State Stat Honor Roll

Would you believe in throwing a perfect game in your first start of the season? Or how about driving in nine runs while throwing a no-hitter? Both happened in this week's statewide roundup of individuals with eye-opening totals from baseball and softball games played April 15-20

STATE STAT STANDOUTS

OF THE WEEK (April 15-20)

Baseball

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.

Softball

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.


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