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February 14, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For one long frustrating year, Ryan Kritscher was an ignition switch in search of an engine. His resume was impeccable: Division I batting average of .315 for three years, American Legion national batting champion, All-Southern Section player at Thousand Oaks High. Yet Kritscher was idling at home in Thousand Oaks last year wondering if any school in Southern California could use him.
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February 14, 1996 | STEVE HENSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For one long frustrating year, Ryan Kritscher was an ignition switch in search of an engine. His resume was impeccable: Division I batting average of .315 for three years, American Legion national batting champion, All-Southern Section player at Thousand Oaks High. Yet Kritscher was idling at home in Thousand Oaks last year wondering if any school in Southern California could use him.
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August 22, 1992 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The after-effects of seeing a 32-game winning streak come to a screeching halt were still visible a day later. Too drained, one player said. Emotionally exhausted, said another. In short, as wrung out as a sweat-soaked shirt, with 100-degree temperatures playing a large role. On Friday afternoon, Newbury Oaks brought in air conditioners in the form of Jeff Naster and Bryant Fick, who pitched Newbury Oaks to a 5-1 victory over Boulder, Colo.
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August 22, 1992 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The after-effects of seeing a 32-game winning streak come to a screeching halt were still visible a day later. Too drained, one player said. Emotionally exhausted, said another. In short, as wrung out as a sweat-soaked shirt, with 100-degree temperatures playing a large role. On Friday afternoon, Newbury Oaks brought in air conditioners in the form of Jeff Naster and Bryant Fick, who pitched Newbury Oaks to a 5-1 victory over Boulder, Colo.
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June 2, 1991
Ryan Kritscher had three hits, three stolen bases and two runs batted in and Vinnie Orlando hit a solo home run to lead Port Arthur Valley to a 14-1 win over Glendale in a Glendale Connie Mack League baseball game at Stengel Field. Pitchers Mitch Bowen and Greg Gallaway combined to limit Glendale (0-1) to three hits. Port Arthur Valley is 1-0.
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August 11, 1989
Adam West pitched a three-hitter and struck out 11 Thursday to lead Conejo Valley to a 3-2 win over Spring Valley, Nev., and a berth in the championship round of the Senior League Western regional championships in Las Vegas. Conejo Valley must beat Union City, Calif., tonight and again Saturday morning to win the double-elimination regional and advance to the World Series in Kissimmee, Fla. A single by Chris Loll scored Brian Capella with the winning run in the fifth inning.
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July 3, 1992
Trent Martin slammed his fifth home run in as many games Thursday and Newbury Oaks rallied from a two-run deficit to defeat Ventura, 9-3, in the first round of the Gene Waid Memorial tournament at Camarillo High. Newbury Oaks (13-1) scored five runs in the bottom of the fourth to take the lead for good en route to its 13th victory in a row. In the fourth, Ryan Kritscher ripped a grand slam to spark the five-run rally. It was the fourth homer for Kritscher, who entered the game batting .651.
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July 22, 1990
The Westlake American Legion baseball team needed only one win in a doubleheader with Camarillo on Saturday in its District 16 finale to clinch second place and secure a berth in the Area 6 playoffs. But Westlake lost twice, 10-0 and 8-5, to fall into a tie for second with Conejo Valley (10-7), which kept its postseason hopes alive by splitting a doubleheader with Ventura. Conejo Valley won the first game, 4-1, before falling, 13-3, in the nightcap at Ventura High.
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August 6, 1989
Jeff Naster pitched four shutout innings of relief and hit a three-run double to lead Conejo Valley to a 10-4 victory over South El Monte on Saturday in the championship game of the Senior League (15-year-old) state divisional baseball tournament in Hacienda Heights. South El Monte defeated Conejo Valley, 7-1, in an earlier contest to force the championship game. Conejo Valley advances to the Western Regional tournament, beginning Monday in Las Vegas.
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September 5, 1992 | STEVE ELLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Third baseman Ryan Kritscher, a starter on the Newbury Oaks baseball team that won the American Legion World Series last weekend in Fargo, N.D., will be in the national record book after all. Because of a statistical error, Kritscher was deprived of a national award for having the highest batting average in regional and Series play. Kritscher had seven hits in Sunday's doubleheader and was 22 for 49 over the 12 games, an average of .448.
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June 21, 1991
Four area players were selected to the 5-A Division All-Southern Section first team, the Amateur Athletic Foundation announced. Utility player Brian Vasey of Simi Valley, who batted .460 and boasted a 10-2 record with a 2.09 earned-run average, joined teammate Aaron Fischer, who batted .473, on the first team. Vasey was The Times' Ventura County pitcher of the year. Also selected to the team were Thousand Oaks senior infielder Ryan Kritscher, who batted .
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June 21, 1996
Area players selected in the Major League Baseball Amateur Draft. Boldface denotes players who have signed contracts. Information on players drafted beyond the 10th round was provided by players and scouts. *--* NAME SCHOOL POS.
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