STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

This installment honoring the best single game outings in baseball and softball from May 24-May 31 includes Valencia's Jared Clark, Mitty's Jason Codiroli and a female Stewart who had a better week than one named Martha.

(Games of May 26-May 31)

Baseball

Dallas Becker (Woodcreek Christian, Riverside): Batted 4x5 with a double and six RBI as the Royals marinated Maranatha of Sierra Madre 18-4 in a Southern Section Division V second-round playoff game.

Carlos Celis (Eagle Rock, Los Angeles): Led the Eagles to a 3-1 Los Angeles Section Invitational Division playoff win over Reseda by blasting a two-run homer and pitching 6 2/3 innings with eight strikeouts.

Jared Clark (Valencia): Had an awesome week, smashing a grand slam and a solo home run in a big 6-4 triumph over El Dorado of Placentia in a Southern Section Division II second-round playoff game and following up in the next round with a no-hitter while batting 3x5 with a double, home run and seven RBI in a 17-0 win over Centennial of Corona.

Jason Codiroli (Mitty, San Jose): Super sophomore had a three-run triple among three hits and also pitched well in Mitty's 9-1 victory over Wilcox of Santa Clara in the CIF Central Coast Section Div. I final. Codiroli gave up two hits in five innings of work and improved his season mark to 7-3.

Tyler Davis (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek): Ace pitcher for the Knights rung up a two-hitter with nine strikeouts in a 14-0 win in the CIF North Coast Section playoffs vs. Kennedy of Fremont. Davis improved his career record to 19-3 and lowered his season ERA to 1.00.

Mark Devencenzi (Justin-Siena, Napa): One of seven sophomores on the Braves' varsity, Devencenzi pitched a three-hitter in a 10-1 win over John Swett of Crockett in the CIF North Coast Section Class 1A semifinals. Devencenzi ended the year with a 10-1 record. Justin-Siena ended with a section title as it downed Head-Royce of Oakland, 7-4, in the final.

Yacinthe Dorsainzil (Calvary Chapel, Redlands): Whacked two home runs out of three hits and drove in five runs as the Bears rolled over Rolling Hills Prep of Palos Verdes Estates 18-1 in a Southern Section Division VI second round playoff game.

Matt Dunne (Centennial, Corona): Junior catcher did in Quartz Hill with a three-run homer and a solo homer that led to a 11-9 victory in a Southern Section Division II second round playoff game.

Eric Egide (San Marin, Novato): Got five of San Marin's 20 hits in a 16-3 win over Fortuna in a North Coast Section Redwood Empire 2A semi-final playoff game.

David Heitz (North, Torrance): Reached the heights for two home runs and four needed RBI as the Saxons got by Covina 8-7 in a Southern Section Division IV second-round playoff game.

Brandon "Doc" Holliday (Ferndale): Mowed down Anderson Valley of Boonville with a one-hit, 10-K shutout in a North Coast Section Class B semi-final 11-0 win.

Cory Kahn (Campolindo, Moraga): Hurled a no-hitter in a 7-0 win over Moreau Catholic of Hayward in a North Coast Section East Bay 2A quarter-final playoff game.

Andrew Lopez (Elk Grove): Slammed two solo home runs as the Thundering Herd downed Lincoln of Stockton 7-3 in a Sac-Joaquin Section Division I playoff game.

Simon Mandel (Santa Cruz): Scored three runs and banged out three hits as the Cardinals won the CIF Central Coast Section Div. III title with a 13-2 victory over Carmel. It was Santa Cruz's first section title after losing in four previous championship game appearances.

Lucas Miranda (Ferndale): Smashed two solo home runs as Ferndale edged league rival St. Bernard of Eureka 11-9 in eight innings for the North Coast Section Class B championship. Ryan Pedrotti clubbed a two-run homer in the last inning for the win.

Francisco Molina (Sylmar): Pitched a complete game, blasted a two-run homer and had three RBI in a Los Angeles Section first round 7-1 playoff triumph over Venice.

Tyler Morrison (Glendora): Clubbed two home runs in a 7-6 loss to Mission Viejo in the second round of the Southern Section Division I playoffs.

Brandon Morrow (Rancho Cotate, Rohnert Park): Threw a one-hit shutout against Redwood of Larkspur as the Cougars advanced in the NCS Redwood Empire Class 2A playoffs with a 1-0 victory. Redwood came into the game at 21-4 and is a league champion. Morrow, who has signed a letter of intent with Cal, lowered his ERA to 0.79.

Greg Murray (El Cerrito): Pitched all six innings of a 12-2 victory over Encinal of Alameda and batted 2x4, including a 401-foot three-run homer, finishing with four RBI and two runs scored. It was a North Coast Section East Bay 2A quarter-final playoff game.

Anthony Patterson (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park): Kept the faith with a no-hit, 11-strikeout pitching performance in a Southern Section Division VI second-round playoff game that toppled Twin Pines of Banning 11-0.

Brian Schroeder (Christian, El Cajon): Senior standout broke the CIF San Diego Section record for career strikeouts after pitching a one-hitter and fanning 17 in a 3-1 Div. IV playoff win vs. Santa Fe Christian. Schroeder, who also won his 33rd career game, ended the day with 368 career Ks, moving past Adam Johnson's previous record total of 354. Johnson played at both Santa Fe Christian and Torrey Pines from 1994-97.

Joe Spiers (Arrowhead Christian, Redlands): Extended his hitting streak to 31 games with a home run as the Eagles edged Woodcrest Christian of Riverside 7-6 in a Southern Section Division V quarter-final playoff game.

Josh Vick (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park): Led his team to a 15-2 "Vick"tory over Dunn of Los Olivas by pitching a three-hitter with 16 strikeouts and blasting a solo homer.

Softball

Lindsey Benson (San Marin, Novato): Hurled a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts in a North Coast Section Redwood Empire 2A first round 3-0 playoff win over Arcata.

Krystle Chamberlain (Camarillo): Stole three bases in a Southern Section Division I second-round 5-0 playoff win over Hart of Newhall. That gave her 21 for the season and 150 for her four-year career.

Katie Finley (Saddleback Valley Christian, San Juan Capistrano): Tossed a two-hitter with 16 strikeouts while upping her season record to 16-0 in a 2-0 Southern Section Diviaion VI second-round 2-0 victory over Hillcrest Christian.

Alyssa Fonseca (Burlingame): Second baseman made a key defensive play and also had three hits to lead the Panthers past Pioneer of San Jose, 6-0, in the CIF Central Coast Section Div. II championship. Burlingame upset state-ranked San Jose Mitty, 6-4, in the semifinals.

Melissa Gomez (Western Christian, Ontario): In a Southern Section Division V second-round 3-0 playoff win over Kern Valley of Lake Isabella, the sophomore hurled a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts.

Alyssa Gutierrez (La Mirada): Fired a no-hitter as La Mirada got by King of Riverside 1-0 in a Southern Section Division III quarter-final playoff game.

Jessica Johnson (Mayfair, Lakewood): In a 1-0 triumph over Kaiser of Fontana in a Southern Section Division III second round playoff game, Jessica tossed a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts.

Jessica Kerr (Justin-Siena, Napa): Pitched a one-hitter in the North Coast Section Class A championship game, a 1-0 victory over Berean Christian of Walnut Creek.

Caitlin Lowe (Foothill, Tustin): The All-American outfielder is ending her season strongly and went 3-for-4 with a double and a triple in the Knights' 7-0 demolition of nationally-ranked Mater Dei in the CIFSS Div. I quarterfinals.

Taryne Mowatt (Santiago, Corona): Tossed her 23rd season shutout with a one-hit, 16-strikeout 1-0 win over Villa Park in a Southern Section Division II second-round playoff game. Melissa Owens (Christian, El Cajon): Tossed a no-hitter and had 13 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Imperial in the CIF San Diego Section Div. IV playoffs. She's just a sophomore.

Amy Paradiso (Paraclete, Lancaster): Drove in a pair of runs in a 3-1 Southern Section Division V second-round playoff win over Valley Christian of Cerritos, then whacked a pair of triples for three RBI in the next round, a quarter-final 8-2 win over St. Bonaventure of Ventura.

Janae Portugal (Westview, San Diego): Threw a no-hitter against Marion Catholic in the semifinals and had a two-hitter against Christian of El Cajon in the final as this new school won the CIF San Diego Section Div. IV title. Westview played in a lower division since it had no juniors or seniors on its roster.

Leslie Reed (Escondido): Scored the winning run in controversial fashion and collected four hits as Escondido won the CIF San Diego Section Div. II title with a 2-1 win in eight innings over Valhalla of El Cajon. Reed's helmet came off her head before she scored the winning run. She said it fell off. Valhalla supporters hinted that she removed it as an act of celebration, which would have negated the run.

Jessica Stewart (Alverno, Sierra Madre): Fired a two-hitter with 12 Ks in a nine-inning 1-0 win over Woodcrest Christian of Riverside in the second round of the Southern Section Division VI playoffs and followed with a one-hit, 12-K 9-0 win over Bloomington Christian in the next round, a game in which she also had two hits including a triple along with two RBI. She obviously had a better week than what one Martha Stewart is having this week.

Daniela Urincho (Norco): Tossed a one-hitter with 11 Ks while facing the minimum of 21 batters, and also smashed a two-run homer, in a 7-0 win over Cajon of San Bernardino in a Southern Section Division II second-round playoff game.

Amanda Williams (Freedom, Oakley): The freshman pitched a two-hitter with 17 strikeouts in a North Coast Section East Bay Division 3A semi-final 1-0 playoff win over San Ramon Valley of Danville. In the final, she gave up just one hit with 12 Ks in a 4-1 triumph over Newark Memorial of Newark. The run was unearned.


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