June 22, 1992
Chris Sheff, a Laguna Hills graduate and member of Pepperdine's national championship baseball team, signed a professional contract Sunday with the Florida Marlins, his father, Craig, said. Sheff, a junior center fielder who batted .348 with 10 home runs for Pepperdine, was a 10th-round pick and will report to the Marlins' rookie team in Erie, Pa., today.
June 5, 1989
Eight high school seniors from Orange County are among the 18 selected to represent Southern California in the state's North/South high school all-star baseball series this weekend at Clovis High School in Fresno. The county players are pitchers Pete Janicki and Matt Luke and shortstop Phil Nevin of El Dorado, pitcher Robert Milo and outfielder Chris Sheff of Laguna Hills, catcher Rob Ickes of Mater Dei, infielder Ryan Klesko of Westminster and pitcher Greg Hansell of Kennedy. The South will play the North in a three-game series beginning Friday.
June 11, 1989
A team of Northern area all-stars defeated the South, 9-6, Saturday at Clover to even the three-game baseball series at one game each. Westminster High School first baseman Ryan Klesko highlighted the South's six-run-sixth inning with a bases-loaded double that scored two runs. In Friday's game, which the South won 18-2, right fielder Chris Sheff of Laguna Hills went three for three with three runs batted in and four runs scored.
August 18, 1989
Chris Sheff, who graduated from Laguna Hills High School in June, drove in the game-winning run as the U.S. team defeated Taiwan, 8-3, Thursday in the World Junior Baseball tournament at Trois-Rivieres, Canada. The victory gave the U.S. a 5-0 record in pool play. The U.S will play Australia (4-1) on Saturday. Sheff went one for three and had the game-winning RBI with a sacrifice fly in the fifth inning.
August 21, 1989
Chris Sheff had three hits, stole a base and scored a run to help the United States to an 11-3 victory over Cuba and the gold medal Sunday in front of 6,000 at the World Junior Baseball tournament in Trois-Rivieres, Canada. Sheff, a graduate of Laguna Hills High School, singled, stole second and scored in a five-run first inning. It was the second consecutive year the U.S. won the World Junior title. Sheff, a member of the all-tournament team, hit .
August 17, 1989
Chris Sheff, who graduated from Laguna Hills High School in June, hit a two-run home run to lead the U.S. team to a 3-2 victory over Mexico Wednesday in the World Junior Baseball tournament at Trois-Rivieres, Canada. Mexico was leading, 2-1, when Sheff homered in the bottom of the sixth inning. The victory qualified the United States (4-0) for the medal round this weekend. The U.S. will play Taiwan (3-1) today to determine the Division-A champion.