By Jordan Campbell-Read

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This Summer the Arroyo Seco Saints baseball team played in their inaugural season of California Collegiate League. About 40 players, 4 coaches, and 7 interns all came out from around the country to Brookside Park in Pasadena, CA to make their mark in this prestigious league.

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Summer baseball is always a more relaxed feel for the players and coaches.

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This summer the Saints played in 43 games over the span of two long, hot months.

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They were considered underdogs in the league, as it was only their first year, but that wasn’t the case at all.

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Led by power hitting and great pitching they would compete for one of 4 playoff spots among 14 teams all the way to the end.

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Not only were the players having fun on and off the field, but the interns were as well.

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The Saints would finish with a record of 21-18 overall and 19-17 in league.

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This would put them in 7th among the 14 teams overall and 2nd in their division.

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After a long summer filled with baseball, memories, and day trips, it was definitely one none of us would forget.

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Because, as they say in baseball, Saturday’s are for the boys.