April 22, 1990
Daniel Hernandez hit a solo home run in the third inning to give Ocean View High School a 2-1 victory over Edison in a Sunset League baseball game Saturday at Edison. Hernandez's home run put Ocean View (15-5 overall, 9-0 in league) ahead, 2-0. Jon Arnold had a run-scoring double in the second to give the Seahawks a 1-0 lead. Catcher J.J. Thobe had a solo home run in the third for Edison (13-6, 4-5).
May 10, 1991
Orange Empire Conference baseball coaches have voted Raul Rodarte of Rancho Santiago College player of the year. Rodarte, a sophomore shortstop, hit .385 overall and .426 in 24 conference games for the Dons, who won the title for the second consecutive year and third time in four seasons. Rodarte had 11 doubles, 11 home runs, 15 stolen bases and 49 runs batted in. Don Sneddon of Rancho Santiago was named coach of the year.
April 24, 1991
Rancho Santiago defeated Golden West, 7-3, Tuesday to increase its lead to 2 1/2 games over second-place Riverside in the Orange Empire Conference baseball standings. Jay Hassel (3-1) pitched 7 1/3 innings for the victory and J.J. Thobe struck out two in the final 1 2/3 innings to earn his ninth save for the visiting Dons (33-7, 14-5 in conference). Raul Rodarte's two-run double in the sixth gave Rancho Santiago a 5-2 lead, and Steve Grack added a first-inning home run.
May 13, 1992
Mike Fontana of Rancho Santiago was named pitcher of the year and second baseman Daniel Hernandez of Orange Coast was selected player of the year by a vote of the Orange Empire Conference baseball coaches. Fontana, a sophomore right-hander from Cupertino High School, was 11-0 in the regular season and 8-0 in conference games. Hernandez, a sophomore from Ocean View, hit .510 in conference and .442 overall.
May 17, 1992 |
Part of Rancho Santiago Coach Don Sneddon's plan worked when David Goldstein pitched a complete-game victory. It just came a day earlier than Sneddon would have liked. Sneddon figured Goldstein would pitch the title game of the Southern California Regional playoffs today at Los Angeles Pierce College. But when the Dons lost the Saturday morning game to L.A. Pierce, Goldstein was needed in the afternoon. He pitched a six-hitter as the Dons eliminated Mt. San Antonio, 11-2.
April 14, 1991
Kent Dowding struck out eight in 6 2/3 innings as Rancho Santiago defeated Orange Coast, 5-3, in an Orange Empire Conference game Saturday at Orange Coast College. Dowding allowed seven hits and walked four, but Orange Coast stranded 12 runners; OCC loaded the bases twice and failed to score. Robin Lindsey hit a bases-empty home run in the fourth inning to give Rancho Santiago (31-6, 13-3) a 3-0 lead.