The Long Beach State 49er baseball team, better known as the ‘Dirtbags’, made a visit to McAuliffe this past Monday to play some whiffle ball! The Dirtbags spent the morning playing a game with the p.e. students and showed off their hitting skills afterwards when they took batting practice.
School Psychologist, Mrs. Bergeron, whose husband is the offensive assistant coach for the team, organized the event because she thought both the student athletes and the McAuliffe kids would benefit from the experience. “The players were really looking forward to their visit to McAuliffe,” said Coach Bergeron, “They really loved the kids and look forward to doing it again.” The McAuliffe students also enjoyed themselves. “I liked how they were hitting homeruns!” said 7th grader Jack Lucus. 8th grader Mary Andrews said the game “was a lot more fun than regular p.e.” Her favorite part, she said, “was when the Dirtbag players gave me high fives!”
The day ended with a group picture, and it was evident on all the kid’s faces, as well as the players and staff, that a fantastic time was had by all! LBSU is currently ranked #10 in the Division 1 national rankings and are looking to make a long run in the postseason. Who knows, maybe polishing their skills with the Eagles will lead to a College World Series title! Go Dirtbags!
This article was released by the Los Alamitos Unified School District.