High-SchoolCalifornia: Angel Acosta

Cal-Hi Sports State Athlete of the Week

April, 27, 2012
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California high school baseball,ESPNHS Cal-Hi Sports Athlete of the WeekGabrielino H.S./ESPNHSPitcher Angel Acosta is a four-year varsity standout for his team.
Gabrielino’s Acosta getting accustomed to throwing no-hitters. He threw his third of the season last week and is close to tying a state record.

Batters in the Mission Valley League of Southern California’s San Gabriel Valley are sure going to be glad when Angel Acosta from Gabrielino of San Gabriel has finally graduated.

Since his days as a freshman playing on the varsity, the 5-foot-11 right-handed pitcher has been mowing down batters with regularity.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

April, 19, 2012
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Scoring decision is the difference in Rodriguez of Fairfield pitcher not getting credit for sixth career no-hitter. Area Code standout Freddy Avis of Menlo School also is among this week’s best.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, April 14; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 18; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Angel Acosta (Gabrielino, San Gabriel)

Make it three no-hitters for the season for Acosta, who notched No. 3 on Wednesday of this week in a 8-0 win over South El Monte. Acosta, who also drove in a pair of runs with his bat, struck out 10 batters and raised his career strikeout total to more than 400.

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Cal-Hi Sports Baseball State Stat Stars

April, 12, 2012
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Strikeout kings once again steal the spotlight as San Pasqual’s Kevin Grendell nearly sets San Diego Section record with 20 in one game while Tracy’s Jonah Wesely starts out a five-inning no-hitter with 13 in a row.

Note: We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, April 7; includes some games as of Wednesday, April 11; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Angel Acosta (Gabrielino, San Gabriel)
The strikeouts kept coming for Acosta as well in a 5-0 win by Gabrielino last week over Mountain View of El Monte. He ended with 16 although he did give up six hits. Acosta tossed a no-hitter in his previous start.

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Cal-Hi Sports Boys State Stat Stars

March, 23, 2012
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We have two weeks full of baseball players to catch up on, including a double no-hitter and a 48-game win streak coming to a close. From this week, a sophomore from Los Alamitos also has cooled off the hot start of state-ranked Huntington Beach.

Note:
We’re proud once again to collect weekly writeups of the most significant individual high school baseball totals in California. We use these as the basis for updating the state record book, which has been published seven times, most recently in the spring of 2009. To report a state stat star of your own, please email highlights to Mark.Tennis@espn.com.

(After games of Saturday, March 17; includes some games as of Wedneday, March 21; Contributing: Bob Barnett, Mark Tennis)

Angel Acosta (Gabrielino, San Gabriel)
The junior pitcher already has well over 300 strikeouts for his career since he was a varsity standout two years ago as a freshman. In a 2-1 win earlier this week against Mountain View of El Monte, Acosta went eight innings with a two-hitter and struck out nine. It was not his top extra-inning effort of the season, either. Acosta struck out 18 in a nine-inning game to lead Gabrielo past El Monte, 3-2, one week ago. He also had a two-hitter in that one.

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