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Briefs: Another accolade for UCI's Summers

Anteaters ace, who went 11-4 with a 2.15 ERA this season, earns Baseball America third-team All-American honors.

June 15, 2011

UC Irvine ace Matt Summers, the Big West Conference Pitcher of the Year, added another honor to his impressive season as he was was named a Baseball America third-team All-American.

Summers went undefeated in the Big West, compiling an 8-0 record and finished his year with an 11-4 mark. The right-handed pitcher helped UCI reach a NCAA Super Regional at the University of Virgina. It was UCI's second super regional appearance. The Anteaters also have seven NCAA Tournament appearances.

Summers, who owned a 2.15 earned-run average, struck out 100 batters in 117 innings and allowed 25 earned runs on the year. He held opposing teams to a sub-.200 batting average at .195.

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Summers, who was drafted in the fourth round by the Minnesota Twins, hurled the fourth no-hitter in Anteater history against Long Beach State this season. He was named the Big West Pitcher of the Week twice after dealing back-to-back complete-game shutouts and was also voted a Collegiate Baseball "Louisville Slugger" second-team All-American this year.

The Anteaters concluded the season 43-18, marking the third time UCI has reached the 40-win mark under head coach Mike Gillespie's tenure and just the fourth time in its Division I history.

— From staff reports

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Stars might clash

ROME — Former Newport Harbor High standouts Misty May-Treanor and April Ross are on pace to meet in Friday's quarterfinals of the FIVB World Championships.

Ross and Kessy, the defending champions who are seeded No. 3, advanced to Thursday's Round of 32, as did May-Treanor and Ross, who are seeded No. 5 and fresh off winning the Beijing Grand Slam.

Ross and Kessy will face No. 39 seeded Heather Bansley and Elizabeth Bansley and Elizabeth Maloney of Canada Thursday morning. May-Treanor and Walsh begin the elimination rounds against No. 41-seeded Zara Dampney and Shauna Mullin of Great Britain.

On the men's side, Matt Fuerbringer, an Estancia High alumnus, and Nick Lucena went 3-0 in pool play. Jake Gibb of Costa Mesa and Sean Rosenthal, a Corona del Mar resident, have won twice in pool play.

— From staff reports

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Duo shines in U.S. win

TIANJIN, China — Newport Harbor High alumna Anne Belden and Corona del Mar alumna Tumua Anae both contributed as the United States women's water polo national team defeated host China, 8-5, in day two action at the FINA World League Super Final on Wednesday.

Anae made eight saves in goal and Belden scored twice for Team USA, which never trailed after the first quarter.

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