********** Published: May 31, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 07