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Northridge Lands a Left-Hander

October 21, 1998| From Staff Reports

Bill Murphy, a left-handed pitcher from Riverside Arlington High, made a commitment Tuesday to attend Cal State Northridge.

Last season, Murphy was 7-1 with a 2.53 earned-run average, striking out 53 and allowing 40 hits in 54 innings. Arlington finished 22-7 and made the Southern Section Division II quarterfinals.

Murphy said the reputation of Northridge is strong in Riverside because former Riverside North shortstop Adam Kennedy became a Northridge All-American and was a first-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1997.

"I heard a lot of great things about Northridge," he said. "They were interested in me and gave me a good ride."

Matt Bernstein, a former outfielder at Agoura High who played on the Conejo Valley Big League world championship team in August, has made the team at Ohio State as a walk on.

Zeke Morrow, a former Crespi shortstop, is on Michigan's team as a freshman.

BASKETBALL

Josh Glass, a point guard from Campbell Hall High, has made the University of Miami basketball team as a freshman walk on.

"It's an unbelievable feeling," Glass said. "I came here with the frame of mind that I was going to make it and it eventually happened."

Glass went to Miami on an academic scholarship. He was an All-Delphic League selection last season.

Chris Williams, a 6-foot-8 center from Notre Dame High, has committed to the University of Missouri-Kansas City. Williams averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds last season for the Knights.

GOLF

Nick Price, former PGA Tour player of the year, and Costantino Rocca, one of the top players on the European PGA Tour, have joined the field for the EMC Golf Skills Challenge on Nov. 9 at Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.

Price and Rocca complete the eight-player field, joining John Daly, Casey Martin, Peter Jacobsen, Craig Stadler, Ben Crenshaw and defending champion Billy Andrade in the $500,000 event.

Players are tested in a series of nine golf skills, with prizes awarded to the winner of each skill competition and to the overall champion.

Linda Chen-Olsen of Granada Hills shot a two-round total of 151 to win the Women's Southern California Golf Assn. 36-Hole Stroke Tournament on Monday at Glendora Country Club.

Linda Pearson of La Canada shot 157 and finished fourth.

MISCELLANY

The Peak Performance Group will open a members-only, online instructional baseball and softball service Nov. 1.

Members will have access to continuously updated training articles from top college coaches in the country, profiles of players from the youth leagues to the major leagues, a members-only chat room and information on a wide range of baseball topics and products.

A one-year membership fee is $26.99.

Information: Lou Birdt (805) 582-2367 or send e-mail to diamondmaster@ppgsports.com.

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