For years the Baseline has held a one-day event where all the league’s baseball teams play at LoanMart Field (formerly known as the Epicenter).
Well this year the Mt. Baldy League will do the same this Saturday and all are excited about playing on the bigger stage.
Alta Loma has played in the “Battle of the Baseline” before as it only moved to the Mt. Baldy from the Baseline two years ago.
“Our kids are excited about it,” says first-year Don Lugo baseball coach Jeff Abel. “They’ve heard other kids talk about the experience and its great that how teams in our league will have that experience too.”
There will be three games on the day, the first pitting Ontario against Chaffey at 11 a.m. it will be followed by Colony against Montclair at 2, with the night capped off by Alta Loma against Don Lugo at 5 p.m.
There had been talk in recent years about the Mt. Baldy following the example of the Baseline but it was Montclair coach Chris Castro the got the ball rolling this year. He had discussions with the Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Director of Group Sales Kyle Burleson and the details were quickly ironed out.
It was a matter of finding the right weekend when the Quakes were on the road but that didn’t prove to be too difficult.
“Things really fell into place,” Castro said. “We threw out a couple of dates and found one that was good for everyone.”
Tickets can be purchased at each of the schools, through the players and coaches.