From staff reports
Summer collegiate baseball will remain an East County staple after the San Diego League announced on Sept. 10 that it will return to Christian High School for its 2021 season.
Chief Operating Officer Connor Little and Christian Unified Schools Chief Operating Officer Bryan Snow made the joint announcement.
Christian High School is on the campus of the Shadow Mountain Community Church in El Cajon, 20 miles northeast of downtown San Diego. It was home to the 2020 San Diego League season, which featured 89 games in 52 days from June 15 to Aug. 5 during the coronavirus pandemic.
The 2021 season is scheduled for June 5 to Aug. 7.
“Christian High School and Shadow Mountain have been the greatest partners you could ask for, especially during such a challenging time in our state,” Little said. “We shared a vision of finding a safe and responsible way to get student-athletes on the field doing what they should be doing. We executed the plan and we are forever grateful to Bryan and his staff for their unwavering support.
“The ballpark is perfectly nestled in a quiet area of campus. With the houses on the surrounding hillsides, it is truly a neighborhood ballpark. When fans are allowed to return to watch games next summer, we will have a family-friendly environment with various seating options for all to enjoy.”
“The San Diego League players, coaches, and staff brought much-needed energy and pageantry to our campus and the community during such a melancholy time,” Snow said. “We look forward to an even more vibrant environment in 2021.”
Christian High School is located 20 minutes away from Mission Valley, with a hub of hotels centrally located in the county.
The average temperature at the school during the 2020 season was 83.3 degrees. There were just seven days among the 52-day slate with temperatures in the 90s. There were no rainouts or rain delays.
Former Major League Baseball All-Star and current MLB Players Association Executive Director Tony Clark is an alumnus of Christian High School (1990).