It has been a magical ride, thus far, for the Laguna Beach High baseball team.
The Breakers have feasted on unfounded success in 2011 by setting — at 19 games, and counting — the school record for wins in a single-season in the 73rd year of the program's history. They've worked hard to enjoy their just desserts, that hard work starting back in September in the weight room. Their diligence and attention to detail, combined with a focused, experienced team, has helped the squad continue on a course that could end a famine of futility on the diamond that dates back decades.
The program hasn't won a league championship since taking the Orange League title 1963. Just two other times, 1954 and 1957, has the program won a title. The current Breakers, however, are solidly on course to get that first league ring in 48 years: They hold down first place in the Orange Coast League by four games, with six to play.