June 5, 1999 |
Well now, that wasn't so tough. Grace Brethren High, which kicked, clawed and fought its way to a baseball championship last season, did it the easy way Friday, dropping Rio Hondo Prep, 6-2, in the Southern Section Division VI title game at Blair Field. Tim Thompson's two-run single blew open the game in the fourth inning, giving the top-seeded Lancers (22-3) a 5-1 lead and, ultimately, their second consecutive championship.
June 5, 1998 |
Grace Brethren, a private school with an enrollment of 145 students, is being defined these days by big contradictions. The Lancers lost a quarterfinal playoff game but are playing in the Southern Section Division VI baseball championship today against La Verne Lutheran at 4:30 p.m. The Lancers have a 41-5 record the last two seasons under Coach Dan Pierce, but he will be watching the game from the stands at Blair Field in Long Beach.
June 2, 2000 |
It has been a busy, bustling few years at Grace Brethren High of Simi Valley, but one thing remains constant. At the end of baseball season, the Lancers usually win a championship. Once again, Grace Brethren is appearing in the Southern Section Division VI final, this time against No. 3-seeded Bloomington Christian (23-0) at 4:30 p.m. today at Blair Field in Long Beach.
December 5, 1999 |
All season, Grace Brethren High took pride in being in better condition than its opponents. That stamina was needed Saturday in the Southern Section Eight-Man Large Division championship game. The Lancers scored twice in the final four minutes for a 32-26 come-from-behind victory over Heritage League rival Faith Baptist at Grace Brethren.
June 4, 1998 |
A dispute with school officials over a fund-raising walkathon has left Grace Brethren High without its baseball coach heading into the Southern Section Division VI championship game Friday. Dan Pierce, who compiled a 41-5 record in two seasons at Grace Brethren, resigned after administrators refused his request to have his players excused from a school-sponsored, five-mile walk on Friday, the day of the team's quarterfinal game.
June 6, 1998 |
Winning the Southern Section Division VI baseball championship wasn't the only highlight to a memorable day for Robby Oster and David Stephenson. Fifteen minutes after the final out of Grace Brethren's 3-1 victory over La Verne Lutheran Friday at Blair Field, Oster and Stephenson, the Lancers' only seniors, received their diplomas, making up for the graduation they missed in Simi Valley.