East County Sports

MATADORS BUILDING STRONG FOUNDATION

2019 EAST COUNTY PREP BASEBALL

By Dave Dickens

EastCountySports.com


NATIONAL CITY (2-23-2019) – Do not overlook teams such as a money ball team – without the financial-crazy numbers – a team that will continue to overcome adversity and trust the process.

What Mount Miguel High head coach Frank Coit brings to this program is accountability.

A few weeks ago, this Head Coach Frank Coit, and Athletic Director ERNIE REYES, among other members of the Mount Miguel administration. had somehow arranged for a visit from the son of legendary former Dodgers Pitcher Tommy John.

Yes, his dad put up phenomenal stats and was a great pitcher that had a very intense surgery performed on his pitching arm.

Long story short, he was taking time out of his busy schedule to come to speak to these young Matador varsity baseball players about how to avoid possible surgery on their pitching arms, amongst sharing other great baseball tricks of the trade to playing smart and healthy baseball.

Unfortunately, John J. had to reschedule due to horrendous weather conditions.

The moral to the story, Matador athletes are going to be of a new crop, more knowledgeable about their craft, how to avoid injury, injuring others, being in class on time, certain grade criteria to meet, personal accountability, and
selling the reward, for all of these efforts and buying into the system.

We in the media are being utilized as a tool, as well, to entice these young athletes that they can be champions, have the big headline that read “MATADORS OVERCAME ADVERSITY, WON IT ALL,” as an example of just one of the rewards for trusting the process and buying into the system.

The Matadors Varsity Baseball team is 0-3, losing their third-in-a-row, at the Sweetwater Tournament to the Brawley Wildcats, 12-6.

Today the Matadors scored six runs. Two games ago they were shutout.

“We played with better intensity today,” Coit said. “We discussed this and I was happy with their response.

“Still making too many physical mistakes right now, but the mental ones are diminishing, a great sign moving forward.”

CAMERON BEAUZEC with a two-run double, while ERIK KELLY went 2-for-3,

We showed signs today of turning things around after being flat and not competing in our previous two contests,” Coit said. “We are building.

Nico Camacho had six-up, six-down, with two strikeouts, while Kelly had two RBI.

Camacho’s brother, Michael Camacho, pitched two innings, with three strikeouts and no runs scored.

“In my opinion, today’s game was actually played well in spite of the score,” Nico Camacho said. “We played a lot better than then we had the other games.

“Coach told us to play the game like it was 0-0, so we did and outscored Brawley, 4-0, if it wasn’t for that one bad inning,

“I think it would have been a 7-6 ballgame. We needed to play
the whole game like we did the last three innings.

“It was a beautiful hit, regarding my double, and I’m very proud of it,” Beauzec said. “It couldn’t have come at a better moment.

“Nico has a bounce-back day and Erik is killing the ball lately. We are buying in to what Coach says and we do expect results very soon.”

The Mount Miguel Matadors might surprise folks this season.

Mount Miguel (0-3) will face the La Jolla Vikings (2-1) at Mount Miguel, Tuesday the 26th at 3 p.m.


“ It was a beautiful hit, regarding my double, and I’m very proud of it. It couldn’t have come at a better
moment . Nico has a bounce back day and Erik is killing the ball lately. We are buying in to what Coach
says and we do expect results very soon. “ Said Catcher Cameron Beauzec.
The Mount Miguel Matadors might surprise folks this season.
Mount Miguel(0-3) will face the La Jolla Vikings(2-1) at Mount Miguel, Tuesday the 26 th at 300pm.

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