A former Palm Desert High School baseball player is enjoying success at the NCAA Division II World Series currently underway in Cary, North Carolina.
Izayah Alvarez, a senior at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, is playing for the World Series title.
The Sea Lions are the first team to collect two wins at the national championships. In fact, every batter in the line-up, including outfielder Alvarez, had a hit today in the second round game against Southern Arkansas, the three seed
SEA LIONS WIN!!! 11-3 over Southern Arkansas. Now 2-0 in World Series! Next game Thursday 1:30pm pic.twitter.com/VdgBCCxCtL— PLNU Sea Lions (@PLNUSeaLions) June 7, 2022
They play again on Thursday.
Alvarez graduated from Palm Desert High School in 2017 and has plans to play for the Palm Springs Power this summer.
It's been a good couple of weeks for Palm Desert baseball alumni. 2012 grad Brian Serven made his MLB debut with the Colorado Rockies.
Serven has had a great month since his debut, hitting three home runs and 21 hits in 33 at-bats.
Brian Serven with a first-pitch homer to make it 8-6 Braves in the bottom of the eighth. Serven has three home runs already, more than Díaz and Nuñez, the other two #Rockies catchers this year, combined— Danielle Allentuck (@d_allentuck) June 5, 2022