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June 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
UCLA believes it is a worthy national champion, the best college baseball team in the nation. But Coach John Savage wasn't thinking that way a couple of weeks ago, when the Bruins were preparing to meet Cal State Fullerton in a best-of-three-games NCAA Super Regional at Fullerton's Goodwin Field. He thought Fullerton might be better. In fact, he thought the Big West Conference champion Titans just might have been the best team in the country. “It was a tough road,” Savage said Tuesday night at a post-game news conference after UCLA finished a five-game College World Series sweep with an 8-0 rout of Mississippi State.
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January 18, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 San Fernando might have some competition this spring for the City Section Division I baseball championship, and the prime challenger could be Woodland Hills El Camino Real. In the JSerra tournament on Saturday, El Camino Real more than held its own against two Southern Section powers, losing to Santa Margarita, 7-6, and beating Capistrano Valley, 6-5. Most impressively is that sophomore left-hander Jeremy Polon, who is moving up from junior varsity and was a standout over the summer, continued his strong form, throwing three shutout innings.
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June 2, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
A season that began with Luke Eubank of Newbury Park being a rather anonymous right-handed pitcher ended Friday night under the lights at Dodger Stadium with Eubank being saluted as the teenager who helped deliver a Southern Section Division 1 championship. It was a vintage Eubank performance in a 2-1 victory over Corona. No walks. Eight strikeouts. Just three hits given up. He pitched his 11th complete game and improved his record to 11-0. And it took just 83 minutes. "That kid just carried us the whole way," Coach Matt Goldfield said.
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January 10, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
With seven starters back, including junior pitcher Kyle Molnar, a UCLA commit, Aliso Niguel is going to be one of the teams making a strong bid for a Southern Section Division 2 baseball championship this spring. Molnar was the league MVP last season and should be better than ever. Adding to Aliso Niguel's impressive returning cast are shortstop Justin Fowler, headed to Dartmouth, and all-league outfielder-pitcher Anthony Sommer, a UCSD commit. Then there's sophomore catcher Blake Sabol, a member of the gold-medal winning USA 15U national team.
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June 4, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
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.
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June 5, 2010 | Eric Sondheimer
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)
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June 2, 1995 | MARK STRODER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
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).
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May 31, 1990 | LONNIE WHITE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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June 3, 1987 | RICK HAZELTINE
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.
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October 13, 1989 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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July 14, 2013 | By Eric Sondheimer
 With San Fernando having won the City Section baseball championship twice in the last three years, people seem to be thinking that powers Chatsworth and Woodland Hills El Camino Real are on the decline. Hold off on the supposed demise of those two programs. This summer in the Valley Invitational Baseball League, Chatsworth is 10-1 under new Coach Curtis Scott. The Chancellors have been showing off three young pitchers in sophomore Josh Garcia and juniors Anthony Mayorga and John Cashman.
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June 27, 2013 | By Andrew Gastelum
UCLA's baseball team has had its first national championship only for a full day, but starting pitcher Nick Vander Tuig already caught Coach John Savage looking at his recrutiting list on the trip to Westwood. That's the life of a college coach, always preparing for what's next. But Savage might give a moment or two to relish the moment. "My mind's really only on the celebration we are going to have," Savage said with a smirk. PHOTOS: UCLA wins College World Series Savage was referring to the College World Series celebration the Bruins will hold Thursday at 2 p.m. at Jackie Robinson Stadium.
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June 26, 2013 | By Mike Hiserman
UCLA believes it is a worthy national champion, the best college baseball team in the nation. But Coach John Savage wasn't thinking that way a couple of weeks ago, when the Bruins were preparing to meet Cal State Fullerton in a best-of-three-games NCAA Super Regional at Fullerton's Goodwin Field. He thought Fullerton might be better. In fact, he thought the Big West Conference champion Titans just might have been the best team in the country. “It was a tough road,” Savage said Tuesday night at a post-game news conference after UCLA finished a five-game College World Series sweep with an 8-0 rout of Mississippi State.
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May 29, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
It has been 31 years since a teenage Bret Saberhagen pitched and hit Reseda Cleveland to a City Section baseball championship. Jack Hartman is turning in Saberhagen-like performances in the Division I playoffs. After throwing a no-hitter in the quarterfinals, Hartman threw two scoreless innings of relief Wednesday and had a run-scoring double and a home run to help the Cavaliers defeat Marshall, 3-1, in a semifinal game at USC's Dedeaux Field. "He comes up big every time," Coach Greg Venger said.
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May 14, 2013 | Bill Plaschke
On a sunny Tuesday afternoon on a cluttered street in Gardena, some very big and skilled athletes are hanging out on a concrete basketball court, bouncing around underneath rusted backboards and chain nets, acting out a typical inner-city scene, with one small exception. They are playing baseball. "It's Showtime!" shouts Coach Wil Aaron, only this is a very different kind of Showtime. Aaron is using a tennis racket to whack tennis balls at close range to infielders on his Gardena Serra High baseball team, whose players are leaping and spinning out of stereotypes and perhaps into history.
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June 2, 2012 | Eric Sondheimer
A season that began with Luke Eubank of Newbury Park being a rather anonymous right-handed pitcher ended Friday night under the lights at Dodger Stadium with Eubank being saluted as the teenager who helped deliver a Southern Section Division 1 championship. It was a vintage Eubank performance in a 2-1 victory over Corona. No walks. Eight strikeouts. Just three hits given up. He pitched his 11th complete game and improved his record to 11-0. And it took just 83 minutes. "That kid just carried us the whole way," Coach Matt Goldfield said.
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October 31, 1992 | GARY KLEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Pepperdine's Mark Wasikowski had always been told he could not buy respect, but he discovered last summer that he could find elements of it for sale in a department store. Still basking in the glow of the Waves' first NCAA baseball championship, Wasikowski was shopping in Cypress when he came upon a large mannequin in the men's sportswear department. USC, UCLA, and Nevada Las Vegas garments flanked a display that featured as its centerpiece a T-shirt celebrating Pepperdine's national title.
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June 4, 2011 | Eric Sondheimer
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.
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