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May 19, 1989
In another 5-A game: St. Joseph 1, Simi Valley 0--Senior left-hander Crissy Oliver of Simi Valley (21-8) threw a two-hitter and struck out eight to give her a school single-season record of 176, but the Pioneers picked up only one hit in a first-round game at St. Joseph. Senior right-hander Lisa Fernandez struck out 20 en route to a complete-game victory for the Jesters (21-1). Cathy Beasley, who singled in the fourth, was Simi Valley's only baserunner. Oliver (10-6)
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May 15, 2001
WEDNESDAY Wild-card games Division I * Alhambra at Glendale Division III * San Marcos at Moorpark Division IV * Nordhoff at Lompoc Cabrillo FRIDAY First-round games Division I * Highland at Schurr * Camarillo at Righetti * Alhambra/Glendale at Valencia Division II * Saugus at Rio Mesa * Sultana at Quartz Hill * Buena at Hart * Hueneme vs.
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SPORTS
May 24, 1991 | MICHAEL ITAGAKI
Buena High's Jennifer Henry planned only to reach first base after hitting a line-drive single to left field in the first inning of the Bulldogs' Southern Section 5-A Division softball quarterfinal Thursday at Cypress Park. But as Cypress' Monica Jimenez raced to her left to stop the ball, it bounced under her glove and Henry circled the bases to score the decisive run in Buena's 3-0 victory. Buena (21-6) advanced to the semifinals Tuesday and will play Fountain Valley, which defeated Mater Dei.
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May 31, 1995 | TONY ALTOBELLI, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Jackie DeBoard pitched a complete game with nine strikeouts and Leslie Jacobsen had three hits and drove in a run to lead second-seeded Whittier La Serna to a 2-1 victory over Savanna in a Division III semifinal softball game at Loara High. La Serna (26-2-1) will play Upland in the Division III final Saturday at Mayfair Park.
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May 28, 1986 | BILL ROBERTSON
Going into Tuesday's Southern Section 3-A softball semifinal, Woodbridge High School Coach Sue Hall had good reason to be nervous. Her Warriors were beaten in the 1984 semifinal by Diamond Bar, 3-0, and last season they were beaten by Garden Grove, 3-0, in the semifinals. But the this time Woodbridge defeated Valencia, 2-1, at Valencia High School to move into Friday night's final. The Warriors will play Crescenta Valley at 8 p.m. at Mayfair Park in Lakewood.
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May 23, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, Times Staff Writer
Saddleback High School shortstop Nikkanni Andrews stands out in a crowd. It is not just her athletic skills, which make her one of the fastest and most fluid players on almost any softball diamond. It is her dare-to-be different attitude. Her Bohemian approach to her wardrobe. "She likes to dress a lot differently than anybody else in school," Saddleback Coach Yvonne Alonzo said. "She will come to practice with some really crazy clothes on. She will wear purples and greens and it just all mixes in and everybody knows its Nikkanni, and it looks good so she gets away with it. "She has got the tall, thin body type where any type of clothing she puts on will look good.
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May 16, 1989 | DONNA CARTER, Times Staff Writer
Orange County teams are not projected to be heavy hitters in this season's Southern Section softball playoffs, which begin today with wild-card games in the 5-A division. Part of the reason is county teams don't have the dominant pitching of the past. Of the 32 county teams participating in five of six divisions (Orange County does not have 2-A leagues), only two are seeded. Irvine, the highest-seeded county team, did not even qualify for postseason play last year. The Vaqueros (18-7)
SPORTS
May 27, 1989
Kym Weil of Hart High lost her bid for a no-hitter in the seventh inning of Friday's Southern Section 4-A Division quarterfinal game at Western High. Shortly thereafter, she lost the game, 1-0, on an unearned run. Lisa Sciarrino led off Western's half of the seventh with a triple to center field. Weil (25-2) got two outs on a strikeout and an infield popup before Wendy McDermott grounded to second baseman Nikki Fox, who bobbled the ball for an error, allowing Sciarrino to score from third base.
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May 17, 1989
Senior left-hander Chrissy Oliver pitched a one-hitter and struck out seven to lead Simi Valley High to a 5-0 victory Tuesday over Santa Maria in a 5-A Division wild-card playoff game at Simi Valley. The Pioneers (21-7) will visit St. Joseph, the top-seeded team, in a first-round game Thursday. Oliver (10-5) also knocked in the Pioneers' first run with a ground out in the first inning. Gina Skinner, who had two singles, and Cathy Beasley each singled in the first and Skinner scored on Oliver's ground out. Erika Rustan knocked in Simi Valley's second run with a ground out in the second.
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May 28, 1986 | GUY GRUPPIE
For Janis Okerlund of El Toro High School, pitching isn't a science. She doesn't worry about changing speeds or when to mix in a curve. She just winds up and lets the ball go. Okerlund threw fastball after fastball past Corona batters Tuesday in leading the Chargers to a 2-0 victory in a Southern Section 2-A semifinal softball game at Mission Viejo's Alicia Park.
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May 18, 1995 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sunny Hills' season has read like the line on a seismograph--down and up and down. Now, up again. Sporting the worst record in the Southern Section Division II softball playoffs, the visiting Lancers struck a blow for the lowly Wednesday, jolting El Toro, 2-1. The wild-card victory gave Sunny Hills (9-11) a spot in the first round against third-seeded Rosary (20-6), another team the Lancers are supposed to lose to. El Toro, the third-place team from the Sea View League, finished 17-14.
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May 25, 1994
Nadia Hoerner and Valerie Miller hit back-to-back triples and Amy Simpson singled in Miller in the 12th inning to give Fullerton a 2-0 victory over fourth-seeded Lakewood in the second round of the Southern Section Division II softball playoffs Tuesday at Lakewood. Angie Fancuberta (16-12) gave up seven hits and was supported by a solid defensive effort. Lakewood (22-8) had runners at second and third in the first inning, but had only three runners reach second base the rest of the way.
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May 17, 1994 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Marina High, ranked No. 1 in Orange County, is the favorite to win its fourth Southern Section Division I softball championship. The Vikings (21-2) are the only county team to be seeded No. 1. Cerritos Valley Christian, from the Olympic League, is No. 1 in Division V. In all, five county teams are seeded. Marina opens the first round on Friday at home against Orange (13-9), an at-large team from the Century League.
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May 27, 1993 | MARTIN HENDERSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Softball is a game of opportunities. Don't waste them. That's the task facing El Modena in today's quarterfinal round when it plays the state's second-ranked team, Simi Valley, which has given opposing teams opportunities about as often as Halley's comet flashes across the sky. Can you fathom no earned runs? Can you fathom a 28-strikeout performance? Can you fathom Jack and the Beanstalk? El Modena is Jack.
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May 26, 1993 | HEATHER STEVENS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Four consecutive hits, and Irvine knocked Torrance out of the Division III softball playoffs with a 3-1 second-round victory Tuesday in Torrance. Irvine (24-5) will play Moreno Valley Canyon Springs (19-7), a 3-1 winner over Alta Loma, in Thursday's quarterfinals. Torrance pitcher Deanna Guerrero had a 0.00 earned-run average going into the game, but four Irvine batters took care of that in the fourth. All of the hits went to the same place, three of them on the first pitch.
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