(Photo top left) Alumni player and former Dodger Brent Cookson slides safely into third base. (Center) Former major-leaguer and Santa Paula Alumn Jim Colborn throws out the first pitch. The SPHS baseball field was recently named in his honor. (Top right) Varsity first baseman Aaron Gomez takes a swing during the Alumni game. (Bottom photo) Santa Paula Alumni players pose for the camera. Playing were: Mando Aguilar, Mark Castaneda, Larry Cerda, Doug Colborn, Jim Colborn, Brent Cookson, George Lopez, Johnny Manzano, Manel Manzano, Martin Montelongo, Manuel Herrera, Jime Padilla, Jake Phillips, Eddie Rabago, Bobby Rodriguez, Carlos Torres, Hector Torres, Gil Zavala, Joey Vasquez and Jeff Shea. (Photos by Brian D. Wilson)

Cardinals play alumni team to a 10-10 tie

February 27, 2009
The Cardinal varsity baseball team took on an alumni squad Saturday in the annual event, ending in a 10-10 tie after nine innings. By the end of two innings the varsity had a 4-0 lead. Thatís when the alumni bats came to life, as they scored three runs in the third. The varsity answered with three runs of their own to end the fourth inning.It wasnít until the sixth inning that the alumni scored three more. The varsity got one more in the seventh and two in the ninth. The alumni brought in three in the final inning as well. Both sides decided to leave it at a tie game. It appeared that some of the older alumni players didnít have the energy to keep on going.The umpires were brothers Paul Lemos (plate) and Gilbert Lemos (bases).
The Cardinals have scrimmages this weekend at Hueneme and Ventura High Schools. They play in the Royal varsity and JV Tournaments starting March 6. Their first home game will be Tuesday, March 17 at 3:30 p.m.

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