Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Post-Season Honors

Congratulations to Stephen Williams who was a second-team all-CIF selection in Divison IV.

For the complete list, go to the California Baseball Coaches Association web site here.

Sunday, June 08, 2008

Where Are They Now?

Ryan Tucker, who pitched Temple City to a 5-2 win over Malibu in the first round of the CIF playoffs in 2005, made his Major League debut with the Florida Marlins today. Tucker gave up one run on two hits in five innings of work and earned a win as the Marlins rolled over the Cincinnati Reds, 9-2. (For the complete story, go here.)

Stephen Williams, the only member of this year's Malibu team to face Tucker back in 2005, popped out to first as a pinch-hitter batting in the bottom of the fifth. (The game summary is posted here.)

Mama and Papa Buss

Congratulations to Missy and Dave Buss on the birth of their twin daughters, Courtney Eleanor and Kendall Madalyn, yesterday morning. Coach Buss reports that Missy and the girls are doing well.

Thursday, June 05, 2008

2008 American Legion Schedule

June 9Monday5:00pmLoyolaMalibuMalibu
June 14Saturday10:00amMalibuSaMoSaMo
June 20Friday5:00pmSt. BernardMalibuUCLA
June 21Saturday10:00amMalibuLoyolaUCLA
June 17Saturday2:00pmBeverly HillsMalibuUCLA
June 26Thursday5:00pmMalibuPalisadesPalisades
June 28Saturday11:00amSt. BernardMalibuSt. Bernard
July 2Wednesday5:00pmFairfaxMalibuUCLA
July 5Saturday2:00pmMalibuPalisadesUCLA
July 8Tuesday5:00pmMalibuSaMoUCLA
July 12Saturday10:00amMalibuFairfaxUCLA
July 18Friday5:00pmMalibuPalisadesUCLA

Additional inter-area games will be added to the schedule at a later date.

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The Baseball Banquet

As a reminder, the baseball banquet will be tomorrow evening at Camp Hess Kramer beginning at 6:00 p.m.

To get to Camp Hess Kramer, go north on PCH to Yerba Buena Road. Turn right on Yerba Buena at Neptune's Net. Go up the hill and turn left into Gate #2. Follow the signs or balloons to the banquet location.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

The Post-Season Baseball Banquet

The Malibu High Baseball Banquet will be held on June 5th at 6 p.m. at Camp Hess Kramer in Malibu. The cost will be approximatelyl $25 per person.

Please let Coach Gallo know as soon as possible the number of people attending from your family.

CIF Playoff Update

Paul Rodriguez, a junior catcher with a .246 average and only two previous extra-base hits, had a walk-off home run to give St. Joseph (15-11) a 1-0 win over St. Bonaventure (25-5) in the second round of the CIF Division IV playoffs yesterday. Martin Medina, who gave up only two hits including the homer, suffered the loss.

Elsewhere, Bonita High (19-7) defeated Torrance (22-7), 5-2, to advance to the third round against Northview (23-4). Northview has spent much of the season at or near the top of the Division IV coaches' poll.

Oaks Christian (8-23) bowed out of the playoffs last week in a wildcard game with a 4-1 loss to Santa Ynez (16-11) while Oak Park (9-15) lost by a score of 14-0 in the first round to Sonora (22-6).

Sharks in the News

The Malibu Times this week notes the Sharks' early exit from the playoffs at Bonita High last Thursday while also naming the seven varsity players who were named to the All-Tri-Valley League teams. The story is available online here.

Elsewhere, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune last Friday published a story on Thursday's game from a different perspective. That story can be found here.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Where's Bonita?

Here's your Google Map for Bonita High School:

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Quick and easy directions: Go the 101 to the 134 to the 210. Take exit 47 onto Foothill Boulevard (Historic Route 66). Go southeast (toward La Verne) a little over a mile and turn right on D Street. Bonita high will be on the left. (The baseball field is southeast of the large parking lot on D Street, just past the tennis courts.)

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Playoff Schedule Change

The first-round playoff game between Malibu and Bonita has been moved from Friday to Thursday. Game time is 3:15 p.m. at Bonita High in La Verne TOMORROW.