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May 21, 2010
San Marino 1, Costa Mesa 0 SAN MARINO — Costa Mesa High senior pitcher Kira Mitani allowed no runs through nine innings, but an unearned run in the 10th inning allowed the host Titans to advance in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs Thursday. Junior Sami Feinstein went two for four and Mitani had the Mustangs' other hit and also reached on a walk against freshman standout Michelle Floyd. Floyd struck out 26 and now has 276 strikeouts in 139 innings.
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April 4, 2000
SAN DIEGO - The Vanguard University softball team lost both games of a Golden State Athletic Conference doubleheader to host Pt. Loma Nazarene Saturday. In the first game, the Crusaders (10-6 in conference) had an easy 7-1 victory. Rachel Carver scored Vanguard's only run after doubling in the fifth inning. The Lions (5-9 in conference) were shut out, 2-0, in the second game, when they managed just three hits. GOLDEN STATE ATHLETIC CONFERENCE First game Pt. Loma Nazarene 7, Vanguard 1 Vanguard 000 010 0 - 1 8 1 Pt. Loma Nazarene 120 040 x - 7 9 1 Atchley, Camarillo (6)
NEWS
September 22, 2001
The Vanguard University softball team will host three softball clinics this fall. Two of the clinics will be for girls ages 9-18 and the third will be for junior high and senior high coaches. The first will be held Saturday, Sept. 29, from 8:15 a.m. to noon. Vanguard players will be instructing on the basic fundamental skills of throwing, hitting, fielding, and baserunning. The Lions will focus on more specific skills of the game Saturday, Oct. 6, also from 8:15-noon.
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March 22, 2001
The Fireballs, a girls under-15 fastpitch softball team from the Pacific Coast Bobby Sox, swept a doubleheader from Mission Del Norte, both by scores of 6-5. Julianne Bass (a home run), Ashley Gleason (two doubles) and Hilary Ockey (a triple) heated up the Fireballs' offense. Other offensive spark plugs include Brooke Chandler, Ellen Rose, Sasha Grumman and Katie Joslyn. In girls Division 11 action: Red Rage 13, Tsunami 8 - The Rage won their third consecutive game, led by strong plate appearances by Rene Mycorn and Kate Baldoni.
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June 10, 2000
COSTA MESA - A pair of high school standouts have signed to continue their softball careers at Vanguard University next year. Bakersfield High outfielder Joy Barthelmes, as well as Jennifer Stafford, a catcher from Palo Verde Christian High in Tucson, Ariz, will try to help Coach Beth Renkoski's Lions attain success. Barthelmes, a four-year varsity player, including three league titles, batted .300 for the Drillers and was team captain. Stafford hit .422 en route to all-region honors.
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June 25, 2001
The Ensign Intermediate softball team overcame a tough opening-game loss to share the eighth-grade championship with TeWinkle for the second straight season. Ensign's offense was led by Julianne Bass with a team-leading .529 batting average. Ashley Gleason had a .750 on-base percentage and scored 10 runs, while Jennifer Ryder was close behind with nine runs. The pitching was led by the duo of Gleason (4-1), who was the team's Most Valuable Player, and Kelly Pfeiffer (1-0)
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February 16, 2000
CHULA VISTA - After an 8-0 start, Orange Coast College's softball team dropped its third game in a row to host Southwestern, 7-4. Pitcher Monica Ortega (6-2) pitched a complete game for OCC (8-3), striking out seven. She also drove in two runs. OCC's Kristin Degree went 2 for 4 and stole two bases without getting caught, running her streak to 19 in the theft department. The Pirates are at El Camino today. Nonconference Southwestern 7, OCC 4 OCC 020 020 0 - 4 9 3 Southwestern 610 000 0 - 7 10 0 Ortega and Valdez; Vanderbalt and Ostberg.
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April 6, 2001
LAGUNA BEACH - The Estancia High softball team hung tough with host Laguna Beach before losing, 3-2, in 11 innings Thursday afternoon in Pacific Coast League action. The Eagles (0-6, 0-2 in league) managed to tie the game at 2-2 with a run in the top of the sixth inning, but the Artists (8-6, 1-1) prevailed with a run in the 11th. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUELaguna Beach 3, Estancia 2 Estancia 100 000 100 00 - 2 5 4 Laguna Beach 101 000 000 01 - 3 10 4 Lymon and Acostas; Turner and Friedman.
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April 6, 2001
IRVINE - Tess Lindsay pitched a complete-game five-hitter to lead the Costa Mesa High softball team to a 10-1 Pacific Coast League win over visiting University. Sara Watkins led the Mustangs' offense with two hits, a walk, two runs scored and two RBIs. Cassandra John went 1 for 3 with a run scored and two RBIs, while Katy Renish went 2 for 4 with a run scored and one RBI. The Mustangs (7-6-1, 2-0 in league) will face Northwood at TeWinkle Park on Tuesday, beginning at 3:15 p.m. PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE Costa Mesa 10, University 1 Costa Mesa 101 400 4 - 10 12 3 University 100 000 0 - 1 5 5 Lindsay and S. Watkins; Wood and Watkins.
NEWS
May 4, 2001
IRVINE - The Costa Mesa High softball team had some not-so-funny arithmetic tossed its way following Friday's Pacific Coast League contest with Northwood. Five hits, plus eight walks, plus five Timberwolves' errors equaled zero runs in the Mustangs' 6-0 road loss. "I've never seen anything like that before," a bewildered Coach Rick Buonarigo said. "We had the bases loaded four times and we just couldn't find a way to score them." Cassandra John went 2 for 4 and stole four bases to lead the Mustangs (12-8-1, 6-2 in league)
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April 23, 2014
Vanguard University junior first baseman Brittney Boggs is a repeat honoree on the All-Golden State Athletic Conference softball team to lead five Lions selected by coaches. Boggs leads the Lions (30-20, 10-10 in conference) heading into the GSAC Tournament, in which they open Thursday against Hope International at Concordia University at 9:30 a.m., with six home runs, 33 runs batted in and 12 doubles. She is hitting .360. Breanne Gomez, a junior catcher, earned her second All-GSAC recognition, having been honored as a freshman in 2012.
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By Matt Szabo | April 3, 2014
Even with a very young squad this year and rough preseason results, the Newport Harbor High softball team may still be the class of the Newport-Mesa district. The Sailors continued building their case for that Thursday. Freshman pitcher Sammy Del Toro recorded both her first win and first save of the season and the Sailors hung on to edge Estancia, 10-9, in a nonleague game at Newport Harbor High. "Any win is good," said Newport Harbor Coach Russell Hartman after his team improved to 2-11-1.
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March 28, 2014
SOFTBALL Estancia 7, University 6 Chloe Davis belted a three-run home run and made the tag for the final out for the Eagles in the nonleague game Friday. Bree Vernon went three for four, Steph Enriquez tripled and singled, and Kelly Hinkle struck out seven for Estancia (10-2). — BOYS' VOLLEYBALL Corona del Mar def. Irvine Joey Martino recorded 12 kills and Ryan Moss added eight kills to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-17, 25-16, 25-15 Pacific Coast League win Friday at CdM. Sam Kobrine and Kevin Fults had six kills each, while Finn Jeffrey (three kills, one solo block, three block assists)
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February 15, 2014
Junior right fielder Gabrielle Jackson was a combined five for six with six runs batted in and two doubles, as host Vanguard University swept Embry Riddle in a nonconference softball doubleheader Saturday. Vanguard claimed an 8-0 victory in the opener. Junior catcher Breanne Gomez and junior shortstop Haley Croce each were two for two, while sophomore starting pitcher Taylor Doyle scattered five hits in four shutout innings, striking out five to improve to 3-0. Freshman Taylor Wilson and junior Taylor Hallahan each had two hits and scored twice as Vanguard won the second game, 9-1. Sophomore Alexandra Olvera allowed one earned run and six hits to improve to 2-0. Vanguard is now 9-2, while Embry Riddle is 1-3. — WOMEN'S BASKETBALL UC Riverside 87, UC Irvine 75 RIVERSIDE — UCI senior forward Camille Buckley had 28 points and 15 rebounds for her 11th double-double of the season in Saturday's Big West Conference game.
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By Bradley Zint | February 12, 2014
Roger Chadderdon describes himself as an "old guy who wants to play softball. " And for 25 years, the Costa Mesa resident has been doing just that beneath the lights of the TeWinkle Park Athletic Complex, a pristine facility off Arlington Drive with three softball fields, one baseball diamond, a snack bar, ample parking and tree-lined entryways. In late January - a few days after signing up for the city's springtime men's softball league - Chadderdon, 53, received unexpected news: The players could no longer use TeWinkle on Friday evenings.
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By Bradley Zint | November 29, 2013
The president of Costa Mesa's municipal employee union plans to retire after 32 years with the city. Helen Nenadal's last workday is Dec. 20. The facilities maintenance technician heads the Costa Mesa City Employees Assn. "It's been great working for the city for that long," Nenadal said Wednesday. "When you're working for the city that long, you become a city family. You're at work more than you're at home. " Her career started as a part-time softball coach. She has served as CMCEA president for the last four years.
SPORTS
August 9, 2013
The Newport Mesa softball 10-and-under and 14-and-under All-Star fastpitch teams had strong showings this season, each finishing second in their respective Amateur Softball Assn. District C tournament and qualifying for the ASA State C championship tournament. Prior to the district tournament, the U-10 All-Stars won the Fountain Valley tournament and placed second in the Capo Valley and Costa del Sol tournaments. Newport Mesa went on to lose to Los Altos in the district tournament title game.
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By Matt Szabo | July 10, 2013
Hattie Marshall did not want the sun to set on her Newport Harbor High softball career before picking up her first Sunset League win. The numbers were staggeringly against Marshall, a senior pitcher and co-captain, and the Sailors coming into the 2013 season. They hadn't won a league game in six years, losing 52 in a row. It reached 53 straight league losses before the Sailors played host to Fountain Valley on April 11. The resulting 6-5 victory sent a wide range of emotions through Marshall, who pitched the complete game and went two for three with three runs batted in. "It was kind of like relief in a way," she said.
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June 21, 2013
Newport Harbor High senior softball player Hattie Marshall has earned first-team All-Sunset League honors for the second straight year. Marshall, a pitcher, led the Sailors in most offensive categories like batting average (.452), home runs (five) and runs batted in (18). She also had a team-best six doubles for the Sailors (4-24, 1-9 in league). Marshall, last year's Newport-Mesa Player of the Year who is bound for Concordia University, had a 4.02 earned-run average for Newport Harbor.
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May 30, 2013
COLUMBUS, Ga. - Concordia University captured the school's first NAIA softball national championship on Thursday, defeating Spring Hill of Alabama, 8-3, in the title game. Freshman third baseman Hannah Howell was two for two with three runs batted in and junior shortstop Jenna Jorgenson was two for four with three RBIs for the winners, who scored five in the fourth inning to break open a 2-2 deadlock. Senior Katie Cotta allowed three hits and one earned run in a complete-game effort to record the victory.
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