Here is a shortened version of this weekly feature for this week but still with some amazing performances. Items written by Stockton office assistant Paul Muyskens, CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett and editor Mark Tennis.
Note: To submit a State Stat Star of the Week of your own, email details to email@example.com. This week’s performances based on games played from March 24 to March 28 with some performances from this week also included.
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Brett Super (Sage Hill)
Saying this sophomores performance was super might be an understatement as he tossed his first no-hitter of his high school career during a 10-0 win over Brethren Christian. In the no-no, Super walked just two and struck out 14. Last season as a freshman, he went 7-2 and after this no-hit performance he improved to 2-0 with a 0.58 ERA this year.
Sagun Gainey (Tehachapi)
He hit for the cycle in goint 4-for-5 at the plate, and had two RBI in a 13-3 win against West of Bakersfield. Teammate Brandon Ursua also had three doubles.
Zak Nocon (Aliso Niguel, Aliso Viejo)
While Kyle Molnar is considered the staff ace, he showed that there can be a dominant No. 2 pitcher as well as he allowed just three hits and struck out six in a complete-game shutout during a 1-0 win over state-ranked Dana Hills in South Coast League play.
Jacob Castillo (San Dimas)
The Saints moved to 11-0 on the season with a 2-0 win over Kennedy of La Palma as he allowed just two hits while striking out 14.
John Vergara (Marshall, Los Angeles)
Despite dealing with injuries the last two seasons that cut his season short, this senior left-hander is off to a good start this season. He struck out 13 and allowed just three hits during a 8-0 win over San Fernando.
Ro Mahanty (Hillsdale, San Mateo)
Ro one out away from a no (no-hitter) before allowing an infield hit against South San Francisco. In another game against the same team, Ro was on the go at the plate and went a perfect 6-for-6 in another win by Hillsdale over SSF.
Tommy Palomera (Chatsworth)
Chosen as our 2015 State Freshman of the Year, Palomera’s sophomore season is off to a strong start. He allowed just one hit during a six-inning shutout performance last week when the Chancellors knocked off defending L.A. City champion Birmingham 10-0.
Arman Sabouri (Branham, San Jose)
Moving to 7-0 this season with an ERA under 1.00, he struck out a season-high 11 during a 5-2 win over Santa Teresa of San Jose.
Spencer Jones (Woodlake)
He threw a seven-inning no-hitter with 10 strikeouts in a 12-0 victory over Strathmore.
Dalton Blumenfeld (Hamilton, Los Angeles)
Showing why he was named to the All-L.A. City team last year, he hit his fifth home run of the season and drove in five runs during a 9-3 win over Westchester.