This week's best individual outings from baseball & softball games played April 14-19 includes one of the top freshmen baseball players in the state plus one of the top sophomores in Northern California. Softball includes some familiar names and some we're mentioning for the first time.

(Games of April 14-April 19)


Travis Bernard (Pacifica, Garden Grove): Got five hits in five at-bats while driving in three runs and scoring three in a 10-2 win for the unbeaten Mariners over Los Amigos of Fountain Valley.

Justin Brewer (Victor Valley, Victorville): Brewed up a 4x4 batting performance that included two home runs and four RBI in a 16-5 victory over Granite Hills of Apple Valley.

Eric Carlson (Monte Vista, Danville): Smacked three home runs including a grand slam while batting in seven runs and scoring four as the Mustangs trampled St. Mary's of Stockton 18-1.

Austin Carr (Mammoth, Mammoth Lakes): Drove in six runs while batting 3x3 in a mammoth 19-7 trouncing of Lone Pine.

Nick Casanova (Canyon, Anaheim): Fired a four-hitter with 13 Ks in shutting out Trabuco Hills of Mission Viejo 2-0.

David Coulon (Hanford): This pitcher was settin' them down in an extra-inning affair against Clovis East. Even though the Bullpups lost, 4-3, in nine, Coulon deserves mention for going the distance and finishing with 17 strikeouts.

Brandon Costlow (Middletown): Hurled a six-inning perfect game against Upper Lake in the seventh place game of the Winters tournament. Middletown won, 12-0.

Mark Davidson (Esperanza, Anaheim): Tossed a no-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 5-1 triumph over Villa Park that opened the National Classic for the Aztecs. This is what Villa Park skipped out on its own tournament for?

Matt Ditton (Mayfair, Lakewood): Batted 3x4 with a grand slam, double and seven RBI in a 14-3 triumph over Tesoro Las Flores.

Danny Dressman (Mitty, San Jose): The Notre Dame-bound Dressman drubbed a pair of homers, collected four hits total, as the Monarchs beat Terra Nova, 12-5, in the title game of the Cupertino Host Lions tourney.

Brighton Early (Palm Desert): Was bright and early on the mound and at the plate, hurling a three-hitter with eight strikeouts and blasting a game-winning home run in the fifth as Palm Desert got by West of Torrance 2-1.

Joel Fleck (Rincon Valley Christian, Santa Rosa): Flexed his muscles for three hits including a double and drove in six runs as RVC downed Upper Lake 15-1.

Eddie Gamboa (Merced):The standout from last year' Sac-Joaquin Section Div. I title team tossed a five-inning no-hitter and hit a homer and a double in a 11-0 rout of Modesto Downey.

Phil Hann (Ocean View, Huntington Beach):Hann was da mann as he tossed a no-hitter with 12 strikeouts and batted 2x2 with two doubles and an RBI in leading the Seahawks past Saddleback of Santa Ana 5-0.

Tommy Hawk (Cabrillo, Lompoc): We didn't realize how prominent he would be when we dubbed him "Toma," but here he is again, this time for a five-hit, 13 strikeout 9-4 win over Redwood of Visalia in which he also bashed a grand slam and had five RBI.

Bryan Horst (King, Riverside): King rode Horst for three hits including a grand slam and had six RBI in a 16-0 blanking of Bloomington. Joey King (Magnolia, Anaheim): As the Sentinels downed Anaheim 16-10, King klubbed two homers and had five RBI.

Bobby Lafromoise (Warren, Downey):Tossed his third shutout of the season, this time in a 2-0 win over Valencia of Placentia.

Dustin Leroy (Woodcreek, Roseville):Batted 3x4 with a double, scored four runs and knocked in six in a wild 17-11 triumph over Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights. Woodcreek remains one of the top teams in the Sacramento metro area.

Aaron Lowe (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills): Must have been on a high after collecting five hits in a 14-3 win over Bella Vista of Fair Oaks.

Ryan Marrinan (Viewpoint, Calabasas):Got six stolen bases out of a 2x3, two RBI batting performance as Viewpoint buckled Buckley of Sherman Oaks 9-0.

Greg Murray (El Cerrito): Was a perfect 5x5 at the plate, ending with a winning RBI single in the bottom of the 10th inning of a 7-6 victory over Alameda.

J.P. Musgrove (La Salle, Pasadena): Walloped a solo homer and a three-run homer as La Salle downed the Bishop Gorman JV of Las Vegas 11-6.

Danny Price (Ripon): Sophomore pitching ace fanned 14 batters and allowed just one hit as the Indians defeated Ripon Christian, 7-0. It also was Price's second straight shutout.

Travis Reis (Immanuel, Reedley):Set a new school record with seven RBI in a 20-3 romp by the state's top-ranked Div. V team over Riverdale in the title game of the Selma Easter Classic. Reis eclipsed the previous record of six set by Kyle Kupiec in 2001 and Jacob Wild in 2002.

Greg Reynolds (Terra Nova, Pacifica): In the last two weeks, Reynolds is 2-0 on the mound with 30 Ks in 15 innings pitched and no earned runs. At the plate Reynolds has gone 15x21 with three homers, five doubles, and one triple. To top all this off Reynolds signed a full scholarship to play at Stanford this year last Friday.

Troy Richey (Kearny, San Diego):In a 14-7 victory by the Komets over Steele Canyon, Richey went 4x4 with four steals, a double, a triple, two RBI and four runs scored.

Zach Robinson (Horizon, San Diego): Had a blast with three home runs, including a grand slam, and drove in eight runs as the Panthers drubbed Taft 18-6 in five innings. Zach also was the winning pitcher.

Alex Rollin (Los Gatos):Quarterback from the football team pitched a complete game with 13 strikeouts and also had three hits and five RBI in the Wildcats' 8-5 win over El Camino of South San Francisco in the Serra Knights of Columbus tourney.

Teddy Saenz (Leland, San Jose):Teddy was ready with his bat and finished with three doubles and five RBI in the Chargers' 12-2 win over Santa Teresa. Leland improved to 16-2 and you could say is among the state's top 25 teams.

Edgar Sedano (Roosevelt, Los Angeles):Led Roosevelt over South Gate 7-0 at the RBI tournament with a two-hit, 10-strikeout pitching performance and a 3x3 batting performance that included a two-run homer and four RBI. Roosevelt is considered by most the No. 2 team in the L.A. City Section so far this year behind Chatsworth.

Aaron Seuss (Palm Desert): This cat with a bat smashed two two-run homers and had five RBI in a 13-3 five-inning crunching of Apple Valley.

Tyler Tiedeman (Montgomery, Santa Rosa): Coming off a stellar basketball season and recuperating from a shoulder strain, the senior pitched the first three innings of a 8-0 win over Santa Rosa, striking out all of the nine batters he faced.

Danny Williams (Santa Cruz): Blasted two home runs and had five RBI as his team edged Hart of Newhall 7-6.


Karla Chaparro (Alhambra, Martinez): Hit for the cycle in a 4x4 performance that helped Alhambra defeat Northgate of Walnut Creek 9-4. Cheers!

Katie Chavez (Edison, Fresno):The freshman pitcher has now won 21 games this season for the Tigers, just two wins shy of the Central Section record for most wins by a freshman. The mark of 23 was set in 1992 by Amy Benard from Highland of Bakersfield.

Kym Clark (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park): Smacked six hits in seven at-bats as the Cougars clawed Montgomery of Santa Rosa 29-0.

Mindy Cowles (Polytechnic, Riverside): She's only a sophomore but already has been all-state underclass as a freshman and she's starring again. Last week, Cowles tossed a one-hitter with eight Ks and batted 2x4 with a triple and three runs scored in a 9-0 win over Victor Valley of Victorville, then came back the next day to throw a three-hitter with seven Ks and blasted a two-run homer in another shutout, 3-0 over Moreno Valley.

Christine Farrell (Sonora, La Habra): Her no-hitter with nine Ks and two hits with an RBI led to a 4-0 triumph over Fullerton.

Megan Galloway (St. Vincent, Petaluma):Led the way again for the Mustangs with a five-inning no-hitter in which she struck out 13 of the 15 outs as St. Vincent downed Calistoga 10-0.

Danira Iolamo (Carson):Pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and banged out three hits while batting in five runs as Carson downed Monte Vista of Spring Valley 9-0.

Jamee Juarez (Wilson, Hacienda Heights): Struck out 18 batters in a one-hit shutout over Los Altos of Hacienda Heights, 3-0.

Jessica Kerr (Justin-Siena, Napa):Tossed a two-hitter that handed Berean Christian of Walnuut Creek its first loss of the season after 15 wins. Freshman Jenny Lee also tossed a two-hitter for Berean.

Amanda Klimczak (Diamond Ranch): Her no-hitter with 11 strikeouts resulted in a 4-0 triumph over Ontario.

Shelly Madick (Harvard-Westlake):Threw a three-hitter and struck out 23 batters in a 17 inning game, a 2-2 tie with Mission League rival Chaminade. The game was called because of darkness after 3 hours and 45 minutes.

Kelli MacKenzie (Cajon, San Bernardino): In three games at the Best of the West tourney in Santa Maria, MacKenzie whiffed 26 batters in 20 innings and allowed just one run (unearned) in three wins. So far this year, MacKenzie is 15-1 with four no-hitters and a 0.69 ERA. She only pitched two games last year since Cajon's No. 1 pitcher was Roxay Moran (now at Cal State Fullerton).

Becky McCullough (Campolindo, Moraga): Two-hit Las Lomas of Walnut Creek with 14 Ks in a 20-0 rout while also getting two hits, driving in five runs and scoring a run.

Taylor Miller (Taft):Taylor whacked two home runs and had six RBI in a 22-0 win over Menlo School at the Fred Davison tourney in Las Vegas. She also had another homer in a 11-3 win over El Dorado of Las Vegas.

Jessica Navarro (South Gate): Had a no-hitter with 11 Ks in a 9-0 win over Jordan of Long Beach, which was followed the same day with a one-hit, 16-K edging of L.A. Lincoln, 2-1.

Emily Nelson (Polytechnic, Pasadena): Fired her 10th season shutout in a two-hit, 14-strikeout 7-0 victory over Rio Hondo of Arcadia.

Letty Olivarez (Newark Memorial, Newark): The freshman let go with a one-hit, nine strikeout 4-0 blanking of Logan of Union City that ended Logan's regular season league win streak at 41 games.

Crystal Purcell (La Puente): Batted 4x5 with a double and had five RBI, three runs and two stolen bases as her team blasted Bassett of La Puente 17-0.

K.C. Robertson (La Reina, Thousand Oaks): Fired a no-hitter with seven Ks in an eight-inning 1-0 triumph over Oak Park of Agoura.

Sarah Sherman (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta): Hurled her first no-hitter of the season and fifth shutout in blanking Glendale 2-0.

Heather Slettvet (Canyon, Anaheim): Pitched a two-hitter and went 3x3 with a run scored as coach Lance Eddy's surging team rolled on with a 1-0 win over Brea-Olinda.

Brittany Throckmorton (Pacific Christian, Los Angeles):Swung for six hits including a grand slam and totaled 11 RBI in a wacky 20-14 win over Archer.

Tami Weston (Ventura): Zipped to her second no-hitter and fifth shutout of the season in an 11-0 victory over Santa Barbara.

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