Saturday, July 22, 2017

Baseball

Field of Dreams: No. 3 Nationally Ranked Chase Strumpf Hard Work and Dedication is Beginning to Pay Off

By Kendall Murtha Watching Chase Strumpf send balls sailing over the heads of his opponents, it’s hard to believe that this kind of power and ease is coming from a high school sophomore. But continuously raising expectations is nothing new to Chase. He ranked no. 3 in his age group by Baseball America, proved he’s someone to watch even before …

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Alex Jackson Shows That Focus is the Key to Success

A Swing and a Hit and the Joy of Baseball By Deborah Tsogbe | Photos By Michael Valencia Alex Jackson has played and loved baseball his entire life. “I’ve been playing baseball since I could walk and swing a bat which is around the age of one,” commented Alex with a grand smile, as he thought about baseball. And just …

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Inspiration & Determination: Three Sport Athlete Jake Straughan Overcomes Broken Leg

Three Sport Athlete Jake Straughan Overcomes Broken Leg to Lead Colton to State Titles in Two Sports 
and Earn Player of the Year Awards (Photos by Jerry Morse and Max Aquino) Although today the three sport athlete is becoming a dying breed, Jake Straughan of Colton High School is one of those rare student-athletes who excels in everything. While maintaining …

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Carle Place High School (New York) Pitcher Strikes Out All 21 Batters in First Start

Mike Delio’s first start is a perfect game.In a 15-0 win over Hempstead High School, Delio struck out all 21 batters he faced. It was Delio’s first career appearance at the varsity level. Delio’s throwing arsenal consists of a fastball in the mid-80s and a knuckle-curve.

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Woodland Christian, California Baseball Team Throws a Pair of No-Hitters in Doubleheader

Robbie Miller (senior) of Woodland Christian opened the two-game set with a no-hitter in a five-inning 19-0 mercy-rule win over Waldorf. In the second game of the double-header, sophomore right-hander Brendan Rodegerdts tossed a perfect game over five innings in a 12-0 mercy-rule victory. Rodegerdts, normally a shortstop, made his first career start and struck out all 15 batters he …

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Santa Margarita Athletes Sign Letters of Intent on NCAA Signing Day

Sixteen athletes from Santa Margarita Catholic High School made their futures evident on Wednesday, April 16 as they officially signed or verbally committed with colleges across the country for their sport. The following student-athletes were a part of the NCAA National Letter of Intent Signing Day: Alex Ury of Mission Viejo has committed to Washington University, St. Louis for Football. …

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95+ MPH Fastball Brings Interest From MLB Scouts

Pitcher JB Bukauskas of Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Virgina, is throwing some heat! At a recent game, there were more than 20 MLB scouts with radar guns. With every pitch from Bukauskas, the scouts’ radar guns were recording throws of 96, 95, 96 mph. The 17-year-old Bukauskas’ recent performance of a blistering fastball, biting slider and a batter-freezing …

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Alumni Spotlight: Dan James & Chasen Ford – El Toro High School 2013 Graduates

From a similar start in Little League baseball, Dan James and Chasen Ford followed varied paths to successful high school baseball careers, college scholarships in the sport they both love. Dan James and Chasen Ford were both highly regarded baseball players at El Toro High School in Lake Forest, CA. Dan is now a utility infielder at Oregon State University …

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National Letter of Intent Signing Day for Orange County Student-Athletes

BOYS BASKETBALL Joe Furstinger (Santa Margarita) New Mexico GIRLS BASKETBALL Amy Ogren (Mater Dei) Point Loma Nazarene Kayla Stephens (Segerstrom) Alabama State BASEBALL John Balliet (Mission Viejo) Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Turner Buis (Fullerton) Cal State Fullerton Chase Calabuig (Capistrano Valley) San Diego State Griffin Canning (Santa Margarita) UCLA Parker Coss (Capistrano Valley Christian) UC Irvine Taylor Fajardo (Capistrano …

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JSerra Baseball – Chase Strumpf named Pan-American Games MVP

Chase Strumpf hit 5 home runs in eight games for the U.S. under-15 team in the tournament. Strumpf, JSerra sophomore shortstop, recently appeared in Sports Illustrated “Faces in the Crowd” editorial. Strumpf has committed to UCLA to play ball.

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