OF THE WEEK (April 15-20)
Hector Ambriz (Valencia, Placentia) -- Ambriz (6-1) pitched a complete-game with 16 strikeouts and went 3-for-3 with an RBI leading the Tigers to a 5-1 win over Western of Anaheim.
Brian Browing (Esperanza, Anaheim) -- Browing went 3-for-4 with a two-run homer and a grand slam, driving in six runs, leading Esperanza to a 16-2 win over Fountain Valley in Sunset League play.
Jon Butler (Calvary Chapel, Downey) -- Collected three hits including a grand slam, accounting for seven runs driven in, as the Grizzlies clawed Oxford Academy, 23-1.
Keith Corona (Fowler) -- Went 4-for-5 including a grand slam with six RBI, leading the Redcats to a 15-0 win over Tranquillity.
Mel Cuckovich (Christian Brothers, Sacramento) -- Football quarterback and high scoring basketball guard now starring on the diamond. In a 14-5 win last week over Ponderosa of Shingle Springs, Cuckovich went 5-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and six RBI. Then he pitched the first six innings and was the winning pitcher in a big 6-3 non-league win over Jesuit of Carmichael.
Jered Draskovich (Mira Costa, Manhattan Beach) -- Had a huge week for the Mustangs. In two wins over Culver City, he went 5-6 to push his average to .516 and also scored five runs with four steals.
Israel Garcia (Rancho Verde, Moreno Valley) -- In a 2-0 triumph over Perris, Garcia pitched a one-hitter and struck out 17. He also went 2-for-3 as a batter.
Budd Glock (Casa Grande, Petaluma) -- In a 17-8 win over Healdsburg, you could say that Glock clocked a pair of pitches that went out of the yard for two home runs.
Tyler Hart (Bishop) -- Cracked two homers among three hits and drove in six runs leading Bishop to 9-7 victory over Vasquez of Acton.
Daniel Jago (Yosemite, Oakhurst) -- Jago went 5-for-5 with five RBI as the Badgers defeated Dinuba 17-8.
Gary Johnson (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) -- The leading hitter in the Sacramento area pounded two home runs in a 10-1 victory over Bella Vista of Fair Oaks.
Paul Keck (Granada, Livermore) -- Catcher blasted three home runs good for eight RBI (grand slam, three-run and solo) in helping the Matadors end a seven-game losing streak in a big way with a 17-6 romp over San Ramon Valley of Danville.
Ian Kennedy (La Quinta, Westminster) -- Continues to be one of the hottest pitchers in California, improving his record to 8-0 with a 10 strikeout complete-game win over Santiago. Kennedy had an impressive 0.28 ERA to start this week. At the plate in the same game, he went 4-for-4 scoring four runs and knocking in four.
Matt Logue (Bear River, Lake of the Pines) -- Football standout blasted a home run and had five RBI as Bear River downed Oakmont of Roseville 16-0.
Monte McNair (Oak Park, Agoura Hills) -- Speaking of football standouts, McNair, one of the leading pass catchers in the state last fall, went a perfect 5-for-5 with a homer, two doubles and five RBI leading the Eagles to a 17-4 thumping of Fillmore.
Cole Miller (Yreka) -- Belted a pair of three-run homers to lead the Miners to a 12-9 win over Central Valley of Lake Shasta.
Kevin Pollack (Montclair Prep, Van Nuys) -- Pollack collected four hits, including a double and a homer, and had six RBI to lead the Mounties past Crossroads of Santa Monica, 21-4.
Eric Reta (Cantwell Sacred Heart) -- Reta went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate, scoring four runs and driving in six more, as the Montebello school defeated Ribet Academy 12-4 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday.
Ricky Romero (Roosevelt, Los Angeles) -- Romero pitched a masterful 14 strikeout no-hitter to improve his record to 8-0 as the Rough Riders blasted Garfield 16-0 in Eastern League play. Romero had a streak of 23 consecutive scoreless innings pitched at the end of the week.
Aaron Segovia (Santa Paula) -- In his first start of the season, Segovia pitched a perfect-game with nine strikeouts and collected two hits and three RBI leading Santa Paula to a 19-0 scorching of Oxnard Santa Clara.
Chris Valaika (Hart, Newhall) -- Smacked leadoff homers in back-to-back games against Valencia and Canyon of Canyon Country and began this week with a streak of 18 hits in his last 34 at-bats.
Matt Votaw (Brea Olinda, Brea) -- Votaw had a game that memories are made of, going 5-for-5 with a home run and five RBI, leading the Wildcats to an 11-3 Orange League win over Magnolia of Anaheim.
Brett Wallace (Justin-Siena, Napa) -- Here's a freshman to watch. In a 16-2 win over Terra Linda of San Rafael, Wallace rapped out four hits with a homer and three RBI. He also homered in a 13-2 romp past Branson of Ross.
Sean Weddle (Rio Linda) -- Weddle had a home run and two doubles with five RBI as the Knights downed Center of Antelope 12-2 and are now 10-0 in league. Rio Linda is in the midst of its best baseball season since the 1980s when former major leaguer Darren Oliver was batting and pitching there.
Tarah Barsott (Northgate, Walnut Creek) -- Team's catcher had three hits, including a home run and double, while scoring four runs and batting in five to lead Northgate over Las Lomas of Walnut Creek 18-8.
Alex Belardinelli (Clovis) -- The senior blasted a two-run homer, which gave her 102 RBI for her career, in a 4-3 win by the top-ranked Cougars over Buchanan of Clovis. Belardinelli broke the school career RBI record previously held by Fresno State standout Amanda Scott.
Jennifer Castro (Schurr, Montebello) -- Struck out 14 and pitched her third no-hitter of the season in a 2-0 win over San Gabriel. Entering this week, Castro had a 0.00 ERA in four league games.
Julianne Cree (Hughson) -- The only senior on the Huskies roster, Cree struck out 15 batters in route to pitching a no-hitter, as Hughson defeated Livingston in a Trans Valley League contest. Cree also helped herself offensively, going 3-for-3 with a double and two runs scored.
Megan Galloway (St. Vincent, Petaluma) -- Sophomore standout whiffed 10 of 12 batters she faced and went 2-for-3 in a win over Calistoga. Also pitched a one-hitter with 11 strikeouts and hit a home run in a win over Rincon Valley Christian.
Lisa Geer (Canyon, Anaheim) -- The sophomore pitched a perfect-game with 13 strikeouts leading Canyon to an 8-0 win over Orange.
Tiffany Haas (Foothill, Santa Ana) -- All-American outfielder collected four hits including a triple and a homer, scored two runs, drove in five and added two stolen bases leading the Knights to a 13-0 romp over Villa Park.
Petra Lorenzini (Del Norte, Crescent City) -- Finished with seven hits in eight at-bats of a doubleheader against Arcata. Even though Del Norte lost both games by 11-9 and 15-3, Lorenzini shined with four singles, two doubles and a triple.
Katie McColeman (Arrowhead Christian Academy, Redlands) -- McColeman continues to impress, improving her pitching record to 18-1-1 with a perfect-game that included 18 strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Murrieta Calvary Chapel. McColeman now has two no-hitters among her 12 shutouts and has 214 strikeouts.
Jennifer McElroy (Western, Anaheim) -- McElroy pitched her third no-hitter of the season, leading the Pioneers to a 1-0 win over Anaheim.
Gina McFarland (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) -- Senior standout who was all-state underclass last season tossed a perfect game and struck out 13 as the Vikings blanked Santa Rosa, 4-0.
Taryne Mowatt (Santiago, Corona) -- Pushed her scoreless innings streak to 87 with a 1-0 15 strikeout no-hitter against Corona Centennial. Mowatt reportedly leads the Southern Section in strikeouts with 256.
Kim O'Hanian (St. Paul, Santa Fe Springs) -- In a 23-0 rout in five innings vs. St. Mary's of Inglewood, O'Hanian pitched a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts, batted 3-for-4, hit two home runs (including a grand slam) and finished with nine RBI.
Angelica Selden (Vanden, Travis AFB) -- Sophomore hurler makes the list nearly every week, this time with an 18 strikeout performance and perfect game as the Vikings downed Mesa Verde of Citrus Heights 8-0. Once Alicia Hollowell leaves Fairfield High for Arizona, the area will still have one of the top pitchers around.
Jessica Stewart (Alverno, Sierra Madre)-- Stewart pitched her third no-hitter of the season with 13 strikeouts as the Jaguars defeated Holy Name 1-0. Jessica came back with her second consecutive no-hitter striking out eight as Alverno defeated San Gabriel Mission 1-0.