June 2, 2011 |
Don't ask UCLA pitcher Gerrit Cole about the Major League Baseball draft on Monday. It's against the rules. "He has declined interview requests that focus on the upcoming MLB draft," said an email from the school's media relations department. Don't ask Cole about his 6-7 record heading into an NCAA regional game Friday night against San Francisco, either. He has a pat answer: "I stay focused on the team and myself. There is no magic wand to make it all positive. " And don't ask UCLA Coach John Savage why Cole will pitch the opener instead of Trevor Bauer, Collegiate Baseball magazine's player of the year.
August 25, 2006 |
The phone started ringing at 7:30 Wednesday morning at Robert Stock's house in Agoura. When his father, Gregg, picked up, first-year USC baseball Coach Chad Kreuter was on the line with some big news. "He's in," Kreuter said. Stock, 16, who is among the top baseball prospects in the nation, had been accepted to enter an early admissions program at USC.
June 7, 2005 |
The patch of dirt halfway between second base and third on a baseball field is the place Troy Tulowitzki has called home since he was 5. It's just that back then, during tee-ball games, he had a hard time staying put. "He chased down every ball," his father, Ken, recalled. "The ball would be hit to the second baseman and he still wanted it. It got almost to the point where you had to say, 'Troy, that's your position. You have to stay there.'
May 17, 2005 |
In the fall, DeSean Jackson won The Times' Glenn Davis Award as the top high school football player in the Southland. In the winter, he accepted a scholarship offer from California, choosing to play wide receiver for the Golden Bears over dozens of high-profile programs, including USC. And this spring, Jackson may make news again, except this time on a different playing field.
June 10, 2000
Robin Beauregard, from Marina High and UCLA, scored once for the U.S. women's team in a 14-8 exhibition loss to Australia Friday in Sydney. The U.S. will continue to train in Australia before returning June 18 to prepare for the Holiday Cup July 4-9 in Los Alamitos. BASEBALL Beau Kemp, a freshman at Saddleback College, was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the 31st round of the Major League Baseball draft. Kemp, a graduate of Nathan Hale High in Tulsa, Okla., was 7-5 with two saves and a 1.
May 4, 2000 |
As the June 5 major league baseball draft approaches, the top high school players in Southern California have one more month to impress local and national scouts who are descending on area diamonds for final looks at prospects. The stakes are high. Last year, the average signing bonus for first-round draft picks was a record $1,809,767, said Allan Simpson, editor of Baseball America magazine, which has tracked the draft since 1981.