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Young Beaumont Coyote has come a long way in men’s fastpitch softball

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

SorianoNAFA Richard Soriano of Banning, Calif. started playing fastpitch at age 15 and in 10 short years has come a long way in the sport. Contributed photo

BANNING, Calif. – If you grow up in Beaumont, California and you’re a member of the Valdivia family, and your grandfather runs one of the longest running men’s fastpitch teams in the state, well, chances are you’ve spent a fair amount of time on the ball diamond.

And so it goes for Richard Soriano.

“I was born into it,” said Soriano, 25. “I was raised by my grandfather (David Valdivia) and he ran the Beaumont Coyotes.”

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