Sophomore Gabe Armstrong pitched a no-hitter with eight strikeouts as Sonora beat visiting Yorba Linda, 4-0, on Tuesday in the Loara Tournament.
Armstrong, who is 6-foot-3, 210 pounds, walked three batters. At the plate, he went 2 for 2 with a double and an RBI against the Mustangs (0-5).
Gavin Blodgett had a double
Here are the updated CIF-SS baseball rankings that were released Monday.
The voting is done by the coaches.
DIVISION 11. Loyola2. Los Alamitos3. Santa Margarita4. Harvard-Westlake5. JSerra6. Fountain Valley7. Hart8. Moorpark9. El Dor
Valencia senior Matt Ruff tossed a no-hitter as the Tigers (2-0) rolled past St. Paul of Santa Fe Springs, 9-0, on Saturday at the Newport Elks Tournament.
Ruff allowed only one walk in seven innings for Valencia (2-0).
Tigers catcher Philip Bracamontes went 2 for 4 with a double and three RBI.
ALISO NIGUEL – There is a good chance Kyle Molnar will eventually spend his days playing professional baseball. The Aliso Niguel hurler is one of the top-rated players in his class — he's been ranked as high as No. 1. The junior has a scholarship offer from UCLA, and he's projected to be selected early in next year's amateur d
PRESEASON O.C. TOP 10
1. Los Alamitos: The Griffins return plenty of talent from last year's team that went 19-11 and advanced to the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals. It starts with starting pitcher Jacob Nix, a hard-throwing senior right-hander who has signed with UCLA and is a like
Keep an eye on these O.C. players in the 2014 season:
Griffin Canning, Santa Margarita, Sr.: Canning was an All-Trinity League first-team pitcher and made All-Orange County third team last year. He was 5-2, including a playoff win over Fountain Valley, with a 1.78 ERA. He has committed to UCLA.
Eddie Carranza, Ga
Cypress won the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 championship last year. The Centurions won the Division 2 title in 2005, after which Coach John Weber said, “There was some sense that there would be a major letdown” in '06.
But that '06 team won the Empire League title, was 20-1 in the regular season and was top-seeded
The CIF-SS coaches' preseason polls for baseball were released Monday:
CIF-SS PRESEASON BASEBALL POLLSDIVISION 11. Loyola2. Los Alamitos3. Santa Margarita4. Harvard-Westlake5. JSerra6. Fountain Valley7. Hart8. Moorpark9. El Dora
A Servite-JSerra Trinity League baseball game will be played at Angel Stadium on March 20.
It will be a JSerra home game, a Thursday game tentatively with a 3:15 p.m. starting time.
The schools will have an alottment of tickets to sell. JSerra coach Brett Kay said his school already is close to 200 tickets sold.
Mike Ogas was named Canyon varsity football head coach today.
Ogas has been co-offensive coordinator the past several years at Santa Ana College, where he also coached receivers and punt and kick returners. His father is former Santa Ana College head coach Dave Ogas.
Mike Ogas has also been an assistant coach at Edison and a lowe
The CIF-Southern Section Council today approved a proposal that will reduce the number of playoff teams in several sports, including baseball, softball and soccer.
Beginning with the 2014-15 school year, teams that do not finish high enough in their leagues' final standings to automatically qualify for the playoffs still must have overal
As we head toward the spring 2014 sports season, we need your help to supply us with rosters and other information about your teams.
Click on a link below to download a team survey in Microsoft Word format (.doc). Fill out the survey, save it and e-mail it back to us at preps@ocregis
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Cameron Chinn is the new baseball coach at Edison, where he replaces Steve Lambright, who resigned in July after eight seasons as the Chargers' coach.
Chinn was head coach at Paramount the past nine seasons. ...
Richard Mercado is the new coach at Saddleback Valley Christian, where he replaces Jim Romero. Mercado was an All-CIF b
JSerra shortstop Chase Strumpf became one of Orange County's rising high school baseball stars when he verbally committed to UCLA as a 14-year-old who was still three months from playing in his first varsity game.
His recent performance for the USA Baseball 15U National Team in the COPABE Pan American Championships further cemented his s
Parker Joe Robinson threw two scoreless innings while striking out three batters in a recent showcase at UCLA. But the true test came the next day when he asked his father, Jeff, how he looked.
"I noticed he was opening up his front side early," Jeff said. "He said, 'Yeah, I felt it. I wasn't getting loaded.' For him to figure that out i