Santa Monica High’s baseball season has been a continuing transition from previous coach Kevin Brockway to present coach Rob Duron.
And the past week was no exception.
When Brockway departed to become an assistant coach at West Los Angeles College, he left one game on the schedule, an April 9 non-league date with Bell Gardens High.
Brockway thought that would be neat because he enjoyed the game last season, largely because it was played in The City of Industry’s stadium, a model for what Brockway would like to see in Santa Monica.
Duron would like something like that too in order to alleviate crowded conditions among Samohi athletic facilities.
But he doesn’t share the thought of a Wednesday night road game in a non-league week being necessary. As a result, before the new game was played Duron had pretty much decided not to schedule a similar one next season.
Even Samohi’s 6-4 victory isn’t likely to change his mind.
Samohi’s victory extended the Vikings’ winning streak to three games, a season high, but the streak came to an end three days later in a Redondo Tournament 5-2 loss to Palos Verdes High.
Palos Verdes extended its winning streak to 14 games.
Samohi’s goal remains to earn a CIF playoff berth, and it is favored to do so along with Beverly Hills and Culver City out of the Ocean League.
Samohi’s only league games so far have been two victories over Hawthorne. Beverly Hills and Culver have played each other twice and split the games.
Each team will play 10 league games and the last two on Samohi’s schedule are against Culver City.