State Stat Stars Of The Week

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Alissa Cienfugos of Carson is latest home run hitting standout from softball program that’s had many in recent seasons. Maddie Dwyer’s great outing for Orange Lutheran against Amador Valley also just had to be written up. For baseball, a great doubleheader outing by Burney’s Ray Guerrero and a no-hitter in the super tough Mission League by Alemany’s Clay Rickerman are both among this week’s best honor roll performances.

Note: Writeups this week mostly for games played through April 9 by Mark Tennis, Paul Muyskens & CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett. We also will collect totals from MaxPreps, newspapers, tweets and from those sent in to us. We also will compile single-game highs from this post throughout the season and of course we use our weekly State Stat Stars collection as an aid for the Cal-Hi Sports State Record Book. That is the only state record book anyone has ever done and we have published it seven times with full copyright protection. To report totals to us for this feature and for the record book, email markjtennis@gmail.com or call 209-608-1317. You can also text to 209-608-1317.

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BASEBALL

Zak Baayoun (Woodbridge, Irvine)
Not only did Baayoun go 3-for-3 at the plate with an RBI and a stolen base, but he also pitched five shutout innings during a 12-0 win over Irvine. As a pitcher, Baayoun also allowed just three hits while striking out nine as the Warriors improved to 4-1 in Pacific Coast League play.

Jake Berry (Acalanes, Lafayette)
Last week in 5-2 wins over College Park of Pleasant Hill and Liberty Ranch of Galt, Berry went 5-for-7 with a walk, triple, two doubles, two RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base. Jake, who is committed to play at Utah Valley University in the fall, also made no errors from his outfield position on defense. Acalanes entered the current week at 11-1 and would be near the top of the Division III state rankings if those rankings were underway. We’ll get to those once we’re done with all post-season honors for basketball.

Jake Berry had a solid week for Acalanes. Photo: hometeamsonline.com

Jake Berry had a solid week for Acalanes. Photo: hometeamsonline.com


Lee Brewer (Tracy)
Looking like he should be playing with the Milwaukee Brewers, he had a double and a home run with six runs batted in as the Bulldogs defeated Tokay of Lodi 12-0. They continue to look like the top team this year in the southern part of the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section.

Ashwin Chona (Sage Hill, Newport Beach)
He has yet to do anything but win when on the mound. Just a freshman, Chona improved to 7-0 with a 0.42 ERA after pitching six shutout innings with 10 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Brethren Christian of Huntington Beach.

Troy Frazier (Grace Brethren, Simi Valley)
It wasn’t a great week for Grace Brethren when it was determined that the football team would stay on probation for next season due to an eligibility issue that already forced the squad to forfeit in a CIF Southern Section title game. On the baseball diamond, however, Frazier helped keep spirits up in leading the Lancers to a pair of wins over Carpinteria. In the first game, a 6-1 win, Frazier went 2-for-4 with two RBI. In the second game, a 5-0 win, Frazier pitched a two-hitter and struck out eight. He’s already pitched a one-hitter with 13 strikeouts this week in a win over Santa Clara of Oxnard.

Bubba Gomez (Fremont Christian)
Another freshman, Gomez did it all during a 20-1 win over California School for the Deaf of Fremont. First, he pitched a five-inning no-hitter with 15 strikeouts. Gomez also went 3-for-3 with a double, home run and six runs batted in.

Ray Guerrero (Burney)
The senior infielder is one to watch from the CIF Northern Section. He went 4-for-4 with four RBI, including a double and triple, in a 13-3 win last week vs. Trinity of Weaverville. But that was just the first game of a double-header. In the second game, Guerrero went 4-for-5 with a homer and six RBI in a 21-7 win. He also was the winning pitcher in the second game. Guerrero raised his batting average to .576 after the two outings.

Steven Langley (El Camino, Sacramento)
In a 15-0 romp past Burbank of Sacramento, Langley ripped a double, triple and had five RBI. He also went 4-for-4 against the Titans and already this week has gone 3-for-3 with two triples in a win against Mira Loma. Through 52 at-bats, Langley was hitting .650 for the season.

Jason Munsch (Westmont, Campbell)
Over six shutout innings on the mound, Munsch chewed up Palma of Salinas batters in a 4-0 win by the Warriors. He allowed just two hits while striking out six and beat a team that has been very good in recent seasons.
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Riley Ohl (Marina, Huntington Beach)
A receont SoCal Player of the Week, Ohl allowed just three hits and struck out eight while pitching a complete game shutout as the Vikings defeated Los Alamitos 5-0 in a Sunset League contest.

Clay Rickerman (Alemany, Mission Hills)
This junior right-hander pitched a no-hitter with five strikeouts when the Warriors defeated Crespi of Encino 5-0 in Mission League action.

Diego Rivera (Orange Cove)
He threw a seven-inning no-hitter with 18 strikeouts in a 12-0 win over Laton.

Ethan Roberts (North, Bakersfield)
According to CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett, Roberts had a career high of 16 strikeouts for a seven-inning game when the Stars beat South of Bakersfield 19-1.

Casey Schmitt (Eastlake, Chula Vista)
A junior from the same high school as Adrian Gonzalez of the L.A. Dodgers, Schmitt racked up four hits with a double and home run to lead the Titans past Chula Vista 3-0 in the title game of the John Baumgarten tourney. The San Diego State commit also got the last four outs on the mound for a save.

SOFTBALL

Madison Anderson (Clovis North, Fresno)
It was a school record for Anderson when she knocked in seven runs in a 12-11 win over Selma. In the same, she also hit a homer and finished 3-for-5.

Emma Bordenkecher (Temescal Canyon, Lake Elsinore)
There were a lot of Titans that were productive in a 21-4 win over Elsinore, but Bordenkecher topped them all by going 4-for-4 with four RBI. She also doubled and hit her seventh homer of the season. Bordenkecher, who homered twice in her first game against Patriot of Riverside, also upped her batting average to .675 through 16 games.

Alissa Cienfuegos (Carson)
Her bat has been en fuego lately. Last week, she hit two home runs in a game for the second time in a three-game span when the Colts clubbed Narbonne of Harbor City 23-4. Cienfuegos also had five RBI. Carson’s Darian Tautalafual once was tied for the Cal-Hi Sports career state home run record with 53 from 2009 to 2012. Her younger sister, Brianna, probably would have broken that record last year, but she sat it out while rehabbing a knee injury and finished with 39 in three seasons. Of course, both Tannon Show (Chino Hills) and Alyssa Palomino (Mission Viejo) may have still finished higher for career homers than Brianna had she played since those two had such phenomenal 2015 senior seasons. Cienfuegos is a senior who had seven homers last season as a junior and had already matched it this spring.

Kern Valley's Rebecca Gallis  has become a softball stat star very quickly. Photo: Courtesy family.

Kern Valley’s Rebecca Gallis has become a softball stat star very quickly. Photo: Courtesy family.


Kaytlin Donaldson (Waterford)
The senior standout didn’t allow an earned run in each of her pitching starts last week, but that was hardly the biggest reasons she’s in this week’s stat stars feature. First, in a 12-1 win over Ripon Christian, she went 3-for-4 with two triples and three runs scored while also pitching a two-hitter with 11 strikeouts. Despite the team allowing one run, Donaldson had a no-hitter and nine strikeouts in the second game, a 12-1 win vs. LeGrand. In that second game, she also went 4-for-4 with four RBI, including two doubles and two triples.

Jessica Dondlinger (Fowler)
In a 16-9 triumph vs. Parlier, Dondlinger had a career high of seven RBI. Her outing also included a 3-for-4 batting line with a home run and double.

Maddy Dwyer (Orange Lutheran)
The Stanford commit went a perfect 3-0 last week in the circle at the Michelle Carew Classic with her best game coming against Danielle Williams and Amador Valley of Pleasanton. She not only pitched a perfect game with six strikeouts but she also hit the game-winning two-run home run as the Lancers advanced with a 2-0 win over the Dons.

Justine Federe (Olympian, Chula Vista)
She collected four RBI and went 3-for-3 with two doubles and one triple in a 11-1 triumph vs. Horizon Christian of San Diego. Teammates Mecca Godinez (pitching win) and Sarah Gross (2-for-3, one RBI) also had good outings.

Karolina Flores (Moreno Valley)
For the second time this season, this senior captain drove in five runs in a game when she had three hits, including a double and a home run, in a 18-2 victory over San Bernardino. The Vikings also picked up their fourth win on the year.

Rebecca Gallis (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella)
A frequent stat star from basketball, Gallis has transitioned quickly to catcher and batter in softball. In a 13-0 win over McFarland, the senior went 3-for-4 at the plate with a triple, double and two RBI. Two days later, in an 18-0 win vs. Boron, she paced the Lady Bronc offensive attack with a first-inning two-run homer and finished 3-for-4 with three RBI. In that second game, Rebecca also reached a couple of career milestones. She went over the 100 RBI mark for her career and moved to 143 for hits. That pushed her past current Cal State Dominguez Hills player Jaime Duran for a new school record.

Kaitlan Horvath (Notre Dame, Riverside)
After collecting eight RBI already in two games this week, Horvath was hitting a whopping .767 for the season. In her big outing from last week, the junior standout went 3-for-4 with a double and five RBI in a 18-5 victory against Arrowhead Christian of Redlands.

Chardae Hoskins (Escalon)
Among the state leaders for no-hitters, this sophomore pitcher hurled her fourth no-hitter this season when she allowed just three walks while striking out nine during a 7-0 win over Riverbank.

Brianna Leasure (Hanford West, Hanford)
Leasure got some pleasure by smacking two home runs, collecting a game-high of five RBI and scoring twice in a 8-1 win over Golden West of Visalia.

Kaily Manning (Dinuba)
She had a outstanding game in a 13-3 triumph vs. Immanuel of Reedley. Manning hit three doubles, went 4-for-4 at the plate overall and had four RBI.

Madilyn Nickles (Merced)
It’s another stat star mention for Nickles. This times, she struck out 14 while allowing just two hits during a 2-0 win over Atwater. That wasn’t even her best stat line of the week, however, since earlier in the week she pitched a perfect game with 16 strikeouts during a 1-0 win over Golden Valley of Merced.

Isabel Rocco (Jurupa Hills, Fontana)
Freshman third baseman had her second multi-home run game of the season in a 14-13 win by the Spartans vs. Fontana. Rocco rocked the ball for two home runs and drove in seven runs. Earlier in the day, she also homered and drove in two runs in an 11-4 win over the Steelers.

Danielle Williams (Amador Valley, Pleasanton)
Committed to Missouri, this sophomore had two big pitching performances at the Michelle Carew Classic. First, she allowed just one hit with 18 strikeouts during a 3-0 win over Ramona of Riverside and later pitched a no-hitter with 16 strikeouts in a 5-0 win over Valencia. That Valencia team scored 11 runs already in a win this week vs. West Ranch, so it’s not as if Williams dominated against stiffs.

Mark Tennis is the co-founder and publisher of CalHiSports.com. He can be reached at markjtennis@gmail.com. Don’t forget to follow Mark on the Cal-Hi Sports Twitter handle: @CalHiSports


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