Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman named All-American in baseball

Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman celebrates with a teammate after hitting a solo home run in the first inning May 30 against St. John Bosco.  Freeman expects to be selected in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft, which begins Monday. (Photo by Will Lester/SCNG)

Another one has been bestowed on Etiwanda senior shortstop Tyler Freeman. Freeman has been named to he ABCA/Rawlings All-American team, one of just 13 players chosen nationwide to the first team.

He hit .526 with 35 runs scored, 36 RBI, eight doubles, four triples, four home runs and 18 stolen bases. His on-base percentage was a robust .638 and his slugging percentage .814 in leading the Eagles (27-3) to their first CIF championship.

His consistency was also impressive, as evidenced by the fact he got at least one hit in 28 of 30 games and recorded multiple hits in 17 games with a best of five coming against Chino Hills in a regulation game. He struck out just six times all season.

Freeman has signed with Texas Christian but was drafted in the second round by the Cleveland Indians earlier this month so he’s weighing the decision of going to college or pursuing professional baseball.

Here is the link to Rawlings release with list of players honored.

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Softball standout Audrey Sellers of St. Lucy’s picks a college

St. Lucy’s sophomore softball Audrey Sellers has committed to Boston University, announcing it on her Twitter account Thursday.

Sellers, a catcher, was a key performer for a Regents squad that made it to the CIF Southern Section Division 2 semifinals before falling to Camarillo 1-0.

She hit .416 with 36 runs scored, 32 RBI, 10 doubles, a triple and nine home runs. She also boasted an on-base percentage of 48- with a slugging percentage of .853.

Most notable was her showing against Baseline League foe Chino Hills in which she had three home runs, eight RBI and walked twice. She was a first-team All-Baseline League selection.

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Sam Lopez resigns after just one season with Bonita baseball program

Sam Lopez has resigned as baseball coach at Bonita after just one season, principal Derek Bub confirmed.

The Bearcats had some key injuries and had a subpar season by their standards, finishing just 15-11 overall and 7-8 in the Palomares League which was only good enough for fourth place.

Lopez had the tough task of replacing popular coach John Knott was stepped down to take the head position at nearby Mt. SAC. Knott was 247-75-2 in his decade with the program with just one losing season.

“It’s always tough to be that guy that replaces a popular coach,” Bub said, “We’re sorry to see him go after just a year but I think we’ll have a good pool of candidates for this job this time,

Lopez did note return messages left for him.

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Calvin Tang named boys basketball coach at Los Osos

Calvin Tang has been appointed head boys basketball coach at Los Osos. He replaces Dave Smith, the coach that built the program from its inception.

Tang, 34, spent the last four years at Hesperia, the last three heading the varsity program and the first assisting on the junior varsity level. His team was 61-24 in his three years including a still-in-tact 21-game Mojave River League win streak.

The Scorpions went 23-7 the past season, advancing to the CIF Southern Section Division 3A semifinal where they lost to Twentynine Palms 65-54.

Tang grew up in Riverside and played three years of basketball at Arlington. He went on to play at Sierra Community College in the more Northern part of the state.

He also spent four years as an assistant coach at Sierra after his playing eligibility expired.

From there he moved on to NCAA Division II Metropolitan State in Denver where he served as an assistant for two years, helping the team to postseason berths.

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Baseline League honors: Baseball

Etiwanda’s Tyler Freeman celebrates with a teammate after hitting a solo home run in the first inning May 30 against St. John Bosco.  Freeman expects to be selected in the first five rounds of the MLB Draft, which begins Monday. (Photo by Will Lester/SCNG)

MVP: Tyler Freeman, Senior, Shortstop, Etiwanda

First team
Brett Borgogno, Sr., Chino Hills
Drew Cowely, Sr., Upland
Cody Freeman, Soph., Etiwanda
J.C. Garza, Jr., Upland
Chris Jimenez, Sr., Etiwanda
Marcus Johnson, Soph., Etiwanda
Preston Kelly, Soph., Chino Hills
Austin Lorenz, Sr., Los Osos
Vincent Mughannem, Sr., Etiwanda
Isaiah Paige, Sr., Damien
Michael Pineiro, Sr., Los Osos
Steven Rivas, Sr., Etiwanda
Logan Spere, Soph., Rancho Cucamonga
Harrison Spohn, Sr., Damien

Second team
Matt Bardowell, Fr., Etiwanda
Brett Barrera, Soph., Los Osos
Bailey Bordas, Jr., Los Osos
Chris Chavez, Sr., Chino Hills
Colton Combs, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Andrew Garriola, Jr., Damien
Taylor Juline, Sr., Upland
Tommy Kolling, Jr., Los Osos
Brad Massaro, Sr., Etiwanda
Kalani Matton, Sr., Damien
Ryan Meza, Jr., Etiwanda
Mark Orozco, Jr., Chino Hills
Steve Ramirez, Jr., Etiwanda
Cody Rawson, Jr., Damien

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Baseline League honors: Softball

St. Lucy's' Dakota Casper RBI single with bases loaded in the fifth inning of a quarterfinal prep softball game against Villa Park at St Lucy's Priory High School in Glendora, Calif., on Thursday, May 25, 2017. St. Lucy's won 4-0. (Photo by Keith Birmingham, Pasadena Star-News/SCNG)

MVP: Dakota Casper, Senior, Pitcher, St. Lucy’s

First team
Peyton Angulo, Sr., Upland
Alyssa Avalos, Sr., St. Lucy’s
Samantha Diaz, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Samantha Garcia, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Alexis Gonzalez, Sr., Rancho Cucamonga
Lauren Gutierrez, Sr., Upland
Andrera Hernandez, Jr., Upland
Julia Jimenez, Soph., Etiwanda
Brooke Johnson, Sr., Chino Hills
Tyler King, Sr., Upland
Aubrey Olson, Jr., Los Osos
Mikayla Rubin, Sr., Chino Hills
Audrey Sellers, Soph., St. Lucy’s
Savannah Serrata, Fr., Etiwanda
Taylon Snow, Sr., Chino Hills

Second team
Allie Beck, Fr., Upland
Madiyson Estorga, Fr., Etiwanda
Katie Greep, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Raeleen Gutierrez, Soph., St. Lucy’s
Brooke Hatfield, Fr., Upland
Alexis Lopez, Jr., Los Osos
Camryn Lyman, Jr., Chino Hills
Alyssa Martinez, Jr., Chino Hills
Alexandria Martinez, Jr., Upland
Emily Moses, Fr., Etiwanda
Lauren Nunez, Jr., St. Lucy’s
Reese Vargas, Jr., Chino Hills
Justin Vasquez, Jr., Rancho Cucamonga
Madison Veldman, Sr., Upland
Madison Waymire, Fr., Rancho Cucamonga

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Citrus Belt League honors: Baseball

Citrus Valley High School pitcher Tristan Workman pitched a five-hitter with four strikeouts in a 2-1 victory over Carter in Citrus Belt League play on Thursday. (Photo by Frank Perez for SCNG)

MVP: Tristan Workman, Senior, Pitcher, Citrus Valley

First team
Michael Carpentier, Soph., Yucaipa
Marcos Castanon, Sr., Carter
Christian Diaz, Soph., Redlands
Roger Fair, Sr., Carter
Matthew Glover, Sr., Citrus Valley
Robert Gonzalez,. Sr., Redlands East Valley
Andrue Gracia, Jr., Cajon
Doug Haugh, Sr., Redlands
Tyson Heaton, Sr., Yucaipa
Larenz Hernandez, Sr., Redlands
Kaden Hopson, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Chaz McWilliams, Jr., Citrus Valley
Ryan Silva, Sr., Redlands East Valley
Nathan Sisk, Sr., Yucaipa
Cody Stevens, Sr., Yucaipa
Zuko Tillman, Jr., Redlands
Joshua Torrance, Sr., Yucaipa

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Etiwanda baseball team to be honored at Angels Stadium

Etiwanda celebrates after defeating Palm Desert 2-1 during Friday’s CIF Southern Section Division 2 baseball championship finals at Dodger Stadium in Los Angeles, Ca., Friday, June 2, 2017. (Photo by John Valenzuela/SCNG)

The Etiwanda baseball team will be honored at Angels Stadium in pre-game festivities on Friday before the scheduled game against the Kansas City Royals,

Several other teams winning CIF titles will also be saluted.

The Eagles (27-3) finished off a storybook season by beating Palm Desert 2-1 for their first CIF Southern Section title, this coming in a very competitive Division 2.

Coach Don Furnald’s team started the season 1-2, then won 26 of the next 27 games, the lone loss in that stretch coming in Baseline League play to Los Osos 3-2. Two of the team’s three losses were by a run.

“It will be a lot of fun for our kids, something they will always remember,” he said.

 

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Ayala softball standout Sarah Willis headed to Norco

One of the area’s top softball players will be tossing the ball for a new team next spring.

Sarah Willis, who had a sensational freshman year at Ayala, will be transferring to Norco, she and her father confirmed this afternoon while at the Daily Bulletin for the All-Inland Valley photo shoot.

Willis helped the Bulldogs (24-11)  to a berth in the Division 2 Southern Section semifinal where they lost a heart-breaker to Hart 1-0 in 12 innings. She was 12-8 with a 1.62 earned run average and 144 strikeouts in 137 innings.

In addition, she batted .380 with 23 runs scored, 23 RBI, 8 doubles, 2 triples and 4 home runs.

Among the other big moments she had this season was a solo home run that was lone score of the game in a 1-0 quarterfinal win over Los Altos.

The Bulldogs had another pitcher as well in Katelyn Williams who was 10-3 with as 2.12 ERA but she just graduated. They had another freshman in Madison Sanchez who had four appearances (two starts) in which she had an 0.62 ERA in 12 innings.

Norco (33-1) was ranked No. 1 in the nation much of the season but it lost the Division title game to Los Alamitos. The Cougars are graduating their standout pitcher Taylor Dockins.

 

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Citrus Belt League honors: Softball

Redlands High junior Jaymi Steward (No. 15) walks off the field after a first inning home run. Steward would later set the Redlands single season home run record. Photo by Chris Trevino.

MVP: Jaymi Steward, Sr., Redlands
MVP Pitcher: Mackenzee Clements

First Team
Kaitlyn Alvarado, Sr., Yucaipa
Amanda Carey, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Alicia Rivera, Sr., Carter
Esperanza Coe, Fr., Yucaipa
Madison Ferrao, Soph., Redlands East Valley
Julian Figueroa, Soph., Carter
Eve Harvey, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Sydnee Huff, Soph., Yucaipa
Madyson Marvulli, Sr., Yucaipa
Kayla Miller, Fr., Redlands
Maxine Ortega, Sr., Citrus Valley
Jada Overby, Sr., Redlands
Helena Ramirez, Sr., Eisenhower
Nahri Tath Slezak, Fr., Redlands
Brittney Villalobos, Soph., Miller
Morgan Zamora, Jr., Cajon

Second team
Shelby Arbeiter, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Alexis Avalos, Sr., Yucaipa
Paige Baca, Soph., Redlands
Kayleigh Bucio, Jr., Carter
Catherine Carrillo, Soph., Redlands
Rayleen Castro, Sr., Redlands
Keely Clark, Jr., Yucaipa
Mia Gomez, Jr., Citrus Valley
Megan Martin, Sr., Yucaipa
Karol Nelson, Soph., Miller
Miranda Nunez, Jr., Carter
Monroe Ojendyk-Mella, Soph., Yucaipa
Eric Rankin, Jr., Cajon
Cynthia Rios, Jr., Cajon
Julia Saloman, Jr., Redlands East Valley
Aya Smith, Jr., Redlands
Carsyn Taitague, Jr., Citrus Valley
Gabby Ursuy, Sr., Eisenhower

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