Softball: Alhambra's 'Field of Dreams' finally becomes a reality
That's because four years ago, on that date, members of Alhambra's team sued the Alhambra Unified School District alleging gender inequality under Title IX.
Lauren Cruz, then a sophomore, was not happy that she and her teammates had to play on an old field while the baseball team enjoyed the luxuries of a new $900,000 complex. They won.
That loss to Gabrielino last month was in their first game on their new field.
Cruz, the lead plaintiff, will be in attendance. So will Vicky Baker from the California Women's Law Center, one of the lawyers on the case, and officials from Alhambra High School, Alhambra Unified School District and the city of Alhambra.
Alhambra (12-7, 3-3) is two games behind Keppel (14-3, 5-1) in the league standings with four games left.
-- Jaime Cardenas