At the beginning of the season, Beckman coach Kevin Lavalle said it would take some time for his young team to reach its potential.
If the past two games are any indication, that time has come.
The Patriots defeated visiting Corona del Mar, 11-5, in a Pacific Coast League matchup Tuesday afternoon. It was Beckman’s s
SAN CLEMENTE - San Clemente's baseball team had plenty of answers when facing deficits last week in the prestigious National High School Invitational in North Carolina, but Mission viejo left-hander Patrick Sandoval proved to be unsolvable Tuesday.
The Vanderbilt commit threw a complete-game shutout, allowing only two hits while s
OC Varsity's Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis travel to Glover Stadium to discuss the Anaheim Lions tournament and preview the upcoming Ryan Lemmon Invitational.
Also, interviews with Dana Hills' Tom Faris and Luke Williams.
The senior pitcher/designated hitter has a 2-1 record with a 1.73 ERA and 25 strikeouts. He is in the Full Diploma program for an International Baccalaureate degree at Ocean View. His schedule includes IB theory of knowledge, IB Spanish 4, IB
If the reaction to Kolby Allard’s back injury was “there goes San Clemente’s season,” well, the season is going just fine.
The Tritons won the National High School Invitational, probably the best high school baseball tournament in the nation, last week in Cary, N.C. They took home the 3-foot-tall trophy aft
REGISTER MEDIA POLL
(Records through Sunday)
1. San Clemente, 12-0 (48 poll points)
Tritons take over the top spot after winning the prestigious National High School Invitational.
2. JSerra, 9-1 (47)
Lions, last week’s No. 1 team, lost its NHSI opener, 1-0, then won three
The senior had six hits and drove in four runs in four games to help the Tritons win the National High School Invitational in Cary, N.C. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound second baseman/pitcher allowed one earned run over six innings as the Tritons beat Huntington Beach, 5-1, on Friday. He had two
The CIF-SS did not release new baseball polls on Monday (March 30). It says it won't release a new batch of polls until April 13.
These are the polls from Monday (March 23, 2015).
(The voting is done by the Baseball Advisory Committee.)
ORANGE – After allowing the tying run to score in the bottom of the seventh inning, El Dorado came to bat in the eighth looking to snap a two-inning hitless streak and get a rally going.
That hit did not come, but thanks to four El Modena errors, the Golden Hawks scored four runs en route to a 6-2 Crestview League win Friday at El
ALISO VIEJO – It wasn’t the pitching matchup that most anticipated, but Aliso Niguel starter Zak Nocon certainly played his part.
The junior right-hander stymied No. 3 Dana Hills with his off-speed pitches and Blake Sabol provided all the offense No. 7 Aliso Niguel needed for a 1-0 South Coast League win Friday
FOUNTAIN VALLEY – Fountain Valley has a rich baseball history.
Major league pitchers C.J. Wilson, Chris Tillman and Casey Janssen are a testament to the talent that has come through the Barons’ program.
This year, Fountain Valley’s roster is limited in its varsity experience, but that doesn&
LA HABRA - – Sunny Hills starting pitcher Jeff James only threw one strike in his first 13 pitches to load the bases against La Habra on Friday.
The game was on the edge of getting away from the Lancers before it barely started.
James induced a 1-2-3 double play to get out of the jam and drove in three runs to lead S
IRVINE - – Northwood’s baseball team cashed in some breaks and rallied from a three-run deficit to defeat Woodbridge, 5-3, in a Pacific Coast League game Friday afternoon at Ryan Lemmon Stadium.
“It was a game where two teams competed well and the ball went our way a few times,” Northwood coach Rob Stuart s
It’s been a challenging and successful March for Mission Viejo’s softball team.
How does April look? Also challenging.
The Diablos, undefeated going into Thursday’s game against Santa Margarita and No. 1 in county, state and national rankings, play in the Michelle Carew Classic that begins Wednesday. The tournam
Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun.
This week, the guys are joined by OCVarsity's Jonathan Khamis, who chimes in on all things spring sports.
Damian leads by talking boys volleyball. Which players earned first-team laurels at the recent O.C. Championships? Which Or
LAS FLORES – Aliso Niguel’s Kyle Molnar knows that his job does not change each time he takes the mound.
His coaches have told him to pitch to contact and not to worry about cranking up the velocity.
That mentality is a little easier to accept when the Wolverines’ bats are as hot as they were in Wednesday
Dana Hills coach Tom Faris had a problem nominating a Dolphin for player of the week.
He had too many candidates.
Faris went with pitcher/first baseman/outfielder Marrick Crouse, who had a fine week on the mound and in the batter’s box.
He could have gone with catcher/first baseman Jay Schuyler,
He pitched a one-hit shutout in a South Coast League win over Tesoro and went 5 for 10 for the week with the bat for the Dolphins. In the win over Tesoro, Crouse struck out nine and walked two. He also had two hits in two at bats. Crouse had three hits, two RBIs and a stolen base in a doubl
REGISTER MEDIA POLL
(Records through Sunday)
1. JSerra, 6-0 (50 poll points)
Preseason No. 1 playing like it, swept doubleheaders against Cypress and Huntington Beach last week.
2. San Clemente, 6-1 (45)
Loara Tournament champ beat Trabuco Hills and swept Pacifica in doubleheade
ALISO VIEJO - El Toro baseball coach Mike Gonzales called it a character-revealing victory.
In the seventh inning alone Friday, the Chargers showed a few qualities that fit that description as snug as the final out: resilient, gritty and selfless.
All would have done justice to El Toro’s 7-5 victory over No. 5 Aliso Niguel
SAN CLEMENTE - Midway through its Sea View League opener Friday against Trabuco Hills, No. 2 San Clemente received word that its standout pitcher, Kolby Allard, would be out of action for a while. The Tritons’ senior left-hander, considered one of the top pro prospects in the nation, felt tightness in his back Tuesday and sen