Legends Split Twin-Bill with Power

flores warmup swingThe Long Beach Legends (21-11, 7-3) split a doubleheader with the Palm Springs Power (20-2, 9-2) winning the first 4-3, while falling 4-0 in the second game Thursday afternoon at Long Beach City College.

In game one, the Legends jumped out early to a 4-0 lead against the Power and held on to a 4-3 victory. Continue reading

Legends Fall into Eye of the Storm

hugo sb1 The Long Beach Legends (8-6, 2-0) fell to the West Coast Storm 6-2 Saturday afternoon at Long Beach City College.

Legends’ starter Jeff Curran dominated the Storm in six brilliant innings of work, striking out eight and only allowing one unearned run on two hits. Continue reading

Offensive Fireworks Propel Legends Over Rebels

flores warmup swingThe Long Beach Legends (6-5, 1-0) offense exploded immediately against the Riverside Rebels (0-4, 0-3) in the teams’ Thursday afternoon contest at Soboba Indian Reservation. The Legends won 16-8.

In the top of the first inning, the Legends jumped ahead with three runs, and they would never look back. Continue reading

Inside the SCCBL, Episode 1

Dave Sobieraj recaps the 2012 season and previews the upcoming 2013 season. Legends manager Jonathan Rodriguez, Legends shortstop Aaron Gray and Legends first baseman Steven Garber are the guests on the inaugural episode.

Aaron Gray Returns to Legends for 2013 Season

Aaron Gray discusses why he chose to return to the Legends for a second season and what he needs to work on for next season at Cal State Dominguez Hills.

After Strong Start, Legends Fall

patchen battingThe Long Beach Legends (3-2) fell to the House of Hardball Hitmen 8-6 Saturday afternoon at Long Beach City College.

It looked like a pitcher’s duel was in the making as the Legends’ starter Danny Ittner frustrated the Hitmen in six brilliant innings of work. He only allowed two hits and one unearned run.

Long Beach jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the second inning when Jeff Guzman belted an RBI single. The Hitmen answered with one run in the third.

Dylan Nault broke the tie in the fourth with an RBI groundout and Guzman ripped his second RBI of the game to extend the lead to 3-1, but a six-run seventh inning erased the lead.

The Hitmen scored seven unanswered runs to snatch an 8-3 advantage heading to the bottom of the eighth, but the Legends fought until the bitter end.

J Rhett Montana scored Aaron Gray with a line drive up the middle to make it 8-4.

In the ninth, Matt Chavez crushed a triple to right field scoring the speedy Hugo Rodriguez, who swiped three bags in the game. Gray knocked in Chavez with an RBI single and the Legends sent the tying run to the plate, but it wasn’t meant to be.

The Legends next game is against the L.A. Brewers Sunday afternoon at 12 p.m.

Inside the Long Beach Legends

Inside the Long Beach Legends batting and infield practices. Also included is a game summary of the Legends’ 7-3 victory over the SoCal Outlaws. Coach Rodriguez, Steven Garber, Aaron Gray and Randy Silva talk about what makes the team special.

Long Beach Legends Infielder Aaron Gray’s SCCBL Summer Thoughts

Legends’ infielder Aaron Gray discusses what he hopes to accomplish in the summer season.