College Sports

New culture brings new success to CCA baseball

New culture brings new success to CCA baseball

Canyon Crest Academy baseball coach Ryan Mikkonen faced a formidable task when he agreed to take over the reins of the Raven program in the spring of 2016. Now in his second full season at the helm, Mikkonen took over at Canyon Crest in the middle of the ’16 season and steered that squad to the school’s first-ever winning record (18-15).

In year two, the Ravens posted a 21-15 ledger that included a second place finish as the No. 4 seed in the CIF Division III Championships. For an encore, Mikkonen’s 2018 charges have raced out to a 14-5 start and were just outside the top 10 (all divisions) in the Union-Tribune’s most recent rankings. When asked about the reasons for the turnaround,...

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