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Denove Will Play Baseball for UCLA

April 10, 2001|From Staff Reports

Chris Denove of Agoura High has signed to play baseball at UCLA.

A 6-foot-1, 196-pound catcher, Denove chose UCLA over USC, Georgetown and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo.

"I like the way they run the program," Denove said. "And I'm staying close to home, staying where the weather's nice."

Denove, who has a strong arm, is hitting .367 with five doubles, two home runs and 13 runs batted in.

He played quarterback during football season, leading Agoura to the semifinals of the Southern Section Division IV playoffs. He passed for 2,930 yards and 26 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.

Denove said he will not try out for football at UCLA.

* The California League game Monday between the Lancaster JetHawks and High Desert Mavericks in Adelanto was postponed because of snow.

High Desert (3-1) players were on the field for the start of the first inning when a drizzle turned into snowfall.

A doubleheader between the two teams will be played today with the first game starting at 6:05 p.m.

Both games will be seven innings. Former Venice High and Pierce College star Doug Slaten will start the first game for the Jethawks (3-1). Slaten will be opposed by Matt Childers.

No starters were announced for the second game.

* A spring session of the Lu Dawg Baseball Camp for players ages 6-14 is scheduled for April 16-18.

Instruction will be provided by Cal Lutheran baseball coaches.

Information: (805) 493-3398.


* Eckhard Walter of the men's volleyball team and Frances Santin of the women's track and field team have been selected Cal State Northridge athletes of the month for March.

Walter sparked an eight-match winning streak for Northridge, collecting a season-high 27 kills against UC San Diego. He leads the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation in service aces and ranks eighth in kills per game.

Santin, a Taft High graduate, earned All-American honors in the 800 meters at the NCAA Division I Indoor Championships.


* Moorpark's Chad Wensel shot a four-under-par 68 to lead individual scorers during Monday's morning session of Western State Conference matches at Santa Maria Country Club.

Led by Tommy Barber's 72, Canyons outscored morning-winner Bakersfield, 371-385, in the afternoon.

Rainouts forced the conference to play two matches on Monday.

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