The abrupt departure of UC Irvine baseball Head Coach Dave Serrano left a wake of bitterness and hard feelings. Siding with Cal State Fullerton only exacerbated the conflict between Serrano and UCI affiliates.
Local reporters took their shots at Serrano’s act of treason, while Serrano was quick to voice his defense.
To the returning UCI players, the departure was like losing a father figure in a tightly-knit family. To the incoming recruits, it was the straw that broke the camel’s back