LAKE FOREST – If the first seven El Toro at-bats against Moorpark were any indication of what was to come, then it appeared as if it was going to be a long game for the Chargers.
Musketeers starter Sean Barry was dominant through the first two innings, as he struck out six of the first seven batters he faced.
Then El Toro f
PLACENTIA – Until this recent surge, Aliso Niguel's longest winning streak of the season was a four-game stretch in mid-March.
The Wolverines have picked a fantastic time to win eight straight.
Behind 16 hits, Aliso Niguel scored early and often in Tuesday's 11-4 road victory over Valencia and advanced to Friday's CIF-South
PLACENTIA – El Dorado baseball coach Matt Lucas spent a few extra minutes talking to his players after their CIF-SS Division 1 second-round playoff game Tuesday.
The first-year coach talked about the players' growth and their day-to-day effort. He told them he felt like they had lived up to their potential late in the season
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA – With a 0-2 count on him, Josh Meyer just wanted to make contact.
He did make contact and plenty of it.
Meyer lifted a game-winning home run over the left-field fence in the bottom of the eighth inning to give Santa Margarita a 3-2 win over Fountain Valley in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1
HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Huntington Beach baseball team has been on a roller-coaster ride over the past five days.
This past Thursday, the Oilers made headlines with a huge upset of Mater Dei, which was ranked fifth in the nation by USA Today.
Tuesday afternoon, however, Huntington found itself on the other end of the scorebo
GARDEN GROVE – For Garden Grove baseball, winning is all about respect.
With their second round playoff victory over Paloma Valley, 3-1, at Garden Grove High on Tuesday, the Argonauts secured a spot in the CIF-SS quarterfinals and a shot at gaining the recognition they believe they deserve.
"We got a good team. We're just n
IRVINE – Sophomore pitcher Paul Sardo helped Crean Lutheran's baseball team make history Tuesday afternoon.
Sardo pitched the first no-hitter in the four-year history of the program, leading the Saints to a 4-1 victory over Tarbut V' Torah in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs at Ryan Lemmon Stadium.
ROLLING HILLS ESTATES - Mark Arviso had three RBIs and pitcher David Odle allowed just three hits after the second inning as Peninsula defeated Westminster, 4-2, in a CIF-SS Division 3 second-round game at Peninsula High on Tuesday.
The game turned on missed opportunities for the Lions in both halves of the second inning. Westminster sco
Despite the San Clemente baseball team's best efforts to hang onto an early lead, visiting South Hills steadily chiseled away throughout Tuesday's CIF-SS Division 2 second-round game.
In the top of the eighth inning, however, the Huskies brought down the sledgehammer.
South Hills first baseman David Denson led off the frame with
CYPRESS – It took until the last game of the regular season for Cypress to clinch the Empire League title, but the Centurions are finally where they thought they belong.
The gold streaks of dye in the players' hair reflect a playoff tradition, and the Centurions expect to perform in the postseason.
Nick Valdez knocked in fi
ANAHEIM – Savanna's baseball season ended Tuesday afternoon with a 5-3 loss to top-seeded Oaks Christian of Westlake Village in a CIF-SS Division 4 second round game at Savanna High.
Savanna (17-15) sent their 10-game winner, George Avina, to the mound and he pitched a complete game. Avina gave up a pair of runs in both the second
By the time you read this, the first two rounds of the CIF-SS baseball championships will be done.
Now we're getting down to the real business. The quarterfinals are Friday. The semifinals are Tuesday.
Will your favorite team be alive by the time you read this? Probably not ... but that's just the cruel life of the single-elimina
Here is the form that coaches can fill out to nominate their players and players for other schools for the Register's All-County baseball team for the 2013 season.
Please copy the information below, paste it into a text file, fill it out and then email it to email@example.com.
ALL-ORANGE COUNTY NOMINATION FORMCom
OCVarsity has complete coverage of the CIF-Southern Section baseball playoffs, including updated brackets from each of the seven divisions.
Click on the links below to see all of this season's playoff brackets:
Taking a look at Orange County baseball ...
•It's been said that misery loves company, and Mater Dei had plenty of it Thursday. The Monarchs were one of three top-seeded teams to lose CIF-Southern Section first-round playoff games that day. Bonita of La Verne and Paraclete of Lancaster lost first-round games in divisions 3 and 5, re
Huntington Beach High School
He was 5 for 8 with two runs scored over two Oilers playoff victories as they beat Martin Luther King of Riverside and national-No. 1 Mater Dei by 2-1 scores. Kuet, a junior shortstop, is batting .386 with four home runs and 18 RBIs. He has scholarship offers from Cal Poly S
Media polling concluded at the end of the regular season. If polling continued through the playoffs, this is how Steve Fryer would have voted:
Ranking, School (League) Record
1. El Toro (South Coast) 21-6
Santa Margarita High School
Heisler, a team captain who has helped pitch the Eagles to the CIF playoffs, has also been exemplary in his scholastic accomplishments. He is currently taking IB Latin HL 2, IB Economics SL, IB Philosophy HL 2, IB English HL 2,
Here is the schedule for the second round of the CIF-SS baseball playoffs:
(all games start at 3:15 p.m.)
Riverside Poly at Huntington BeachTrabuco Hills at AgouraMarina at Thousand OaksHarvard-Westlake of North Hollywood at El DoradoFountain Valley a
CYPRESS – Cypress had six hits through three innings, but only one run to show for it.
What Cypress coach John Weber calls "trusting the process" became progress. The hits kept coming but so did runs, finally, as the Centurions beat Irvine, 6-1, Friday in a CIF-Southern Section Division 2 first-round playoff game at Cypress High.
Valencia won a coin flip Saturday that decided which team would be the home team for the Tigers' second-round CIF-SS Division 2 baseball playoff game Tuesday against Aliso Niguel.
When two teams meet after the first round of the playoffs, the team with the fewest number of playoff home games is the home team. If the teams have played an
PLACENTIA – Valencia's Cesar Serna saved his best for last.
The senior pitcher and outfielder started the game on the mound in Friday's CIF-SS Division 2 first round game against Camarillo and went three innings. It was his first start in a couple of weeks.
At the plate, Serna sent the first pitch from Camarillo's Blake Red