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Welcome to the 2021 baseball season!

We are looking forward to competing for a World Series title in the spring of 2021. This season we are welcoming two new coaches. Coach Anthony Chavez and Coach Johnathon Francisco. Both come with a lot of years of playing experience. Coach Chavez will take over as the pitching and strength and conditioning coach. Coach Francisco will be the bench coach and recruiting coordinator.

We have a lot of the core group that went to the World Series. We have our catcher Aaron Brooks returning and hitting in the top of the lineup. Robin Murry is back in Centerfield and at the top of the lineup. Also returning to our infield are infielders Angel Chavez and Angel Jimenez. After a strong 2019 recruiting class that included utility player Rafael Araiza. We have a strong 2020 recruiting class.

Pitchers Rigoberto Gutierrez, Jacob Romo and Noah Barrera are all going to have a huge roll on the 2021 season as freshman. Also, from the 2020 recruiting class we have Mark Hasson and Julio Mendia that will play huge rolls for the 2021 Fighting Falcons. Head Coach Jesse Quintero is excited for this upcoming season and he says the future is bright at CMU.

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About Coach Jesse Quintero

Coach Jesse Quintero attended Jordan High School where he played baseball. He played three years on the varsity and helped lead the Panthers to two playoffs appearances. He graduated in 2007 holding the record for highest batting average in a single season. After graduating Coach Quintero got right into coaching. He started coaching the JV team at Long Beach Jordan. After one season coaching the JV team, he coached on the Varsity team for four years under Head Coach Marc Prager. In the summer of 2012, he started coaching a college summer team the East LA Dodgers. He coached the ELA Dodgers for 5 seasons winning multiple league titles along the way. During the summer of 2014 Coach Quintero got hired to be an assistant at Bristol University. He coached one season at Bristol leading the Bears to a 18-13-1 record.

During the spring of 2016 Coach Quintero was hired to be the head coach at California Miramar University.  He was given the tough job of starting a college program. During the spring of 2017 he led the Fighting Falcons to a second-place finish in their conference. It was a successful first season. During the summer of 2017 he coached the Rocketshots of the SDCCL were they won their league but unfortunately lost in the championship. In the spring of 2018, the Fighting Falcons finished 21-14 and again finishing second in their conference. After a strong recruiting class, the Falcons led by their head Coach Jesse Quintero were finally ready to compete for a championship.

During the 2019 season the Fighting Falcons won their conference. In the regionals the went 4-1 and advanced to the World Series. Unfortunately, they lost in two games. During the Covid shorted 2020 season the Falcons were ranked in the top 15 when the season ended. In the spring of 2020 Coach Quintero was handed the Head Softball job at Miramar were again he is expected to have a team by the fall of 2021.

About Coach Anthony Chavez

Coach Anthony Chavez is entering his 1st season coaching with the Fighting Falcons. Coach Chavez attended East Los Angeles College where he played 2 years of baseball as a pitcher. Coach Chavez played his summer with the ELA Dodgers and Rocketshots. In the summer of 2017 Coach Chavez made the SDCLL Allstar team.

Coach Chavez transferred to California Miramar University and began playing for the baseball team. Establishing himself as the starting pitcher for the Fighting Falcons. In his first year at California Miramar University he received Pitcher of the year and King of the Hill. Coach Chavez graduated holding several pitching records at CMU.

About Coach Johnathon Francisco

Johnathon Francisco graduated from Temple City High School in 2014. After a quick pit stop at Pasadena City College, he found a home at California Miramar University in 2016. He played for the Fighting Falcons from 2016- 2020. During 2019 the season he was a part of CMU’s first Pacific Region title win and helped the team to its first World Series appearance. He got the save in the play-in game versus Stanford and won the Pacific RegionChampionship game.

During the 2019 summer, he played in Midwest premier developmental League the Corn Belt League located in Omaha, Nebraska. While playing for the Omaha Red Raiders, he helped them to a Corn Belt League Championship, while also being named to the CBL All-Star Game. 2021 will be his first year on the coaching staff for the Fighting Falcons.

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