The summer league season is winding down for the Laguna Beach High baseball program and for Coach Jeff Sears, this past month hasn't had anything to do with wins and losses.
It's been about the investment given and the lessons learned by the players who participated in the summer session.
"Any time you can get the kids to come out, to gain valuable learning experience, is huge for us," Sears said. "The kids who came out did a great job of wanting to learn. You could see the effort they put forth.
"For me, summer is all about how many innings a player can get in. Get them in a game, and get them in motion."
Sears said that all but two players, from the freshmen level through varsity, participated in the summer program.
"I was very pleased with the turnout," he said. "Everyone played in some way shape or form. The great thing is that the kids are developing listening skills. They want to learn now, try to find ways to get better, make themselves noticed on the field. They are starting to realize that you need to practice, in order to get better and become a force on the field."