This past week, the Islander Baseball team made the long drive out to El Centro for their first-round play in-game vs. Southwest EC. 

As the No.12 and final seed of the CIF DII Playoffs, there was no question the Islanders were a bit of an underdog coming in, but for those who love and watch sports closely, you know that sometimes Cinderella stories come true. 

However, for the 2022 Islanders, this would not be the case. The Islanders would be shut out and fall by the score of 9-0 vs. Southwest and were knocked out of the first round of the CIF Playoffs. 

A bit of a sour way to end the 2022 season, but there is still plenty the Islander Baseball Program will have to build on. Despite the loss, the Islanders earned a trip to the DII playoffs for the third straight year. As well this season, the Islanders managed to knock off three Division I opponents (Point Loma, Scripps Ranch, and Eastlake). 

“We are proud of our players for representing the community with class and dignity,” said Islander Head Coach Morgan Cummins. “They competed hard all year and set a great example for the next generation coming up.” 

With the success the program has built and established and the talent coming up, the Islanders will look to be squarely in the hunt for another playoff appearance next season. 

“We had a lot of young players get some experience this year.” said Cummins “Hopefully, that will give them more confidence heading into the off-season. We are excited about the talent coming up, but we have a lot of work to do to get to where we want to be.”

VOL. 112, NO. 21 - May 25, 2022

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