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May 11, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Bob Glassman, baseball coach at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, took one look at Julio Vargas and knew the seventh-grader was born to catch. Vargas had never played organized baseball when Glassman persuaded the youngster to put on a mask and shin guards and get behind the plate. Glassman quickly discovered that Vargas was a natural. "He had the physical and mental tools and was eager to play," Glassman said. "Catching can be a very difficult position for someone who has never played, but it came easily to him. We never lost a game in two years with Julio at catcher.
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June 17, 1989
Catcher Brent Mayne of Cal State Fullerton, Kansas City's first-round pick, signed a contract Friday, the Royals' announced. Another catcher, Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School, signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Mayne, the 13th pick overall, will report Sunday to the Royals' Class-A team at Baseball City in the Florida League. Mayne, who also played at Costa Mesa High School and Orange Coast College. Mayne hit .350 this season. As a sophomore, he hit .393 and had a school record 38-game hitting streak.
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June 17, 1989
Catcher Brent Mayne of Cal State Fullerton, Kansas City's first-round pick, signed a contract Friday, the Royals' announced. Another catcher, Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School, signed with the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday. Mayne, the 13th pick overall, will report Sunday to the Royals' Class-A team at Baseball City in the Florida League. Mayne, who also played at Costa Mesa High School and Orange Coast College. Mayne hit .350 this season. As a sophomore, he hit .393 and had a school record 38-game hitting streak.
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May 11, 1989 | TOM HAMILTON, Times Staff Writer
Bob Glassman, baseball coach at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, took one look at Julio Vargas and knew the seventh-grader was born to catch. Vargas had never played organized baseball when Glassman persuaded the youngster to put on a mask and shin guards and get behind the plate. Glassman quickly discovered that Vargas was a natural. "He had the physical and mental tools and was eager to play," Glassman said. "Catching can be a very difficult position for someone who has never played, but it came easily to him. We never lost a game in two years with Julio at catcher.
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April 15, 1987
Santa Ana High School hit five home runs in one inning, and Saint center fielder John Hefler had three home runs and nine RBIs Tuesday, as Santa Ana defeated Santa Ana Valley, 20-6, in an Elks tournament consolation game at Orange High. Hefler hit a grand slam in the second inning and followed with a two-run homer and a three-run homer in the third. Julio Vargas also hit a bases-empty home run and a two-run homer in the third. Alex Espinosa added a bases-empty home run in the third.
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May 6, 1989
El Modena High School scored nine runs in the fourth inning and knocked Santa Ana out of first place with a 10-8 Century League victory Friday at El Modena. The victory puts El Modena (11-9 overall, 9-4 in league play) in a tie for second place with Santa Ana (14-9, 9-4). Both teams trail Foothill by a game. El Modena trailed, 7-1, after three innings but sent 15 batters to the plate in the fourth. Jason Wakefield and Mike Vermillion each had two-run doubles and Matt Newbrand a two-run single in the inning.
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June 3, 1988
Catcher Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School and pitcher John Cummings of Canyon were named Century League players of the year in a vote of the league's baseball coaches. Vargas batted .442 and allowed only 5 stolen bases. Cummings was 9-3 with a county-leading 115 strikeouts.
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May 25, 1989
Laguna Hills High School outfielder Chris Sheff, who holds the Orange County career record for hits, heads the list of selections for the South team that will participate in the Orange County All-Star baseball game June 13 at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. Sheff has 129 hits entering the Southern Section 3-A division quarterfinals on Friday. He has signed a letter of intent to attend Pepperdine. The 22-man squad includes five catchers--Dave Dieter of University, Mike Helm of Laguna Hills, Rob Ickes of Mater Dei, Jason Parsons of La Quinta and Julio Vargas of Santa Ana--and the county's top pitcher, Tony Pena of Mater Dei. Pena has won 22 games in two seasons.
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June 7, 1989
Phil Nevin of El Dorado High School, Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School, Tim Moore of La Habra High School, and Wayne Helm of Pepperdine were all taken Tuesday as baseball's amateur draft continued. Nevin, a shortstop who helped El Dorado to the Southern Section 5-A title, was taken by the Dodgers, and now faces a choice. He has signed to play football at Cal State Fullerton and planned to play baseball for the Titans. National Collegiate Athletic Assn. rules would allow him to play college football, but not baseball, even if he signed with the Dodgers.
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May 6, 1989
El Modena High School scored nine runs in the fourth inning and knocked Santa Ana out of first place with a 10-8 Century League victory Friday at El Modena. The victory puts El Modena (11-9 overall, 9-4 in league play) in a tie for second place with Santa Ana (14-9, 9-4). Both teams trail Foothill by a game. El Modena trailed, 7-1, after three innings but sent 15 batters to the plate in the fourth. Jason Wakefield and Mike Vermillion each had two-run doubles and Matt Newbrand a two-run single in the inning.
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June 3, 1988
Catcher Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School and pitcher John Cummings of Canyon were named Century League players of the year in a vote of the league's baseball coaches. Vargas batted .442 and allowed only 5 stolen bases. Cummings was 9-3 with a county-leading 115 strikeouts.
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April 15, 1987
Santa Ana High School hit five home runs in one inning, and Saint center fielder John Hefler had three home runs and nine RBIs Tuesday, as Santa Ana defeated Santa Ana Valley, 20-6, in an Elks tournament consolation game at Orange High. Hefler hit a grand slam in the second inning and followed with a two-run homer and a three-run homer in the third. Julio Vargas also hit a bases-empty home run and a two-run homer in the third. Alex Espinosa added a bases-empty home run in the third.
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October 11, 1986 | ERNIE CASTILLO
Royal Wilbon seems to be more of a scoring threat when he's playing defensive cornerback than when he plays wide receiver. For the second time this year, Wilbon, a Santa Ana junior, returned an interception for a touchdown, this time running 88 yards with the first of three interceptions Friday night to lead the Saints to a 22-17 victory over Ocean View at Westminster High. "After I got that first one, I wanted to run them all back," said Wilbon, who has five interceptions.
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May 21, 1987 | BILL ROBERTSON
Santa Ana High School beat Sonora, 10-1, in a Southern Section 3-A wild-card baseball game Wednesday that Saint Coach Bill Ross didn't think his team should have had to play. "With our record, I don't feel like we had to be a wild card," Ross said. "(But) our kids felt it would be an advantage to play in a playoff game rather than practice during the week." The Saints (17-9) will play fourth-seeded Upland Friday at Upland.
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