Matt Chavez on Playing for the Legends


Legends utility player Matt Chavez discusses a variety of topics from being the first Lancer to earn All-Conference honors at Pasadena City in 10 years to playing for New Mexico Highlands

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Rebels Stun Legends

conlinThe Riverside Rebels (9-19, 4-15) defeated the Long Beach Legends (33-21, 12-7) 2-1 Saturday afternoon at Long Beach City College.

Brandon Conlin was electric, working eight-plus innings while only allowing five hits and one run. Kyle Jones worked a solid ninth inning and picked up the save. Continue reading

Legends Clinch Playoffs

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It was an unusual day Friday at Cal Poly Pomona as the Inland Valley Pirates (11-12, 9-11) took the field with the Long Beach Legends (33-20, 12-5) in a triple header.

The first game was a completion of an extra innings game started on July 9 at Long Beach City College. Continue reading

Pirates Win Pitcher’s Duel

valentine pitchTaylor Valentine was electric striking out eight in 11 innings of work as the Inland Valley Pirates (8-8,6-8) won 1-0 in 12 innings over the Long Beach Legends (25-16,7-4) in game one of the doubleheader at Long Beach City College Tuesday. Continue reading

Legends Suffer Another Heartbreaking Setback

guzman swingThe Long Beach Legends (21-12, 7-3) lost to the Glendale Angelenos 8-7 Saturday night at Glendale Community College.

The Legends had plenty of opportunities, but failed to cash in, leaving 12 men on base throughout the game. Continue reading

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

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.