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Baseball: San Fernando isn't going away

July 27, 2011 |  9:07 am

There's still some people who think San Fernando's City Section Division I baseball championship this past spring was a fluke. Forget it.

The Tigers might be the favorite to defend their their title. They lost one game this summer in a Connie Mack league, and they're ready to unveil a talented sophomore pitcher in 6-foot-2 Alonzo Garcia, who has never received a grade other than A and throws strikes, according to Coach Armando Gomez.

Back for his senior year is the reigning City player of the year, third baseman William Vazquez.

Not that the Tigers are a cinch. Chatsworth and El Camino Real are showing signs they have rebuilt fast, because they're in Wednesday's semifinals of the VIBL playoffs. Chatsworth hosts Royal and El Camino Real is at Simi Valley.

But the point is San Fernando has earned respect and isn't going away.

-- Eric Sondheimer