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  • Fryer: It's batters up for baseball, softball BY STEVE FRYER
    Weather permitting – and isn’t that always the situation, this time of year? – spring sports get started Saturday. Spring sports can have their first official CIF-Southern Section competition Saturday. In baseball, the game of the day Saturday is, or maybe “would be,” Huntington Beach at Aliso Niguel
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Preseason CIF-SS baseball rankings (2-23-15)
    The CIF-SS preseason baskeball rankings were released Monday (Feb. 23, 2015). BASEBALL DIVISION 11. Huntington Beach2. JSerra3. Aliso Niguel4. Dana Hills5. Alemany6. Vista Murrieta7. El Toro8. Hart9. Great Oak10. Notre D
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Ex-Angel Adam Kennedy to coach at Mater Dei
    Ex-Angel Adam Kennedy has joined the Mater Dei baseball coaching staff. We'll post more details as they become available.
    Wed Feb 11, 2015
  • Download our 2015 spring surveys
    Coaches, As we head toward the 2015 spring 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
    Wed Jan 28, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Fall Signing Day photos (updated)
    Click through the slideshow to see more photos from Orange County Register photographers from Signing Day events throughout Orange County. This slideshow has been updated to include photos from Canyon, Capistrano Valley and Trabuco Hills. It also includes photos from Aliso Niguel, Beckman, JSerra, Laguna Beach, Mater Dei, Mission Viejo a
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Send us your Signing Day photos: Include the athlete’s name, school, university or college attending, and sport.
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Fall Signing Day 2014: O.C. athletes who signed
    A list of the Orange County athletes who signed their National Letter of Intent (or submitted a letter of commitment to an Ivy League school or military academy) during the Fall signing period. The next signing day for the 2014-15 school year - Feb. 4, 2015. Football, soccer and boys water polo players can sign at that time. 
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • Signing Day notes: Pflueger finds perfect fit
    Rex Pflueger visited Notre Dame when he was 8 years old. It was just a family, let’s-look-around trip. But it was not Pflueger’s last time there. Pflueger, a senior on the Mater Dei basketball team, signed a letter of intent with Notre Dame on Wednesday, the first day of the one-week fall signing period.
    Wed Nov 12, 2014
  • El Toro grad Arenado a rock for Colorado
    Colorado Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado, a 2009 El Toro High graduate, has a team-high 16 RBI since the All-Star break. In that time, he also has five home runs, including a solo shot Saturday at Arizona. That was Arenado’s 11th of the season, surpassing the 10 he hit as a rookie last season. Rockies manager
    Thu Aug 14, 2014
  • Servite's Ward commits to Cal Poly SLO BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Servite senior pitcher Nigel Ward committed to Cal Poly San Luis Obispo on Monday, the school announced. Ward posted a 4-4 record with 36 strikeouts and a 1.08 ERA as a junior. He threw a no hitter against Laguna Hills on April 1. "Nigel is a tremendous talent and has a chance to be an outstanding college pitcher," Friars
    Tue Aug 12, 2014
  • Opportunities abound for Molnar, Allard BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Kyle Molnar has spent the past week in Northern California enjoying some well-deserved downtime with his family at Lake Almanor. In addition to the time in the water, the Aliso Niguel senior to-be even swapped his baseball bat for a driver as he polished up his golf swing on the local links course. Kolby Allard, mea
    Fri Aug 01, 2014
  • Four O.C. players selected to Area Code Underclass Games
    Some of Orange County's top high school baseball players have been selected to take part in the first year of the Area Code Baseball Underclass Games, which run Aug. 8 through Aug. 10 in Long Beach. The roster for the Brewers, made up of players from the West Coast, Alaska and Hawaii, was released Thursday. Among the selections were Mate
    Thu Jul 31, 2014
  • Baseball: Servite pitcher commits to Arizona By DAN ALBANO
    Servite senior-to-be right-handed pitcher Michael Flynn has committed to Arizona, the Trinity League school reports. Last season, Flynn went 1-1 with a 1.02 ERA and 15 strikeouts in 13 2/3 innings.
    Wed Jul 30, 2014
  • JSerra's Lewis to play for U.S. in Baseball World Cup
    JSerra incoming sophomore Royce Lewis was selected Friday to be part of the U.S. team that will play in the 15U Baseball World Cup in Mazatlan, Mexico, from July 31 to Aug. 11. Lewis made the 20-player roster after going through the National Team Trials this week in Cary, N.C. The team will play an exhibition game July 29
    Fri Jul 25, 2014
  • Notebook: O.C. trio on roster for All-American Classic
    The Perfect Game All-American Classic, which will be played Aug. 10 at Petco Park in San Diego, will have strong representation from Orange County. The West team will be coached by Brett Kay of JSerra and includes three players from the county on its roster: Aliso Niguel pitcher Kyle Molnar; Mission Viejo pitcher Patrick
    Fri Jul 25, 2014
  • Servite hires Gilbert to coach baseball BY ANTONIO MORALES
    Servite announced the hiring of Shawn Gilbert as its baseball coach Thursday night. Gilbert had been the hitting coach at Long Beach State for the past four years. “Gilbert’s coaching philosophy mirrors what we believe here at Servite; he focuses on the formation of the entire individual, including on-field development
    Thu Jul 17, 2014
  • Summer notebook: O.C. players inivted to U.S. camp
    Huntington Beach pitcher Hagen Danner and Mater Dei pitcher Nick Pratto were among the Orange County players selected to participate in the U.S. 17U National Team Development Program. The players were invited to a training camp Aug. 11-15 in Cary, N.C. Also selected were Aliso Niguel catcher Blake Sabol, Mate
    Fri Jul 11, 2014
  • JSerra's Owen commits to Mississippi State
    JSerra left-handed pitcher Jack Owen, who will be a sophomore next season, has committed to Mississippi State. Owen was a first-team All-Trinity League selection last season.
    Thu Jul 10, 2014
  • Baseball: Five O.C. players on All-State first team By STEVE FRYER
    Five Orange County players were named to the CalHiSports All-California baseball first team released Monday. The county’s first-team selections are pitchers Griffin Canning of Santa Margarita and Scott Schultz of Fountain Valley; infielders Josh Morgan of Orange Lutheran and Brian Schales of Edison; and
    Mon Jul 07, 2014
  • Firecracker Classic gains technological help BY DALLAS NGUYEN
    The Firecracker Classic Tournament turns 20 with its first pitch Friday, and the massive baseball event will be staged with a hand from technology. The nine-day event, held at venues across Southern California, includes 186 high school baseball teams from as far away as Washington and Colorado, competing in age groups ranging from Under-
    Thu Jun 26, 2014
  • 2014 All-CIF baseball teams BY DAN ALBANO
    Santa Margarita’s David Bacani, who guided the Eagles to the Division 1 baseball title, was selected Division 1 coach of the year. Clemente Bonilla and senior infielder Parker Coss of Capistrano Valley Christian’s Division 6 champion baseball team were selected as coach of the year and most valuable playe
    Mon Jun 23, 2014
  • Whicker: Matzek took the Rocky road to the majors BY MARK WHICKER
    LOS ANGELES – Nobody told Tyler Matzek it would be easy. He had no reason to think it wouldn’t be. At Capistrano Valley he struck people out at will, hit home runs, won a CIF championship at Angel Stadium. He returned there Monday, five years and a lifetime later, to make his second major league start for the Colorado
    Tue Jun 17, 2014
  • 2014 Register All-County baseball team BY STEVE FRYER
    The Register's All-County baseball team for 2014. ************************* FIRST TEAM PARKER JOE ROBINSON JSerra, First base, Sr. The Register’s player of the year. GRIFFIN CANNING
    Fri Jun 13, 2014
  • Canning is Register's pitcher of the year BY ANTONIO MORALES
    If there was one thing Santa Margarita did best on its way to winning a CIF-SS Division 1 championship this season, it was responding. Coach David Bacani repeatedly praised the Eagles’ ability to come back with an answer whenever something didn’t break their way. Nobody embodied that better than Santa Margarita’s
    Fri Jun 13, 2014
  • 2014 All-league baseball teams
    ACADEMY LEAGUE MVP: Chaz Williams, St. Margaret’s First Team: Paul Sardo, Crean Lutheran, Jr.; Jonah Halverson, Crean Lutheran, Jr.; Matt Markus, Crean Lutheran, Jr.; Ryan Mittelholtz, Crean Lutheran, Jr.; Chaz Williams, St. Margaret’s, Sr.; Jake Bradley, St. Margaret’s, Jr.; Kyle Hermann, S
    Fri Jun 13, 2014