IRVINE – Los Alamitos senior ace Ryan Denhart flirted with perfection, and in delivering one of the best performances of her high school career, the consensus No. 1 team in the nation finished its season only nearly perfect.
Denhart retired 18 of the first 19 batters she faced, scattered three hits and produced two rally-killing strikeouts in the seventh inning as Los Alamitos served Norco its first loss of the season, 3-1, to capture the program’s first title in the CIF-SS Division 1 championship game at Bill Barber Park on Saturday night in front of a capacity crowd.
When Albert Pujols hit his 600th home run Saturday, the baseball world welcomed him and appreciated the achievement.Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/03/the-baseball-world-salutes-albert-pujols/
STANFORD – Cal State Fullerton baseball coach Rick Vanderhook got a text from Augie Garrido on Wednesday. He made sure to read the text to his team before the Stanford Regional of the NCAA tournament.
“It’s Titan time,” read the text.
It sure was this weekend. The Titans defeated Stanford 4-2 on Saturday to sweep the regional. Scott Hurst and Chris Hudgins homered and Colton Eastman was terrific in his fourth start back from an elbow injury.
The Titans (37-21) advance to the super regional next weekend against the winner of the Long Beach State Regional. The site is to be determined.
CLOVIS – The 99th CIF State Track & Field Championships on Saturday served as a crowning achievement to a stellar career, an important trophy-case addition to a rising star and the end of a 39-year-old Orange County record.
Canyon’s Rachel Baxter won back-to-back titles in the girls pole vault, Trabuco Hills’ Sean Lee finally grabbed a gold medal in the boys high jump and El Toro’s Maliyah Medley finished third and set the county record in the girls 400 meters to highlight the evening at Buchanan High.
LOS ANGELES – Life is usually good for the El Toro baseball team when Jake Jackson is on the mound.
Friday was more of the same.
The senior right-hander pitcher tossed a three-hit shutout to lead the Chargers to their first CIF-SS title since 2008 with a 4-0 victory over Corona at Dodger Stadium.
“This season has been unbelievable,” Jackson said. “Coming in with our guys on the mound (Sam Glick and Noah Fluman), I didn’t think I would really have a chance to do this great and help my team get here.
CLOVIS – The competition Friday in the 99th CIF State Track and Field Championships at Buchanan High of Clovis was about one thing: survival.
To have a chance at winning a title Saturday, the athletes knew they had to do enough to qualify for the finals.
El Toro’s Hannah Tobin had to put up a fight in her heat of the girls 1,600 meters.
TWINS at ANGELS
When: Friday, 7 p.m.
Where: Angel Stadium
TV: Fox Sports West
ANGELS RHP J.C. RAMIREZ (5-3, 3.38)
vs. Twins: First game
At Angel Stadium: 3-2, 2.89
Hates to face: None
Loves to face: None
TWINS RHP KYLE GIBSON (1-4, 7.85)
vs. Angels: 0-2, 6.21
At Angel Stadium: 0-2, 9.69
Hates to face: None
Loves to face: Kole Calhoun, 2 for 12 (.167)Original Article: http://www.ocregister.com/2017/06/01/on-deck-twins-at-angels-friday-7-p-m/