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Baseball: Pitcher Michael Townsend of Los Alamitos commits to UCLA

Senior pitcher Michael Townsend of Los Alamitos has committed to UCLA.

He's an example of a player who has patiently waited his turn to get recognized.

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He was primarily a spot starter on the mound while also being an all-league outfielder two seasons ago as a sophomore. Because Los Alamitos had some veteran pitchers, not until this coming season will he become a potential ace. He is throwing in the 90s mph.

During the summer, he was showing off good velocity and was seen at an Area Code tryout, Coach Matt Nunez said.

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"This is how it should happen," Nunez said. "People trust in the process."

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