Loyola Marymount baseball Coach Dave Snow, looking for more pitching help, has signed two more recruits, both hurlers: left hander Wally Ritchie out of Glendale Junior College and right-hander Kalani Bush from Kalaheo High in Kailua, Hawaii.
Ritchie, who went to Brigham Young University out of Hoover High but left with an arm injury last year, bounced back to record a 12-2 season with Glendale. He had a 1.92 earned run average and 133 strikeouts in 112 innings.
Bush was 6-1 on the mound and batted .368 for Kalaheo, where he was named the school's athlete of the year. He was also the football team's quarterback and center on the basketball team. He'll be rejoining former high school teammate Carl Fraticelli, who started most of the season at shortstop for Loyola as a freshman.
Loyola Marymount University pitcher Tim Layana, a junior right-hander, was a fifth-round election of the New York Mets in Tuesday's professional baseball draft. Layana, a Culver City resident out of Loyola High, was 8-8 this season. Pitcher Phil Price and outfielder Robbie Hartwig, both of Harbor College, were taken ing the third round of the secondary draft by Minnesota and Detroit, respectively.
Another high draft choice was Arizona pitcher Mike Young, a former Rolling Hills High and Harbor College star.
Junior Andrea Bausch of Rolling Hills High was named most valuable girls softball player of the Bay League, topping the coaches' all-league team. First team included Ginger Ales, Kristi Hannon and Mindy Morris of South Torrance, Bea Chiaradamont, Juanita Olloque and Isabel Olloque of Weat Torrance, Julie Innerasky and Cathy Wicks of Mira Costa, Deanne Fujimoto, Dani Pfeiffer and Lisa Tom of Rollong Hills and Lisa Satriano of Santa Monica.
Second team: Shawn Allen, Nancy Loeb and Monica Lucero of Mira Costa; Diana Gathe of Redondo, Gina Gaugler and Jana Stange of South Torrance, Abby Gleason and Ann Vasey of Palos Verdes, Mary Ann Gustafson and Jean Tschida of Rolling Hills, Lisa Hardy of Santa Monica and Nikki La Roche of West Torrance.
Kressy Jo DeCamp, an all-state basketball player out of Gothenburg High in Nebraska, has signed with Loyola Marymount University. The 5-9 1/2 guard averaged 19.3 points and set a school record with 136 assists in leading Gothenburg to second place in the state Class B tournament.
Pitcher Paul Johnson of Redondo High was named most valuable player and pitcher Charlie Plumley of Rolling Hills was named most outstanding player, topping the all-Bay League baseball team.
The first team also includes infielders Ernie Casillas of Santa Monica, Todd Johnston of Mira Costa, Matt Maestas of South Torrance and Damon Salisbury of Redondo; pitchers Jeff Beck of Mira Costa and Chris Chavez of Santa Monica; catcher Jon Berger of Palos Verdes and outfielders Derek Sholl of South Torrance and Dan Speltz and Devin White of Rolling Hills.
Three members of the UCLA four-woman crew that took first place last week in the National Women's Collegiate Championships near Quantico, Va., will attempt to make the U.S. national team this summer.
The three, all seniors, are Kelly Martz, Carlene Salonites and Melanie Hoffman. Martz was invited to the U.S. Rowing Assn.'s tryouts in Oregon in July, and Salonites and Hoffman will compete for spots on the team at open tryouts in Seattle on June 22-23.
Martz, Salonites and Hoffman and the other Bruin crew member, junior Emily Roske, along with coxswain Mina Norona, brought Jean Reilly a national title in her first year as UCLA's head coach of women's crew.
In the 2,000-meter race for varsity fours at at Lake Occuquan in Virginia, UCLA's winning time was 6:13.7. The other teams and their order of finish and times: Simmons, 6:19.4; Smith, 6:22.6; Oregon State 6:28.1; Dartmouth, 6:29.7, and Boston University, 6:38.0.