The Rio Mesa High baseball team began the season at 0-7, then became a serious league championship contender.
“To be honest, we never talked to our players about the record,” said Spartans coach David Soliz. “Our focus is always on the next pitch and the next game. We just want to get a little better every day. As long as the players are working hard, that’s all you can ask.”
Since the sluggish start, which included matchups with such esteemed non-league opponents as Thousand Oaks, Harvard-Westlake and Loyola, Rio Mesa has gone 6-2 in the Pacific View League.