July 21, 1993
Warren Stewart's sacrifice fly scored Gabe Kapler with the winning run in the top of the ninth inning and Woodland Hills East upset Valley North, 3-2, in a first-round game of the American Legion District 20 double-elimination playoffs at Birmingham High. Valley North left-hander Rick Staves picked off Kapler with one out, but an errant throw by first baseman Dave Stevenson allowed Kapler to take third.
March 15, 2011 |
AT THE PLATE: Juan Uribe, overcoming the physical "tightness" he has been feeling lately, doubled home two runs as the Dodgers ended a losing streak at eight games. Gabe Kapler singled in a run and Eugenio Velez singled home the winning run in the eighth inning. ON THE MOUND: Clayton Kershaw gave up 11 hits and six runs, five earned, in 52/3 innings. Hong-Chih Kuo, Blake Hawksworth and Ron Mahay each pitched a scoreless inning. EXTRA BASES: Kershaw was the first of the Dodgers' starting pitchers to bat this spring; he struck out and had a sacrifice bunt.
August 20, 1998
Anton French had three hits and Ramon Vasquez drove in two runs in Lancaster's 4-2 victory against the San Bernardino Stampede at the Hangar on Wednesday night. Brian Fuentes (6-6) gave up four hits and two unearned runs and struck out 12 in seven innings for the JetHawks (31-29). SUNS Dennis Moeller (6-7) threw his fourth consecutive complete game and Bernie Nunez hit his 11th home run of the season to help the Suns defeat the Western Warriors, 9-2, at Oxnard College.
December 30, 1998
Perhaps columnist Eric Sondheimer should join the Psychic Network after many of his predictions came true in 1998. Among the correct predictions: John Elway will lead the Denver Broncos to a Super Bowl victory over the Green Bay Packers, then make a triumphant return to his alma mater, Granada Hills High, to offer a pep talk. Westlake golfer J.T. Kohut will make a hole in one. El Camino Real first baseman Woody Cliffords will hit three home runs in one game.
November 20, 1992 |
Matt Stone, a pitcher/first baseman from Vista High School, and Gabe Kapler, a shortstop from Woodlands Hills Taft High, have signed letters of intent to play at Cal State Fullerton, associate head Coach George Horton said Thursday. Stone, a 6-foot-4, 220-pound left-hander, had a 12-1 pitching record and hit .406 with four home runs last season at Vista. Horton did not have statistics for Kapler.
August 6, 1998
Ramon Vazquez had three hits and drove in two runs, and Jayson Bass had two hits, but Lancaster lost, 11-5, to Modesto in a California League game Wednesday night at the Hangar. Pete Janicki (1-2) allowed six hits and six earned runs. SUNS Marc DiCarlo had a 14-game hitting streak snapped and Pacific fell to the Western Warriors, 8-2, in a Western Baseball League game at Oxnard. Rafael Ozuna homered for the Suns.
August 1, 1998 |
Pitcher Jeff Weaver finally is a pro. Weaver, from Simi Valley High and Fresno State, signed Friday with the Detroit Tigers, who picked him in the first round of the June draft. The right-hander had a 33-15 record and was a three-time All-Western Athletic Conference selection at Fresno. Weaver was assigned to Jamestown of the New York-Penn rookie league. Scanning Thursday's box scores: Triple A--Pat Bryant (Cleveland High) hit a home run in the ninth inning to lift Pawtucket over Buffalo, 4-3. .