Dons honor Simon Chavez in season opener

Parents of Simon Chavez throw out first pitch in Dons 4-1 loss

Mike Klan, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Sports Director, mklan@keyt.com
POSTED: 12:23 AM PST Feb 27, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Simon Chavez' parents Ana and Luis threw out the first pitch before Santa Barbara High School baseball's season-opener against Pioneer Valley. The 22-year old Chavez was killed in a hit-in-run accident along Highway 101 on January 15.

Chavez played baseball for the Dons and also coached the freshman and junior varsity squads.

As for the game, Santa Barbara High School scored just one run and lost at home 4-1 to Pioneer Valley.