Baseball/ May 24 2022

Flintridge Prep’s Nick Gonzalez Named Prep League’s Most Valuable Player

Baseball: All-Prep League: MVP: Nick Gonzalez, Flintridge Prep senior First Team: Gio Ortega, Rio Hondo Prep senior Ryan McCulloch, Rio Hondo Prep junior Max Brunngraber, Flintridge Prep junior Spencer Seid, Flintridge Prep senior JR Kully, Flintridge Prep junior Connor Cafferty, Providence junior Adam Arther, Poly junior Jason Mayo, Poly senior Mike Zbyszewski, Chadwick senior Second […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 24 2022

Etiwanda Freshman Brady Ebel Named Baseline League’s MVP; Roellig, Goff, Briseno & McEvoy Earn First-Team Spots

Baseball: All-Baseline League: Most Valuable Player: Brady Ebel, Etiwanda freshman First Team: Dylan Goff, Etiwanda junior Austen Roellig, Etiwanda junior Tyler McEvoy, Etiwanda junior Armando Briseno, Etiwanda senior Ryan Mullan, Damien senior Seth Sumner, Damien senior Tyler Daley, Damien junior Tate Shimao, RCHS senior Jacob McCombs, RCHS junior Dakota Gray, RCHS senior Jeremy Giesegh, Upland […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 23 2022

Arcadia’s Ian Hofstetter Named Pacific League Pitcher of Year, & Burroughs’ Nick Forrest & Arcadia’s Daniel Chavez Share co-MVP Honor

Baseball: All-Pacific League: Pitcher of the Year: Ian Hoffstetter, Arcadia HS Co-Players of the Year: Daniel Chavez, Arcadia, & Nick Forrest, Burroughs Co-Coaches of the Year: Marcus Whithorne, Glendale, & Matt Magallon, Burroughs First Team: Milan Bugarin, Glendale Makhi Clark, Muir Alex Dolan, Arcadia Jack Esguerra, Arcadia Jameson Ferraro, CV Mason Medina, Burroughs Daniel Neria, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 23 2022

Glendora’s Braydon Wooldridge Named Palomares League’s MVP

Baseball: All-Palomares League: Most Valuable Player: Braydon Wooldridge, Glendora senior First Team: Ian Wolski, Alta Loma senior Seth Reker, Alta Loma junior Dakodah Kinsley, Alta Loma senior Ethan Nunez, Ayala junior Ty Borgogno, Ayala senior Vinny Hudson, Ayala sophomore Andres Pasillas, Ayala senior Marcus Galvan, Ayala junior Adian Lopez, Bonita junior Luke Mistone, Bonita senior […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 22 2022

Dylan Goff Allows Unearned Run & Strikes Out 9 in Etiwanda’s 6-1 Victory Over Torrance to Win CIF D-2 Title

Baseball: By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor Two days before he took the mound against Torrance in the CIF-SS Division 2 title game at Cal State Fullerton, Dylan Goff’s teammates exuded their utmost confidence in the Etiwanda junior. They told this reporter that Goff throws a lot of strikes, that he’s a great competitor, and they […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 20 2022

Etiwanda Meets Up w/Torrance on Saturday Night at CSUF to Decide CIF D-2 Title; Eagles Have Won Seven Consecutive Games

Baseball: If you’re a high school baseball player, you dream about moments like this. First of all, Etiwanda has the opportunity to claim a second CIF-SS championship in the last five years. And to add a little extra excitement, the Eagles will battle Torrance in Saturday’s late game at Cal State Fullerton. The first pitch […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 18 2022

Etiwanda Scores Five Runs in Top of 11th to Defeat Palos Verdes, 5-0; Ebel & Ramirez Combine on 11-Inning Shutout in D-2 Semifinal

Baseball: What are the chances a baseball program could be held scoreless for 10 consecutive innings in a CIF-SS Division 2 semifinal round game and still win? If you’re Etiwanda, apparently, they’re pretty good. Brady Ebel and Yahir Ramirez teamed up to shut out Palos Verdes, and the Eagles scored five runs in the top […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 18 2022

All 14 CIF-SS Semifinal Round Playoff Scores; Etiwanda Earns 5-0 Victory in 11 Innings at Palos Verdes

Baseball: CIF-SS Semifinal Round Scores: Division 1: Notre Dame 2, Huntington Beach 0 JSerra 4, Villa Park 1 Division 2: Etiwanda 5, Palos Verdes 0 (11 innings) Torrance 2, Maranatha 1 Division 3: La Quinta 8, La Sierra 5 Oaks Christian 3, Newport Harbor 2 Division 4: Fullerton 6, Aquinas 4 Tesoro 6, El Modena […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 17 2022

CIF-SS Division 2 Semifinal Preview: Maranatha Travels to Torrance on Six-Game Win Streak

Baseball: For a school that has an enrollment of just over 500 students, and a program that competes in a league (Olympic) that many people mock, Matt Shupper, his staff and their players continue to battle and excel in a division (2) that most would subjectively agree was too high for the Minutemen. After claiming […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 16 2022

CIF D-2 Semifinal Round Playoff Preview: Etiwanda Heads to Palos Verdes w/Waves of Momentum

Baseball: It doesn’t matter what sport it is, every coach dreams of having his or her program peaking for the playoffs. And that’s exactly what’s happening with the Etiwanda High School baseball program. When the Eagles make that 75-mile drive to Palos Verdes for the semifinal round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs, Etiwanda will […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 14 2022

La Sierra Grinds Out 5-2 Victory Over COHS in D-3 Quarterfinal; Preston Anderson Controlled Chargers’ Bats Throughout

Photos by Gwen Pointer Baseball: After a pair of CIF-SS Division 3 playoff wins, La Sierra ended Charter Oak’s season on Friday. Preston Anderson went six innings and allowed just an unearned run on three hits in the Eagles’ 5-2 victory at COHS. Anderson walked three and fanned a pair of GHS batters. Taer Rodriguez […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 14 2022

Dylan Goff’s Six Scoreless Innings Leads Etiwanda to a 10-0 Victory Over Pacifica in Friday’s Quarterfinal Round of CIF D-2 Playoffs

Baseball: Whatever roadmap Etiwanda coach Don Furnald and his staff put together for the 2022 postseason, their players are carrying it out to a tee. After Friday’s 10-0 victory over visiting Pacifica in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs, the Eagles have defeated Temecula Valley, Warren and Pacifica by a combined margin […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 14 2022

Aquinas Ends Loyola’s Season, 9-3, in Quarterfinal Round of CIF D-4 Playoffs; Cubs’ Three Postseason Wins is Most Since 2013

Baseball: After three victories in the 2022 CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs, Loyola’s magical run came to an end on Friday. The Cubs fell, 9-3, to top-seeded and visiting Aquinas. The Falcons put the game away early. Aquinas got two runs in the top of the second, three in the third and four more in the […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 14 2022

Maranatha Scores Six Runs in Top of First & Defeats Lakewood, 10-7, in D-2 Quarterfinal; Cook & Zdunek Drive in Three Runs Apiece

Baseball: Maranatha pounded Lakewood pitching and scored early in Friday’s 10-7 victory in the quarterfinal round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. The Minutemen scored six runs in the top of the first inning and out-hit the Lancers, 15-7. Adrian Arellano surrendered two runs on two hits and a walk, and was pulled after getting […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 14 2022

Thomas Adair’s Arm & Ricky Ahumada’s Bat Play Key Role in Torrance’s 5-1 Victory at RCHS in CIF-SS Division 2 Quarterfinal

Baseball: Torrance scored three times in the top of the second inning and that was more than enough run support for Thomas Adair, Noah McMinn and Corey Nunez. The Tartars earned their spot in Tuesday’s D-2 semifinal thanks to a 5-1 road victory at Rancho Cucamonga. Thomas Adair went four scoreless innings and allowed four […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 14 2022

All 28 Scores From Friday’s Quarterfinal Round of the CIF-SS Playoffs; Etiwanda & Maranatha Last Men Standing

Baseball: CIF-SS Quarterfinal Round Scores: Division 1: Notre Dame (Sherman Oaks) 5, Orange Lutheran 4 Huntington Beach 12, Foothill 5 Villa Park 4, Cypress 2 JSerra 6, Harvard Westlake 1 Division 2: Torrance 5, Rancho Cucamonga 1 Maranatha 10, Lakewood 7 Etiwanda 10, Pacifica 0 Palos Verdes 4, Millikan 2 Division 3: La Quinta 7, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 11 2022

Evan Avitia Throws 2-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 9 in Charter Oak’s 5-0 Victory Over Grace Brethren in Second Round of D-3 Playoffs

Photos by Gwen Pointer: Baseball: When people talk about baseball coaches in the SGV, Charter Oak’s Elias Chavez doesn’t get as much respect for what he’s built as this writer thinks he should. Just like all programs, the Chargers have their ups and downs in the regular season, but Chavez seems to get his boys […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 11 2022

Freshman Brady Ebel Goes Distance, Allows One Run on Seven Hits & Strikes Out Five in Etiwanda’s 10-1 Victory at Warren

Baseball: That was pretty impressive. Etiwanda picked up a 10-1 victory at Warren in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. The Eagles out-hit the Bears, 15-7. And their rookie pitcher stayed perfect in 2022. Brady Ebel went the distance and allowed one run on seven hits. He didn’t issue a walk and […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 11 2022

Carson Chavez & Tino Valdez Have RBI Singles in Bottom of Seventh to Lead Loyola to 5-4 Victory Over Long Beach Wilson

Baseball: Loyola won its third CIF-SS Division 4 playoff game on Tuesday, and for the second consecutive time, it took some late-inning heroics to extend the Cubs season. Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the seventh, the Cubs scored twice for the walk-off 5-4 victory. With runners on second and third and with one out, […]

By Brian Baiotto


Baseball/ May 11 2022

Cade Nolan Throws One-Hit Shutout & Strikes Out 10 in Aquinas’ 5-0 Victory Over Flintridge Prep

Baseball: Cade Nolan was nothing short of incredible on Tuesday afternoon. The Aquinas senior was eight outs from a perfect game, but he’ll happily take a 5-0 victory over Flintridge Prep in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs. Spencer Seid singled with one out in the top of the fifth, and that’s […]

By Brian Baiotto