Meusborn Returns as Chancellors Coach
Coach Tom Meusborn Returns to Head of Program
August 13th, 2014
Tom Meusborn, who took over the Chatsworth baseball program in 1990 and turned it into a perennial national powerhouse, returned as coach.
In 24 seasons, Meusborn had a record of 619-127-4, the best all-time in the state for a coach with 100 victories or more, and 67-16 in the playoffs. He guided the Chancellors to eight City Section and 19 West Valley League titles. The Chancellors appeared in a record seven consecutive City championship games from 2003 to 2009. His eight City titles are the most by a coach.
Meusborn led Chatsworth to a 33-1 record in 2003 and a 35-0 mark in 2004. The Chancellors were selected mythical national champions both seasons by several publications.
In 2011, Baseball America selected Chatsworth as the best high school program in the nation over the previous decade.
Many of Meusborn's players went on to play college and professional baseball.
Friday, April 26, 2013
The Chancellors pulled into a first-place tie with Reseda Cleveland in the West Valley League by beating the Cavaliers, 2-0, Thursday at Chatsworth on a three-hitter by Nick Milone, above right. Garrett Kueber, below right, had two hits for the Chancellors, who are 5-1 in league play.
Chatsworth had lost to Cleveland, 1-0, Tuesday in Reseda.
The Chancellors had improved to 4-0 in WVL play the previous week by sweeping Lake Balboa Birmingham. Chatsworth beat the Patriots, 3-0, on April 16 at Lake Balboa on a two-hitter by Jason Karkenny, above left, and 4-1 on April 18 at Chatsworth. Nick Switalla, below left, drove in two runs.
With the victory over Cleveland, Coach Tom Meusborn has 295 in WVL play. He reached 600 victories on March 2, the most by a Los Angeles City Section coach (see story below).
In their last two nonleague games, the Chancellors defeated Simi Valley, 9-2, on April 13 at Chatsworth behind a complete-game effort by Josh Garcia. Garrett Kueber and Anthony Mayorga each had two hits. And on April 20, the Chancellors defeated Santa Barbara, 3-1. Garcia pitched another complete game and Riley Conlan hit a triple.
Chancellors Defeat El Camino Real
Thursday, April 11, 2013
WOODLAND HILLS The Chancellors (14-7 overall, 2-0 West Valley League play) scored four runs in the seventh inning to break open a close game and defeat host El Camino Real, 7-3, today and sweep the two-game league set.
Chancellors Outlast El Camino Real
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Nick Milone, above left, hit a single to drive in the winning run in the bottom of the eighth inning and lift the Chancellors over El Camino Real, 10-9, today in a West Valley League opener.
Freshman Josh Garcia, above right, pitched 2-1/3 scoreless innings to earn the victory and Jerry Ismerio had three hits for the Chancellors (13-7).
The teams play Thursday at 3 p.m. at El Camino Real.
Chancellors Beat Chaminade, 7-6
Saturday, April 6, 2013
Raul Camas, above, hit a double and picked up a save and the Chancellors defeated Chaminade, 7-6, Friday at Santa Ana Mater Dei High in their final game of the JSerra tournament.
Chancellors Fall to Anaheim Canyon
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Nick Milone, right, and Tyler Ryan, left, each hit a two-run home run but the Chancellors fell to Anaheim Canyon, 8-6, in a JSerra tournament game at Santa Ana Mater Dei High.
The Chancellors play West Hills Chaminade today at 3 p.m. at Mater Dei.
Chancellors Shut Out Hart
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Nick Milone, right, struck out eight in a complete-game effort and the Chancellors defeated Newhall Hart, 6-0, today in a JSerra tournament game at Santa Ana Mater Dei High.
Sam Shaikin, left, contributed three hits for the Chancellors and Chris DeVito hit a solo home run.
The Chancellors play Anaheim Canyon today at noon at Mater Dei.
Chancellors Lose to Corona Santiago, 4-3
Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Chancellors lost to Corona Santiago, 4-3, Tuesday in a JSerra tournament game at Santa Ana Mater Dei.
Sam Shaikin had three hits for Chatsworth.
The Chancellors play Newhall Hart today at noon at Mater Dei.
Meusborn notches win No. 600
Saturday, March 2, 2013
The Chancellors defeated Thousand Oaks, 1-0, today in an Easton Showdown tournament game, giving Coach Tom Meusborn his 600th victory.
Meusborn, who took over the Chatsworth program in 1990, has a 600-118-4 record, the most victories by a Los Angeles City Section coach.
Chancellors Defeat Banning, 9-3
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
The Chancellors (7-4) defeated Wilmington Banning, 9-3, tonight at the RBI complex in Compton.
Chris DeVito hit a home run, a triple and drove in three runs and Jerry Ismerio had three hits, including a double.
Varsity Defeats Alumni, 4-3
Monday, Feb. 11, 2013
The Chatsworth varsity team defeated the alumni team, 4-3, Saturday afternoon.
Great Chancellors Moments: Huge Comeback
Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012
Eighth in a series
The top-seeded Chancellors overcame a seven-run deficit after three innings to beat Granada Hills Kennedy, 10-7, in a City Section semifinal game at Lake Balboa Birmingham on June 4, 2004.
The Chancellors (34-0) completed the comeback with four runs in the sixth inning to improve their state-record winning streak to 49 games. Chatsworth eventually extended the record to 54 consecutive victories.
Senior second baseman Willie Cabrera's leadoff home run in the fifth inning gave Chatsworth its second run and first hit of the game. Junior first baseman Thomas Cassidy delivered a three-run double and scored in the inning.
Cabrera's home run set a state record for hits in a season. His single to start a four-run sixth inning gave him 70 hits.
Freshman third baseman Matt Dominguez had a sacrifice fly in the sixth inning for his 64th run batted in, and senior right-hander Jason Dominguez picked up the save with one inning of relief. Jason Dominguez doubled in the sixth, when junior outfielder J.C. Barker had a sacrifice fly.
Chatsworth turned in double plays to end the sixth and seventh innings.
Freshman shortstop Mike Moustakas (2-0) relieved left-handed starter Jake Norton with no outs and a runner on in the third inning. Moustakas pitched four innings to pick up the victory.
The Chancellors went on to defeat San Pedro in the championship game at Dodger Stadium.
Archived Great Chancellors Moments
Meusborn Leads National Team
Friday, Aug. 31, 2012
Chancellors Coach Tom Meusborn led the U.S. 15-U national team to a 4-0 record in a friendship series in the Dominican Republic this month.
Under Meusborn, Team USA defeated the Dominican Republic Red, 14-1; Puerto Rico, 2-0; Dominican Republic Blue, 6-1; and Dominican Republic Red, 9-1. All of the games were at Estadio Quisqueya in Santo Domingo, the capital city.
Team USA's pitchers finished with a 0.40 earned-run average and averaged 14.25 strikeouts per game.
Chancellors Selected All-City, All-League
From left, Karkenny, Holley, DeVito, Voets
From left, Obando, Schraut, Vega, Tsutsui