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By Matt Szabo | April 15, 2014
As the younger sister of Tyler Rios, the 2013 Newport-Mesa Baseball Player of the Year, Felicia Rios feels a bit of pressure. And, as a sophomore in an Estancia High softball infield that otherwise has nothing but seniors, Felicia Rios feels the need to rise to the occasion. "It's tough trying to keep up with them," said Rios, the shortstop. "Yeah, it's tough having to prove myself and show what I got. It's fun, though. " Rios said that she struggled with her hitting at times in the Eagles' preseason.
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By Matt Szabo, matthew.szabo@latimes.com | June 25, 2011
FOUNTAIN VALLEY — You only need nine kids to field a Little League team, but playing with no substitutes at all can prove to be a difficult proposition. The members of the Costa Mesa National Little League 10- and 11-year-old All-Stars didn't mind it Saturday. All it meant was more at-bats for each of the players, and Costa Mesa National knew what to do with those opportunities. Everybody hit, helping Costa Mesa National earn a 10-3 victory over Robinwood at Mile Square Park in the opening round of the District 62 All-Star Tournament.
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By Matt Szabo | June 3, 2007
CORONA DEL MAR — The New York Yankees of Major League Baseball are in a funk, sitting well below .500 and fourth in their division. They probably could take some lessons from the Newport Beach Little League Double-A Division Yankees, who performed at a high level all year long and rode it to the division championship. The American League-champion Yankees defeated the National-League champion Giants, 10-2, on Saturday morning at Lincoln Elementary. "It's a solid group of kids, just great ballplayers," Yankees Manager Frank DiFerdinando said.
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October 28, 1999
Uncle Don Just before the flick started, a multi-car accident outside the theater should have been a premonition of the accident about to happen within the theater, which was to be witnessed by a partial dozen of horrified onlookers. In its own kind of slackjawed, drooling, knuckle-dragging sort of way, "Bats" was a rather entertaining flick, showing how far a once-promising actor (Lou Diamond Philips) is willing to drop to perform his craft. Situated in Gallup, Texas, and Skull Valley, Ariz.
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August 8, 2008
Several UC Irvine baseball players have extended their summer league seasons as their teams have advanced to playoffs. Christian Bergman and catcher Francis Larson, both of whom will be juniors in 2009, earned all-league recognition in the Alaska Baseball League. Bergman, pitching with the Anchorage Bucs, was named to the first-team ABL All-Star team after posting a 4-2 record with a 1.34 earned-run average. The right-hander struck out 34 in 62 1/3 innings while allowing just nine earned runs.
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January 26, 2004
Bryce Alderton Those looking to catch home run balls off the bats of Orange Coast College baseball players may be in for a boring spring. OCC Coach John Altobelli, entering his 12th season at the helm, inherits seven returners from a team that went 19-21-1, 8-16 in the Orange Empire Conference, and failed to make the Southern California regional playoffs. Much like last year, Altobelli said OCC's runs should come more by the sacrifice fly or line-drive single than the long ball.
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May 7, 2010
Bryan Petersen, the right fielder during the UC Irvine baseball team’s run to the 2007 College World Series, was called up by the Florida Marlins after the team’s game Thursday. Petersen, 24, who hit .284 in 67 at-bats with the Marlins during spring training, was hitting .290 with a home run and nine runs batted in with 100 at-bats at Triple-A New Orleans. Petersen takes the roster spot created when Florida designated Mike Lamb for assignment. Marlins Manager Fredi Gonzalez said Petersen could play all three outfield positions.
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August 18, 2009
BY BARRY FAULKNER A 2009 baseball season the produced a considerable bang, was followed by a veritable whimper with the recently completed summer leagues for collegiate players. Just after helping UC Irvine with the program’s first Big West Conference championship and earn the No. 1 national ranking for six weeks before bowing out of the NCAA tournament in its own regional, several Anteaters produced modest individual success. In addition, members of the Orange Coast College unit that claimed the program’s first state title since 1980, were less than noteworthy in their respective summer assignments.
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October 11, 2010
(High school football plays of 30 yards or more) 34 – Cameron Collins (Estancia) punt return 30 – Taylor Ross (Sage Hill) touchdown run 30 – Eric Cheng (Sage Hill) kickoff return GAMESTOPPERS (Top defensive plays) NEWPORT HARBOR — Junior lineman Steve Michaelsen records a 10-yard sack to force a punt … Senior linebacker Blair Luchs and senior tackle JB Salem pressure the quarterback into a bad throw that junior safety Titus Hasson almost intercepts … Senior end Mutuvai Asi bats down a pass … Luchs intercepts a tipped pass … Salem drops the quarterback for an eight-yard loss … Michaelsen pressures the quarterback into throwing the ball away … Senior safety Kellon Truxton recovers a fumble on the Sailors' three-yard line ….
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July 25, 2012
Former UC Irvine baseball outfielder Bryan Petersen was recalled by the Miami Marlins on Tuesday and went hitless in three at-bats with a walk and a stolen base in the Marlins' 7-1 home loss to Atlanta on Wednesday. Petersen, a member of UCI's College World Series team in 2007, was hitting .321 with three home runs, 28 runs batted in and eight stolen bases in 243 at-bats with the Triple-A New Orleans Zephyrs. It's his second stint this season with the Marlins, for whom he is batting .200 with two RBIs and two stolen bases in 55 at-bats.
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By Barry Faulkner | May 2, 2014
As the son of former UC Santa Barbara baseball coach Bob Brontsema, UC Irvine freshman John Brontsema lugged bats back to the Gauchos' dugout for most of his childhood. Friday night, however, it was his ability to swing one that helped the Anteaters defeat the Gauchos. The younger Brontsema, who chipped in a stellar defensive play at second base, went two for four with an run-producing triple in UCI's 6-2 win to open a three-game Big West Conference series at Anteater Ballpark. The win was the fifth straight for the 'Eaters (30-14, 12-1 in conference)
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By Matt Szabo | April 15, 2014
As the younger sister of Tyler Rios, the 2013 Newport-Mesa Baseball Player of the Year, Felicia Rios feels a bit of pressure. And, as a sophomore in an Estancia High softball infield that otherwise has nothing but seniors, Felicia Rios feels the need to rise to the occasion. "It's tough trying to keep up with them," said Rios, the shortstop. "Yeah, it's tough having to prove myself and show what I got. It's fun, though. " Rios said that she struggled with her hitting at times in the Eagles' preseason.
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January 2, 2014
A Costa Mesa man was attacked with a metal baseball bat just after midnight Sunday on the porch of his apartment on Harbor Boulevard, authorities said Wednesday. An unknown male suspect approached the 30-year-old resident of Harbor Villas and began hitting him in the back of the head and neck with the metal bat, said Lt. Greg Scott, spokesman for the Costa Mesa Police Department. The victim alleges he did not know the suspect, who police describe as a male in his 20s wearing a black, hooded sweatshirt and ski mask.
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August 31, 2013
Nolan Dunn notched his second pitching victory of the tournament and four players hit home runs Thursday as the Newport Beach Bat Rays U-12 travel baseball team finished tied for fifth in the 104-team Cooperstown Classic at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. The Bat Rays (8-2) advanced to the Elite 8 in the prestigious national tournament for the first time in the organization's history after defeating the OC Bolts, 12-10, in the Sweet 16. Dunn tossed five-plus innings, while striking out four and walking two in a strong 96-pitch performance.
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August 29, 2013
Johnny Olmstead pitched a brilliant six-inning complete game and Hayden Schott socked a pair of home runs, including a first-inning grand slam, as the Newport Beach Bat Rays U-12 travel baseball team overcame three deficits to beat the South Jersey Titans, 14-9, to reach the celebrated Sweet 16 of the 104-team Cooperstown Classic on Wednesday at Cooperstown Dreams Park in New York. The Bat Rays, who are 7-1 in the national tournament, advanced to the Round of 32 earlier Wednesday with a 22-10 win over the Mt. Kisco (N.Y.)
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August 27, 2013
COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. - Shawn Nielsen slammed three home runs and came out of the bullpen to earn the pitching victory Tuesday as the Newport Beach Bat Rays U-12 travel baseball team rallied from an 8-0 deficit to defeat the Smithtown (N.Y.) Bulls, 22-10, in the final pool-play game of the Cooperstown Classic at Cooperstown Dreams Park. The Bat Rays completed pool play 5-1 and will open the first round of single-elimination playoff action Wednesday. In their first game Tuesday, the Bat Rays defeated Titans (N.Y.)
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August 20, 2013
A man used a baseball bat or large stick to attack a Costa Mesa resident Monday afternoon near Newport Boulevard and 22nd Street, police said. A bystander saw the assault and called police to say she witnessed someone being hit atop the head with the weapon at about 3 p.m., said Lt. Greg Scott of the Costa Mesa Police Department. Police and paramedics responded and found a 52-year-old man with large lacerations on his head, according to police. He was transported to Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach.
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August 16, 2013
The Costa Mesa Mayhem, a 16-and-under baseball team under the banner of Costa Mesa Pony Baseball, won the 15-16 wood bat division at the So Cal State Championships, contested Aug. 10 and 11 in San Diego. The team won all five of its games, outscoring its opponents, 48-18, including a 7-2 title game victory over The Academy. The team, made up of players from several cities, includes six players from Newport-Mesa. The Mayhem opened the tournament with a 15-9 win over The Academy.
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August 16, 2013
Three or four suspects used a baseball bat to smash the windows of a car, injuring one of the two people inside, shortly before 1 a.m. Thursday in Costa Mesa, police said. The suspects approached a black, four-door Pontiac at the Arco station at Newport Boulevard and Del Mar Avenue and started hitting the car with the bat, Sgt. Zach Hoferitza said. He said they broke windows on both sides of the car, and sent glass flying at the face of a female passenger, injuring her. One of the suspects flashed a handgun, according to police.
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By Jeremiah Dobruck | July 27, 2013
At an Orange Coast College night class more than a year ago, a student walked outside during a break and said he wanted to kill the professor, according to a school official. The student then pointed his index finger, mimicking a gunshot from a pistol, said Vice President of Student Services Kristin Clark. Another student who saw the incident told the professor. Campus safety officers ended up escorting the first student off campus, Clark said. After class, officers made sure the professor safely made it to her car. "She was petrified," Clark said.
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