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June 26, 1989 | Elliott Teaford
When Lee Plemel was a high school and college pitcher, he collected school records and honors galore. He was a consistent, hard-throwing right-hander. At Laguna Hills High School, he was named to the All-Southern Section and All-Orange County teams in his junior and senior seasons. His school records for batting average (.472) and hits (45) in a season still stand. As a pitcher he was 12-1, setting a school record for victories in a season. He also had 110 strikeouts in his senior season, 1984.
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June 21, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Packing for the road, Lee Plemel style: Baseball mitt, check. Extra pair of socks, check. Toothbrush, check. Bass guitar, check. Bass guitar? Baseball is Plemel's profession, but music is running a close second these days. Plemel has been a pitcher since Little League days. He pitched Laguna Hills High School to the Southern Section 2-A championship in 1984. He pitched Stanford to the College World Series Championship in 1988 and was the MVP of the tournament.
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June 21, 1992 | CHRIS FOSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Packing for the road, Lee Plemel style: Baseball mitt, check. Extra pair of socks, check. Toothbrush, check. Bass guitar, check. Bass guitar? Baseball is Plemel's profession, but music is running a close second these days. Plemel has been a pitcher since Little League days. He pitched Laguna Hills High School to the Southern Section 2-A championship in 1984. He pitched Stanford to the College World Series Championship in 1988 and was the MVP of the tournament.
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June 26, 1989 | Elliott Teaford
When Lee Plemel was a high school and college pitcher, he collected school records and honors galore. He was a consistent, hard-throwing right-hander. At Laguna Hills High School, he was named to the All-Southern Section and All-Orange County teams in his junior and senior seasons. His school records for batting average (.472) and hits (45) in a season still stand. As a pitcher he was 12-1, setting a school record for victories in a season. He also had 110 strikeouts in his senior season, 1984.
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June 9, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Cal State Fullerton's baseball team, still undefeated in six postseason games, can earn a spot in the College World Series championship game with a victory over Stanford today. Stanford, the defending champion, must win to avoid elimination. Should the Titans lose, the teams would play again Friday to determine which advances to the title game Saturday. Either top-seeded Arizona State or Wichita State, who play again Friday, will be the other team in the championship game.
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February 27, 1988
After the USC baseball team beat Chapman, 7-6, Wednesday to extend its season-opening winning streak to 15 games and establish a record for the best start in school history, Coach Mike Gillespie said that Pacific 10 teams would provide a more accurate gauge as to the Trojans' strength. Well, USC opened Pac-10 play against defending conference and national champion Stanford Friday night at Dedeaux Field, and the Trojans found out that winning is indeed more difficult in the Southern Division.
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June 10, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton's baseball team had two chances to earn a spot in the national championship game. Now it has one. The Titans dropped their first opportunity Thursday in a 4-1 loss to defending champion Stanford. They must beat the Cardinal today to avoid elimination. The winner will go on to the College World Series championship game Saturday, when it will play the winner of today's game between top-seeded Arizona State and Wichita State. "We're a good ballclub.
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June 3, 1987 | Associated Press
Lee Plemel pitched a 12-hit complete game, and second-ranked Stanford scored two runs on wild pitches and another on a balk Tuesday night for a 6-1 victory over No. 1-ranked Texas in the College World Series. Plemel (9-5) struck out 8 and walked 1. Texas' Curt Krippner (13-1) allowed only 5 hits, but the Cardinal stole 5 bases, 3 by Toi Cook. Krippner walked 4, each leading to a run.
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July 19, 1989
After eight years as baseball coach at Laguna Hills High School, Jack Hodges is leaving to take a similar position at Saddleback College. Hodges' appointment was announced Tuesday by Saddleback Athletic Director Bill Otta. Hodges succeeds Rich Rommel and Charlie Phillips, who were co-coaches last season. Saddleback finished 16-18-1 overall and 8-15-1 in the Orange Empire Conference. The Gauchos last won titles in 1983 and 1984 when members of the Mission Conference.
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June 7, 1987 | BOB CUOMO, Times Staff Writer
It isn't every day that a team spots an All-American pitcher with a 14-1 record a three-run lead in the first inning, battles back against him to take the lead, then goes on to win the game. Well, that's what Stanford did to Curt Krippner and Texas Saturday night. The Cardinal defeated the Longhorns, 9-3, before a Rosenblatt Stadium crowd of 14,533. The victory advanced Stanford into the College World Series title game tonight against Oklahoma State, which beat the Cardinal, 6-2, Thursday night.
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June 12, 1988 | ROBYN NORWOOD, Times Staff Writer
At first, the Stanford players did what any team would have done. They held their index fingers high. But in the minutes that followed their 9-4 victory over Arizona State Saturday for the College World Series title, they took stock of what they had done. And when it was time for the team picture, they gathered and put their hands in the air again--this time with two fingers raised. Stanford had become the first team to repeat as national champion since USC won five straight titles in 1970-74.
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February 6, 1987
Two of the country's top college baseball teams meet this weekend when Stanford visits Cal State Fullerton to start a three-game series tonight at 7 on Titan Field. The teams also meet Saturday and Sunday at 1 p.m. Stanford was ranked No. 4 and Fullerton No. 28 in a preseason poll. Fullerton's Mike Harkey, a junior right-hander who was a preseason All-American, pitches tonight.
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