April 25, 1992
Channel Islands baseball Coach Don Cardinal, who has a career winning percentage of .660 in more than 26 seasons, said Friday he will resign at the end of the season. Cardinal, 53, has a record of 425-218-4 and he led the Raiders to the Southern Section 2-A Division title in 1969. Channel Islands was 2-A runner-up in 1972.
June 14, 1992
Don Cardinal is having no second thoughts as he heads into his final game as a high school baseball coach. "I've had retirement on my mind for two years," he said, "so I'm resolved to it now." Cardinal, who recently completed his 26th season as coach of Channel Islands, will lead the North squad in the Ventura County all-star game at Oxnard College today at 1 p.m. Angel Aragon of Channel Islands, who went 10-3 with a 1.23 earned-run average, will start for the North.
June 10, 1992 |
Al Tarazon attained a long-sought personal goal this week when he was selected to replace the retiring Don Cardinal as baseball coach at Channel Islands High. Tarazon, 32, coached the Channel Islands junior varsity from 1987-90 and coached the varsity at Pasadena for the past two seasons. Returning to Channel Islands was always foremost on his mind. "We kind of talked about it before I left (for Pasadena)," Tarazon said. "I went away to get some varsity experience until Don decided to retire."
March 31, 1991 |
After 24 years and 399 victories, Channel Islands High baseball Coach Don Cardinal figured he could have his cake and eat it too. At least that's what he did this past week. Cardinal, 58, earned his 400th victory Saturday when Channel Islands defeated Ventura, 7-1, in a nonleague game at Channel Islands. Angel Aragon (4-0) struck out eight in four innings and combined with Tajah Merrill to limit Ventura to two hits. Channel Islands is 7-1.
March 26, 1992 |
In his 26th year as coach at Channel Islands High, Don Cardinal knows a thing or two about the cardinal rules of baseball. In fact, Cardinal has been around long enough to have invented them. So there was no second-guessing when Cardinal ordered an intentional walk of the potential go-ahead run in the fifth inning of Channel Islands' 6-5 win over Royal in a Marmonte League opener Wednesday at Channel Islands.