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June 8, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, Times Staff Writer
Irvine High School sophomore Jennifer Brundage really hits the books. But that's not all the honor student hits. Brundage batted a team-high .449 this season and was the starting pitcher for the Vaqueros' South Coast League champion softball team, compiling a 17-8 record with an 0.25 earned-run average. Brundage, The Times' player of the year in softball, helped Irvine go from a fourth-place finish last year to the quarterfinals of the Southern Section 3-A playoffs, where the third-seeded Vaqueros lost to Saugus.
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July 26, 2000 | Diane Pucin
Jennifer Brundage would rather be nowhere else in the world than in the lobby of a hotel here on a beautiful, sunny Sunday afternoon. As a member of the team the American Softball Assn. hopes will represent the United States at the 2000 Olympics, Brundage has been spending many mornings in hotel lobbies all summer.
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June 4, 1991
School: Irvine High Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher Class: Senior The importance of Brundage to the Vaqueros was never more evident than in the Southern Section 4-A playoffs. She allowed only one run--in the seventh inning of a 5-1 quarterfinal victory over Lakewood--in five playoff games, assuring Irvine of its first Southern Section softball championship. In the semifinal and final last week, Brundage pitched two two-hit shutouts as Irvine defeated Fontana, 2-0, and Foothill, 1-0.
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December 21, 1995
Jennifer Brundage, the Southern Section 4-A player of the year at Irvine High in 1991, was selected as an alternate for the U.S. Olympic softball team, replacing former UCLA teammate DeeDee Weiman, who withdrew from the team for personal reasons. In Brundage's UCLA career from 1992-95, she set school records for home runs (20) and runs batted in (151). She batted .518 last season to help UCLA win a national championship.
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March 5, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the year's first Southern Section Softball Coaches' Poll was released recently, Irvine was conspicuously missing from the top 10 rankings. That was not only surprising to third-year Irvine Coach Lisa Limp, but also to some Orange County coaches who have seen the Vaqueros play. "They've got to be the No. 1 team," Canyon Coach Lance Eddy said. "They've got (pitcher Jennifer) Brundage, who does everything." Said Foothill's Joe Gonzalez: "They are super talented."
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December 21, 1995
Jennifer Brundage, the Southern Section 4-A player of the year at Irvine High in 1991, was selected as an alternate for the U.S. Olympic softball team, replacing former UCLA teammate DeeDee Weiman, who withdrew from the team for personal reasons. In Brundage's UCLA career from 1992-95, she set school records for home runs (20) and runs batted in (151). She batted .518 last season to help UCLA win a national championship.
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March 15, 1990
Jennifer Brundage pitched a three-hitter and hit a home run to lead Irvine to a 12-0 victory over Corona in a championship quarterfinal softball game of the Laguna Hills tournament Wednesday at Alicia Park. In other Laguna Hills tournament games: Marina 9, Mission Viejo 1--Becky Tackett tripled and Christa Yorke hit a home run for Marina (3-2). Foothill 2, Saugus 0--Leeann Gonzalez struck out six, walked one and allowed four hits in leading Foothill (5-3).
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May 20, 1995
Jennifer Brundage hit a two-run home run in the third inning to spark No. 2 UCLA (44-6) to an 8-0 victory over Campbell University of North Carolina (47-24) in the first round of NCAA regional play at Columbia, S.C. The game was ended after five innings because of the NCAA's eight-run rule. With her home run, Brundage set the school record with 20 in her career, surpassing Yvonne Gutierrez, who hit 19 from 1989-1992. Brundage also holds the record for home runs in a season with 14 this year.
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May 31, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention softball and Irvine High in the same breath, and Jennifer Brundage's name is sure to follow. For the past four seasons, Brundage has been one of the premier pitchers in the county and Irvine's ace. Last year, for example, she won 21 games, pitched four no-hitters and was an all-county selection. She also batted .424. But even Brundage's stellar work could not get the Vaqueros past the first round of the Southern Section 3-A playoffs in 1990. There is no such disappointment this season.
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April 17, 1990 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Brundage, pitcher at Irvine High School, is used to a little success. As a sophomore last season, she was selected The Times' softball player of the year. This season, she has a 16-2 record and an 0.27 earned-run average. Brundage, The Times' Athlete of the Week, was selected the most valuable player of last week's Woodbridge tournament. "It (the award) meant the most this year because of the quality teams that we played," Brundage said.
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October 4, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mater Dei's Melody Peterson and Woodbridge's Melanie Pearson, two of Orange County's best girls' basketball players, have orally committed to Pacific 10 universities. Peterson, last year's Times player of the year, said Tuesday she will attend Stanford. Pearson, a Times first-team selection, will go to UCLA. Peterson, a 5-9 guard, helped Mater Dei reach the State Division I championship game, which it lost to Atherton Sacred Heart. She averaged 23.6 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.8 assists.
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May 20, 1995
Jennifer Brundage hit a two-run home run in the third inning to spark No. 2 UCLA (44-6) to an 8-0 victory over Campbell University of North Carolina (47-24) in the first round of NCAA regional play at Columbia, S.C. The game was ended after five innings because of the NCAA's eight-run rule. With her home run, Brundage set the school record with 20 in her career, surpassing Yvonne Gutierrez, who hit 19 from 1989-1992. Brundage also holds the record for home runs in a season with 14 this year.
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June 12, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's hard to tell whether Jennifer Brundage is a better pitcher or hitter. But it's easy to find out where she would rather play. All you have to do is ask. "I like pitching. That's the most fun because you're involved in every play," said Brundage, The Times Orange County softball player of the year for the second time in the three years. Brundage, a senior right-hander, led Irvine High School to the Southern Section 4-A title this season.
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June 4, 1991
School: Irvine High Sport: Softball Position: Pitcher Class: Senior The importance of Brundage to the Vaqueros was never more evident than in the Southern Section 4-A playoffs. She allowed only one run--in the seventh inning of a 5-1 quarterfinal victory over Lakewood--in five playoff games, assuring Irvine of its first Southern Section softball championship. In the semifinal and final last week, Brundage pitched two two-hit shutouts as Irvine defeated Fontana, 2-0, and Foothill, 1-0.
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May 31, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mention softball and Irvine High in the same breath, and Jennifer Brundage's name is sure to follow. For the past four seasons, Brundage has been one of the premier pitchers in the county and Irvine's ace. Last year, for example, she won 21 games, pitched four no-hitters and was an all-county selection. She also batted .424. But even Brundage's stellar work could not get the Vaqueros past the first round of the Southern Section 3-A playoffs in 1990. There is no such disappointment this season.
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March 5, 1991 | FERNANDO DOMINGUEZ, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the year's first Southern Section Softball Coaches' Poll was released recently, Irvine was conspicuously missing from the top 10 rankings. That was not only surprising to third-year Irvine Coach Lisa Limp, but also to some Orange County coaches who have seen the Vaqueros play. "They've got to be the No. 1 team," Canyon Coach Lance Eddy said. "They've got (pitcher Jennifer) Brundage, who does everything." Said Foothill's Joe Gonzalez: "They are super talented."
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April 11, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, Times Staff Writer
When Jennifer Brundage saw her first softball game more than seven years ago, it was the pitcher who caught her eye. She decided then, that was the position for her. "It looked like fun, and I could be in control of the game," said Brundage, 15, now a sophomore pitcher for Irvine High School's softball team. Brundage, The Times' athlete of the week, has gotten better control of her breaking pitches with the help of her pitching coach, Ron LeFebvre. The Vaqueros have won their last seven consecutive games, and Brundage has pitched in six of them.
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April 19, 1990
Jennifer Brundage (17-2) pitched her fourth no-hitter and hit her fourth home run of the season to lead Irvine High School to a 2-0 victory over visiting Capistrano Valley Wednesday. Brundage (17-2) led off the bottom of the first inning with her home run for Irvine (18-2). In other South Coast League softball: El Toro 2, Mission Viejo 0--Paige Lauby (8-1) pitched a three-hitter, struck out 10, had two hits and scored a run to lead host El Toro (15-7, 3-0).
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April 19, 1990
Jennifer Brundage (17-2) pitched her fourth no-hitter and hit her fourth home run of the season to lead Irvine High School to a 2-0 victory over visiting Capistrano Valley Wednesday. Brundage (17-2) led off the bottom of the first inning with her home run for Irvine (18-2). In other South Coast League softball: El Toro 2, Mission Viejo 0--Paige Lauby (8-1) pitched a three-hitter, struck out 10, had two hits and scored a run to lead host El Toro (15-7, 3-0).
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April 17, 1990 | ARA NAJARIAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jennifer Brundage, pitcher at Irvine High School, is used to a little success. As a sophomore last season, she was selected The Times' softball player of the year. This season, she has a 16-2 record and an 0.27 earned-run average. Brundage, The Times' Athlete of the Week, was selected the most valuable player of last week's Woodbridge tournament. "It (the award) meant the most this year because of the quality teams that we played," Brundage said.
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