The Laguna Beach baseball program begins the 2011 season with high hopes.
The Breakers are thinking big and hoping that momentum they gained at the end of last season translates to bigger things this year.
Laguna returns eight players from a 2010 team that went 16-14 and posted the most victories in a single season in program history. The Breakers also won a playoff game, a wild-card victory over Don Lugo that marked just the second time the program has recorded a postseason win. Their season ended in a loss to a Palm Desert team that went on to win the Division 4 championship.
Coach Jeff Sears enters his fourth year with a strong pitching staff in place. Before the start of the season, Sears said 33 Laguna players and six coaches took a trip to Hawaii and played some of the top teams on the islands.
"What a team bonding experience this was," he said.