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Briefs: UCI pair honored

Summers, Ramirez garner Big West baseball awards.

May 23, 2011

UC Irvine junior Matt Summers has been named Big West Conference Pitcher of the Week, while Anteaters junior Christian Ramirez is the conference's Player of the Week.

Summers, threw a two-hit shutout at UC Riverside Friday, matching his career-high with 10 strikeouts and walking none in the Anteaters' 2-0 conference win. He retired 16 straight to start the game and faced just two over the minimum, while not allowing a runner to get to second base.

Summers used just 92 pitches to improve to 9-2, winning his seventh straight decision. He has a 1.90 earned-run average and opponents are hitting .192 against him. He has allowed 64 hits in 942/3 innings, with 85 strikeouts.

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Ramirez, a center fielder in his first season with the Anteaters after transferring from Cypress College, hit .538 in four games with seven hits and seven runs batted in. He had three multiple-hit games and had four RBIs in a May 17 home win over USC. He also made a crucial diving catch in UCI's 3-2 win at UC Riverside on Saturday. He is hitting .304 with 31 RBIs on 38 hits.

— From staff reports

Gorab Brown bound

Corona del Mar High junior standout Jack Gorab said he has verbally committed to the Brown University men's soccer program.

Gorab, a defender, earned Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team and second-team All-Pacific Coast League honors last season. He finished with nine assists and three goals, helping the Sea Kings reach the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs.

"I was considering some other East Coast schools, particularly Princeton and Yale," Gorab said. "I just liked the feel of the campus [in Providence, R.I.] when I visited this past spring. Also, they're really good at soccer with a great coach and it seems like a chill school with the open curriculum."

— David Carrillo Peñaloza

CdM seeking coach

Corona del Mar High is still searching for a softball coach to replace John Felicetti, who stepped down during the season for personal reasons.

Athletic Director Don Grable said the school would take applications until the end of the month.

"It is our goal to have a coach in place before the end of school so that our girls can work hard this summer with our new coach to establish the new direction of our softball program," Grable said. "We have a very young team with no seniors on our roster. With eleven freshmen on this year's team and a solid group of expected incoming freshmen, we are very optimistic about the future

"With the age of most of the girls in the program, we are looking for someone who is positive and passionate in teaching our girls the skills necessary for them to compete successfully."

Those interested in the opening may e-mail a cover letter and resume with references to Grable at dgrable@nmusd.us.

— From staff reports

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