State Stat Standouts

For the week of April 2-6, here are athletes from the baseball and softball fields who had dominating performances.

Baseball

Eric Ashbrook (Canyon, Canyon Country) -- Ashbrook went 3-for-3 including a homer, driving in five runs, as the Cowboys defeated Baldwin Park 12-2 in the opening round of the San Gabriel Valley Classic.

Marcus DeVoe (Colton) -- DeVoe led Colton to an 11-4 first-round victory over Holtville in the Coachella Valley Desert Classic, going 4-for-4 including three doubles and accounting for six runs driven in.

Jeff Easley (Yosemite, Oakhurst) -- Easley collected two homers and six runs batted in, as the Badgers buried Dinuba 15-1.

Chris Garcia (Ontario Christian) -- Garcia pitched a one-hit 14 strikeout gem leading Ontario Christian to an 8-0 win over Loma Linda Academy.

Brandon Gill (Calvin Christian, Escondido) -- Smashed a pair of homers and finished with six RBI in 12-0 triumph over Army-Navy of Carlsbad.

Todd Gray (Denair) -- Gray went 3-for-4 including a two-run double in a six-run first inning to lead the Coyotes to a 9-4 victory over Bret Harte in the championship game of the Denair Boosters Tournament. Gray was voted MVP of the tournament after going 8-for-10 at the plate and winning two games on the mound.

Shaun Lee (Paradise) -- Tied a reported state record by hammering four doubles in a 8-7 victory over Shasta of Redding. Lee also had three RBI and was named athlete of the week by NorthStatePrepUpdate.Com.

John Peabody (Rancho Bernardo, San Diego) -- Junior pitcher hurled six shutout inning as the Broncos wrapped up the North County Conference tourney with an 8-3 win over La Costa Canyon in a matchup of top-ranked teams. Peabody also improved his season totals to 5-0 with a 0.23 ERA.

Brandon Rauch (El Capitan, Lakeside) -- Had one of the top efforts at last week's Toyo National Classic with nine hits in 15 at-bats. Rauch also had seven RBI and eight runs scored and led El Cap to a 3-1 record.

Joe Rocchio (Beverly Hills) -- The junior pitcher threw a complete-game two-hitter with a school record 19 strikeouts in a 7-3 defeat of Compton Centennial in Ocean League action.

Adam Roth (Washington, Fresno) -- Roth was a perfect 5-for-5 on the day, including two doubles and a triple, knocking in two runs, as the Panthers mauled Coalinga 15-2.

Sean Scobee (Rio Linda) -- Sparked the Knights to a 16-1 triumph over Highlands of North Highlands with a triple, a homer and seven RBI. Scobee earned preseason All-America honors from Student Sports.

Adam Schlecht (Central Catholic, Modesto) -- Schlecht fired a three-hitter leading the Raiders over Hughson 6-0 in the Orestimba Baseball Tournament championship game. Adam was named MVP of the event.

Jon Steele (Fresno Christian) -- Steele pitched a complete-game one-hitter with 16 strikeouts as he led the Eagles past Tranquillity 15-0.

Softball

Amanda Cantu (Caruthers) -- Cantu pitched a complete-game nine inning masterpiece which including 19 strikeouts, leading the Raiders past Tranquillity 9-0.

Katie Cotta (Brookside Christian, Stockton) -- The freshman phenom struck out 19 in six innings -- one batter reached first base after a third strike got past the catcher -- and did not walk a batter as Brookside ran its season record to 20-1 with a convincing 5-0 win over Argonaut.

Dani Fries (Fresno Christian) -- Fries went a perfect 5-for-5 in a 13-4 win over Riverdale.

Katie McColeman (Arrowhead Christian, Redlands) -- McColeman remained undefeated this season at 14-0 with a complete-game one-hitter, including 12 strikeouts. Katie has a 0.00 earned run average this season and has not been scored upon since late last season.

Jennifer McElroy (Western, Anaheim) -- McElroy pitched her second no-hitter of the season and blasted a three-run homer, leading the Pioneers to a 10-0 victory over Santa Ana Valley in the first game of a double header Friday afternoon.

Amy Panero (Garces, Bakersfield) -- Panero stole seven bases bringing her season total to 42, as the Rams defeated Arvin 12-0.

Gina Vanderbeek (Logan, Union City) -- Senior pitcher struck out 14 batters in a five-inning perfect game for the Colts in a 8-0 win over Granada of Livermore. Vanderbeek also had a double and three RBI. She missed all of last season with an injury.



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