STATE STAT STARS OF THE WEEK

Here's our weekly salute to noteworthy individual baseball and softball performances from dates of June 2 to June 10.

(Games of June 2-June 10)

Baseball

Felipe Aguilar (Carson): Smashed two singles and an inside-the-park homer in a 7-6 Los Angeles City Section semi-final playoff win over El Camino Real of Woodland Hills. The junior catcher also picked off a runner on third base in the seventh inning.

Taylor Cameron (Valley Christian, Cerritos): Ripped two home runs and had five RBI as Valley Christian blasted Bishop 19-2 in a Southern Section Division V semi-final playoff game. The 6-2 senior then shut out La Salle of Pasadena 4-0 in the championship game while striking out 11 batters, driving in two runs and scoring a run. It was the first time this season La Salle had been shut out.

Justin Cassel (Chatsworth): Tossed his seventh shutout of the season and 14th win against no defeats, a four-hitter with seven strikeouts and no walks, in a 2-0 Los Angeles City Section quarter-final playoff victory over Kennedy of Granada Hills. Cassel pitched another shutout in the championship game.

Erik Egide (San Marin, Novato): Continued his torrid playoff hitting with a triple and home run as his team downed Windsor 8-1 in the North Coast Section Redwood Empire 2A championship game.

West Etheridge (Marina, Huntington Beach): Pitching ace for the Vikings surrendered just three hits in seven scoreless innings against Valley View of Moreno Valley in the Southern Section Div. I final. Relief pitcher J.J. Valicenti came on in the eighth and got the win when Marina scored a run in the bottom of the inning.

Andy Flores (Roosevelt, Los Angeles): Extended his season pitching record to 16-1 with a six-inning 11-1 triumph over Sylmar in the Los Angeles City Section playoff quarterfinals.

Nicholas Gorman (Gardena): Allowed no hits with 14 strikeouts while pitching the first five innngs of a 5-0 win over Eagle Rock in a Los Angeles Section Invitational Division quarter-final playoff game.

Trevor Plouffe (Crespi, Encino): Tossed a three-hitter in leading the Celts past Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood 1-0 in the Southern Section Division III championship game. The junior ended his season with a sparkling 13-1 record.

Pat Rodriguez (Maria Carrillo, Santa Rosa): The junior pitched a five-hit shutout as the Lobos won their second consecutive North Coast Section Redwood Empire 3A championship with a 4-0 upset over Casa Grande of Petaluma. Carrillo barely made the playoffs, having to win its last league game against a tough Montgomery of Santa Rosa team to get in.

Ryan Sandoval (University, San Diego): Senior pitcher held down the potent offense of Mission Bay to just three hits as the Dons beat the Bucs, 2-0, to win the San Diego Section Div. III championship. University won its second section crown in three years.

Brian Schroeder (Christian, El Cajon): Tossed a four-hitter over eight innings to lead the Patriots over Marian, 2-1, in the San Diego Section Div. IV final. Schroeder extended broke a section record with his 34th career win after setting the section's career strikeout record one week earlier.

Softball

Jennifer Davis (California, Whittier): Hurled a 1-0 shutout, batted 3x3 and had a stolen base as California got by Diamond Bar in a Southern Section Division II semi-final playoff game. It was her 15th shutout in her last 16 games.

Ashlee Freeman (Oaks Christian, Westlake Village): Pitched a three-hit shutout with nine strikeouts in a 2-0 Southern Section Division IV championship game victory over Alemany of Mission Hills. She ended the season with a 22-2 pitching record.

Lauren Nydam (Village Christian, Sun Valley): Tossed a perfect game with 13 strikeouts as the junior led her team to a 3-0 Southern Section Division V semifinal playoff win over Paraclete of Lancaster.

Whitney Radcliff (Foothill, Tustin): Batted 5x5 in a 11-6 Southern Section Division I semifinal playoff win over Camarillo.

Daniela Urincho (Norco): Pitched the Cougars to the Southern Section Div. II championship and scored a run in a 2-1 triumph over California of Whittier. In her last 10 games, Urincho and her teammates gave up just two runs.


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