OF THE WEEK (May 6-11)
Justin Belcher (Lincoln, Stockton) -- This 6-4, 190-pounder who was one of the state's best tight ends last fall on the gridiron broke loose with a grand slam homer and a three-run shot as the Trojans put the wraps on a league title with a 19-6 bombardment of Bear Creek.
Justin Bird (Charter Oak, Covina) -- Flew high with four hits, including two doubles, and drove in five runs as Charter Oak blasted Wilson of Hacienda Heights, 22-5.
Eddie Browne (Menlo-Atherton) -- We mentioned Eddie last week after the Bears' standout had a one-hitter and a pair of doubles in one game. He was even better in a game last week against South San Francisco. In leading M-A to a 15-0 win, Browne pitched a no-hitter and struck out 14. On offense, he tripled and singled.
James Corral (Western, Tulare) -- Corral was ropin' up the Ks in his team's 2-1 win over Exeter. How does 17 sound, pardner?
Brad Croxton (Redlands) -- Croxton went 4-for-4 including two home runs leading the Terriers to an important 10-2 victory over Rialto in a Citrus Belt League contest.
Brandon Fromm (Beyer, Modesto) -- After striking out in his first at bat, Fromm exploded for three consecutive home runs, a two-run blast, a three-run blast and in his final turn at the plate, delivered a grand slam that gave him nine RBI, as the Patriots pulled to within one game of league leading Turlock with a 10-0 win over the Bulldogs.
Kyle Gerhart (Gustine) -- Pitched a complete game seven-hitter, and at the plate went 3-for-4 with a home run and driving in five runs, leading Gustine to a one-sided 16-2 Southern League win over LeGrand.
Trevor Gulje (Santa Barbara) -- Blasted a three-run home run and a two-run double to account for six RBI as Santa Barbara defeated Ventura 13-0 in a Channel League contest.
Ross Hoffman (Garces, Bakersfield) -- Hit two homers among three hits and finished with seven RBI in 15-4 victory over Shafter.
Zach Lampella (Etna) -- The CIF Northern Section's top stat star for the week clubbed two homers and had seven RBI in his team's 11-5 triumph over East Nicolaus.
Brendan O'Donnell (Loyola, Los Angeles) -- O'Donnell was rosy as he went 5-for-5 with a double and three runs batted in during the Cubs' 9-1 win over Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks.
James Parker (Vallejo) -- Junior outfielder has a big-time body and last week showed off his potential for next year with a two-run homer and a grand slam in a 9-7 win over crosstown rival Hogan.
Bobby Paschal (Chaminade, West Hills) -- Paschal pitched a splendid two-hit shutout with 15 strikeouts, as Chaminade defeated St. Francis 8-0. Mike Peck (Woodbridge, Irvine) -- Peck pitched a perfect game that included 15 strikeouts, leading the Warriors to a 3-0 whitewashing of Newport Harbor.
Rayland Rice (Foothill, Bakersfield) -- Blasted a grand slam, added a pair of doubles and had six RBI in 18-7 win over Highland of Bakersfield.
Ricky Romero (Roosevelt) -- Romero extended his streak of scoreless innings pitched to 47 with a masterful three-hit, 11-strikeout performance, as Roosevelt roughed up South Gate, 10-0.
Darrell Sales (Wilcox, Santa Clara) -- In the Chargers' 1-0 victory over Gunn of Palo Alto that was their 30th win of the season, Sales improved to 8-0 as a pitcher with a four-hit complete game shutout.
Will Savage (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills) -- Savage is one key reason why ECR and broken free from nationally-ranked Chatsworth in its league. He pitched a perfect game last week with nine strikeouts, keying a 13-0 romp past Taft.
Brian Schroeder (Christian, El Cajon) -- Junior standout who is the son of former NFL quarterback Jay Schroeder starred on the mound with a three-hitter and 11 strikeouts in a 13-1 victory vs. Morse of San Diego. Schroeder also collected a pair of doubles with his bat.
Shawn Scobee (Rio Linda) -- Knocked in six runs with a double and a homer as the Knights lit it up with a 16-1 triumph over Center of Antelope.
Ray Silva (Kelseyville) -- Smashed his 11th homer of the season in a 21-2 victory over Lower Lake. Overall, Silva had three hits and three RBI.
Doug Thennis (Mesa Verde, Citrus Heights) -- We have to say we like the name, Doug. He went 5-for-5 with a home run to lead the Mavericks past San Juan of Citrus Heights, 9-8.
Josh Valencia (Woodcrest Christian, Riverside) -- Valencia did it both pitching and hitting, first by pitching a complete game four-hitter with 11 strikeouts and also by delivering a first inning grand slam, as Woodcrest Christian handed Loma Linda Academy a 9-1 loss.
Marissa Brassfield (Montclair Prep, Van Nuys) -- Pitched a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts and went 3-for-3 at the plate with a double leading Montclair Prep over Crossroads 4-0.
Julianne Cree (Hughson) -- Cree pitched her fourth no-hitter of the season, this time it was a perfect game with 17 strikeouts, as the Huskies maintained a first place tie atop the Trans Valley League standings with a 5-0 win over Livingston.
Andrea Duran (Selma) -- Went 4-for-8 batting last week against Kingsburg and Sierra of Tollhouse and now has 201 career hits heading into the playoffs. She needed just one more hit this week to tie the section record total of 202 set last year by Jamie Southern of Clovis.
Ashley Esparza (San Pedro) -- Esparza (18-2) pitched a complete game two-hit shutout, her 13th of the season, as San Pedro defeated Birmingham 3-0 in the CIF L.A. City Section playoffs.
Alicia Hollowell (Fairfield) -- In her final home game, Hollowell had 14 strikeouts as the Falcons beat Armijo of Fairfield, 4-1, and won their 10th straight league title. Earlier in the week, Hollowell pitched her eighth season no-hitter and the 40th of her career in a 3-0 win over Benicia.
Jamee Juarez (Wilson, Hacienda Heights) -- Juarez pitched a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts leading Wilson over Bonita 1-0. After her team was upset 3-1 by Charter Oak on Tuesday, Juarez helped the Wildcats destroy Garey in season-ending doubleheader on Thursday, 14-0 and 10-0. She drove in eight runs in the double dip, launching two homers in the second game.
Krystal Kehr (Petaluma) -- Pitched five-inning perfect game with 10 strikeouts in downing Windsor, 10-0. Earlier in the week, she pitched her 15th season shutout in a 4-0 win over Healdsburg.
Jessica Kerr (Justin-Siena, Napa) -- Tossed a perfect game in a 1-0 win over Tamalpais of Mill Valley. She's now 21-1 on the season with three perfect games and 14 shutouts.
Dominique Lastrapes (Laguna Hills) -- Cracked three hits and scored three runs as the Hawks wrapped up the Sea View League crown with a 13-0 win in five innings vs. Irvine. Lastrapes began the playoffs with a .558 batting average for the season.
Becky McCullough (Campolindo, Moraga) -- Pitched her second perfect game in two weeks with a 5-0 win over Northgate of Walnut Creek and had 11 strikeouts.
Jennifer McElroy (Western, Anaheim) -- The freshman sensation improved to 16-4 with her fourth no-hitter of the season, which included nine strikeouts, leading Western to a 6-0 win over Magnolia of Anaheim.
Courtney Moore (Golden West, Visalia) -- Junior shortstop capped a strong regular season by going 4-for-5 with a double, triple and two RBI in a 11-1 win over Hanford. In 104 at-bats, she had 48 hits for a .462 average.
Taryne Mowatt (Santiago, Garden Grove) -- The sophomore standout continued to impress as she collected her sixth no-hitter of the season, adding 10 strikeouts to her reported Southern Section leading total, as Santiago defeated La Sierra of Riverside, 9-1. Mowatt pushed her strikeout total for the season to 325 in the victory.
Mayra Oliden (Lincoln, Los Angeles) -- Went 4-for-4 with five stolen bases, as Lincoln handed Hamilton a 15-2 defeat in the first round of the L.A. City Section playoffs. Oliden collected two more stolen bases, bringing her season total to 42, as Lincoln advanced again later in the week with a 4-1 triumph over Dorsey.
Amy Panero (Garces, Bakersfield) -- Stole four bases in a 1--0 win over Shafter to give her 50 stolen bases for the season. That breaks the Central Section record of 46 set in 1996 by Cristal Brown from North of Bakersfield and tied last season by Selma's Andrea Duran.
Jaime Pedroza (Northview, Covina) -- Pedroza went 5-for-5 with a double and two RBI as she led Northview to a hard fought 12-8 victory over Baldwin Park.
Kim Reeder (Notre Dame, Salinas) -- Freshman pitcher posted two no-hit games and struck out 20, which isn't bad for a No. 2 on her team. On May 7, Reeder had a no-hitter and whiffed six but Notre Dame lost 2-0 to North Salinas on a pair of unearned runs. She struck out 14 of 16 batters she faced in a 10-0 no-hitter two days later vs. Alisal of Salinas. Reeder has picked up the slack for senior standout Erin Sigala, who is battling tendonitis in her shoulder. Sigala was expected to return as the team's No. 1 pitcher for the playoffs.
Anjelica Selden (Vanden, Travis AFB) -- Tied a state record with her third consecutive perfect game, a 7-0 victory over Dixon. Earlier in the week, she perfected Lindhurst of Olivehurst 10-0 in a five-inning game for her second straight. Her next game won't be until May 21, a second-round matchup in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section Div. III playoff game.