West Los Angeles College, which dropped baseball in the mid-1980s, is considering bringing the sport back next season, according to Mirror sources.
Santa Monica College dropped baseball in 1994, and since then there has been no community college baseball on the Westside. Local high school players have gone out of the area to continue their careers, with El Camino and Pierce colleges being frequent destinations.
WLA College hasn’t made an announcement, but sources indicate the school hopes to name a coach shortly, a necessary move to compete in recruiting.
“If this is true it would be great,” said Santa Monica High Coach Kevin Brockway. “A plus for the community. Some of our guys would consider playing there.”
WLA College still has its baseball field although Art Harris, who was the coach there, said he recently inspected it and found it in need of major repairs. SMC doesn’t have a field and has no plans to restore baseball. A library was built where the field used to be.