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 2, 2011 |
SOUTHERN SECTION BASEBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FRIDAY AT DODGER STADIUM DIVISION 4 LA PUENTE BISHOP AMAT (28-4) VS. PALM DESERT (28-4), 4:30 P.M. Scouting report: There's not a better matchup of teams all weekend at Dodger Stadium. Bishop Amat lost to Palm Desert, 5-1, in its season opener. The Lancers won the National Classic and have played and beaten top teams all season. Sophomore Adam Alcantar is having a terrific season with a .485 average. Third baseman Rio Ruiz is a future first-round draft pick.
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 4, 2010 |
Southern Section championships Saturday at The Diamond at Lake Elsinore Division 4: Torrance (24-9) vs. Palm Desert (25-5), 10 a.m. — This should be one of the most competitive games of the day. Torrance knocked off top-seeded La Puente Bishop Amat, and that offers evidence about how good the Tartars must be. Shortstop Angelo Gumbs is a pro prospect, and second baseman Trent Gilbert has a school-record 58 hits....
June 3, 2010 |
The high school baseball season ends this weekend with Southern Section championship games Friday at UC Riverside and Saturday at the Diamond at Lake Elsinore. Here's why there should be lots of excitement: • Cory Hahn of Santa Ana Mater Dei has become the Kobe Bryant of Southern California baseball. Mater Dei fans should be chanting "MVP, MVP, MVP" when he steps to the plate. He's 13-1 on the mound with an earned-run average of 0.94, has hit nine home runs, and the major league team that drafts him next week will deserve great respect because it means they recognize he can play with the best despite being only 5 feet 10. • Get your radar guns polished and put aside at least three bags of peanuts for the pitching showdown of the playoffs: Adam Plutko versus Taijuan Walker in the 4:30 p.m. Division 2 final on Saturday.
May 31, 2010 |
UCLA and Cal State Fullerton were among the 16 regional sites selected for the Division I baseball championships, the NCAA announced Sunday. UCLA (43-13), which finished in second place behind Arizona State in the Pacific 10 Conference, will host a regional at Jackie Robinson Stadium for the second time, the first since 1986. "We had good crowds all season long and the atmosphere around the ballpark has been pretty good since day one," UCLA Coach John Savage said in a telephone interview.