DeLeon confident Edison can end playoff drought
Edison baseball teams have been playoff contenders in recent years, and new coach Ruben DeLeon is confident his detail-oriented approach will get them over the hump.
DeLeon, a pitching coach and top assistant at Holmes in 2016, wants to model the Golden Bears program primarily after the system he played in during high school.
You have to play defense and you have to pitch if you’re going to be a playoff team.
Prior to coaching at Holmes, he headed a rebuilding team at Freer for a season.
We did more with less.” Edison will return the bulk of a team that finished 9-13 overall and 7-9 for sixth place in District 28-5A in 2017.
“They’ve been there in big games.
We need to work on things like baserunning and (situational) hitting.” In 2016, the Golden Bears also finished sixth in the nine-team district.
At that point, the Golden Bears had reached the playoffs four times in five years.
I know we were a program that always competed for the playoffs in the SAISD district.
“What we’re going to instill, I think, will get us over the hump.” The Golden Bears should return seven starters for the coming season.