April 11, 2000
El Camino Real 10, Chatsworth 0--Catie Goldblatt had three hits, including a fifth-inning grand slam, for El Camino Real (13-2-1, 5-0) in a West Valley League game at Chatsworth (10-10, 3-2) called after five innings because of the 10-run rule. BASEBALL Valencia 11, Rancho Cucamonga 0--Matt Dixon pitched a five-inning one-hitter and Chris Rippe had three hits and five runs batted in for Valencia (11-5) in pool play of the Babe Herman tournament at Glendale High.
April 12, 2001 |
John Henry Jacobs hit a run-scoring single with two out in the bottom of the 10th inning to give Calabasas High a 3-2 victory over Upland (12-3), the No. 2-ranked team in the Southern Section Division I, in an American Division pool-play game of the Babe Herman baseball tournament Wednesday at Stengel Field in Glendale. Calabasas (12-4), an unranked Division III team, came back from a 2-0 deficit, tying the score on a two-run double by Glen Anderson with two out in the sixth.
July 21, 1990 |
Mike Lieberthal of Westlake High has been selected the California State Player of the Year in baseball by Cal-Hi Sports magazine. Lieberthal, the Philadelphia Phillies' top pick and the third selection overall in the recent amateur draft, hit 13 home runs and batted .448 with 43 runs batted in during his senior year. The catcher became the eighth player from the Valley area and the second from Ventura County to be honored by the magazine.
April 10, 1997
Royal High survived a seventh-inning rally by Westlake and held on for a 7-6 victory in a Marmonte League baseball game Wednesday at Royal. With Westlake trailing, 7-2, after six innings, Ryan Cope hit a three-run home run against Royal freshman Russell O'Brien. One out later, Kevin Howard hit a solo shot to pull Westlake to within 7-6. Highlander closer Gabe Gapol entered the game and picked up his third save by inducing Mikey Brin to fly out to right field.
April 13, 2001 |
It wasn't as if Brandon Higelin pitched poorly for Crescenta Valley High. He was simply outpitched by Brandon Villalobos of Glendora. Villalobos pitched a five-hitter in the Tartans' 4-0 victory Thursday night in the championship game of the Babe Herman tournament at Stengel Field in Glendale. Villalobos (2-0), who had eight strikeouts and didn't walk a batter, usually is a reliever. He pitched two shutouts to earn most valuable player honors in the tournament.
April 11, 2000 |
Pitcher Jamie Shields of Hart is expected to make his debut today against La Habra in the Babe Herman tournament at Crescenta Valley High. Shields has not played this season because of a pulled muscle in his lower back. He likely will appear in relief for Hart (12-3). "It depends how I'm feeling and how the game's going," said Shields, who was 11-0 with a 2.36 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 71 1/3 innings last season.
April 18, 1999 |
With five pitchers unable to protect a nine-run lead, Crescenta Valley High was forced to bring in ace left-hander Jordan Olson in the seventh inning of Saturday night's Babe Herman tournament championship game against Mountain View. Olson pitched six shutout innings the night before and pitched three innings Tuesday. But the Falcons needed two more outs for victory, and Olson delivered.
April 9, 1998
Hart High finally lost a game. The Indians lost to Citrus Heights San Juan, 4-0, in the semifinals of the Sierra Foothill baseball tournament in Rocklin on Wednesday, but recovered to win the third-place game against Roseville Oakmont, 11-2. In the first game, Travis Richardson and Ryan Haag hit doubles for Hart (16-1), ranked No. 1 in The Times' regional poll, but three errors by the Indians proved costly. Andy Davidson (7-1) struck out seven batters for Hart and gave up only one earned run.