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2015 Boys Baseball Archive Stories

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  • Cypress comes up with the hits to beat Pacifica BY STEVE FRYER
    CYPRESS – Cypress has won two Empire League championships in a row. The Centurions took an early yet important step toward a third straight title Friday with an 8-2 league win over Pacifica at Cypress High. Cypress is off to a 2-0 start in league, having also defeated Pacifica on Wednesday. The Centurions (11-8 over
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Huntington Beach flexes muscles in win over Edison BY DAN ALBANO
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach baseball coach Benji Medure described one his of players, Cooper Moore, as a “man-child,” but he could have been talking Friday about most of his lineup. The Oilers look as if they could play a few downs at linebacker or defensive end during football. “Honestly, t
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • No limits on San Clemente's Lucas Herbert BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN CLEMENTE – Following San Clemente’s championship baseball game in the National High School Invitational on March 28, Coach Dave Gellatly let loose an insightful quote about his team’s senior catcher, Lucas Herbert. “Maybe you guys have figured this out and maybe you haven’t, but (the co
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • JSerra does big and little things right in win BY JOHN SCAFETTA
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO Ryan Pena provided the big blast Friday night for the JSerra baseball squad, but Kyle Stewart’s third-inning, eight-pitch at-bat left the greatest impression on Coach Brett Kay. Stewart, a Navy-bound senior, earned a walk by battling back from an 0-2 count with one out and runners on the cor
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • University salvages one vs. Woodbridge BY TIM BURT
    IRVINE – University’s baseball team used one big inning to get past Woodbridge, 8-7, in a Pacific Coast League game at Ryan Lemmon Stadium Friday afternoon. The Trojans cashed in two walks, two hit batters, two hits and an error in the third inning to score five runs. Chris Kawata had a two-run single in the inning.
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Villa Park escapes in 12th with win over El Dorado BY ANDREW TURNER
    VILLA PARK – It’s not a league game anymore, but Friday’s contest between No. 9 El Dorado and Villa Park had many of the elements of a league championship game. Dazzling plays in the field kept the game close. For six innings, the teams played with the score in a deadlock until, finally, the game came to a thrilling con
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Ocean View wins battle for first in Golden West BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ORANGE - An impressive performance from the top of the batting order and the pitching of Braydon Salzman proved to be the perfect recipe for the Ocean View baseball team. Michael Giacone, Salzman and Brian Schlosser, the Seahawks’ top hitters, reached base a combined eight times and scored four times. O
    Fri Apr 17, 2015
  • Fryer: Golden West League rivals show their aces BY STEVE FRYER
    Great pitchers are all over south Orange County baseball and in the Sunset and Trinity leagues, too. JSerra alone could have multiple pitchers on the All-County and All-CIF teams. Other leagues have terrific hurlers. This week in the Golden West League, league leaders Ocean View and Orange are sending some good ones to the mound.
    Thu Apr 16, 2015
  • Fluman leads El Toro past Molnar, Aliso Niguel BY STEVE FRYER
    Noah Fluman knew he was pitching against Kyle Molnar. Sort of. “There was nothing I could do to change how he did,” Fluman said. “I just focused on doing the best I could.” Fluman’s best was good enough. He pitched a complete game Wednesday to lead El Toro to a 5-2 win over Alis
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Spring Signing Day (4-15-15)
    Check out OCVarsity’s photos from the Spring Signing Day ceremonies that took place at county schools on Wednesday, April 15, 2015. This slide show includes photos from Mater Dei, Sonora and Trabuco Hills, and it will be updated later with photos from events at other schools.
    Wed Apr 15, 2015
  • Beckman makes its hits count vs. Northwood BY STEVE FRYER
    Beckman’s baseball team took advantage of its opportunities Tuesday in a 5-4 win over Northwood. The Patriots capitalized on three Northwood errors to score three unearned runs in the Pacific Coast League game at Northwood. Beckman remains in first place with a 5-1 league record. Woodbridge, which beat University on Tuesday
    Tue Apr 14, 2015
  • Orange's Endersby making a name for himself BY BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    The saying escapes James Endersby. Baseball is everything to the kid, and there’s a popular idiom he abides by. He just can’t remember it at the moment. He begins a few that come to mind, only to stop mid-sentence: “That’s not it.” Endersby’s offered a personal favorite: “The only place s
    Tue Apr 14, 2015
  • CIF-SS baseball polls (4-13-15)
    CIF-SS BASEBALL POLLS (Selected by the Baseball Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. JSerra 2. Dana Hills 3. Edison 4. Alemany 5. Orange Lutheran 6. Harvard-Westlake 7. Agoura 8. Corona 9. Valencia/Valencia 10. Mater Dei
    Mon Apr 13, 2015
  • Fryer: Foothill charges into 'Gauntlet Week' BY STEVE FRYER
    While Marina was winning the Ryan Lemmon Invitational and JSerra was winning the South bracket of the Boras Classic, Foothill was doing plenty of winning of its own 200 miles to the north. The Knights won the Righetti Tournament in Santa Maria last week. They beat Calabasas, 3-0, in the semifinals Saturday and later that day beat Thousan
    Mon Apr 13, 2015
  • Baseball O.C. Top 10 (4-13-15) BY STEVE FRYER
    REGISTER MEDIA POLL (Records through Sunday) 1. JSerra, 13-1 (50 poll points) Lions won the south bracket of the Boras Classic, outscoring opponents by a cumulative 24-1. 2. San Clemente, 15-4 (45) NHS
    Mon Apr 13, 2015
  • Baseball AOW: Collin Quinn, JSerra BY STEVE FRYER
    COLLIN QUINN JSERRA He pitched a two-hitter in the Lions’ 5-0 win over Alemany in the semifinals of the Boras Class south bracket tournament. Quinn, a 6-foot-1, 210-pound junior right-hander, struck out eight with one walk. He is 4-0 with a 1.72 ERA.
    Mon Apr 13, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Jay Schuyler, Dana Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    JAY SCHUYLER DANA HILLS BASEBALL GPA: 4.2 Schuyler, a senior first baseman and catcher, is hitting .302 with two home runs and 18 RBIs entering this week for the Dolphins. He earned first team All-Sea View League honors in baseball last year and all-league in South Coast League for football
    Mon Apr 13, 2015
  • JSerra captures South title in Boras Classic BY STEVE FRYER
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - JSerra coach Brett Kay had difficulty identifying a team MVP for the Boras Classic. It was a good problem. Many players contributed in many ways for the Lions all week during the Boras Classic. There was more of that Friday in JSerra’s 5-0 win over Mater Dei in the tournament’s south bracket fina
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • Dana Hills' Williams is O.C.'s top diamond thief By NATHAN PERCY
    DANA POINT - It’s a safe bet to say Luke Williams will not forget April Fool’s Day for quite some time. No, the senior shortstop didn’t get pranked – not on the ball field, anyway. He wasn’t joking around against Roosevelt either. The senior belted two home runs, drove home a school record eig
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • Hot Shots baseball: Dana Hills vs. El Toro
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Dana hills vs. El Toro (South Coast League) game played on Thursday, April, 9, 2015.
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • Send OCVarsity your Signing Day news
    The spring period when high school athletes can sign a National Letter of Intent begins Wednesday, and OCVarsity would like your help to make sure we don't miss any signings. Please email us the name of any county athletes who will officially sign Wednesday. A list of the athletes who sign will be published in Thursday's Sports section a
    Fri Apr 10, 2015
  • Mater Dei stays hot in Boras Classic BY STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA – Mater Dei and JSerra play each other three times next week in Trinity League games. They get a preview of that today. Mater Dei beat Huntington Beach, 8-4, Thursday in a Boras Classic semifinal at Mater Dei. The Monarchs advanced to the championship game of the Boras’ south bracket and will play JSerra on
    Thu Apr 09, 2015
  • Quinn's shutout gives JSerra spot in Boras Classic final BY NICK SELBE
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Late last season, JSerra pitcher Collin Quinn decided to experiment with a sidearm delivery. As a sort of hybrid pitcher for the Lions, with the ability to pitch multiple innings in relief or serve as a specialist, the unorthodox throwing motion would make him even more dynamic. After his performance Thursday
    Thu Apr 09, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Spring takes a Break By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys peruse the Spring Break carnage, as most volleyball and lacrosse teams take the week off to recover and prepare for the playoff push. The baseball schedule remains unaffected, however, with multiple tournaments completing play thi
    Thu Apr 09, 2015
  • Marina scores in 11th to win Lemmon tourney BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    IRVINE - The Ryan Lemmon Invitational championship game was a grinding battle Thursday night. Marina and Long Beach Millikan traded strikeouts, infield singles and double plays as the game headed into the 11th inning. With the bases loaded and one out in the bottom of the 11th, Griffin Hennessey worked a bases-loaded walk
    Thu Apr 09, 2015