Chaffey College baseball team to open playoffs against Canyons

The Chaffey College baseball team has drawn the No. 7 seed and will open the Southern California Region of the playoffs with a best-of-3 series at home against No. 10 College of the Canyons.

The first game is slated for 2 p.m. on Friday with the second game Saturday at 11 a.m. The decisive game would follow 30 minutes later.

Chaffey (27-9) clinched the Foothill Conference on Thursday with a win over rival San Bernardino Valley College.

Canyons (28-8) was the third-place finished of the Western States-South Conference.
Chaffey coach Jeff Harlow doesn’t see his team as the favorite though.

“There really isn’t that much difference between a 7 and a 10,” he said. “Their conference was probably a little better and they had a better RPI so we’re gong to have to play well. We’re not taking anything for granted.”

Harlow said sophomore left-hander Daniel Honorof will start the first game. He went the distance on the mound in last week’s conference title-clinching game. Freshman right-hander Isaiah Haro, a product of Bonita High School, will start the second game.

Sophomore Kevin Riley (Los Osos) is the team’s top hitter at .410 with 46 RBIs. He is followed closely by sophomore infielder Cody Palmer (.383, 32 RBIs) and freshman catcher Logan Gopperton (.377, 24 RBIs).

Canyons boasts one of the state’s best offenses in the state with freshman Chad Bible hitting .392 and boasting 15 home rums and 59 RBIs in 36 games. Freshman catcher Anthony Lepre is hitting .409 with 13 home runs and 45 RBIs.

The Cougars are hitting .353 as a team and have seven players with 25 RBIs or more.

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All-CCAA softball team unveiled, features locals

Here is the complete All-CCAA softball team:

Player of Year: Hanna Holland, Humboldt State
Pitcher of Year: Katie Obbema, Humboldt State
Coach of Year: Shelli Sarchett, Humboldt State
Freshman of Year: Maddy Lewis, UC San Diego
Newcomer of Year: Cyrena Taylor, Jr., Chico State

First team
P Katie Obbema, Sr., Humboldt State
P Madison Williams, Jr., Humboldt State
C Brynn Lesovsky, Sr., Chico State
1B Cyrena Taylor, Jr., Chico State
2B Tiffany Hollingsworth, Jr., Humboldt State
3B Maddy Lewis, Fr., UC San Diego
SS Jennifer Lewis, Sr., San Francisco State
OF Hanna Holland, Soph., Humboldt State
OF Kelsi Maday, Soph., UC San Diego
OF Alli Cook, Sr., Chico State
DP Desiree Gonzalez, Sr., Chico State
UT Sierra Clark Sr., Cal State East Bay
UT Kaylee Gemmell, Soph., Cal State San Bernardino
AL-P Amanda Llerena, Sr., Sonoma State
AL-NP Bianca Noriega, Sr., Cal State Monterey Bay

Second team
P Lexi Edwards, Sr., UC San Diego
P Brooke Langeloh, Sr., Chico State
C Emma Schneider, Sr., UC San Diego
1B Breonna Bejeran, Jr., Humboldt State
2B Courtney Hennings, Fr., Cal State Monterey Bay
3B Carlie Daniel, Sr., Sonoma State
SS Cyndi Chavez, Sr., Humboldt State
OF Taylor Abeyta, Sr., UC San Diego
OF Morgan Ratliff, Fr., Cal State San Bernardino
OF Courtney Varela, Jr., Cal State Monterey Bay
DP Alee Balanon Fr., Sonoma State
UT-NP Lauren Sanders, Soph., UC San Diego
AL-OF Cassidy Duke, Sr., Cal State Stanislaus
AL-C Darian Harris, Sr., Humboldt State
AL-SS Alexus Martinez, Fr., Cal State Stanislaus

Honorable mention: Cassandra Williams, CS San Bernardino; Ali Cerminara, CS East Bay; Sarah Langley, Sonoma State; Jena Kaser, Sonoma State; Madison Castro, CS Monterey Bay; Amanda Herrera, CS San Bernardino; Ruby Quiralte, CS Stanislaus; Julie Pena, Humboldt State; Rose Marston, CS East Bay; Jasmine Ruiz, CS Dominguez Hills; Annelise Lopez, CS Monterey Bay; Alison Strycula, Sonoma State; Jordann White, Sonoma State; Jessica Angulo, CS San Bernardino; Analisa Nicholson, CS Dominguez Hills; Robin Alvaro, CS San Marcos.

** Taylor is graduate of Los Osos High School while Gonzalez is out of Etiwanda. Duke is a product of Upland High School.

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University of La Verne leads All-SCIAC women’s water awards

Women's Water Polo falls at Whittier

Post season honors have been handed our in women’s water polo for the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. The University of La Verne had an outstanding season and leads the list of honorees.

Here is the full list of those honored:

Athlete of Year: Angelica Hernandez, Sr., Whittier
Newcomer of Year: Guarina Garcia, Fr., La Verne
Coaching Staff of Year: University of La Verne, head coach William Rodriguez

First team
Cynthia Castillo, Sr., Whittier
Jocelyn Castro, Soph., Pomona-Pitzer
Ahsha Earwood, Soph., Pomona-Pitzer
Guarina Garcia, Fr., La Verne
Isabella Gorrocino, Jr., Whittier
Roxy Kiessling, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Alison Quincy, Sr., Chapman
Stephanie Rosero, Jr., La Verne

Second team
Taylor Christie, Sr., Redlands
Emily Fong, Jr., Chapman
Jessica Gaffney, Soph., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Amanda Jones, Sr., Cal Lutheran
Annie Kinney, Sr., Redlands
Zyania Morales, Jr., Whittier
Jenel Rivera, Jr., Whittier
Christina Williamson, Jr., Pomona-Pitzer

Sportsmanship Team
Kate Avery, Sr., Chapman
Caitlyn Freeman, Sr., Redlands
Amanda Jones, Sr., Cal Lutheran
Soumya Kannan, Sr., Caltech
Lizzy Kosin, Sr., Occidental
Kendra New, Sr., La Verne
Nicole Orozco, Sr., Claremont-Mudd-Scripps
Megan Snow, Sr., Pomona-Pitzer
Jasmine Villalpando, Sr., Whittier

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