June 4, 2011 |
San Fernando Coach Armando Gomez walked to the mound in the bottom of the seventh inning of the City Section Division I championship game at Dodger Stadium to have a quick talk with his starting pitcher, Jose Reyes. "Believe, believe, believe. My coach just told me to believe," Reyes said. Reyes gave up consecutive singles to start the inning, then got three consecutive outs, the last of which was a force play at second that triggered a celebratory dog pile and completed an 8-6 victory over top-seeded Chatsworth.
June 5, 2010 |
Once known for its powerful basketball teams in the 1990s, Glendora High can now boast about having perhaps the best baseball team in Southern California after the Tartars won their first Southern Section Division 2 championship with a 10-3 victory over Yucaipa on Saturday at The Diamond at Lake Elsinore. "I had confidence they'd come in and play to their abilities," Coach Dan Henley said. "Today was very special." From hitting to pitching to playing error-free defense, Glendora (27-2-1)
June 2, 1995 |
Granada Hills Kennedy High catcher Kevin Serr hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth inning and pitcher Derek Morse pitched a four-hitter to lead the Cougars to the City 4-A baseball championship Thursday with a 3-1 victory over Carson at Dodger Stadium. Serr's homer, the first in a championship game since 1987, came off Carson reliever Scott McClasky and ended four innings of frustration for top-seeded Kennedy (26-4).
May 31, 1990 |
Behind a solid hitting attack and the pitching of Dan Choi, Fairfax High School defeated Washington, 5-2, Wednesday at Dodger Stadium to win the City 3-A Division baseball championship--its first title in 41 years. After spotting Washington (14-7) a 2-1 lead, the Lions wore down the Generals with four runs in the final three innings to win their first City title since 1949. Choi, who won all four playoff games for Fairfax, gave up two runs in the second before shutting down the Generals.
June 3, 1987 |
Just when it looked as if at least one new team would make the San Diego Section 3-A baseball championship game, Mount Carmel and Santana did it again. For the third time in four years, the Sundevils and Sultans will meet in the championship game, today at 5 p.m. at San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium. "Both of us have a tradition at our schools," Mount Carmel Coach Sam Blalock said. "Every year, our kids believe that they are going to play for the CIF championship." And they are usually right.
October 13, 1989 |
When the Oakland Athletics and the San Francisco Giants square off to settle the baseball championship of California Saturday, it will have been 129 years since the state's first baseball title was decided. On Sept. 20, 1860, at the State Fairgrounds in Sacramento, the San Francisco Eagles met the Sacramento Red Rovers for the state's championship trophy, the Silver Ball. According to Fred W.