Etiwanda outfielder Steven Rivas headed to Long Beach State

It has been quite a week for Etwianda baseball standout Steven Rivas. On Monday he was named the Daily Bulletin Male Athlete of Week, then he won the on-line voting as overall So Cal Prep Legends Athlete of Week.

He topped that off over the weekend by committing to Long Beach State.

It was the only school he visited but other such as Division I Texas Christian, Hawaii and San Jose State as well as local Division II powers Cal Baptist and Cal Poly Pomona were also interested.

“I had a great conversation with a counselor there and I heard about everything they had to offer,” he said. “Then as far as baseball, I think I’ll have a chance to go in there and play. I liked the environment and it felt like the perfect fit.”

There is another bonus that goes with that commitment. Teammate Chris Jimenez will also be going there.

“We have known each other since we were 5,” Rivas said. “It will definitely be nice to have someone there with me that I really know and get along with.”

Rivas has helped the Eagles to an 9-2 record thus far. He is hitting .575 with 13 RBI, five doubles, two triples and two home runs.


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