Back in 2001, the California High School baseball team was looking to win its first WPIAL baseball championship since claiming the Class AA title in 1983.
California did just that when it beat Riverside in the Class A final at Westmoreland County Community College. The Trojans were a senior-dominated unit but the group established a culture of winning that has carried throughout the decade. California won another title in 2006 and finished as runner-up in 2007, when they came one run from playing for a state championship.
One of those seniors was P.J. Ross, who pitched superbly throughout the postseason. The Varsity Letters is issuing an All Point Bulletin for Ross.
Ross, part of an excellent one-two pitching punch with Shaun Rice, started in the WPIAL championship game and the win gave him a 6-0 record with more than 50 strikeouts on the year. He was also one of California's top hitters, batting .450.
Anyone knowing Ross' whereabouts is urged to contact the Varsity Letters.