OF THE WEEK (April 22-27)
Brett Andrade (Foothill, Pleasanton) -- Ended California of San Ramon's 16-game win streak with a four-hit, 11-strikeout eight-inning 3-0 win. The 6-3 righthander has signed with Long Beach State and improved to 7-1 on the season.
Alfonso Auelua (Pacifica, Garden Grove) -- Auelua collected two hits, including his ninth home run of the season, leading Pacifica over Saddleback of Santa Ana, 17-4. Alfonso now has nine homers and 29 RBI on the season with four games remaining, which establishes school single-season records.
Jordan Christensen (Clovis) -- Remember Jordan? The all-state QB who passed for 3,299 yards last fall. He collected two hits in one inning last week, first a single and then a two-out grand slam homer that capped a nine-run inning, as Clovis defeated state-ranked Buchanan, 13-9.
Cesar Cabral (Santiago, Corona)- - Rapped out three hits, including two homers, one of which was a grand slam, and drove in eight runs as Santiago blasted Los Amigos 21-4 in Garden Grove League action.
Kyle Coolidge (Aptos) -- Tied a state record with four doubles while batting 4-for-4 and pitching an eight-hit complete game as Aptos upset Monte Vista Christian of Watsonville, 12-2.
JoJo Esquibel (Fowler) -- Esquibel went 5-for-5 with four RBI, leading the Redcats to a 20-3 win over Firebaugh.
Matt Fahey & Cameron Johnson (Head-Royce, Oakland) -- Fahey a four-home run barrage with two of his own while batting 3-for-4 with three runs scored and three RBI as the small school powerhouse blasted College Prep 8-0. Johnson pitched a six-inning no-hitter and struck out 16 in a 10-0 win over College Prep. Fahey added his third homer of the week.
Darren Graffuis (Las Lomas, Walnut Creek) -- Hit for the cycle with a second home run thrown in as he batted 5-for-5 with three RBI and three runs scored against College Park of Pleasant Hill. That led to a 12-3 win.
Mike Grays (College Park, Pleasant Hill) -- Catcher sparked 9-4 win over Concord by batting 3-for-4 with a home run, double, and five RBI, scoring two runs and throwing out three runners attempting to steal.
Pharoah Haji (Ceres) -- Went 4-for-4 with a grand slam and four RBI to lead the Bulldogs to a 8-7 victory over Modesto.
Paul Hampton (Rio Hondo Prep, Arcadia) -- Smacked a pair of doubles plus a home run and knocked in five runs, but it wasn't enough as Kares lost to Chadwick of Palos Verdes Estates, 10-9.
Cody Look (South, Bakersfield) -- Look saw the ball well and ripped it to the tune of 4-for-5 with two homers and seven RBI in the Rebels' 17-6 victory over East.
Jay Lopez (Lakewood) -- Lopez was more like rope-ez as he lined ropes all over the yard in the Lancers' 19-1 win over Rio Mesa of Oxnard in the title game of the Redondo tourney. He finished 5-for-5 with a three-run homer and drove in six runs.
Mike Lopez (Willits) -- Blasted two home run while batting 3-for-3 with four runs as Willits downed Lower Lake.
Danny Martel (Ponderosa, Shingle Springs) -- Danny hadn't hit a home run all year, but cracked three of them in consecutive at-bats and finished 5-for-5 with five RBI as Ponderosa defeated El Dorado of Placerville 14-5.
Hector Molina (Marshall, Pasadena) -- Pitched a masterful complete-game one-hitter that included 14 strikeouts, leading the Eagles to a 3-0 Alpha League victory over Kilpatrick.
Charlie Munzig (Thacher, Ojai) -- Went 5-for-5 with three doubles and four runs driven in leading Thacher to a 13-4 non-league win over Dunn. When these two Condor League members play, it's a matchup between two of the best nicknames anywhere: Toads vs. Earwigs. Of course, whenever Ojai Valley, also of the Condor League, plays, it's also fun. Ojai Valley is the Spuds.
Danny Price (Ripon) -- The freshman pitched six innings, hit two home runs and drove in five runs to lead the Indians to a 15-4 win over Hughson.
Aaron Reza & Rafael Arroyo (Patterson) -- Reza went 5-for-5 with a pair of doubles and a triple with four RBI, while Arroyo went 4-for-4 with a double and triple with two RBI, leading the Tigers to a 15-5 win over Riverbank.
Matt Richter (Sacramento) -- Blasted two home runs and had five RBI while the Dragons "burned" Burbank of Sacramento, 16-1.
Ricky Romero (Roosevelt, Los Angeles) -- Remained undefeated as a pitcher at 9-0 with a complete-game four-hitter that included 16 strikeouts, leading the Rough Riders to a 2-1 Eastern League victory over Huntington Park.
Jack Ryster (Valencia, Placentia) -- Went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle, driving in six runs and scoring five others, leading Valencia to a 20-5 Orange League victory over Brea Olinda.
Sean Scobee (Rio Linda) -- Batted 3-for-3 with a home run, double and five RBI leading the Knights to a 19-1 win over Natomas of Sacramento.
John Soberal (Fairfax, Los Angeles) -- Tossed a no-hitter and went 2-for-3 at the plate driving in two runs, as Fairfax defeated University 10-0 in Western League play.
Jon Steele (Fresno Christian) -- Struck out 16 batters in an eight inning complete-game victory and went 2-for-5 at the plate, leading the Eagles to a 6-2 win over Laton.
Jeff Stevens (Campolindo, Moraga) -- Wacked two home runs and a double and finished with six RBI as the Cougars downed Mt. Diablo of Concord, 16-5.
Dan Sweet (Calaveras, San Andreas) -- The junior right-hander tossed a no-hitter in the Redskins 9-0 win against Argonaut of Jackson.
Ricky Talanoa (El Segundo) -- Came through with a complete-game seven-hitter and delivered two home runs with four runs driven in, as El Segundo defeated West Torrance 6-3.
Tyler Tiedeman (Montgomery, Santa Rosa) -- Basketball leader is also a baseball leader. Tiedeman pitched a one-hit shutout with 10 Ks in a 1-0 victory over a tough Maria Carrillo of Santa Rosa team.
Matt Tracy (St. Vincent, Petaluma) -- In his second varsity start, Tracy, a sophomore, finished with a no-hitter to lead St. Vincent past Upper Lake, 16-1.
Terry Wade (Johnasen, Modesto) -- Fired a 10 inning complete game three-hitter and scored the game winning run, as the Vikings defeated Davis of Modesto, 2-1, in an important league contest.
Jacob Wild (Immanuel, Reedley) -- Terrific athlete who was all-state Div. V for basketball and stands out as a tight end in football went 4-for-4 with two home runs and six RBI in Immanuel's 17-0 win over Parlier. Wild hit one of his homers left-handed in the 2nd inning and one right-handed in the fifth.
Justin Zarley (Lancaster) -- Zarley was in the zone, going 3-for-3 with two homers and seven RBI as Lancaster defeated Palmdale 18-2 in Golden League play.
Monica Abbott (North Salinas, Salinas) -- Southpaw racked up her 12th shutout of the season with a 1-0 win over Salinas. Abbott also collected 13 strikeouts and ran her season total to 273.
Nicole Bethurum (Downey) -- Pitched a no-hitter that became her 11th shutout of the season leading Downey to a 20-0 blow-out victory over Dominguez of Compton.
Becky Bohn (Capistrano Valley Christian, San Juan Capistrano) -- Bohn went a perfect 3-for-3, including two home runs and eight RBI, leading Capo Valley Chrisian to a 13-1 win over Sage Hill.
Amanda Busi (Calaveras, San Andreas) -- Only a freshman, Busi fired a complete game no-hitter striking out seven, leading the Redskins to a 5-0 win over Summerville of Tuolomne City.
Kristen Carranza (Burlingame) -- Sophomore outfielder rang up three throwing outs at first base in a victory vs. Half Moon Bay, and later in the week cracked a grand slam homer vs. Aragon of San Mateo.
Patricia Cervantes (Canoga Park) -- Went 4-for-4, including a triple and double that accounted for five runs driven in, leading Canoga Park to an 18-1 whipping of North Hollywood.
Jaisa Creps (Valencia) -- Creps gave Canyon the "creeps" going a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate leading Valencia to a 11-1 Foothill League victory.
Kelly Cross (Palm Desert) -- Pitched four shutout innings and went 3-for-4 with two doubles and five RBI as her team beat Palm Springs, 7-0, and moved up two spots in this week's Div. III state rankings.
Megan Galloway (St. Vincent, Petaluma) -- Sophomore pitched fourth season no-hitter and batted 3-for-3 with a home run, triple and four RBI in 11-0 win over Tomales.
Jennifer Hodricks (Westchester, Los Angeles) -- Hodricks pitched a five inning no-hitter, striking out all 15 batters she faced, as Westchester destroyed Palisades 22-0.
Alicia Hollowell (Fairfield) -- After giving up her first league earned run in her four-year career while losing a 2-0 decision to Napa, Hollowell and the Falcoms came back and defeated Hogan of Vallejo 4-0 with 15 strikeouts and Vintage of Napa 5-0 with 14 strikeouts. Hollowell now has 102 career shutouts and 121 career wins.
Denise Jew (Swett, Crockett) -- Fired a 1-0 shutout over league rival Holy Names of Oakland and star pitcher Laura Ferreira. The win raised Swett's league mark to 8-0 and dropped Holy Names to 7-1.
Mandy Kilionski (Thousand Oaks) -- Pitched a 15 inning complete-game four-hitter that included 24 strikeouts, as Thousand Oaks defeated Newbury Park 1-0 in a thrilling Marmonte League contest.
Becca McIntire (Chatsworth) -- Collected four hits, including two home runs with seven RBI, to lead the Chancellors to a 12-0 pounding of Birmingham in a West Valley League contest.
Breanne Sabol (Kennedy, Granada Hills) -- Went 4-for-5, including two home runs and three RBI, leading Kennedy to a 6-0 win over Century.
Chrystal Wise (Westchester, Los Angeles) -- Wise pitched a five inning no-hitter and at the plate went 3-for-3 with a double, three-run homer and grand slam, leading Westchester to a one sided 25-0 win over Palisades.