Name: LJ Majarucon
School: Concord High School
Concord High baseball begins its Diablo Athletic League schedule this week. Majarucon and his senior Minuteman teammates are in the midst of what they hope will be their first full slate of games since 2019 as both their sophomore and junior seasons ended with abbreviated schedules during the pandemic.
His coach Matt Harrod says, “LJ has been a four-year varsity starter at a multitude of positions. Quiet and unassuming, LJ is the embodiment of commitment and work ethic at practice. Never complaining, he attacks the task at hand and is always open to coaching.”
He played youth baseball for the Concord Patriots and Diablo Longhorns leading into his Concord High career. This season Majarucon started the year with two winning starts on the mound and is playing strong defense at shortstop and centerfield when he is not pitching. His bat has been sizzling as well. After earning second team all-DAL honors as a freshman there were no awards presented the past two years.
The senior says, “I feel great representing my team and showing how great our program is. I have high hopes for our program in the future and would like to see new faces and people playing for this team in the future.” Away from the diamond, Majarucon plays violin in the Concord High orchestra. Following graduation this spring, he plans to get his associates degree and then pursue a degree in aeronautics.
The Pioneer congratulates LJ and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Clayton and Concord area for over three decades at Family Vision Care Optometry.
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Jay Bedecarré is a long-time resident and writer in Concord and Clayton. He began his newspaper writing career while still a senior at Mt. Diablo High School and he has been part of The Pioneer since its inception in 2003. Jay also operates Bay Area Festivals, presenting events around the San Francisco Bay Area including Bay Area KidFest annually in Downtown Concord.