After losing its first four games this season the Santa Monica High baseball team has won two in a row, including a 7-2 victory Wednesday at Mira Costa High in Manhattan Beach.
Although it was a non-league game, it had special significance for the Vikings as it came against their former coach.
Rob Duron, the Vikings’ coach the last two years, still teaches at Samohi but when his work is completed around 2 p.m. daily he heads for Mira Costa, where he’s an assistant coach. Among Duron’s duties is being the first base coach.
“We have an excellent staff and I’m very happy here,” he said.
Alonzo Gonzales was Samohi’s starting pitcher. He worked five innings and gave up two runs. Andrew Montinari pitched the final two innings.
Samohi coach Sheldon Philip-Guide is pleased that the Vikings’ hitting has improved after the team struggled to score runs in its first four games.
Conrinuing with an ambitious non-league schedule, Samohi will play at Westlake Saturday.
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