Bears look to stay in first place

DOWNEY - The Warren High School baseball team currently has an overall record of 18-3 and a league record of 9-1. The Bears are in first place followed by Gahr (8-2), Paramount (8-2), Downey (2-8), Lynwood (1-7) and Dominguez (0-8).The Bears defeated Dominguez at Dominguez 13-1 on 4/16 and then defeated the Dons again at Warren 24-2 on 4/19. The Bears defeated Lynwood at Warren 7-0 on Tuesday and will play the Knights later today at Lynwood. The Bears have won 12 games in a row and 18 of their last 19. Simply put, the Bears are on a roll and Coach Pearson has his team playing consistently at a high level. The next two weeks will certainly determine where the Bears will finish in San Gabriel Valley League play. Warren will host Paramount next Tuesday and will then travel to Paramount to face the Pirates next Friday. Warren will conclude their regular season by traveling to Gahr and playing the Gladiators on 5/7 and will then host Gahr in the season finale on 5/9. Gahr is currently ranked number one in the latest Press-Telegram poll while Warren is ranked seventh and Paramount is ranked tenth. Of course none of this matters right now because the champion will be determined by their play on the field. At this time, all three teams are likely to make the C.I.F. Division III playoffs and may very well face each other again in postseason play. The only questions that remain at this time are one, who will be the league champion, and two, who will be the second and third teams in, respectively? Things are certainly starting to heat up in S.G.V.L. play.

********** Published: April 25, 2013 - Volume 12 - Issue 02