Six local baseball teams either began or begin their 2012 schedules this week. Fountain Valley got a jump start on the others by sweeping a doubleheader from Sonora on Saturday.

Below is a capsule look at each of the six teams.


Brethren Christian

League: Academy

Head coach: Bernie Smith (11th year)

The roster: Cameron Smith (P/1B/INF, second-team all-league, Sr.); Nick Rommerdahl (C, Sr.); Daniel Lee (PF/C, Sr.); Josh Burns (P/3B, Soph.); Bryson Burns (2B/OF, Soph.); Patrick Poss (2B/OF, Soph.); Seth Kennard (OF, Soph.); Conner Mahoney (P/UT, Soph.); Isaiah Davis (P/1B/SS, Fr.); Michael Capocciama (P/IF/OF, Fr.); Mike Fiorillo (IF/OF, Fr.); Andrew Assaf (UT, Fr.).

Season opener: Wednesday vs. Liberty Christian (score not available at press time)

Next game: 10 a.m. Saturday vs. Calvary Chapel/Downey (doubleheader)



League: Sunset

Head coach: Steve Lambright (seventh year)

2011 record (overall/league finish): 24-4; league champion

The roster: Timmy Lopes (SS, second-team all-league, Sr.); Tyler Jones (1B/P, first-team all-league, Jr.); Don Pierce (1B/P, Jr.); Joey DeMarco (2B, Jr.); Jake Lesinski (C, first-team all-league, Jr.); Brian Schales (1B/P, Soph.); Dante Capoccia (OF/P, Soph.); Brett Adams (OF, Jr.); Kevin Ando (OF, Fr.); Jake Blackiston (C/OF, Jr.); Cole Frazelle ( P, Sr.); Philip Knapp (INF/UT, Soph.); Steve Knapp (P/OF, Fr.); Danny Maguire (OF, Jr.); Billy McGinis (OF, Sr.); Scott Orel (P, Sr.); Darren Preece (P/UT, Jr.); Jacob Rushing (INF/P, Sr.); Shane Selfridge (OF, Sr.); Austin Vander riet (OF/P, Soph.); Tommy Wise (3B, Sr.).

Season opener: 3 p.m. Thursday vs. Tustin (Loara Tournament)


Fountain Valley

League: Sunset

Head coach: Ron LaRuffa (16th year)