Maverick Baseball led by Justin Machado and his coaching staff began in 1996. The Mavericks have never had a losing season. They have competed in the CIF playoffs every year and are continually one of the top programs in the county. The Mavericks have advanced to the CIF finals six times and have won three CIF Championships (2002, 2003 & 2016). On March 8, 2019, Coach Machado had his 500th career win at the helm of Maverick Baseball.


Junior Varsity


Sports Talk: This Machado hits 500 and keeps on going

The name is Machado, the game is baseball so by any chance …

“I tell people all the time he’s my cousin,” Justin Machado, La Costa Canyon High’s baseball coach, said with a wink. Manny Machado is the Padres slugger with the staggering $300 million contract. Still LCC’s Machado recently hitting the 500 mark is equally as impressive. That’s wins at LCC, not dollars, and that’s fine. “Where else would I have it better than out here on this field,” Machado said. Machado, LCC’s lone coach in its 23 seasons, has it pointed toward the CIF San Diego Section playoffs, which start next week. LCC has won three CIF titles and no telling if No. 4 is on the horizon. What’s clear as the pristine infield Machado religiously manicures is he’s doing something right.