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MAVERICK VARSITY BASEBALL

Maverick baseball, lead by Justin Machado (494-207-2) began in 1996.   For the last 22 years the Mavs have never had a losing season, and have competed in the CIF playoffs every year, advancing to the finals 6 times -- winning 3 times (2002, 2003, 2012).

Rosters, schedules, stats and game recaps can be found in the tabs on the left. 

 CONGRATULATIONS TO MICKEY MONIAK, DRAFTED 1.1 BY THE PHILLIES IN THE 2016 MLB DRAFT 

 



Sunday, August 12
The La Costa Canyon High School campus opened in September of 1996.  The end of the 2018 season marked the Mavericks 22nd season of baseball.  Twenty two seasons have produced an impressive array of CIF Championships, league championships, tournament victories, and national rankings.  The list of accomplishments includes:

One CIF Division II Championship - 2012
Two CIF Division I Championships - (2003 and 2004)
Two CIF Open Division 2nd Place finish (2014 and 2015)  
Two CIF Division I 2nd place finishes (1997 and 2008)
One CIF Open Division Semi-Final finish (2013). 
Six Avocado league championships (1998, 1999, 2000, 02, 03, 10)
Six Avocado West league championships (2011, 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017)
National Number One ranking (2003 by studentsports.com)
Cal-Hi sports State Number One ranking (2003)
Two top-five Cal-Hi sports state rankings (2003 = #1, 2004 = #4)
CIF record for the most wins in one season at 32 (2003)
CIF record for the most consecutive wins at 27 (2003)
Nine Pirate / Falcon Tournament Championships
Two North County Tournament Championships
One San Diego Lions Tournament Classic Division Championship (2002)
One Hilltop Tournament Championship (2015) 
Selected to play in first ever high school baseball game at Petco Park (2008 vs RB) 
Overall cumulative school record is 494-207-2 (.703.7).
In 2003 Cal Hi sports named Justin Machado as its California State High School Baseball Coach of the Year. In 2010 Coach Machado was recognized for reaching a milestone 300th career win.  In early 2015 Coach Machado reached the 400 career win mark.
The Mavericks have never had a losing record and they have advanced to the CIF playoffs every year, reaching the CIF Division I finals in 4 of their first 14 years. In 2011 the Mavericks lost in the semi-finals in their first Division II appearance and in 2012 the Mavericks beat Rancho Bernardo for their first CIF Division II Championship. In 2013 the Mavericks reached the semi-finals of the first Eight team Open Division CIF Playoffs. In both 2014 and 2015 the Mavericks lost in the Finals of the Eight team Open Division CIF Playoffs. 

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The 2016 College & MLB Alumni updates are available by clicking the Maverick Alumni menu item on the left,   Paul Oseguera (2002),  Danny Bethea (2008), Garrett Smith (2008), Garrett Hughes (2009), Will Swanner (2010) Michael Swanner (2010) and Phillip Evans (2011) continue their pursuit of a professional baseball career. On August 12, 2010 Will Swanner became the first Maverick to be signed by a Major League team right out of La Costa Canyon High School. In June of 2011 Phillip Evans became the second Maverick to be signed by a Major League team right out of La Costa Canyon High School. In June of 2016 Mickey Moniak was the number one pick in the MLB draft and signed with Philadelphia.


Tuesday, June 28
MICKEY MONIAK DRAFTED FIRST BY PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES IN THE 2016 MLB DRAFT

Mickey Moniak finished his four year career at La Costa Canyon High School by setting school one year season records of most hits in one season at 53; most triples in one season at 12; Most runs batted in - one season at 46; and School career records for Highest Batting Average  of .445;  Runs Batted In of 102; and Total number of hits 156;

Saturday, April 20
LIONS TOURNAMENT

  La Costa Canyon playing in the 69 Annual Lions Tournament Open Division finished with a record of 2-2.  The Mavericks rallied to beat Cathedral Catholic 8-7 in ten innings and then had a similar rally against Sacramento Elk Grove fall short 8-10, again in ten innings.  The Mavericks then lost a tight pitching duel with Helix by a score of 1-2.  In the Thursday consolation game the Mavericks trounced the Las Vegas Sivlerado squad by a score of 11-1.

  Las Vegas Desert Oasis (21-1) the top ranked team in Nevada blasted Helix (15-9) in the open division Championship game by a score of 15-5. 



Tuesday, April 16
LCC LEARNS TO RALLY BACK THIS SEASON

San Diego Union Tribune

By John Maffei

 Trailing by six runs with one out in the top of the sixth inning, La Costa Canyon was headed for its third straight loss.  But the next seven batters reached base with six scoring to tie the game.  Shortstop Nick Hay's first home run of the season Monday proved to be the winner as the Mavericks pulled out an improbable 8-7, 10-inning , Open Division win at Catherdral Catholic High on the first day of the 69th annual Lions Tournament.

  "This team prides itself on never giving up." said LCC baseball coach Justin Machado. "It's a scrappy little group that lost its best pitcher and player to injury (Spencer Jones with a fractured elbow) eight games into the season.  "But these guys really have bought into playing team baseball."

   Every player in the LCC lineup reached base as the fifth-ranked Mavericks (14-5) banged out 12 hits and drew nine walks.  Hays was on base four times with the homer and three walks. Catcher Austin Machado reached four times with two hits, a walk and a hit by pitch.  Jake Woltman had a pair of singles and was hit by a pitch. Jake Schenk, Hays, Machado (two) and Chris Neveau drove in runs in LCC's big inning and Machado scored the tying run on a wild pitch as the Mavericks sent 10 batters to the plate.

  But it took a pair of defensive gems to win the game.  Hays made an outstanding throw to the plate and Machado had a great catch and tag when Cathedral Catholic (10-9) tried to steal a run in the bottom of the seventh as pinch-runner Jason Slavin attempted to score from second on an infield grounder.  LCC left fielder Garrett Bavacqua made a spectacular diving catch going toward the line on Nico Ryder's liner with a runner on third in the ninth.

  "What a great win and confidence builder," said Conner Kinney, who threw five shutout innings in relief to earn his third win of the season and lower his ERA to 0.33. "This team doesn't quit. We play as a family."  the only problem for the Mavericks, who host Sacramento Elk Grove today is that LCC burned two starting pitchers -- Kinney and Ross Goldschlag.  "But winning is worth it," Kinney said. "You play to win the game you're playing and worry about tomorrow later.  "I thought I might pitch an inning, maybe two today.  Never thought I'd pitch five."

  Cathedral Catholic, which plays at Helix today, got a strong 4.5 inning relief effort from Cooper Rons, who struck out five and allowed just one run.  Catcher Mikie Welch led the Dons with four hits, including a double, scored a run and drove in one.  "I've been on both sides of games like this."said Cathedral Catholic coach Gary Remiker. "Believe me, losing stings.  But it's wins like this that can launch a team." "There is still a long way to go, but we're playing better (having won six of seven coming into the game).  "You want to be playing your best baseball late in the season, and I think we're getting there."

John.maffei@sduniontribune.com 



Sunday, April 7
MAVERICKS SWEEP THREE GAME SERIES WITH MISSION HILLS

 The Mavericks swept Mission Hills in their three game league series by the scores of 14-1, 19-9 and 6-0 to increase their league record to 6-0 and 13-3 overall.

Friday, March 29
MAVERICKS SWEEP THREE GAMES FROM RIVAL TORREY PINES

  The Mavericks opened their Avocado West League season with three victories over the Falcons by the scores of 13-6, 5-4 and 9-0.

Upcoming Games
Date Event Time Location
Fri 4/26 Baseball LCC Mavericks vs. San Marcos 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM LCC High School
Mon 4/29 Baseball Canyon Crest Academy vs. LCC Mavericks 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Canyon Crest Academy
Wed 5/1 Baseball LCC Mavericks vs. Canyon Crest Academy 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM LCC High School
Recent Games
Date Event Time Location
Mon 4/22 Baseball LCC Mavericks: 1 - San Marcos: 2 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM LCC High School
Wed 4/24 Baseball San Marcos: 2 - LCC Mavericks: 8 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM San Marcos High School