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  • Rosters for the O.C. All-Star Baseball Game By STEVE FRYER
    Rosters have been announced for the Orange County All-Star Baseball Game that will be played June 7 at La Palma Park's Dee Fee Field in Anaheim. The game, which is for graduating seniors, is organized and managed for charity by the Kiwanis Club of Greater Anaheim.
    Thu May 05, 2016
  • El Toro's Spooner quietly building stellar resume By NATHAN PERCY
    For three years, Bradley Spooner waited, never giving any sign he was growing impatient. Spooner, a senior right-handed pitcher for El Toro, spent his first three years in the program developing at the lower levels, while younger kids were brought up to varsity to help out immediately. Throughout those years, Spooner trusted the
    Thu May 05, 2016
  • Stephen makes sure Mater Dei gets much-needed win By ANDREW TURNER
    SANTA ANA – The setting sun might have served as a metaphor for the playoff hopes of Mater Dei’s baseball team. Down by a run in the sixth inning, the Monarchs were holding out for a ray of hope that could save their season. They got one in the biggest of spots. Josh Stephen drove in two runs with a two-ou
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Roundup: Tustin stays hot, knocks off Kennedy By STEVE FRYER
    Tustin beat Kennedy, 5-1, Wednesday to solidify its chances of winning a playoff berth while damaging Kennedy’s shot at the Empire League championship. Cole Hoskins pitched a three-hitter for
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Mission Viejo earns 'absolutely huge' win over San Clemente By ZACH CAVANAGH
    SAN CLEMENTE – Andre Pallante of San Clemente and Tanner Bibee of Mission Viejo were squarely locked in a pitching duel. The starters traded zero after zero into an extra eighth inning, and that’s where Mission Viejo grabbed its opportunity. The Diablos scored six runs in the eighth inning to defeat San
    Wed May 04, 2016
  • Super effort carries Sage Hill to victory over Crean Lutheran By STEVE FRYER
    Sage Hill’s pitcher lived up to his name. Brett Super threw a two-hitter Tuesday in Sage Hill’s 2-0 win over Crean Lutheran in an Academy League baseball game at Sage Hill. Super has been superior before. A junior right-hander, Super is 9-0 with a 0.72 ERA. He has 93 strikeouts with only 15 walks in 68 innings.
    Tue May 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Dugout video: Troy takes control of Freeway race
    OC Varsity's Steve Fryer and Jonathan Khamis visited Troy High on Monday to talk about the Orange County high school baseball scene. Troy is riding high after a sweep of Freeway League r
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • CIF-SS baseball polls (5-2-16)
    CIF-SS BASEBALL POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Baseball Advisory Committee) Division 1 1. JSerra 2. El Toro 3. Valencia/Valencia 4. JW North 5. Murrieta Mesa 6. Orange Lutheran 7. Loyola 8. Cypress 9. Marina 10. Aliso Niguel
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Fryer on baseball: Zamora records 700th win By STEVE FRYER
    Capistrano Valley’s Bob Zamora became the third coach in Orange County baseball history to reach 700 wins Monday with the Cougars’ 10-inning, 3-2 victory over Trabuco Hills. Zamora was more excited about the game itself than its significance to his career. “It’s good to win a big league game, and to
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Baseball O.C. top 10 and Fryer's 11-25 (5-2-16) By STEVE FRYER
    THE REGISTER’S O.C. BASEBALL POLL (Voting is done by five members of the O.C. media ) 1. JSerra (19-6 overall record, 50 poll points) Lions unanimous No. 1 team i
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Baseball athlete of the week: Drake Wood, Foothill By STEVE FRYER
    DRAKE WOOD FOOTHILL The senior outfielder went 6 for 8 with three doubles, three runs scored and four RBI in the Knights’ two North Hills League wins over Villa Park. Wood (6-fo
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Former Garden Grove football star dies after car accident (updated) By DAN ALBANO
    Former Garden Grove All-County football player Austen Christian, 19, died early Saturday morning after a car crash near the school, Argonauts football coach Ricardo 
    Mon May 02, 2016
  • Samuels puts a sweep ending on JSerra's week By ANDREW TURNER
    ORANGE – Experience in the Trinity League has taught JSerra baseball coach Brett Kay that he can never get too comfortable. So even after the Lions collected a pair of victories over No. 2 Orange Lutheran earlier this week, Kay felt the pressure to secure the sweep. Cole Samuels continued the Lions’ tren
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • El Dorado wins in 10th to gain share of first place By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ANAHEIM - The pitching of Jake Mahood and Kyle Luckham, along with some timely 10th-inning hitting, was enough for the El Dorado baseball team to catch Esperanza in the league standings. The Golden Hawks began the week in second place, behind Esperanza, in the Crestview League. They climbed closer with a victory Wed
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Cypress has enough good moments to beat Pacifica By STEVE FRYER
    CYPRESS – Cypress beat Pacifica, 6-3, Friday in an Empire League baseball game that had a little bit of everything. For Cypress coach John Weber, much of it was bad. “A lot of errors,” Weber said. “Some good swings and some good pitching. Some bad pitching, too.” One of those good Cent
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Spillane tosses Mission Viejo's third straight shutout By ZACH CAVANAGH
    MISSION VIEJO – This has been a remarkable three-week stretch for Jake Spillane and his fellow pitchers on the Mission Viejo roster. Spillane tossed the team’s third consecutive shutout, and the visiting Diablos defeated first-place Trabuco Hills, 5-0, on Friday in a Sea View League game at Trabuco Hills High.
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Trabuco Hills' Crosbie embraces his leading role By NATHAN PERCY
    Just beyond the left-center field fence at Trabuco Hills’ on-campus baseball field stands a goal post on what is a practice field for the Mustangs football team. Chad Crosbie can be seen hitting home runs in that direction during batting practice most days. “I guess that’s my lucky spot,” he said after Tue
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Wiese tosses no-hitter for Beckman By TIM BURT
    IRVINE - Beckman senior Jack Wiese threw the first no-hitter of his career Friday as the Patriots defeated University, 3-0, at Beckman to remain atop the Pacific Coast League. Wiese (7-1) had six strikeouts and walked two. No. 9 Beckman (19-3, 9-2) had four hits off Trojans starter David Schlomovits (1-2). “Ja
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Baayoun, Woodbridge show toughness in win over CdM By TIM BURT
    IRVINE - Woodbridge pitcher Zak Baayoun wasn’t about to come out of Friday’s Pacific Coast League baseball game with Corona del Mar, even after taking a line drive off his hand in the seventh inning. CdM’s Evan Larsen ripped a shot up the middle leading off the seventh. Baayoun tried to field the ball, but
    Fri Apr 29, 2016
  • Fryer: JSerra basketball takes familiar path By STEVE FRYER
    In 2006, JSerra hired Brett Kay, then 26, away from Capistrano Valley Christian to coach its baseball team. That worked out well for JSerra. Kay has coached the Lions to three Trinity League championships, recently earned his 200th career coaching victory and has the team in first place in the league and at No. 1 in the
    Thu Apr 28, 2016
  • Quinn delivers another victory for JSerra By STEVE FRYER
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO - Collin Quinn is not the 6-foot-6, hard-throwing left-hander the college baseball programs pursue. The JSerra senior is a 6-2, side-arming, right-handed winner. Quinn sh
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Wednesday's roundup: Kennedy remains undefeated in league By STEVE FRYER
    Kennedy remained undefeated in the Empire League with an 8-1 home win over Valencia on Wednesday. The Fighting Irish are 5-0 in league and are 15-6 overall. They play league-favorite Cypress in two weeks. Aaron Fishman pitched a complete game for Kennedy. He has pitched three complete games in three Empire League starts. F
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • Troy tightens grip on league lead with shutout of Sonora By ANDREW TURNER
    FULLERTON – As the stakes get bigger late in the baseball season, it is not uncommon to see hitters grip their bats a little tighter. The pitchers certainly had the edge in a game between the top two teams in the Freeway League on Wednesday. Jake Eisner and Vince Stachelski combined on a four-hit shutout as ho
    Wed Apr 27, 2016
  • No. 1 JSerra beats No. 2 Orange Lutheran, 5-2, in Trinity clash By STEVE FRYER
    JSerra beat Orange Lutheran, 5-2, Tuesday at Hart Park in Orange in the first of three Trinity League games they will play against each other this week. JSerra is in first place in the Trinity League with a 6-2 league record. Orange Lutheran is in second place at 5-2. I
    Tue Apr 26, 2016
  • Hurst's hit lifts CdM to win over Woodbridge By STEVE FRYER
    Corona del Mar pitcher Evan Larsen was on the bench, surveying the Woodbridge outfield. “That’s a little peculiar,” said Larsen, noting that
    Tue Apr 26, 2016