Still no score

The Wildcats did get a runner on in the second, as Josh Salmon reached on an error by El Toro third baseman Trevor Jensen. However, two fly outs to center and a caught stealing in which pinch-runner Scott Morgan was caught leaning off first nullified it.

On an interesting note, El Toro centerfielder Andrew Wellman seems to be struggling picking up the ball off the bat, heading back before having to rush into shallow center to catch both fly outs. Something to watch for later perhaps.

0-0 going into the third.

Chatwood strikes out side

REV’s star pitcher looks to be getting in a groove, as he struck out Andrew Marian, Austin Fierro and Grant Andersen swinging while giving up a single to Garrett Donohoe. Chatwood has four strikeouts to one walk and one hit through two.

Going into the bottom of 2nd with the game tied 0-0.

REV threatens in bottom of first, doesn’t score

Tyler Chatwood led off things for the Wildcats with a double to right just past the outstretched glove of El Toro’s Austin Fierro. Jeremy Perez flew out to center and David Andriese walked before Eric Young bounced out to first, moving Chatwood and Andriese to third and second, respectively. However, Tyler Zeigler induced a Ryan Burcroff ground out to second, ending the threat.

Going to the second tied at 0-0.

top of the first

Tyler Chatwood started off slow, walking Dillon Penprase and giving up a long fly out to Nolan Arenado along the right-centerfield warning track, but responded by striking out Michael Barnhill and getting Trevor Jensen to ground to second. Ryne Sutherland made a nice diving stop to get Jensen.

0-0, going to the bottom of the first.

REV lineup

Starting lineup for REV

1) Tyler Chatwood, P
2) Jeremy Perez, LF
3) David Andriese, RF
4) Eric Young, SS
5) Ryan Burcroff, 1B
6) Matt Andriese, CF
7) Josh Salmon, 3B
8) Paul Eshleman, C
9) Ryan Boeger, DH

Ryne Sutherland is playing second base.

El Toro lineup

Starting lineup for the visiting El Toro Chargers.

1) Dillon Penprase, 1B
2) Nolan Arenado, SS
3) Michael Barnhill, 2B
4) Trevor Jensen, 3B
5) Andrew Marian, LF
6) Austin Fierro, RF
7) Garrett Donohoe, DH
8) Grant Andersen, C
9) Andrew Wellman, CF

Lefthander pitcher Tyler Zeigler is starting on the mound.

REV goes to Chavez Ravine

And I get to follow. This will be the first of however many blogs I write from Dodger Stadium as I participate in REV’s adventurous trip to a (possible) CIF title. With that said, the trip to Dodger Stadium wasn’t nearly as daunting as I thought it would be.

At the advice of my superiors, I left the office in Ontario at 5 p.m. I had been to Dodger Stadium one time for a game (a game where I saw Robert Patrick – the bad Terminator from Terminator 2 – LC from Laguna Beach and the Hills (quite hot), and the Miz from Real World: Back to New York and countless Real World/Road Rules Challenges), but I was still wary of the legendary Dodger Stadium traffic situation.

But surprisingly, I made it to Dodger Stadium at 5:45 – a full 105 minutes from scheduled first pitch. I had no real interest in being at the park that early – for good reason, as the game is 25 minutes from starting as I write this drivel – so I hung a right and decided to have a meal in Chinatown.

As I’m driving through Chinatown, I see a sign for Foo Chow restaurant – which is the establishment that Chris Tucker and Jackie Chan make a mockery of in Rush Hour. Of course, that made it an obvious choice for dinner. It was much smaller and less colorful than it looked in the movie, but the General Zor’s Chicken I had was pretty darn tasty. Definitely tastier than the Dodger Dogs that the rest of the media is shoveling into their mouths as I type.

Anyway, I find it ridiculous that this game is supposed to start at 8 p.m., as the previous game – a Division III title tilt won by Sherman Oaks Notre Dame over West Covina South Hills 4-2 – concluded at 6:45. While no one really cares about a newspaper’s deadline besides the actual newspaper – there’s no reason to wait 75 minutes in between games. If the major leagues can clear a stadium in 35 minutes in between games of a doubleheader, there’s no way a high school game needs an extra 40 minutes. Right now someone is taking pictures of the umpires on the field as I see the time before I send in a quoteless gamer dissipate before my eyes.

There, I got all that out of my system, so let’s plays ball. They are now announcing the teams, which should take another 15-30 minutes.

State track qualifiers

Here is the complete (I hope) list of the local qualifiers for the CIF-State track meet that starts tomorrow at Cerritos College. If I miss any, let me know, because I’ll be out there covering it during the next couple of days.

Kauren Tarver, Serrano (No. 5)

100 hurdles
Kori Carter, Claremont (No. 4)
Shanice Stewart, Carter (No. 9)
Monisha Davis, Etiwanda (No. 13)

300 hurdles
Britt’nay Crabb, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 2)
Kori Carter, Claremont (No. 3)
Angelica Weaver, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 4)
April Pate, Carter (No. 5)

Rancho Cucamonga (No. 2)

High Jump
Shanice Stewart, Carter (No. 7)
Ashley Henry, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 18)

Long Jump
Karynn Dunn, Diamond Ranch (No. 4)

Triple Jump
Melissa Keltner, Chino Hills (No. 5)
Karynn Dunn, Diamond Ranch (No. 9)

Shot Put
Michelle Arumba, Los Osos (No. 3)

Charles Saseun, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 7)

Brett Walters, Sultana
Anthony Solis, Barstow
Issac Chavez, Barstow

300 hurdles
Cameron Stepney, San Gorgonio (No. 9)
Kyle Warren, Diamond Bar (No. 13)

High Jump
Sam Rockwood, Diamond Bar (No. 8)
Jamaal Franklin, Serrano (No. 9)
Obum Gwacham, Ayala (No. 19)

Brehaut commits to UCLA

I checked my e-mail when I woke up the morning, er. afternoon (it is a holiday after all) and got a message that Los Osos quarterback Richard Brehaut verbally committed to play at UCLA this morning. Brehaut, a 6-foot-3, 205-pound incoming senior, was offered by the Bruins after winning the MVP of the Steve Clarkson quarterback camp, a camp also attended by Upland’s Josh Nunes.

Brehaut is the first quarterback commit of the Rick Neuheisel-Norm Chow era at UCLA. There is a story (only available to Rivals subscribers) and we’ll have our own take later today.

CIF-Masters track qualifiers

A full list of local athletes who will be competing at Friday’s CIF-Masters track meet at Cerritos College in Norwalk.

Masters Qualifiers
Jordan Bernal, Apple Valley (No. 6)
Joel Baez, Diamond Bar (No. 7)

Shot Put
Guillermo Godinez, Upland (No. 10)

Triple Jump
Anthony Young, Colony (tied No. 5)

Long Jump
Damien Ephraim, Fontana (No. 7)
Garoon Gibbsracho, Damien (No. 9)

Pole Vault
Kris Danielson, Damien (No. 8)

High Jump
Anthony McClendon, Colony (No. 2)
Reggie Jackson, San Gorgonio (No. 4)
Obum Gwacham, Ayala (No. 7)

Roosevelt (No. 6)

Brett Walters, Sultana (No. 3)
Anthony Solis, Barstow (No. 7)
Issac Chavez, Barstow (No. 12)

DeWayne Booker, San Bernardino (No. 6)
Phil Rivera, Apple Valley (No. 7)
Marquis Pilcher, Eisenhower (No. 9)

Taylor Herrera, Damien (No. 8)

Charles Saesun, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 2)
Taylor Herrera, Damien (No. 5)

300 hurdles
Cameron Stepney, San Gorgonio (No. 1)
Kyle Warren, Diamond Bar (No. 5)

Shot Put
Michelle Arumba, Los Osos (No. 2)

Triple Jump
Karynn Dunn, Diamond Ranch (No. 2)
Melissa Keltner, Chino Hills (No. 9)
Ashley Perkins, Norco (No. 11)

Long Jump
Karynn Dunn, Diamond Ranch (No. 2)

High Jump
Shanice Stewart, Carter (No. 6)
Ashley Henry, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 8)

Rancho Cucamonga (No. 2)
Etiwanda (No. 8)

Rancho Cucamonga (No. 5)
Los Osos (No. 6)
San Gorgonio (No. 9)

300 hurdles
Angelica Weaver, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 2)
Britt’nay Crabb, Rancho Cucamonga (No. 4)
April Pate, Carter (No. 5)
Kori Carter, Claremont (No. 7)

100 hurdles
Kori Carter, Claremont (No. 1)
Monisha Davis, Etiwanda (No. 4)
Shanice Stewart, Carter (No. 6)
April Pate, Carter (No. 8)
Karynn Dunn, Diamond Ranch (No. 9)

Kauren Tarver, Serrano (No. 7)
Lauren Ervin, Etiwanda (No. 12)

Erika Kalmar, San Dimas (No. 8)