Lupold, 26, who also works on the grounds crew at Dodger Stadium, is part of the legacy left by former coach Dave Serrano.
“Serrano recruited me from USC,” said Lupold, who began a five-year stint at Blair Field in Long Beach, after playing baseball at Millikan High. “Then Serrano left [for Cal State Fullerton] a week later. Luckily, Gillespie came in as his replacement, since I knew Gillespie from USC.”
Lupold said he learned his craft from the best at Dodger Stadium, some of whom are in Irvine to help out for the regional. He also said the key to any quality baseball diamond is the dirt.