Tuesday, April 5, 2011
Orange County: Five things from the weekend
1. Even though Edison left-hander Henry Owens (5-0, 0.42 ERA)—who beat Marina with a two-hit, 11-strikeout performance—is regarded as the county's best pitcher and has 43 strikeouts in 36 innings, he is not the county leader in making opponents whiff. That distinction belongs to Nate Anderson (4-0, 0.61) of Garden Grove with 53 Ks in 34.1 innings.
2. Bob Zamora, who coached Capistrano Valley for the past 34 seasons, won his 600th game on Friday. The milestone came in an 11-4 victory over Dana Hills in a South Coast League game as Gradeigh Sanchez had three hits, scored two runs and drove in three; Capo had a 10-run second inning. Under Zamora's guidance, the Cougars have won 15 league titles and six section championships. They're looking for another big year behind Kyle Matzek (.462), who has scored 14 runs and has 18 RBIs.
3. Los Alamitos, trailing by four runs, got a single, double and two-run homer from Allison Brown to help the Griffins come from behind to beat Mater Dei, 5-4, in the Corona Santiago Spring Fling softball tournament. Pinch-hitter Alicia Walker got the game-winning RBI in the top of the fifth inning.
4. Servite's Butch Pauu was one of the top linebackers in Orange County last season as a junior, and on Sunday at the Nike Camp at USC, he was named the camp's most valuable linebacker. Without question, he's going to be the 2011 season's Matt Inman—who also played linebacker for Servite. He's going to hit a lot of people very, very hard.
5. Corona del Mar named its new football coach, Scott Meyer, after the resignation of Jason Hitchens following a 10-2-1 season. Meyer had been the coach at Long Beach Jordan.