Ex-Quakes and Sixers go in Rule 5 draft

Major League Baseball held its annual Rule  5 draft on Thursday, where players with at least 3 or 4 years of professional service (depending on how old they were when drafted) who are not on 40-man rosters can be selected by another team for $50,000 in the major league portion. They would need to remain on the drafting team’s 25-man major league roster for the whole season, or be offered back to the original tam team for $50,000. So not all of these players will stick with the teams that draft them. Some will likely be returned.

There is also a Triple-A phase and a Double-A phase.

Here are some who were drafted:

–Darren O’Day, RHP. Unbelievable for the Quakes in the first half of 2007 (4-0, 0.75 ERA,  11 saves), and made it to the big leagues last year with the Angels, going 0-1 with a 4.57 ERA in 30 appearances. He was drafted in major league phase by the Mets.

–Robert Mosebach, RHP Went 1-1 with a 6.35 ERA at the end of ’06 and 11-7, 4.28 in ’07 for the Quakes, he hasn’t been above Double-A, where he went 9-12 with a 4.62 ERA last year at Arkansas. He was drafted in the major league phase by the Phillies.

–Miguel Gonzalez, RHP. Made 16 relief appearances for the Quakes in 2005-06, going a combined 1-0 with a 1.45 ERA. He hasn’t been above Double-A and missed all of 2008 with a knee injury. Apparently pitching well in the Mexican Winter League, Gonzalez was taken in the major league phase by the Red Sox.

–Francisco Lizarraga, INF. Batted .158 ion 13  games with the 66ers in 2008, and was drafted by the Reds in the Triple-A phase.

–Drew Locke, INF/OF Playing in his third year at High-A and second with the Sixers, Locke excelled in 2008, batting .311 with 11 home runs and 85 RBI after battting .280 with seven home runs and 30 RBI in 2007. He was taken by the Astros in the Triple-A phase.

–Shane Justis, INF A favorite of Sixers manager Dave Collins in 2007, Justis played all over the field that year and batted .297 with six home runs, 45 RBI and 12 stolen bases in 95 games. He batted .266 at Double-A Jacksonville. He was taken by the Brewers in the Triple-A phase.

All-Miramonte League volleyball

 All-Miramonte League volleyball

Courtney Donaldson Bonita Sr MVP
Ashley Maxfeldt Bonita Soph 1st
Katie Kirby Bonita Soph 1st
Allie LaPierre Bonita Jr 1st
Diana Lake Charter Oak Sr 1st
Jackie medina Charter Oak Sr 1st
Megan macias Los Altos Jr 1st
Alora DeLa Vera Los Altos Sr 1st
Jazmen Russel Los Altos Soph 1st
Lauren Mierke Bonita Jr. 2nd
Lauren Walsh Bonita Sr 2nd
Britany Kloster Charter Oak Sr 2nd
Nigeria Owens Los Altos Sr 2nd
Kiyar Williams Diamond Ranch Sr 2nd
Irene Chow Wilson Sr 2nd
Jen Filatof Los Altos Soph 2nd
Uschechi Anunkor Charter Oak Sr 2nd

Claire Marshall Bonita Sr HM
Courtney Webb Bonita Sr HM
Madeline Rossell Bonita Sr HM
Amanda Brown Los Altos Soph HM
Caitlin Dallen Charter Oak Sr HM
Andrea Sprague Charter Oak Sr HM
Celina paredes Wilson Sr HM
Tyler Dorsey Wilson Soph HM

Etiwanda advances to final

Although football semifinals dominated the high school sports scene on Friday, in a semifinal game in another sport — boys basketball — Etiwanda High School advanced to the finals of the Rose City Classic with a 55-46 victory over the host school, Pasadena on Friday night.

Pasadena won the Pacific League last year.

Etiwanda (3-0), a CIF-SS finalist last year, will play Sylmar of the L.A. City Section in the tournament championship on Saturday night at Pasadena High.