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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.
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.
Noah Fluman knew he was pitching against Kyle Molnar.
“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
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.
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
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
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
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)
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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