The NCAA baseball playoffs begin this week, and lots of Southern California products should be in the spotlight.
Former Sherman Oaks Notre Dame standout JJ Muno is batting .282 with 16 stolen bases and seven home runs for UC Santa Barbara. The Gauchos are seeded No. 2 in the Nashville bracket behind Vanderbilt. PitchersShane Bieber (Laguna Hills) is 11-3 with a 2.96 ERA.
Former Fountain Valley outfielder Brock Lundquist is batting .314 with 35 RBIs for Long Beach State.
Former Long Beach Wilson infielder Timmy Richards has nine home runs for Cal State Fullerton. Former Newport Harbor pitcher Connor Seabold is 7-5 with a 2.42 ERA.
Former Harvard-Westlake catcher...