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PREP BASEBALL '95: PREVIEW : Garden Grove League

March 07, 1995

Coaches: Vern Nelson, Bolsa Grande; Jim Rawls, Garden Grove; Dave Demarest, La Quinta; Ron Pruter, Los Amigos; Tom Kostic, Pacifica; Jeff Osterod, Rancho Alamitos; Ralph Draeger, Santiago.

Facts and Figures: La Quinta is favored to win its ninth league title in the past 22 years under Demarest. . . . The Aztecs have five solid returning players: C.J. Livernois (.423), Corey Fox (.350), Charlie Tuggle (.350), Craig Kuzmic (.250) and Joe Garcia (7-0, 1.15 ERA). They also picked up catcher Mark Ukleya, a transfer from Los Alamitos. . . . Garden Grove is expected to challenge the Aztecs. . . . Kevin Loken is the Argonauts' top returning player. . . . Santiago has three solid hitters: Juan Ramirez (.385), Anthony Callari (.381) and Rafael Robledo (.370).

1994 In Review

League Overall School W L W L La Quinta 14 0 28 3 Kennedy 10 4 17 11 Garden Grove 9 5 16 10 Bolsa Grande 7 7 11 12 Pacifica 6 8 11 15 Santiago 5 9 6 17 Rancho Alamitos 2 12 5 18 Los Amigos 2 12 4 18

Highlights: La Quinta defeated West Torrance, 3-1, to win the Southern Section Division III championship. . . . It was the Aztecs' first title in three appearances in a final. . . . Kennedy lost to Whittier La Serna, 7-6, in the first round. . . . Garden Grove lost to fourth-seeded Tustin, 15-3. . . . La Quinta's Jim Livernois was named the league's player of the year.

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