OF THE WEEK (Mar. 18-23)
A.J. Anthony (Alemany, Mission Hills) -- Anthony went 7-for-8 on the day with a homer, two doubles, and eight runs batted in, as Alemany swept a doubleheader from Bishop Montgomery, winning the first game, 11-7, and taking the second, 12-7.
Logan Ardis (Beyer, Modesto) -- Ardis struck out 10 Falcons and threw a no-hitter as Beyer swept a home-and-home series with a 1-0 win over Atwater.
Juan Carlos-Martin (Avalon, Catalina Island) -- Juan went 5-for-5 and drove in four runs as Avalon blasted Providence of Burbank, 21-0, in Liberty League action. Wouldn't it be fun to see a game there?
Chris Colln (Mayfair, Lakewood) -- Colln went 4-for-4 driving across six runs as the Monsoons held on for a wild 16-10 win over St. Paul.
Jason Corder (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo) -- A sophomore who made a name for himself as a freshman last spring, Corder delivered with two homers in a 4-for-4 outing against San Clemente that the Cougars won, 9-4.
Travis De Bonot (Stockdale, Bakersfield) -- Collected a three-run double and a two-run homer, accounting for six RBI on the day, as the Mustangs kicked North, 9-2.
Mike Demarie (North, Torrance) -- The junior right-hander had a dominating performance on the mound in a 16-0 win over Compton Centennial with a 15-strikeout no-hitter.
Nick Escanes (Brethren Christian, Huntington Beach) -- Escanes remained red-hot at the plate, going 3-for-3 and pushing his season average to a smoking .632, as the Warriors defeated Oxford Academy 9-2.
Josh Flores (Union City Christian Academy) -- Pitched a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts and went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer and five RBI in team's 11-0 win over West Bay of Richmond.
Chris Garcia (Ontario Christian) -- Garcia pitched a no-hitter, fanning 14, as Ontario Christian blasted Linfield Christian 11-0 in Christian League play.
Robbie Heideman (Garden Grove) -- Heideman exploded at the plate in a 19-1 Garden Grove League victory over Bolsa Grande, going 4-for-5 with two homers and eight RBI.
Michael Iriyle (Lindsay) -- Iriyle pitched a complete-game no-hitter, striking out 13 Farmersville batters, as the Cardinals won 4-0.
Blake Kujala (Sequoia, Redwood City) -- In a 3-0 victory over Capuchino of San Bruno, Kujala earned his first pitching win of the season by giving up no hits. He only struck out three, so kudos to the Giants' defense, too.
Stephen Mercier (Hesperia Christian, Hesperia) -- Get used to hearing this freshman's name alot over the next four years. On Saturday, in the first game of a doubleheader sweep over Santa Clarita Christian, Mercier hit for the cycle in a 7-6 win. Then in the second game he went 2-for-2 as Hesperia won 11-1. For the week, Mercier was an amazing 13-of-14 with three homers, two triples and four doubles.
Adam Moreno (Fresno) -- In a 13-2 victory over McLane of Fresno, Adam had a dream game as both a hitter and a pitcher. With the bat, he was 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle. On the mound, he struck out 16 opponents.
Javier & Alex Murillo (Wilson, Hacienda Heights) -- It was "double the pleasure, double the fun" for this twin duo as each went 4-for-5 at the plate, leading Wilson to a 11-7 defeat of Diamond Ranch in a game decided in the ninth inning.
Jeff Perkins (California, Whittier)-- Perkins led the Cal offensive attack, going a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate, including two homers, and accounting for six RBI, in a 17-0 pounding of Pioneer.
Dan Reeves (Newark Memorial) -- Dan was the man in a 9-2 win by the Cougars over defending North Coast Section champ Logan. Reeves pitched a six-hitter in holding down the Colts and broke out himself at the plate with two home runs and five RBI.
Chad Rothford (Bullard, Fresno) -- Rothford went wild in a 15-2 romp over Fresno Hoover, exploding for three homers and nine runs batted in during the contest.
Jack Rye (Woodbridge, Irvine) -- The sophomore had quite an impressive week. In an 11-0 whitewashing of Newport Harbor, Rye went 4-for-5 with three doubles, then came back with a 4-for-4 effort and earned his first high school pitching decision in a 8-7 win over Aliso Niguel.
James Shamblin (Calif. School for the Deaf, Berkeley) -- Over the final seven innings of CSD's 2-1 win in 10 innings over Liberty Christian, Shamblin gave up no hits and struck out 18 batters.
Ryan Steinhauer (Mt. Eden, Hayward) -- Batted 2-for-2 with two steals and two RBI and also pitched a no-hitter as the Monarchs floated past San Lorenzo, 5-0.
Chris Walston (El Capitan, Lakeside) -- The 6-6, 235-pounder ripped three home runs in a 24-0 rout of Mt. Miguel. Walston's teammates were swinging well, too, as five other shots went for round-trippers for a single-game team total of eight.
Kristin Dedmon (Esperanza, Anaheim) -- Notched three straight pitching shutouts, including 6-0 over El Dorado of Placentia, as the Aztecs bounced back from an 0-3 start and won last week's Cypress tourney.
Laura Ferreira (Holy Names, Oakland) -- Pitched her second straight one-hitter with 15 strikeouts and also batted 3-for-3 with three RBI and three runs scored in 12-0 victory in six innings over St. Mary's of Berkeley. Ferreira is a small school all-stater from last spring who has signed with Fresno State.
Danielle Harbin (Saddleback Valley Christian) -- In a 2-0 victory over Laguna Beach, Harbin struck out 12 batters, pitching her third no-hitter of the campaign.
Selena Gallo (Oakland) -- Cracked three doubles and went 4-for-4 as the Wildcats beat Castlemont of Oakland, 21-3, in five innings.
Jamee Gregg (Milikan, Long Beach) -- Gregg pitched a perfect-game, retiring all 12 Poly batters, including all 12 via strikeout, as the Rams caught the Jackrabbits, 6-0.
Laurelle Grove (Capistrano Valley Christian) -- Laurelle was in the "groove," hitting a grand slam and driving in eight runs, leading Capistrano Valley to a 17-5 win over Grace Brethren.
Ivette Hernandez (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park) -- Hernandez went a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate as the Contenders took a doubleheader by 4-2 and 3-2 over Montclair Prep.
Alicia Hollowell (Fairfield) -- On her way to the national career strikeout record, Hollowell had a no-hitter (the 34th of her career) and had 17 strikeouts as the Falcons beat Hogan of Vallejo, 5-0.
Vanessa Iapala (Bonita Vista, Chula Vista) -- Named MVP of a tourney after getting the game-winning RBI in a 1-0 win over Mira Mesa of San Diego. Mira Mesa came into the game with an unbeaten record.
Kelly Kalish (La Canada) -- In a 3-0 win over San Marino, Kalish pitched a complete-game four-hitter with 15 strikeouts, and came back firing a complete-game one-hitter with 12 strikeouts and going 4-for-4 at the plate in a 7-0 win over Monrovia.
Kory Marko (Garces, Bakersfield) -- Tossed her fourth no-hitter of the season as the Rams blanked Shafter, 6-0.
Angie Miano (Escalon) -- Miano struck out 16 in her second no-hitter of the season, as the Cougars defeated Livingston, 1-0, in Trans Valley League play.
Taryne Mowatt (Corona, Santiago) -- In the first round of the Charter Oak tournament, Mowatt led Corona over Los Altos 1-0 by pitching a perfect game with 12 strikeouts. In the next round, Mowatt pitched a one-hitter with 18 strikeouts as Corona blasted Workman 11-0.
Amanda Salinas (Mendota) -- Keyed her team to an easy 22-7 win over Laton by collecting five hits in five at-bats.
Angelica Selden (Vanden, Travis AFB) -- Pitched her second straight no-hitter and finished with 18 strikeouts as the Vikings blanked Dixon, 4-0.
Jessica Stewart (Alverno) -- Stewart did it all in a 6-0 Horizon League victory over Sared Heart, pitching a complete-game one-hitter, striking out 13, and going a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate.
Maddie Tamagni (Stevenson, Pebble Beach) -- Only a freshman, Tamagni showed she has the complete game with a no-hitter as a pitcher (with 11 strikeouts) plus two hits as a batter.
Summer Tobias (Chaparral, Temecula) -- Pitched a two-hitter and collected two RBI as her team downed Elsinore, 14-0, and improved its early season record to 13-1.
Alyssa Winslow (San Jacinto) -- Winslow pitched her second no-hitter of the campaign in a 2-0 win over Yucca Valley. In the contest Alyssa punched out 14 batters.
Haley Woods (Burlingame) -- Named all-state small schools last year at Sacred Heart Prep, Woods is now playing at Burlingame and last week had three hits in a 3-0 win over Half Moon Bay.