August 18, 1990 |
An elusive quarry, left agonizingly out of reach a year ago in the rolling hills of Washington, Pa., has drawn Steve Chavez and several pals to the backwater bayou country of Houma, La. "We are going there for a reason," Chavez said. "Not many people have the chance like this in their lifetime, a second chance." Houma is the site of the Babe Ruth League World Series, which begins today. Chavez plays catcher for Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks, the Southern Pacific region representative.
August 24, 2002 |
El Segundo had its semifinal game of the Babe Ruth Baseball World Series (ages 13-15) suspended in the fifth inning when leading Tallahassee, Fla., 2-1, at Connersville, Ind. The game is scheduled to resume at 10:30 a.m. today with El Segundo batting in the bottom of the fifth. If El Segundo wins, it will meet the winner of Beaverton, Ore., and Millard West, Neb.
August 30, 1987 |
With a lot of help from Saugus, Westlake and Newhall, Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks captured the Babe Ruth League World Series on Saturday with a 5-0 win over Berlin, Conn. Robby Davis, who played varsity baseball at Saugus High as a freshman last season, pitched a four-hit shutout and hit a home run for Van Nuys-Sherman Oaks' final run. And Brian Smith, who attends Westlake High, hit a home run--his 11th of the tournament--to open the scoring.
March 2, 1988 |
Agoura baseball Coach John Crow rarely boasts about sophomore prospects because they are usually relegated to lower-level teams. But Crow found 6-5, 195-pound sophomore Brian Smith too tall to overlook. "He's probably going to be 6-9 by the time he's a senior," Crow said. "And, he's no lug. He moves well for a big player and he can really hammer the ball. I can't wait to see him in combat." Smith, who played for the Westlake junior varsity last year, transferred to Agoura in February.