April 5, 1999 |
The 16 teams in the National Classic, which begins today, are typical of the strong fields that tournament officials have put together in the previous nine years. What prep baseball enthusiasts are hoping is this will not be the last tournament. Tournament director Iran Novick put those fears to rest immediately. "We've already invited teams for next year, so it will continue." But Novick knows the tournament cannot continue in the long run without some more financial aid.
April 13, 2001 |
Esperanza, ranked second in Orange County, has a chance to make a splash starting Monday in the National Classic, one of the premier high school baseball tournaments in the country. The Aztecs are one of three county teams competing in the 16-team tournament, which runs through Thursday at El Dorado High, Esperanza High, Champions Park in Placentia and Cal State Fullerton. The championship game is 7 p.m. Thursday at Cal State Fullerton.
April 3, 1997 |
For the second time in its seven-year history, the National Classic baseball tournament will have two county teams in its championship game, tonight at 7 at Cal State Fullerton. El Dorado won the first semifinal Wednesday. In 1991, Esperanza defeated El Dorado, 12-4, in the championship game. On Friday, Magnolia and Anaheim play in an Orange League game at 7 p.m. at Brookhurst Park in Anaheim.
April 17, 1998 |
Santa Margarita Coach Tip Lefebvre has faith that all nine batters he sends to the plate can come through when necessary. His confidence was rewarded Thursday when the bottom of the Eagles' lineup produced key hits in a 6-3 victory over Arizona's Canyon del Oro in the third-place game of the National Classic baseball tournament at El Dorado High. "Most teams have a couple stars that they count on," Lefebvre said. "We have nine guys in the lineup who can pick us up any time."
April 16, 2004 |
The Villa Park baseball team added an element to its pitching chart Thursday night. Resilience. The Spartans sent Mark Trumbo and Alex Curry to the mound with little rest, and both came through with gutsy pitching performances to lead Villa Park to a 2-1 victory over Encino Crespi in the championship game of the El Dorado National Classic baseball tournament at Cal State Fullerton.
March 30, 2005 |
Matt White of Anaheim Esperanza aspires to command an aircraft carrier someday. If he can navigate as well as he did Tuesday against Palm Desert in a quarterfinal game of the Placentia El Dorado National Classic baseball tournament, he should earn his stripes. White, who is competing for the No. 3 pitching role, gave up two hits and seven walks over five innings to lead the Aztecs, ranked No. 2 in the Southland by The Times, to an 8-2 victory over No. 14 Palm Desert at Cal State Fullerton.