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Granada baseball succeeds behind strong support

Granada is No. 24 in the Bay Area Baseball Rankings. Gregory Moreland-Tuhn / Staff Photo
Granada is No. 24 in the Bay Area Baseball Rankings. Gregory Moreland-Tuhn / Staff Photo

Granada baseball’s head coach, Corrigan Willis, attributed much of the program’s success to the great support of the Livermore community. He stated that Livermore has always had a strong baseball culture and lots of talented players. Willis also gives a lot of credit to his assistant coaches – Tom Graham, Tim Rankin and Jason Sekany – for all they have contributed to the success of the program.

“I have always had really good help from my assistant coaches, who I consider good friends as well,” Willis said. “We work really well together baseball-wise.”

Willis also explained that he gets a great amount of support from the school itself. Willis is a P.E. teacher at Granada High School, and the school administration has allowed him to start practice for his players during the last class period of the day. He also has a baseball class during the fall semester to keep contact with the players

So far this season, Granada is 7-7 overall and is 6-6 in its league. Senior shortstop Alex Zambrano has really had a stand-out year so far. He is hitting .542 in 24 at-bats. He also has the lone home run on the team, along with a team-high six doubles and seven RBIs.

Sophomore pitcher and first baseman, Josh Morano, has had a great season so far. The Arizona commit is batting .436 in 39 at-bats. On the mound, he has a 2.03 ERA in 31 innings pitched. He also has 30 strikeouts in that time. 

After getting its last season cut short by the pandemic, the Granada baseball team is very happy and motivated to be back on the field. With the second half of the season coming up, players like Zambrano and Morano will look to lead the Matadors to the best record possible.

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