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April 26, 2001
Barry Faulkner With cherubic cheeks, a "Bambino" physique and the boundless joy evident in those for whom the real world is still a premonition, Carlos Franco plays regularly in a well-kept sandbox of grass and dirt, outlined by chalk with a big bump in the middle. He arrives early and is frequently chased from the premises by nightfall, in clothing usually stained by all manner of the landscape. And then there are game days. In literal terms, Franco is a senior standout on the Costa Mesa High baseball team.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
Name: Carlos Franco Born: Sept. 20, 1982 Hometown: Costa Mesa Height: 5-foot-10 Weight: 230 Sport: Baseball Position: First base/pitcher Coach: Kirk Bauermeister Favorite food: Enchiladas Favorite movie: "Scary Movie" Best athletic moment: "Being coached by Trox (late Costa Mesa assistant Paul Troxel, who died suddenly during Franco's sophomore season). He gave me the best baseball advice I've ever had: 'Be humble.
NEWS
April 26, 2000
COSTA MESA - Josh Little launched his first homer of the season, Galen Fajardo drove in three runs and Carlos Franco closed out his fifth save to pace the Costa Mesa High baseball team to a 7-4 nonleague win over visiting Saddleback Tuesday. Jeremiah Haubrick also pitched two scoreless innings to post his fourth win in five decisions as Coach Kirk Bauermeister's Mustangs improved to 9-12-1. Little, who had four homers en route to All-Newport-Mesa District honors last spring, led off the fourth with a bomb over the left-field fence to give the Mustangs a 4-3 lead.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
LAGUNA BEACH - Carlos Franco recorded his fourth save of the season and bailed out starter Ryan Costelloe in the fifth inning, and Daniel Hunter put matters out of reach with a three-run home run, as Costa Mesa High defeated host Laguna Beach, 10-5, in a Pacific Coast League baseball game Tuesday. Costa Mesa (14-7-1, 6-5-1 in PCL) can clinch a CIF Southern Section Division IV playoff berth Friday with a home victory over the Artists (7-14, 4-8) at TeWinkle Park at 7 p.m. With Costa Mesa leading, 7-4, Franco relieved Costelloe with Laguna Beach runners on first and second and two outs and Alex Dy'Buncio at the plate.
NEWS
April 5, 2000
Barry Faulkner COSTA MESA - After two meetings, it's apparent there isn't a lot of difference between the baseball teams at Costa Mesa High and Estancia. But there are those three games in the Pacific Coast League standings. The visiting Mustangs (6-7-1, 3-2 in league) made sure the latter gap widened Tuesday, rallying for a 3-2 victory in eight innings to remain tied with Corona del Mar for second place. "We had to have it," said Mesa Coach Kirk Bauermeister, whose squad clinched the best-of-three cross-town series.
NEWS
April 18, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - In the clutch -- where a player can become a superstar or a goat -- Josh Feldman and Carlos Franco, of the Costa Mesa High baseball team, answered the challenge with aggressiveness Tuesday. With the Mustangs down, 3-2, in the seventh inning, the two seniors drove in runs with blasts to the left-center field gap to spark a 4-3 consolation semifinal win over visiting Santa Ana Valley in the Pride of the Coast Tournament. With two outs, Franco's hit, which scored senior Evan McGuire, proved to be the game-winner.
NEWS
March 9, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - The Costa Mesa High baseball team appears to have no concept of the panic button, answering a 5-0 deficit with 10 runs in five innings en route to a 10-6 victory over the Ocean View Seahawks in a semifinal of the Foothill/Costa Mesa Tournament Thursday. The Mustangs will play Newport Harbor in the championship game at Costa Mesa High, Saturday at 10 a.m. "After we were down, 5-0," Mesa Coach Kirk Bauermeister said, "I pulled the kids aside and said, 'Hey, don't panic.
NEWS
May 25, 2001
Barry Faulkner LA VERNE - Just as several of this year's Costa Mesa High seniors were in the dugout urging them on, the upper classmen from the Mustangs' 1999 CIF quarterfinalist have made their presence felt during this year's run through the CIF Southern Section Division IV baseball playoffs. That run continues today with a 3:15 quarterfinal road date at Bonita High. "I'm glad those guys are around," Mesa Coach Kirk Bauermeister said of the former players, who are both proud and protective of the program's recent success.
NEWS
June 12, 2001
Tony Altobelli Talk about a free spirit. Costa Mesa High baseball player extraordinaire Carlos Franco is about as smooth as a peeved porcupine on the baseball diamond, but man, he's sure fun to watch. At Saturday's South County Showcase, Franco was given the ultimate present from Corona del Mar Coach John Emme. The PCL head coach allowed Franco to play every position on the field. "My Coach (Kirk Bauermeister) called me on the phone and I thought I was in trouble or something," Franco said.
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June 18, 2001
Tony Altobelli Talk about a free spirit. Costa Mesa High baseball player extraordinaire Carlos Franco is about as smooth as a peeved porcupine on the baseball diamond, but man, he's sure fun to watch. At Saturday's South County Showcase, Franco was given the ultimate present from Corona del Mar Coach John Emme. The PCL head coach allowed Franco to play every position on the field. "My Coach (Kirk Bauermeister) called me on the phone and I thought I was in trouble or something," Franco said.
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NEWS
May 30, 2001
Barry Faulkner It was hardly Babe Ruth calling his shot, but it made a Friday afternoon freeway foray into the Inland Empire a drive I won't soon forget. Costa Mesa High senior Carlos Franco chose an unusual time to say hello during the CIF Southern Section Division IV baseball playoff game at Bonita High, with his Mustangs trailing, 4-3, just two outs from elimination. It was the seventh inning and I was watching from behind the backstop when Franco strode to the plate after Nick Cabico drew a one-out walk.
NEWS
May 25, 2001
Barry Faulkner LA VERNE - Just as several of this year's Costa Mesa High seniors were in the dugout urging them on, the upper classmen from the Mustangs' 1999 CIF quarterfinalist have made their presence felt during this year's run through the CIF Southern Section Division IV baseball playoffs. That run continues today with a 3:15 quarterfinal road date at Bonita High. "I'm glad those guys are around," Mesa Coach Kirk Bauermeister said of the former players, who are both proud and protective of the program's recent success.
NEWS
May 2, 2001
LAGUNA BEACH - Carlos Franco recorded his fourth save of the season and bailed out starter Ryan Costelloe in the fifth inning, and Daniel Hunter put matters out of reach with a three-run home run, as Costa Mesa High defeated host Laguna Beach, 10-5, in a Pacific Coast League baseball game Tuesday. Costa Mesa (14-7-1, 6-5-1 in PCL) can clinch a CIF Southern Section Division IV playoff berth Friday with a home victory over the Artists (7-14, 4-8) at TeWinkle Park at 7 p.m. With Costa Mesa leading, 7-4, Franco relieved Costelloe with Laguna Beach runners on first and second and two outs and Alex Dy'Buncio at the plate.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
Name: Carlos Franco Born: Sept. 20, 1982 Hometown: Costa Mesa Height: 5-foot-10 Weight: 230 Sport: Baseball Position: First base/pitcher Coach: Kirk Bauermeister Favorite food: Enchiladas Favorite movie: "Scary Movie" Best athletic moment: "Being coached by Trox (late Costa Mesa assistant Paul Troxel, who died suddenly during Franco's sophomore season). He gave me the best baseball advice I've ever had: 'Be humble.
NEWS
April 26, 2001
Barry Faulkner With cherubic cheeks, a "Bambino" physique and the boundless joy evident in those for whom the real world is still a premonition, Carlos Franco plays regularly in a well-kept sandbox of grass and dirt, outlined by chalk with a big bump in the middle. He arrives early and is frequently chased from the premises by nightfall, in clothing usually stained by all manner of the landscape. And then there are game days. In literal terms, Franco is a senior standout on the Costa Mesa High baseball team.
NEWS
April 18, 2001
Steve Virgen COSTA MESA - In the clutch -- where a player can become a superstar or a goat -- Josh Feldman and Carlos Franco, of the Costa Mesa High baseball team, answered the challenge with aggressiveness Tuesday. With the Mustangs down, 3-2, in the seventh inning, the two seniors drove in runs with blasts to the left-center field gap to spark a 4-3 consolation semifinal win over visiting Santa Ana Valley in the Pride of the Coast Tournament. With two outs, Franco's hit, which scored senior Evan McGuire, proved to be the game-winner.
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