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May 9, 1989 | Donna Carter
Steve Lankard capped a successful pitching career at Katella High School in 1981, his senior year. His team won the Empire League title and advanced to the Southern Section 3-A semifinals. Then, Lankard tried out at Orange Coast College. Strike one. He tried out at Fullerton College. Strike two. Lankard, a right-hander, finally caught on at Cypress College. After a season, he transferred to Rancho Santiago, then to Cal State Long Beach, where he was named the school's pitcher of the year in 1985.
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May 9, 1989 | Donna Carter
Steve Lankard capped a successful pitching career at Katella High School in 1981, his senior year. His team won the Empire League title and advanced to the Southern Section 3-A semifinals. Then, Lankard tried out at Orange Coast College. Strike one. He tried out at Fullerton College. Strike two. Lankard, a right-hander, finally caught on at Cypress College. After a season, he transferred to Rancho Santiago, then to Cal State Long Beach, where he was named the school's pitcher of the year in 1985.
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May 11, 1985
Cal State Fullerton clinched the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. South Division championship Friday afternoon by beating Cal State Long Beach in 12 innings, 10-5, at Long Beach. The Titans (19-9 in conference and 34-30 overall) scored five times in the 12th inning to win. Alan Stankiewicz drove in the first two runs with a double, Rich Slominski had an RBI double and Jeff Farber capped the rally with a two-run double.
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April 20, 1985
Adam Ging hit his first two home runs of the season and drove in five runs Friday to lead UC Irvine to a 9-4 Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. victory at Long Beach. The Southern Division win improved the Anteaters' conference record to 7-8 and overall record to 20-20-1. The 49ers are 5-13 and 19-31. Ging hit a two-run home run off losing pitcher Steve Lankard in the first and then hit another home run with two on in the fifth.
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July 3, 1989 | Steve Kresal
When Bill Shanahan, general manager of the San Bernardino Spirit, talks about first baseman Ruben Gonzalez, he is quick to mention a secondary skill, not of real value on the field. Gonzalez, as Shanahan will attest, plays a mean game of video baseball. Recently, the two squared off in a best-of-seven series, with a Spirit dress shirt on the line. Gonzalez won the series and the shirt, four games to one.
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July 24, 1989 | Gene Wojciechowski
It's too late now, but perhaps the 1989 U.S. Olympic Festival baseball teams should have been required to visit All Sports Stadium and its summer occupants, the triple-A Oklahoma City 89ers. There they would have found Todd Simmons, Pat Garman and Kevin Reimer--former Cal State Fullerton stars--as well as Anaheim's Steve Lankard, who played at Cal State Long Beach.
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