Mt. Baldy League honors: Baseball

Don Lugo’s Benny Aguilera celebrates a run by teammate Albert Luevano against Montclair at Don Lugo High School in Chino, CA, Wednesday, May 4, 2016. (Photo by Jennifer Cappuccio Maher/Inland Valley Daily Bulletin)

MVP: Benny Aguilera, Sr., Pitcher-Outfielder, Don Lugo

First team
Lawrence Castaneda, Jr., Chaffey
Josh Ibarra, Jr., Don Lugo
Daniel Jaime, Jr., Alta Loma
Jordan James, Jr., Alta Loma
Albert Luevano, Soph., Don Lugo
Patrick Perez, Sr., Colony
Max Reyes, Jr., Alta Loma
Jacob Ramirez, Jr., Montclair
Oscar Rauda, Soph., Ontario
Marcus Rodelo, Sr., Colony
Alex Rubio, Sr., Chaffey
Christian Serna, Soph., Alta Loma
Joshua Torres, Soph., Don Lugo
Jesse Villalobos, Sr., Montclair
Josh Villamarin, Jr., Montclair
Nestor Zamora, Sr., Don Lugo

** No second team was provided

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Mt. Baldy baseball teams to compete at LoanMart Field

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.

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Don Lugo dominates Mt. Baldy baseball selections

Here is the Mt. Baldy selections as made by the coaches.

Most Valuable Players – Andrew Matus, Don Lugo, Frank Donaldson, Don Lugo

First team
David Castaneda, Chaffey, Jr.
Damien Cauble, Ontario, Jr.
Noah Ehrhardt, Chaffey, Sr.
Adrian Garcia, Montclair, Sr.
Ryan Goff, Chino, Sr.
Danny Gomez, Montclair, Jr.
Matt Goytia, Don Lugo, Jr.
Kyle Guillement, Chino, Jr.
Andrew Martinez, Don Lugo, Sr.
Michael Martinez, Colony, Sr.
Daniel Perez, Don Lugo, Sr.
Chase Price, Don Lugo, Jr,.
Joshua Thorton, Chino, Jr.
Patrick Vizcaino, Don Lugo, Jr.

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