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    Baseball: 4 O.C. players on USA national team

    September 23rd, 2016, 7:12 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Four Orange County players were selected to the USA Baseball 18-and-under national team.

    The players are pitcher Hans Crouse of Dana Hills, pitcher Hagen Danner of Huntington Beach, third baseman Royce Lewis of JSerra and pitcher/first baseman Nick Pratto of Huntington Beach.

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    Baseball: Sears' return to Laguna awaits approval

    September 13th, 2016, 10:09 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Jeff Sears will return to Laguna Beach High as its baseball coach if his hiring is approved by the city's school board.

    Sears said over the weekend via text that he would resume coaching at Laguna Beach if the board approves his appointment. That could happen later this month.

    He was the Register's Orange County coach of the year at Laguna Beach in 2011. Sears coached Servite from 2012-14.

    Upon leaving Servite, where, he said, "The parents got me," Sears said his coaching days were over.

    At Laguna Beach Sears would replace the coach who succeeded him, Mike Bair. Bair coached Laguna Beach to a CIF-Southern Section championship this past spring, resigned and now is an assisant coach at Foothill.

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    Baseball: Bair resigns at Laguna Beach

    August 10th, 2016, 1:51 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    Mike Bair, who coached Laguna Beach to the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 championship this past spring, resigned to become an assistant coach at Foothill.

    Bair confirmed by text message that he tendered his resignation Tuesday and that he would continue to teach at a Laguna Beach middle school.

    He coached Laguna Beach for five seasons, four of which were league-championship seasons. The Breakers were 111-34 overall and 67-7 in the Orange Coast League during his tenure. Bair guided Laguna Beach to an Orange County-record 53 consecutive league wins.

    The CIF-SS championship was the school’s first section title in baseball in 78 years.

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    Baseball: Pitch count limitations coming

    July 25th, 2016, 2:18 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    The method by which CIF baseball pitchers’ workload is limited will be by pitch count starting with the 2017 season. 

    The National Federation of State High School Associations, which established nationwide rules that the CIF State and CIF-Southern Section organizations largely follow, for this coming school year has established that the number of pitches thrown in a game will replace innings pitched as the restriction. 

    CIF pitchers statewide have been allowed a maximum of 30 outs a week under a long-standing rule.   

    The National Federation left it to state associations to determine pitch-count policy. CIF-SS spokesman Thom Simmons said a policy is expected to be presented to the commissioners of the CIF’s 10 sections in September. CIF State and Southern Section councils will get a first look at the proposed policy in October and then would vote on a final policy at council meetings in January; passage of the policy would place it into effect for the ’17 season. 

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    Baseball: JSerra's Collin Quinn commits to Washington State

    June 3rd, 2016, 4:55 pm by By STEVE FRYER

    JSerra senior right-handed pitcher Collin Quinn will go to Washington State where, according to JSerra coach Brett Kay, Quinn has a guaranteed place on the roster.

    Quinn was 12-1 this season with a 0.82 ERA. He was undefeated until a 2-0 loss to Harvard-Westlake in the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 semifinals playoff game.

    Quinn throws with a side-arm motion. He has admitted that his delivery probably has not been appreciated by college baseball programs.

    Over the past two seasons facing some of the finest competition in the nation, Quinn consistently throws strikes and gets people out. Those fine attributes for a pitcher. 

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    CIF baseball video: Sage Hill streaks into first CIF final

    June 1st, 2016, 7:22 pm by By DAN ALBANO

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    Baseball: Under Armour All-American Game selections

    May 18th, 2016, 10:19 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Four Orange County players have been selected to play in the Under Armour All-American Game that will be played July 23 at Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. Two are Huntington Beach players.

    The county players selected: Hagen Danner, P, Huntington Beach; Royce Lewis, INF, JSerra; Garrett Mitchell, OF, Orange Lutheran; Nick Pratto, P/1B, Huntington Beach.

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    Baseball: Trinity League playoff teams

    May 12th, 2016, 9:30 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Today is the final day of league games in Orange County baseball. Friday is an "open date" left available for any games needed to break ties that would determine which teams go to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. We will know this evening if any Friday games are necessary. Because most leagues have 2-out-of-3 series among league teams, such games usually are not needed.

    So, for the Trinity League ... Orange Lutheran coach Eric Borba explained the scenarios. Knowing he was speaking with Steve Fryer, Borba spoke slowly.

    The standings: JSerra 12-2 (clinched league title and the league's No. 1 playoff representation in Division 1), Mater Dei 8-6, Orange Lutheran 8-6, Santa Margarita 8-6 (MD, OL, SM listed alphabetically, so don't get all excited). St. John Bosco and Servite are eliminated from playoff contention.

    Today's schedule: Orange Lutheran at Santa Margarita, 3:15 p.m.; St. John Bosco at Mater Dei, 6 p.m.; Servite at JSerra, 6 p.m.

    Scenarios: If Orange Lutheran wins, Orange Lutheran is the league's No. 2 team and Mater Dei is No. 3 no matter what happens elsewhere; if Santa Margarita wins, then 2-3-4 depends on what Mater Dei does; if Santa Margarita and Mater Dei win, Mater Dei is No. 2 and Santa Margarita is No. 3; if Santa Margarita wins and Mater Dei loses, then Santa Margarita is No. 2 and Orange Lutheran is No. 3.

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    Baseball: Coaches selected for All-Star Game

    April 19th, 2016, 11:59 am by By STEVE FRYER

    Greg Pines of Rancho Alamitos will coach the North team and Deric Yanagisawa of Fountain Valley will coach the South in the Orange County All-Star Baseball Game.

    The game for graduating senior players is June 7 at Dee Fee Field, the baseball portion of the sports complex at La Palma Park in Anaheim.

    This will be the 49th edition of the game. The Greater Anaheim Kiwanis Club organizes and manages the game for charity. 

    The county baseball all-star game annually features many college-signed and/or drafted players.

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    Baseball: Fryer's top 10 vote

    March 28th, 2016, 10:12 am by By STEVE FRYER

    How I voted on the Orange County baseball top 10 poll today:

    1. Huntington Beach; 2. JSerra; 3. Orange Lutheran; 4. El Toro; 5. Cypress; 6. Aliso Niguel; 7. Los Alamitos; 8. Tesoro; 9. Beckman; 10. Servite.

    Considered: Corona del Mar; Mater Dei; San Clemente; Santa Margarita

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