A creative schedule leads to regular Pacific Coast League baseball games on Saturdays


AJ Roettger throws a pitch for Beckman against Woodbridge on Saturday. (Photo: OC Sports Zone, Tim Burt).

Pacific Coast League baseball coaches continued their creative programming this season with Saturday games each week.

Last season, due to the coronavirus pandemic and a late start, teams played a league-only schedule.

This season, the league’s seven teams play a full schedule comprising 18 league games, which usually includes a Saturday game unless a team has a bye.

Six of the teams will be in action on Saturday in a three-way game at Great Park Baseball Stadium. There are no admission fees.

If Saturday’s game between Woodbridge and Beckman is any indication, the plan is a hit with fans who nearly filled Beckman’s stands for the 11 a.m. game.

“I love them, it’s great for the fans that they can come out and you don’t have that rush to school and the bus and show up on time,” Beckman coach Kevin Lavalle said. . “Especially at the start of the year, you don’t fight daylight. What would we be doing right now if we weren’t playing baseball?

“With our league playing 18 games, we have to play three games a week, so if you add Saturday into the equation it makes things much easier.”

–Tim Burt, OC Sports Zone; [email protected]


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