March 22, 1989
A day after shutting out the host school in the first round of the Serra tournament, Simi Valley pounded Sunnyvale Fremont, 20-1, in a second-round game Tuesday. Although the Pioneers (10-1) failed to record their second consecutive shutout when Fremont scored in the sixth inning, they did post their sixth win in a row. Andy Hodgins was two for two with a grand slam, six runs batted in and three runs scored. The grand slam, his second home run in as many games, capped a five-run fourth inning.
March 31, 1988 |
Redondo High pitcher Scott Davison added another footnote to his growing list of accomplishments on Tuesday night in the finals of the Babe Herman Tournament. The right-handed senior threw a three-hitter with 15 strikeouts to lead the Sea Hawks (12-1) over Long Beach Poly, 3-1, at Stengel Field in Glendale. Davison, named the tournament's most valuable player, gave up three singles in the first two innings and then pitched a perfect game in the final five.
April 6, 1994 |
David Gantt struck out James Downs on a full-count pitch to complete a perfect game and lead Glendale High to a 7-0 victory over Artesia on Tuesday in a Babe Herman tournament game at Hoover. Gantt (1-3), a senior right-hander, went to three balls on only one other hitter and did not allow a ball to reach the outfield. He struck out seven, induced 13 ground balls and one popup to the second baseman. Gantt also had three hits and drove in a run for Glendale (6-6).
April 3, 1991 |
Last week's rains have forced area high school baseball teams to scramble to reschedule makeup games, but the precipitation has caused the biggest problems for those involved in tournaments. The 12-team Babe Herman tournament was scheduled to run through March 26, but the final was not played until last Saturday. Burroughs, which was on spring break last week, and Highland Hall, which were to meet in a consolation-bracket game, dropped out of the tournament because of the revised schedule.
March 30, 1985 |
Simi Valley High's baseball team has been hot all season. Everytime the Pioneers have rolled the dice, they have come up with a 7, or 8, or 9, or 10. Coach Mike Scypher's squad has a team batting average of higher than .450 and even scored 32 runs in one game. The Pioneers are 11-0, but their record is on the line during the spring break. First, they will compete in the 16-team Monroe Tournament, which begins today among four high schools.
April 8, 1993
Peter Zamora lost a perfect game in the fifth inning but finished with a two-hit shutout as Capistrano Valley beat Calexico, 4-0, Wednesday in the third-place game of the Coachella Valley tournament. Zamora (4-2) allowed only an infield hit in the fifth and a single in the sixth. He struck out 13 and didn't walk a batter. Mark Janco had two hits and three stolen bases for the Cougars (10-4). Earlier, the Cougars lost, 7-3, in the semifinals to Victor Valley.
March 24, 1991
Cary Wichmann's coach at Notre Dame High admits that it was "one of those days," that Wichmann didn't have his best stuff but that every hard-hit ball seemed to find its way into a leather glove. But aesthetics don't show up in a baseball linescore. Wichmann, a senior right-hander, tossed the first no-hitter at Notre Dame in seven years as the Knights defeated Bishop Montgomery, 6-0, in a Mission League game at Notre Dame on Saturday.
April 3, 1994
Ryan Hankins homered in each game of a nonleague doubleheader Saturday, leading host Simi Valley High to a sweep of Redlands, 4-3 and 8-4. Bill Scheffels was four for four in the first game and Kary Kozlowski hit a grand slam in the second game. Oak Park 7, Malibu 3--Robinson Hughes, Vaughn Corley, Todd Christensen and Todd Schultz combined on a one-hitter in a nonleague game at Oak Park. Royal 3, St.