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Thursday, June 4
History of Head Coaches @ BVH

Tuesday, March 18
Eduardo Perez's single propels Bonita Vista Barons past Valhalla, 8-5

B Torio -- RHP/3B 2014

Four first-inning runs helped Bonita Vista Barons Varsity to an 8-5 win over Valhalla on Saturday. Scott Beckstrom racked up three RBIs on four hits for Bonita Vista Barons Varsity. He doubled in the first inning and singled in the fourth, fifth, and seventh innings.

Brandon Torio's six strikeouts were enough to push Bonita Vista Barons past Valhalla. Brandon allowed one earned run, three hits and two walks over four innings.

JOSH MITICH couldn't get it done on the mound for Valhalla, taking a loss. He lasted just 3 1/3 innings, walked none, struck out four, and allowed five runs.

Bonita Vista Barons closer Ricky Reynoso put away the final seven outs to record the save.

After pushing across one run in the bottom of the third, Valhalla faced just a 4-1 deficit. A solo home run by JEFF HOUGHTBY sparked Valhalla's rally. But, Brandon got GIUSEPPE CASTANOS to strike out to end the inning. Bonita Vista Barons put up one run in each of the fifth, sixth and seventh.

In the fifth, Bonita Vista Barons scored on an RBI single by Scott, plating Alex Romo. Three runs in the bottom of the sixth helped Valhalla close its deficit to 6-4. An error and a two-run double by JEFF gave Valhalla life.

Finally, Ricky induced an inning-ending fly out from JORDAN QSAR. One run in the bottom of the seventh helped Valhalla close its deficit to 8-5. An RBI double by ANDY VAN ANTWERP triggered Valhalla's comeback. But, Ricky got Henderson to strike out to end the game.

Tuesday, March 18
Bonita Vista Barons Varsity drops heartbreaker to La Costa Canyon, 2-1

Bonita Vista Barons Varsity fell victim to a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning on Thursday, handing La Costa Canyon a 2-1 win.

With the score tied at one, Moniac came to the plate and singled, scoring Rodriguez. It was a good day at the plate for Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's Esteban Velasco.

Esteban went 3-4 and scored one run. He singled in the first and fourth innings and doubled in the seventh inning. Danny Siwek handled La Costa Canyon's lineup with ease, racking up six strikeouts.

Danny allowed no earned runs, six hits and three walks over seven innings. Harrison recorded the win for La Costa Canyon. He tossed two innings of shutout ball. He struck out two, walked one and surrendered no hits.

Scott Beckstrom was the game's losing pitcher. He lasted just one-third of an inning, walked one, struck out none, and allowed one run. Bonita Vista Barons Varsity scored its only run of the game on a sacrifice fly by Danny in the seventh inning.

La Costa Canyon answered Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's top inning with one run of its own in the seventh. La Costa Canyon scored on a walk by McClure.

Wednesday, March 12
Bonita Vista Barons Varsity makes the most of 4 hits in 1-0 victory over El Capitan

R Reynoso
R Reynoso, LHP/CF, 2015

Bonita Vista Barons Varsity and El Capitan both had scoring chances on Tuesday, but it was Bonita Vista Barons Varsity that was able to capitalize on them as it pulled out a 1-0 win.

El Capitan had five hits compared with Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's four, but El Capitan stranded 10 runners on base. The fact that Bonita Vista Barons Varsity grouped all of its runs into the fifth inning helped it take advantage of its hits.

Ricky Reynoso baffled El Capitan, striking out six batters. Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's pitcher tossed four innings of shutout ball and allowed only three hits. Brandon Torio got the win for Bonita Vista Barons Varsity. He pitched three shutout innings. Brandon struck out five, walked one and gave up two hits.

El Cap pitcher, Duncan couldn't get it done on the bump for El Capitan, taking a loss. He lasted six innings, walked none, struck out six, and allowed only one run. Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's lone run of the ballgame came in the fifth inning on an RBI single by Ricky Reynoso.

Ricky was named Player of the Game.

Wednesday, March 12
No-hitter leads Bonita Vista Barons past Calexico 5-0

D Siwek
D Siwek, RHP, 2014

Saturday was a day Danny Siwek will remember forever as Danny threw a no-hitter in Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's 5-0 victory over Calexico. No Calexico batter was able to locate Danny's pitches during the game. Danny threw a no-hitter, striking out 12 batters and walking two while recording his momentous feat. He got Perez to ground out for the final out of the game.

Daniel Schneemann led Bonita Vista Barons Varsity's offensive threat, as he got on base three times in the game. He scored one run and had one RBI. Morales was the game's losing pitcher. Morales lasted just four innings, walked six, struck out three, and allowed three runs.

The Bonita Vista Barons Varsity took the lead early thanks to a first inning rally that saw one run cross the plate on. Bonita Vista Barons Varsity piled on two more runs in the top of the fourth. A error scored Brandon Torio for the inning's first run. Bonita Vista Barons Varsity got one-run rallies in the fifth inning and the seventh. In the fifth, Bonita Vista Barons Varsity scored on a wild pitch, plating Esteban Velasco.

Wednesday, April 24
"Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard"

Work Hard

Talent is a good starting point but it takes much more to win championships in Division I or II baseball. In the 40 plus years at Bonita Vista, talent has lost to hard work, committment and opportunity. In eight season's we've developed something special at BVH with 8 straight play-off appearances. Three league championships, two semi-final finishes in CIF and two tournament championships highlight this change.  Hard work does not guarantee success BUT it does eliminate the chances for regret when the season is over.

The year Bonita Vista has a core of committed, hard working senior athletes, utilizing the opportunity they are given, is the year Bonita Vista plays in the championships.  Only solid preparation coincides with success. Seniors are key because they pace the program and establish the program's perpetual motion and winning attitude.

Hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard. That is the answer to many a high school players' questions about what happened to them. What happened to that guy who was the PONY league star, the freshman sensation, the sophomore surprize? Most likely they rested on their laurels. They thought they were good enough. They forgot that the competition continues and others are looking for ways to get better. If one stands still long enough, the whole world will pass them by. This is true in high school sports. Once a player stops trying to get better, there are others that will pass them by.

Don't be THAT guy. Don't be that "whatever happened to that guy" guy?  Instead, be THE GUY that continues to work toward a goal. Be THE GUY that passes the others. Practice with a designed purpose; play the game right. Do not allow your self to have regrets. Start with legendary Coach Wooden's definition of success:

"Success is a peace of mind which is a direct result of self satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to do the best of which you are capable."

Your character counts.


Friday, March 3
Three Barons Baseball Rules
Play Catch! Throw Strikes! Put the ball in play!

Be a gentleman at all times.
Be respectful to the game and its parts.
Play aggressively!
Be quick but do not rush (John Wooden).
Play the "game" of baseball.
Have a two-strike plan.
Hit with a purpose.

Wednesday, March 19
Barons Baseball Landmarks


CIF-San Deigo Section Semi - finals appearances - 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1979, 1985, 1986, 1992, 2009, 2010.

CIF--San Deigo Section Finalists / Runner-up - 1975 & 1992.

Lions Tournament championships - 1975 (Only one division) & 2009 5A Division

Metropolitan Tournament/ Baumgarten Classic championship -- 2012

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