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March 17, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine Brett Butler switching to the right side and hitting like Mike Piazza, Luis Polonia turning around and batting like Tim Salmon, and you have an idea of the transformation Linda Lunceford underwent last year. Lunceford spent her freshman and sophomore seasons on the Long Beach State softball team as a left-handed slap hitter. She'd get a running start in the batter's box while the pitch was coming in, flick her bat at the ball and rely on her speed to beat out infield singles.
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March 17, 1994 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Imagine Brett Butler switching to the right side and hitting like Mike Piazza, Luis Polonia turning around and batting like Tim Salmon, and you have an idea of the transformation Linda Lunceford underwent last year. Lunceford spent her freshman and sophomore seasons on the Long Beach State softball team as a left-handed slap hitter. She'd get a running start in the batter's box while the pitch was coming in, flick her bat at the ball and rely on her speed to beat out infield singles.
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SPORTS
March 13, 1990
Linda Lunceford of Trabuco Hills High School has orally committed to attend Cal State Long Beach on a softball scholarship. A pitcher and a shortstop, Lunceford led Orange County batting last year with a .500 average and had 24 stolen bases. She also was most valuable player of the Pacific Coast League and was a Times' first-team All-County selection. Lunceford also was a standout player for Trabuco Hills' soccer team. She picked Long Beach over Minnesota, Ohio State, Iowa and Colorado State.
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May 6, 1992
Tiffany Boyd and Denise DeWalt, both from Cal State Fullerton, have been selected as the co-most valuable players of the Big West Conference by a vote of the softball coaches. Boyd, a junior pitcher, is 29-6 with a 0.76 earned-run average and 283 strikeouts with two games remaining in the season. DeWalt, a junior shortstop, is hitting .393, the highest average in the conference. Titan freshman Marci White (third base) and senior Kim Powers (designated player) also made the first team.
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March 11, 1988
Esperanza High School's Colleen Gamblin, who helped the Aztec girls' soccer team reach the Southern Section 3-A final, was named the Empire League's most valuable player by a vote of the leagues's coaches. Gamblin, a senior sweeper, led an Esperanza defense that posted four shutouts in the 3-A playoffs before losing to Buena, 2-0, in the final. She is joined on the first team by teammates Kristi Aububchon, Jenise Webb and Maria Dela Torres.
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May 21, 1992
Cal State Fullerton juniors Tiffany Boyd and Denise DeWalt have been named NCAA Division I All-Americans by the National Softball Coaches Assn. Boyd, who was 30-7 with a 0.75 earned-run average this season, was a first-team selection for the second consecutive season. Boyd, who was also named Big West Conference pitcher of the year, had 297 strikeouts, the second-best single-season mark in Fullerton history. Boyd attended Woodbridge High.
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August 13, 1989
The Orange County Batbusters moved into the semifinals of the American Softball Assn. 16-and-under national championships at Midland, Tex., with two victories Saturday. The Batbusters defeated The Blue Angels of Pennsylvania, 9-0, in the first game, then the Sacramento Breeze, 13-1, in the second game. Rae Rice of Fountain Valley High School pitched a three-hitter with 13 strikeouts against the Blue Angels.
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January 5, 1990
Linda Lunceford had five goals lead Trabuco Hills High School to a 9-0 victory over Bolsa Grande in a nonleague girls' soccer match at Bolsa Grande. Blinn Roberson had two goals for Trabuco Hills, which improved to 10-4. In other nonleague girls' soccer: University 2, El Modena 1--Carrie Caposino scored 20 minutes into the first half and Kathleen Pitchess scored 10 minutes into second half to lead visiting University (4-4-2). Kelli Kynock had 10 saves for University.
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May 16, 1992 | MIKE DiGIOVANNA
Cal State Fullerton's softball team will attempt to end a two-year postseason losing streak against Cal State Long Beach during the NCAA Regionals, which begin today at the Titan Sports Complex. The three-team regional begins at 1 p.m., when 15th-seeded Long Beach (36-29) plays 16th-seeded Toledo (39-20). Fifth-seeded Fullerton (43-18) will play the loser of Game 1 at 3 p.m. and the winner of Game 1 at 5 p.m. The double-elimination tournament continues at 1 p.m.
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May 25, 1992 | WENDY WITHERSPOON
Yvonne Gutierrez's three-run home run lifted UCLA past Fresno State, 4-0, on Sunday, making the Bruins one of the final four teams in the NCAA Division I women's softball tournament at Oklahoma City. Gutierrez's ninth home run of the season, during the first inning, set a school single-season record. Bruin pitcher Lisa Fernandez, who gave up two hits in seven innings, has shut out three of the Bruins' opponents at the tournament. She also shut out Utah on May 15 in a regional at UCLA.
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December 9, 1989
Morgan Sokol, Brian Harrison and Rob Lindley each scored a goal to lead Dana Hills High School to a 3-1 victory over Trabuco Hills Friday in the consolation semifinal-round match of the Irvine tournament. Goalie Brent Lacher had 10 saves for Dana Hills. Greg Damon scored for Trabuco Hills. Dana Hills will play Woodbridge today for first place in the consolation bracket of the 16-team tournament.
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