OF THE WEEK (Apr. 29-May 4)
Luke Alfaro (Locke, Los Angeles) -- Alfaro went 4-for-6 with a home run and nine RBI leading Locke to a 23-14 slugfest decision over Dorsey.
Hector Ambriz (Valencia, Placentia) -- Ambriz did it both from the mound and at the plate in a 9-0 Orange League victory over Anaheim. As a pitcher, he had a complete game shutout with 12 strikeouts. As a batter, he collected four hits and scored two runs.
Alex Anderson & Chris Eagan (Los Gatos) -- Anderson and Bagan each belted two home runs, as the Wildcats pulled off a major upset over highly-ranked Wilcox of Santa Clara 17-10. Anderson added a double to go with his two homers and knocked in seven runs, while Eagan added a single and had six RBI.
Eddie Baeza (Poly, Pasadena) -- Collected four hits, including two homers, and drove in seven runs, leading Poly to a 12-2 rout of North Hollywood in a Sunset Six League contest.
Eddie Browne (Menlo-Atherton) -- Tossed a one-hitter and also rapped out a pair of doubles with his bat as MA stayed on top in the Ocean Division of the Peninsula Athletic League with a 5-0 win over Sequoia. Eddie has only given up nine runs in nine starts this season and has 61 strikeouts in 57 1/3 innings.
Rico Caruso (Tokay, Lodi) -- His name might make you think of an opera singer, but Caruso made music with his bat by going 5-for-5 with four doubles and three RBI, leading a 20-hit offensive explosion, as the Tigers defeated Stagg 13-3. Caruso's four doubles for one game puts his name into the state record book.
Jose Casteneda (Eastlake, Chula Vista) -- Junior infielder cracked a grand slam and a three-run homer for seven RBI in the second game of a doubleheader against El Capitan of Lakeside. Eastlake won, 14-10, after dropping the first game 15-5.
James Cooper (Santa Monica) -- Set a school record by hammering a home run in his sixth straight game to lead the Vikings past South Torrance, 5-4, in eight innings. Actor Charlie Sheen once played baseball for SaMo as did MTV's Carson Daly.
Matt Duryea (St. Bernard, Eureka) -- Pounded three home runs while pitching a five-inning two-hitter as the Crusaders defeated Hoopa Valley of Hoopa, 12-2.
Gabe Ellis (Potter Valley) -- Winning pitcher batted in five runs and had eight stolen bases, three off the state record, in a 16-6 victory over Leggett Valley of Leggett.
Chris Errecart (Lincoln, Stockton) -- Errecart belted two opposite-field home runs and scored three times, as the Trojans blanked Tokay of Lodi 11-0. They're looking more and more like a contender for top honors in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.
Gary Johnson (Del Campo, Fair Oaks) -- Johnson blasted two home runs and drove in four runs, but his Cougars fell short in losing a tough 7-5 contest to Davis in a battle that decided first place in Capital Athletic League play.
Caleb Maher (Ceres) -- Maher went 3-for-4 with two home runs, the final shot a game winning walk-off with one runner on base against Beyer ace James Shackleford in the bottom of the seventh inning. The Bulldogs pulled into a second place tie in the Central California Conference race with the 4-3 win.
Issac Martinez (Woodlake) -- Martinez went 5-for-5 with a triple and six runs batted in, leading Woodlake to an 11-1 win over Farmersville.
Justin Mora (Ripon Christian) -- Justin was "Mora" than enough, going a perfect 5-for-5 with two RBI, leading the Knights to a 13-8 win over Hilmar in a Trans-Valley League tussle.
Jason Park (Fairmont Prep, Anaheim) -- Park went 4-for-5 with five stolen bases and two runs scored, as Fairmont Prep handed Eastside Christian a 11-6 defeat in Express League action.
Ryan Partridge (Amador Valley, Pleasanton) -- Slugged two homers and pitched a six-inning six-hitter in a 12-2 victory over Livermore.
Bobby Paschal (Chaminade, West Hills) -- Paschal (7-2) pitched a complete game four-hitter striking out 15 opposing batters, as the Eagles defeated Harvard-Westlake 3-1 in a Mission League contest.
Russell Schafer (Delano) -- Schafer went 5-for-5, including the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth inning, as the Tigers took a thrilling 10-9 win over Monache of Porterville.
Matt Seibel (Casa Grande, Petaluma) -- Connected for a home run and a double while driving in six runs as the Gauchos won their 10th consecutive game, 9-2, over Healdsburg.
Jacob Tepper (Oakwood, North Hollywood) -- Tepper hit for the cycle and knocked in eight runs, as Oakwood defeated Buckley of Sherman Oaks 14-8 in a Liberty League contest.
Monica Abbott (North Salinas, Salinas) -- This Monica wasn't a friend to Aptos as she fired a perfect game and struck out 17 of the 21 batters who stepped into the box.
Julie Ayala (Eastside Christian, Fullerton) -- Ayala carried the "hot stick" as she went 5-for-5 with a home run and four RBI's leading Eastside Christian to a 23-17 slugfest decision over Liberty Christian.
Sam Bannister & Amy Boinski (Petaluma) -- There could be a female version of Sam "Bam" as Bannister hit two homers while Boinski bopped a grand slam and had five RBI in a 23-0 win over El Molino of Forestville.
Vivian Carrillo (Hilltop, Chula Vista) -- Vivian was in the zone with a 5-for-5 batting performance, plus three RBI, in a 9-1 victory over Marian of San Diego.
Jennifer Castro (Schurr, Montebello) -- Pitched her sixth no-hitter of the season, racking up 16 strikeouts, leading the Spartans to a one-sided 13-0 win over Keppel.
Marie Coder (Argonaut, Jackson) -- Coder pitched a no-hitter and went 2-for-2 at the plate, leading Argonaut to a 2-0 Mother Lode League win over Summerville.
Allison Donnelly (Salesian, Richmond) -- Had her 12th season shutout, a six-inning perfect game, in a 10-0 win against Kennedy of Richmond.
Meghan Dyer (West, Tracy) -- Dyer was in complete control striking out 16 Wildcat batters, leading the WolfPack (20-5, 9-2) to a 5-1 Valley Oak League win over Sonora. She also pitched well in a 1-0 win over state-ranked East Union of Manteca.
Patricia Gonzales (Notre Dame Academy) -- Pitched a no-hitter with 21 strikeouts leading Norte Dame to a 1-0 win over Torrance.
Krystal Kehr (Petaluma) -- Tossed her 14th season shutout with 15 strikeouts in the Trojans' 7-0 win over Analy of Sebastopol. Kehr also had three hits, including a triple.
Samantha Mink (Brentwood, Los Angeles) -- Mink was silky-smooth by going 5-for-5 with a triple and five RBI as the Eagles handed Whitney a 20-10 setback in Delphic League action.
Kristen Neil (Valley Christian, San Jose) -- She's the pitching machine that leads the Warriors. Neil won her 22nd game of the season last week in a 7-1 win over Branham and the team has only won one additional game. Kristen brings up thoughts of graduated VC baseball standout Casey Neale, who was the SJ Mercury News Player of the Year. The two are not related.
Darlene Reynosa & Danielle Quemada (Alhambra) -- Both Reynosa and Quemada were identical at the plate in Alhambra's 33-0 rout vs. Bell Gardens. They each went 5-for-5 with a homer and five RBI in the Almont League contest.
Amanda Serda (Lindsay) -- Swung well by going 4-for-6 with six RBI leading the Cardinals to a 20-0 win over Strathmore.
Jessica Stewart (Alverno, Sierra Madre) -- Improved her record to 14-2 on the season, pitching a five-inning perfect game with 15 strikeouts in leading the Jaguars to a lopsided 14-0 win over Bishop Conaty. That's 15 up and 15 Ks.
Sarah Steele (Fontana) -- Picked up the 33rd shutout of her high school career with a masterful two-hitter as Fontana bested Rialto 5-0 in a Citrus Belt League contest.
Michelle Turner (Kennedy, La Palma) -- A preseason All-American by Student Sports, Turner improved her record to 16-4 by pitching a perfect game with 14 strikeouts leading Kennedy to an easy 9-0 win over Katella.
Richelle Villescas (El Segundo) -- Came up big with a two-hitter and struck out nine as the Eagles won their own tourney with a 5-1 triumph over state-ranked Crescenta Valley.
Sarah Wilson (La Jolla Country Day) -- After her Div. V team dropped a game to Div. IV Horizon, Wilson led the LJCD comeback by pitching a perfect game in a 11-0 win over Tri-City Christian.