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The Los Angeles Times 1997 ALL-VALLEY Baseball Team

FIRST TEAM Players

June 18, 1997

Player: Brian Felten

Position: Pitcher

School: Crespi

Year: Sr.

Comment: Mission League player of the year was 11-2 with 1.91 ERA for the Celts. Had 109 strikeouts and 26 walks in 98 innings.

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Player: Wes Hutchison

Position: Pitcher

School: Burroughs

Year: Sr.

Comment: Led region with 10 regular-season victories and 1.46 ERA. Batted .347 with five home runs.

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Player: Bill Scott

Position: Infield

School: Alemany

Year: Sr.

Comment: UCLA-bound senior hit .615 with 10 home runs and 34 runs batted in despite missing the first three weeks with a sprained ankle.

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Player: Anthony Fabrizio

Position: Infield

School: Burroughs

Year: Sr.

Comment: Hit 10 home runs and batted .554. Had three saves and didn't allow a run in 9 2/3 innings.

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Player: Eric Horvat

Position: Infield

School: Hart

Year: Sr.

Comment: Hit eight home runs and 12 doubles while batting .470.

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Player: Greg Wold

Position: Infield

School: Chatsworth

Year: Sr.

Comment: Played second base and batted .436. Was a valuable relief pitcher, recording four saves.

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Player: Woody Cliffords

Position: Infield

School: El Camino Real

Year: Jr.

Comment: Batted .480 with 49 hits, three to help El Camino Real defeat Banning, 13-11, for City 4-A title.

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Player: Brian Fatur

Position: Outfield

School: Calabasas

Year: Sr.

Comment: Had 38 stolen bases to lead region for the second year in a row. Batted .529 with 10 home runs.

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Player: Fernando Rios

Position: Outfield

School: Glendale

Year: Sr.

Comment: Pacific League co-MVP batted .494 and had 12 stolen bases. Was 5-1 with 2.94 ERA and had three saves.

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Player: Chris Gray

Position: Utility

School: Chaminade

Year: Sr.

Comment: Mission League pitcher of the year posted 10-2 record with 1.62 earned-run average for the Eagles. Also hit .349 with 11 doubles.

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Player: Merrill Dunn

Position: Utility

School: North Hollywood

Year: Sr.

Comment: Had 9-3 pitching record with 1.71 ERA. Batted .392 with 12 doubles.

COACH OF THE YEAR: Jose Valle, Burroughs.

What he couldn't do as a player, Valle this season accomplished as a coach: He brought home a league baseball championship to his alma mater. Burroughs, which finished a game up on perennial power Hart, won the Foothill League with a record of 13-2. The Indians' last league baseball championship had been won in 1957. Overall, Burroughs finished 19-8 and advanced to the second round of the Southern Section Division III playoffs before losing to Chaminade, the region's top-ranked team.

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