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Loyola Marymount sophomore Jesse Ibarra was selected by the Minnesota Twins in the fifth round of Thursday's major league baseball draft. Although he was a pitcher, designated hitter, third baseman and outfielder for Loyola, Ibarra was drafted as a right fielder. He was eligible to be drafted as a sophomore because he will turn 21 on July 12. The 6-foot-3, 185-pound Ibarra batted .299 with 17 home runs and 52 runs batted in last season and was 2-1 with four saves and a 3.
June 4, 1989 | IAN JAQUISS, Times Staff Writer
The Southern Section 3-A Division baseball championship came down to one pitch--a wild pitch--that allowed La Palma Kennedy High School to defeat Saugus, 1-0, Saturday at Dodger Stadium. Greg Hansell, the starting pitcher for Kennedy, found himself on second base in the ninth inning after a two-base throwing error by third baseman Trevor Rice. Scott Wood advanced Hansell to third on a bunt single. The next batter, Don Cochran, took the first pitch as Wood stole second base. Saugus pitcher Roger Salkeld then threw the ball in the dirt and Hansell scored the game's only run. The win gave Kennedy (26-5)
May 20, 2005 | Eric Stephens, Times Staff Writer
Cal State Fullerton, the defending national champion, can take a big step toward returning to the College World Series next month by winning this weekend's three-game Big West Conference series against Long Beach State at Goodwin Field. The top-ranked Titans (38-12, 13-2) have a 1 1/2 -game lead over the No. 10 49ers and can clinch their second consecutive league title with two victories and one Cal Poly San Luis Obispo loss to UC Riverside.
July 13, 2013 | Eric Sondheimer
Pitcher Phil Bickford from Westlake Village Oaks Christian High, who was chosen No. 10 overall in the Major League Baseball draft by the Toronto Blue Jays, failed to reach agreement before Friday's signing deadline and will enroll at Cal State Fullerton. Asked whether he were ready to do a cartwheel, Fullerton Coach Rick Vanderhook said, "I would if I could, except I'm driving. " Bickford, who was throwing 96 mph this spring, will join a rotation that could rival the best in college baseball.
June 8, 2013 | By Chris Foster
UCLA pitcher Adam Plutko finally got the call. The Cleveland Indians selected him in the 11th round of the Major League Baseball draft on Saturday. Plutko's situation perplexed UCLA Coach John Savage on Friday. The junior right-hander was a sixth-round pick by the Houston Astros out of Glendora High School but couldn't get a sniff through the first 10 rounds. After waiting all day for news, Plutko had to face third-ranked Cal State Fullerton in the NCAA super-regional. “You have to feel for Adam,” Savage said Friday.
June 3, 2010 | By Chris Foster
At Goodwin Field, Cal State Fullerton Today: Stanford. (31-23) vs. New Mexico (37-20), 4 p.m.; Cal State Fullerton (41-15) vs. Minnesota (30-28), 8 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m; Monday (if necessary), 8 p.m. Top players: Fullerton: Christian Colon, shortstop (.343, 14 HR, 58 RBI); Noe Ramirez, pitcher (10-1, 2.50 ERA). Stanford: Kenny Diekroeger, third base (.351, 5 HR 39 RBI). New Mexico: Justin Howard, first base (.455, 10 HR, 72 RBI). Minnesota: Michael Kvasnicka, catcher,(.
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It's not always easy to get thrown in jail; sometimes you need persistence. Take the Pomona College student who was refused admittance to a nightspot by bouncers because he had no ID. When he became agitated, employees called 911, reported columnist David Allen of the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin. The arriving cops explained the joint's position to the student and left. But the student remained and kicked up another fuss.
Riverside Arlington handed Mater Dei a pair of losses Tuesday. The Lions defeated Mater Dei, 3-2, in a Southern Section Division I baseball semifinal at Blair Field in what was the final game for Monarch Coach Bob Ickes. Ickes retired after 25 years with a record of 451-181-9 and a Division I championship in 1980. "It's been a wonderful ride all these years," said Ickes, choking up momentarily. "It will take awhile to sink in that this was the last game."
July 29, 1993 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Derek Anderson, a sophomore guard at Ohio State, scored 20 points to lead the North to a 106-96 victory over the West on Wednesday in the gold-medal basketball game at the U.S. Olympic Festival. In one of the scariest moments of the festival, Alex Rodriguez, the No. 1 overall draft pick in last month's major league baseball draft, was struck in the face by a ball while in the dugout before his South team's game against the North. Rodriguez's injury is not believed to be serious.
June 6, 1999
Mater Dei's Lauren Warner has committed to play volleyball at Georgetown next season, Hoya Coach Jolene Nagle announced. Warner, a 5-foot-11, outside hitter, earned four varsity letters while playing for the Monarchs, earning all-league honors in 1996 and '97. BASEBALL * Michael Natale, who played at Santa Ana College, was taken in the 28th round of the major league baseball draft. Natale, who graduated from Whittier La Serna High, has signed to attend Cal State Fullerton in the fall.
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