April 9, 1992
The top-rated UCLA softball team split a doubleheader with second-ranked and defending national champion Arizona Tuesday at UCLA. Arizona won the opener, 1-0, behind the two-hit pitching of Debby Day. That broke a UCLA winning streak of 33 games and was the Bruins' first home loss since March, 1990. UCLA defeated Arizona, 1-0, in the nightcap with a fifth-inning home run by Joanne Alchin and the four-hit, eight-strikeout pitching of Lisa Fernandez (15-0).
March 28, 1987
Lisa Fernandez's single in the 10th inning scored Sandy Buckner and gave the United States a 1-0 victory over Antilles Friday in the quarterfinals in the Pan American women's softball championships at Lima, Peru. Fernandez, of St. Joseph High School, was the game's winning pitcher, going six innings and striking out 10. Starter Dede Weiman pitched four innings and also struck out 10. The game was scoreless after nine innings, and the international softball tie-breaker went into effect.
April 2, 1992 |
The top-ranked UCLA women's softball team will play host Tuesday to second-ranked and defending NCAA champion Arizona in a rematch of last year's final. The doubleheader begins at 1 p.m. and will be televised on a tape-delayed basis by Prime Ticket at 7:30 p.m. Arizona (32-3) ended UCLA's streak of three consecutive championships last season. The Bruins (31-0) are led by junior right-hander Lisa Fernandez, who leads the team in victories (13), strikeouts (112) and shutouts (10).
June 1, 1989
Cerritos College won its ninth junior college baseball state championship last weekend by defeating Sacramento City College, 7-5, in Sacramento. 49ers Bound for Omaha Cal State Long Beach, 50-13 in its first season under Coach Dave Snow, will play Texas at 2 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the College World Series in Omaha, Neb. Rams, Dons Seek Titles Two area high school baseball teams will appear in Dodger Stadium Saturday. Millikan will play El Dorado for the 5-A championship at 7:30 p.m. and Cerritos will play Hart for the 4-A title at 4:30.
March 13, 1987
Geri Gainey of Mater Dei High School and Dede Mossman of St. Joseph have been named most valuable players of the Angelus League by a vote of league girls' basketball coaches. The coaches' teams: FIRST TEAM Patrice Hall Pius X Gina Gross-Rubio Bishop Amat Debbie Wagner Mater Dei Kelly O'Brien Mater Dei Sheri Campbell St. Paul Keisha Kindred Pius X Lisa Fernandez St. Joseph Katie Brazleton St. Joseph Keri Moller B. Montgomery Julie Porter B.
July 5, 1996
Lisa Fernandez, a former UCLA pitcher, had a perfect game in the opener of the doubleheader at Decatur, Ga., beating the Atlanta All-Stars, 9-0; and Michelle Smith followed with a one-hitter for the U.S. Olympic softball team, which also beat the Tennessee All-Stars, 2-0, and finished the U.S. pre-Olympic tour with a 60-1 record. Neither Fernandez nor Smith gave up an earned run during the tour in 13 starts apiece. The U.S.
July 10, 1989
Missy Gyde's fifth-inning home run broke up a scoreless tie and Lisa Fernandez pitched a two-hitter to lead Gordon's Panthers of Cypress to a 2-0 victory over Twin Creeks Diamonds and the championship of the 19-and-under Fast Pitch Hall of Fame Softball Invitational Sunday in Oklahoma City. Gyde, of Kennedy High School, hit a homer to help Gordon's Panthers to a successful defense of its title in the American Softball Assn.-sponsored event.
August 14, 1989
Back-to-back shutouts by DeDe Weiman and Lisa Fernandez led Gordon's Panthers of Cypress to the championship of the American Softball Assn.'s 19-and-under tournament Sunday in Sioux Falls, S.D. The Panthers worked themselves out of the losers' bracket and beat the California Raiders twice for the championship in the double-elimination tournament. Weiman pitched a two-hitter in a 6-0 victory over the Raiders to force a second game.
September 26, 2000
For complete coverage of the Sydney Olympics, including audio commentary from Times columnist Bill Plaschke, photo galleries and up-to-the-minute stories and results, go to http://www.latimes.com/olympics. Among stories that will be available this morning from Sydney: * Softball, gold-medal game * Soccer, men's semifinals * Women's volleyball, quarterfinals * Greco-Roman wrestling, finals STARS * Cathy Freeman, Australia--Final torch-bearer won the women's 400 meters in 49.11 seconds.