Coach Kay Featured in the Capistrano Dispatch

JSerra senior pitcher Brandon Heinrich

By Steve Breazeale, Capistrano Dispatch

After the season, coach Brett Kay made it clear that he wanted to have the Lions playing all summer against top level talent. Since the school year ended, the Lions have played ball every week as part of an intensive schedule drawn up by Kay and his coaching staff. We caught up with Kay to see how things were shaping up for the Lions in summer ball.

Capistrano Dispatch: It looks like your team has been busy this summer. What’s on the schedule this week?

Brett Kay: We’ve been very busy. We just got back from playing in Fresno at the Buchannon Baseball Summer Elite Tournament (July 6 to July 8), and we are on our way to the OC Valley Challenge (July 12) where we’ll play against teams like Harvard Westlake.

CD: How do you feel the team held up at the Buchannon Tournament?

BK: I used the first couple of games as a measuring stick. We have a lot of new players that were coming in, and we played well in the first two games. I was happy to see that.

CD: Tell us what this summer schedule will do for the young players on your team. How will it help the older guys?

BK: We’ve already played 17 games up to this point and we still have five more to go so we’ve played a ton of games. The main thing is to build experience for all the kids. We have a lot of guys missing out on this because of their travel ball teams, but it’s given us a chance to see other guys step up.

Read more: The Capistrano Dispatch – Q A With JSerra Baseball Coach Brett Kay