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  • OCVarsity Dugout: Second-round and quarterfinals preview By STEVE FRYER and JONATHAN KHAMIS
    Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis recap the wild card and first-round of the CIF-SS baseball playoffs. Also, a preview of the second-round and quarterfinals. Video by Jonathan Khamis, OCVarsity.com.
    Wed May 27, 2015
  • Baseball playoffs: Updated schedule, scores
    Scores from the CIF-SS baseball playoff games on Tuesday. BASEBALL DIVISION 1Quarterfinals, Friday, 3:15 p.m.JSerra at HartArlington at Saug
    Tue May 26, 2015
  • JSerra fends off Fountain Valley BY STEVE FRYER
    Fountain Valley scored four runs in the third inning to take the lead. This fazed JSerra not in the slightest. The Lions quickly regained the lead and went on to beat Fountain Valley, 7-5, Tuesday in a CIF-SS Division 1 second-round baseball playoff game at JSerra. JSerra (27-4-1) will play at Hart of Newhall (18-9-2) in the
    Tue May 26, 2015
  • Danner, Huntington Beach are too much for Wilson BY NICK SELBE
    LONG BEACH - Prior to Huntington Beach’s game against Long Beach Wilson in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 baseball playoffs, Oilers coach Benji Medure challenged Hagen Danner to live up to his reputation as the team’s ace and pitch deep into Tuesday’s contest. The talented sophomore answered the
    Tue May 26, 2015
  • Sonora passes another playoffs test BY JOHNNY NAVARRETTE
    ANAHEIM - It is said that character is tested in times of adversity. If its first two games of the playoffs are any indication, Sonora’s character is being put to the test often. On Tuesday afternoon, the Raiders again faced various challenges but came out with a 5-2 victory over Katella in a CIF-SS Division 4 second-round
    Tue May 26, 2015
  • Trabuco Hills shut down by Crescenta Valley BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    MISSION VIEJO — Sometimes a team runs into a buzz saw, and the team with the buzz saw also catches a break. That’s what the Trabuco Hills baseball team faced against Crescenta Valley of La Crescenta and its starting pitcher Brian Gadsby. Gadsby, a sidearm-throwing right-hander signed to UCLA, held Trabuco Hills
    Tue May 26, 2015
  • Hot Shots baseball playoffs: Anaheim vs. Grace Brethren
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Anaheim vs. Grace Brethren CIF-SS first round playoff game played on Friday, May 22, 2015.
    Tue May 26, 2015
  • Fryer: Freeway, Sea View teams flex their muscles BY STEVE FRYER
    Every Freeway and Sea View League team in the CIF-SS baseball playoffs advanced to the second round. From the Freeway League, Sonora, Troy and Sunny Hills still are playing in Division 4. Sunny Hills had to win a wild-card r
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • Baseball O.C. top 10 (5-25-15) BY STEVE FRYER
    O.C. TOP 10 REGISTER MEDIA POLL (Records through Monday) 1. JSerra, 26-4-1 (50 poll points) Lions, top-seeded in Division 1, opened playoffs with 8-3 win over Temecula Val
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • Baseball AOW: Nick Sprengel, El Dorado BY STEVE FRYER
    Nick Sprengel El Dorado The senior left-hander pitched a two-hitter in the Golden Hawks’ 6-0 win over Tustin in a Division 1 first-round playoff game. Sprengel, who signed with University of San Diego, struck out 11 with one walk. He is 10-1 with a 1.36 ERA and 96 strikeouts in 662/3 innings.
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Jackson Lanigan, San Juan Hills BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Jackson Lanigan San Juan Hills Baseball GPA: 4.0 The left-handed pitcher appeared in eight games for the Stallions and recorded a 2.03 ERA. He is enrolled in three AP classes (statistics, chemistry and literature). Lanigan is a member of the board for his school’s Rotary Interact
    Mon May 25, 2015
  • Baseball playoffs: Updated schedule (2nd round)
    Updated schedule for the CIF-SS baseball playoffs. See below for scores from the Friday and Saturday games. BASEBALL DIVISION 1Second round, Tuesday, 3:15 p.m. unless notedFountain Valley at JSerraHart at Calab
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Fryer: Updates for second round of baseball playoffs By STEVE FRYER
    Only one coin flip was needed Saturday to determine a home team in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Divison 1 playoffs. JSerra won the flip, but still did not get exactly the type of home game it wanted. The Lions have played at night for the large majority of its home games at its on-campus field. For their second-ro
    Sat May 23, 2015
  • Foothill can't get past first round this time BY STEVE FRYER
    SANTA ANA - Vince Brown has been coaching baseball a long time. He knows how difficult the playoffs can be. “There are a lot of good teams sitting around right now who’ve just called it a year,” Brown said, “and they’re talking about ‘what if’ and ‘what could have.’” Brown
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • San Clemente bats lead the way to 12-2 triumph BY NATHAN PERCY
    SAN CLEMENTE - It had been nearly three weeks since San Clemente's offense had experienced a power surge. While five runs was enough to make starting pitcher Andre Pallante feel at ease on the mound, San Clemente was hungry for more. The Tritons scored seven runs in the sixth inning to turn a three-run lead into a 12-2 rou
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Ocean View finds comfort zone on Angels' field BY NICK SELBE
    ANAHEIM — Ocean View took the field Friday afternoon facing a fair amount of pressure. After losing in the wild-card round last season, and with most of last year’s roster returning, the Seahawks were trying to avoid another early-round loss. Raising the stakes even higher was the fact the Seahawks were playing at Angel Stadi
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Mission Viejo finds way into second round BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    MISSION VIEJO - In the playoffs, all that matters is winning. Whether it’s scratching out a few runs, getting a big lead or holding on late, the victory is what counts. The Mission Viejo baseball team experienced all of that in its CIF-SS Division 2 first-round game on Friday. Behind a complete game by pitcher Pa
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Troy uses strong finish to advance in playoffs BY BRIAN REED-BAIOTTO
    MONTEBELLO - Troy saved its best for last in a 6-2 victory over Montebello in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 4 baseball playoffs Friday. Trailing 2-0, the Warriors scored once in the fifth inning, four times in the sixth and added a run in the seventh for their first playoff win since 2011. Troy coach David Shirota
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Hot Shots baseball playoffs: Laguna Beach vs. Colton
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Laguna Beach vs. Colton CIF-SS first round playoff match played on Friday, May 22.
    Fri May 22, 2015
  • Beckman fends off challenge from Segerstrom By TIM BURT
    IRVINE - There were lots of great catches, close plays and line drives, and even a disputed call through the first 9 2/3 innings of a CIF-SS Division 3 first-round baseball playoff between Segerstrom and Beckman on Thursday. But after all that, it was a bad-hop single that ended the thrilling playoff game. Beckman’s No. 9 h
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • Baseball playoffs: Thursday's scores, Friday's schedule
    Scores and updated schedule for the CIF-SS baseball playoffs. BASEBALL DIVISION 1First round, ThursdayJSerra 8, Temecula Valley 3Fountain Valley 1, El Modena 0Calabasas 7, Lakewood 2Hart 3, Alemany 0Millikan 7, Cypress 2Arlington 1
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • Fountain Valley walks into second round BY STEVE FRYER
    Hits weren’t producing runs, so Fountain Valley had to find another way to score. Fountain Valley beat El Modena, 1-0, on a bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth inning Thursday in a CIF-Southern Section Division 1 first-round playoff game. Fountain Valley (21-10) will play top-seeded JSerra (26-4-1) in the second roun
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's baseball playoffs (5-21-15)
    Check out the Register’s photos from two of the CIF-SS baseball playoff games - Garden Grove vs. Orange, and Capistrano Valley Christian vs. La Puente - played on Thursday, May 21, 2015.
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • OCVarsity On the Record, Podcast Week: Baseball primer By BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record, Podcast Week! On this third and final installment, OCVarsity's Brian Whitehead is joined by Nate Percy to break down the baseball playoffs and tie a bow on OCVarsity On the Record, Podcast Week. The guys believe JSerra will advance to the Division 1 semifinals, butwill Huntin
    Thu May 21, 2015
  • Sunny Hills savors playoff win BY STEVE FRYER
    Sunny Hills played in five one-run games in the Freeway League. They won four of them. The Lancers did not have to sweat out a tight game Wednesday. They took a big, early lead to beat Godinez, 12-2, in a CIF-SS Division 4 wild-card game at Sunny Hills. Sunny Hills (17-9) will play at third-seeded Don Lugo of Chino (19-6) in a fi
    Wed May 20, 2015