State Stat Stars Of The Week

Two of this week's top stat stars are Dari Orme from Vanden of Fairfield and Radd Thomas from Placer of Auburn. Photos: &

Two of this week’s top stat stars are Dari Orme from Vanden of Fairfield and Radd Thomas from Placer of Auburn. Photos: &

We’ve got more updates on the team baseball no-hitter streaks out of the CIF North Coast Section. May be more on Friday night. Our favorite writeup for baseball comes from San Diego where pitcher and catcher with same name both shined in a win for Montgomery. There’s also some hot hitting for Elk Grove’s Dylan Carlson. For softball, hard to beat Jaydee Boursaw from St. Patrick-St. Vincent of Vallejo with three homers in one game, including a grand slam.

Note: Writeups this week mostly for games played through April 23 also by Paul Muyskens & CIF Central Section historian Bob Barnett with contribution from Harold Abend. 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 or call 209-608-1317. You can also text to 209-608-1317.

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After a rainout from last Friday, Sonoma Academy of Santa Rosa was reported with another no-hitter in a 9-1 win earlier this week vs. Tomales. The school and MaxPreps are reporting it as the sixth straight no-hitter by the team.

At Cal-Hi Sports, which is the only place complete state records have been researched and maintained in California, the streak is only being accepted for 27 2/3 innings, which relates to a scoring controversy in the fifth game of the streak. There were no errors given to Sonoma Academy in this latest game, but this was the third game out of the seven in which the opposing team scored.

As mentioned previously, there is no category in either the state record book or national record book for consecutive team no-hitters. They don’t put asterisks in the national book, but there would be one if this one is listed in any upcoming state record book in California, explaining the differences in why the sixth straight no-hitter (or however long the Sonoma Academy streak lasts) is accepted by some and why it’s not accepted by Cal-Hi Sports.

On Friday, the no-hit streak will be severely tested by St. Vincent de Paul of Petaluma, which had its own streak of four straight no-hitters stopped last Friday.


Michael Barker (Immanuel Christian, Ridgecrest)
It was a quite a doubleheader for Barker when his team swept a pair from Trona 20-0 and 14-0. In the 20-0 win, he went 3-for-4 with seven RBI, including a double and triple. In the 14-0 win, he was only 1-for-3 with two RBI at the plate but on the mound he tossed a no-hitter with 14 strikeouts. It was Barker’s second five-inning no-hitter of the season.

Zach Bushling (Kern Valley, Lake Isabella)
A junior who also had a breakout season in basketball, Bushling had a career day by hitting two home runs and collecting eight RBI in a 19-2 win two weeks ago vs. Frazier Park. Bushling also went 3-for-4.

Dylan Carlson (Elk Grove)
The big-time all-state candidate for the Thundering Herd broke out last week with two homers in a 7-2 win vs. Pleasant Grove of Elk Grove and then went 3-for-4 with a homer and three RBI in a 24-0 rout of Monterey Trail. Already this week, Carlson went 2-for-3 with four RBI when Elk Grove knocked off nationally ranked Davis 14-1 (although the Blue Devils have won the second of the week between the two).

Ben Cleasby (Palo Alto)
It’s been another good season so far for the Vikings, who beat Saratoga 12-0 and Gunn of Palo Alto 10-2 last week behind Cleasby. The junior outfielder went 3-for-4 in both games and had three RBI in both games. He also had two doubles against the Falcons and a double and triple against the Titans.

Trenton Denholm (Oak Ridge, El Dorado Hills)
Not only did this junior pitch a complete-game shutout with 10 strikeouts but he also drove in a run as the Trojans defeated Granite Bay 6-0. It helped them win two of three against the Grizzlies and enabled them to stay in this week’s State Top 20.

Taylor Dollard from Crespi of Encino delivers a pitch during his big-time outing in Mission League against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Photo: James Escarcega.

Taylor Dollard from Crespi of Encino delivers a pitch during his big-time outing in Mission League against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks. Photo: James Escarcega.

Taylor Dollard (Crespi, Encino)
It’s been an up-and-down season on the mound for Dollard, a junior. But he put it all together last week in a one-hitter over seven innings to help the Celts get a 7-0 win against Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks, which has been in the top 10 of the state this season. Dollard only struck out one batter, but got outs in key situations. Notre Dame (see below) got a state stat star from the series last week as well.

Sean Garvey (Army-Navy, Carlsbad)
He led the Warriors to a 15-0 romp past King-Chavez by tossing a no-hitter and striking out 13 batters. Garvey, a junior, also had a triple as a batter.

Hunter Greene (Notre Dame, Sherman Oaks)
Not only did last season’s State Sophomore of the Year strike out 15 while on the mound but he also hit two home runs during a win over Crespi of Encino in Mission League play.

Michael Hobbs (Corona)
The junior outfielder came into last week after going 3-for-3 and hitting a homer in his previous outing. Then in a 14-4 triumph over Norco, Hobbs looked like Roy Hobbs when he drove in seven runs. He also finished 3-for-4 with a homer and a double.

Jayden Lombardo (Grossmont, La Mesa)
Throwing a four-hitter isn’t normally stat star worthy, but Lombardo was named one of the San Diego Union-Tribune’s Athletes of the Week because his four-hitter came in a 2-1 win by the Foothillers against Cathedral Catholic, one of the top teams in the San Diego Section, and it gave them the title of the Bill Dickens City-East Tournament. Lombardo also was only making his third trip to the mound this season. He’s normally the team’s starting catcher.

Derek Marshall (Loyola, Los Angeles)
He hit two home runs during a 9-3 win over Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood in Mission League action last Wednesday. Loyola started this week in first-place despite some struggles in non-league tournaments.

Jorge Martinez & Jorge A. Martinez (Montgomery, San Diego)
We don’t know for sure but don’t think that these two Jorge’s are related. Jorge is a junior pitcher/outfielder who had three hits, including a double and homer, in a 6-1 win last week vs. Chula Vista. Jorge also was the winning pitcher with a six-hitter, six strikeouts and just the one run allowed. Jorge A. is a senior catcher (which means one Jorge Martinez threw to the other Jorge Martinez) who went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Chula Vista. Jorge A. also went 2-for-3 with an RBI in a loss last week to Cathedral Catholic.

Ryan Orr (La Costa Canyon, Carlsbad)
The Mavericks are ranked inside the Top 20 of our state rankings and his bat is one of the reasons why. Orr went 4-for-4 with two doubles and seven runs batted in during a 15-2 win over Sage Creek of Carlsbad. Orr also is highly regarded as a defensive catcher and has signed with San Diego State.

Andre Pallante (San Clemente)
Matching zeros on the scoreboard with big-time junior Hans Crouse, Pallante pitched seven shutout innings and allowed just two hits with no walks while striking out six in a game the Tritons eventually won 1-0 in 10 innings.
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Dominic Pedersen & Liam Galten (St. Vincent de Paul, Petaluma)
Over three wins two weeks ago vs. Technology (13-0), Archbishop Hanna (18-0) and Upper Lake (2-0), Pedersen (Senior, Pitcher/Catcher) was 7-for-11 with four runs scored and six RBI. Against Upper Lake, he also threw a no-hitter/near 7-inning perfect game with just one walk given up while striking out a career high 11 batters. Galten (Senior, Pitcher/Infielder) was 5 for 8 over a two-game stretch. During the back-to-back five-inning mercy rule wins, Liam also scored four runs and had three RBI. In the second win, 15-0 over Tomales, Galten also pitched a complete-game shutout three-hitter with eight strikeouts.

Zach Promes (Dublin)
In a pair of games last week for the Gaels, Promes was promising with six hits in seven at-bats, including a double and four RBI. He also pitched one two-thirds shutout innings of relief. Dublin had to go extra innings in both games, beating Dougherty Valley of San Ramon 6-5 in one game but losing 5-4 to Acalanes of Lafayette in the other.

Will Smiley (Crescenta Valley, La Crescenta)
Just a sophomore, he likely had a huge smile on his face after his start against Muir of Pasadena last week. Smiley pitched a no-hitter in the 8-0 win in Pacific League play.

Radd Thomas (Placer, Auburn)
A UC Santa Barbara signer and participant in last summer’s Area Code Games in Long Beach, Thomas was Radd to the bone when the Hillmen beat Colfax 7-0 last week. He finished with a no-hitter and struck out 17. It’s one of the highest strikeout totals in a no-hitter we’ve seen in the state this season.

Rudy Vasquez (Tulare Western)
Rappin’ Rudy went 4 for 5 at the plate, include two triples, in leading the Mustangs past Porterville 17-5. In the same game, Vasquez also scored four times and drove in six runs.


Abby Baldwin (Marina, Huntington Beach)
With a no-hitter going until the final inning, she ended up allowing two hits while striking out 12 in a 6-1 win over Newport Harbor of Newport Beach.

Jaydee Boursaw (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo)
She played five games last week and two of them were stat star worthy. One outing came in a 22-4 romp past St. Joseph Notre Dame of Alameda. In that one, Boursaw went 4-for-5 with three homers, including a grand slam, and knocked in seven runs. Later in a 16-5 victory vs. Oroville, Boursaw went 4-for-4 with four RBI, including a homer and double.

Suzy Brookshire (San Benito, Hollister)
One of the top players in the CCS, Brookshire began a busy week by going 3-for-3 with three RBI, including two homers, in a 12-2 win vs. Salinas. Later, she helped the Balers beat Monta Vista of Cupertino 10-0 with three hits, three RBI and a homer and then in a 11-1 win vs. Leland of San Jose she went for 2-for-4 with a double, triple and two RBI.

Alexus Coleman (Liberty, Brentwood)
She hit two home runs and drove in three runs as the Lions improved to 2-0 in the Bay Valley Athletic League with a 10-6 win over Deer Valley of Antioch.

Hannah McEwen from Patrick Henry of San Diego is in midst of another outstanding season. Photo:

Hannah McEwen from Patrick Henry of San Diego is in midst of another outstanding season. Photo:

Madeline Colombo (Los Gatos)
In a 15-0 win over Milpitas, the four-year varsity performer went 3-for-3 with a double, triple and four RBI. This came after she had gone 2-for-2 in a 4-3 loss to Presentation of San Jose. In the same two games, Colombo also was reported with five stolen bases.

Abbey Donovan (Half Moon Bay)
The senior second baseman went 3-for-4 with two runs scored when the Cougars beat Carlmont of Belmont 7-2. That’s the team coached by Jim Liggett, who recently won his 1,000th game. Donovan also had a stretch of games in which she went 10-for-17 with three doubles, one triple and one homer.

Maddy Dwyer (Lutheran, Orange)
Potentially a finalist for our Ms. Softball State Player of the Year at the end of the season, this Stanford-bound standout pitched her third no-hitter in a five-game span while striking out 10 when the Lancers defeated Santa Margarita of Rancho SM, 2-0.

Teanne Edens (Cloverdale)
The returning Redwood Empire small schools player of the year has led the Eagles to a 12-1 record so far this season. In a 14-0 win last week over Redwood Christian of Castro Valley, she pitched a no-hitter and also went 2-for-2 with a double and five RBI. She also had a five-RBI game earlier this season vs. Lower Lake, but in that game she was 5-for-5.

Noemi Farfan (Calvary Christian, Chula Vista)
She’ll be a stat star regular all season and gets in this week for going 4-for-4 with seven RBI in a 22-5 triumph vs. San Pasqual Academy of Escondido.

Eliyah Flores (Grand Terrace)
Junior shortstop headed to Oklahoma and daughter of head coach Bobby Flores hammered a pair of homers and had three RBI in a 13-1 romp last week vs. Fontana.

Sierra Frazier (Santiago, Corona)
Emerging sophomore hit two home runs and drove in four runs when the state-ranked Sharks defeated Centennial of Corona 6-1.

Taryn Hernandez (Animo Venice, Los Angeles)
She entered this week with 12 homers on the season and is just a freshman. In a 10-8 victory last week vs. Bright Star, Hernandez hit a grand slam homer. Then in a rout vs. L.A. Academy of Arts & Enterprise, she went 5-for-5 with two homers and four RBI.

Delaney Hull (Capistrano Valley, Mission Viejo)
Making her teammate’s home run in the first inning be enough for the win, this Utah State-commit pitched a no-hitter with five strikeouts to lead the Cougars past Dana Hills of Dana Point, 1-0.

Emma Jackson (El Camino Real, Woodland Hills)
Facing defending L.A. City Section champion Chatsworth, she pitched a shutout while allowing just one hit as the Conquistadores won 4-0.

Megan Lettow (Notre Dame, San Jose)
In a 8-6 victory vs. Pinewood of Los Altos Hills, Lettow went 4-for-5 with five RBI and hit the game-winning homer in the eighth inning. She also pitched all eight innings of the game and was the winning pitcher.

Emily Lira (Frazier Mountain, Lebec)
Only a freshman, Lira had a career day with nine RBI, scored six times and was 4-for-4 at the plate in a 36-4 win over Alpaugh.

Shelby Maier (Bishop’s, La Jolla)
Just a freshman, Maier came within one walk of ringing up a perfect game in her team’s 10-0 win in six innings against Escondido Charter. She did finish with a no-hitter and also struck out 14 batters.

Hannah McEwen (Patrick Henry, San Diego)
One of the top players in the San Diego area, the junior outfielder went 4-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI in a 20-0 rout of San Diego Morse last week. This came one week after she had five RBI in a win vs. Serra of San Diego.

Desarae Moreno (Bullard, Fresno)
She belted a grand slam and had five RBI for the Knights when they beat San Joaquin Memorial of Fresno 20-2.

Dari Orme (Vanden, Fairfield)
Her pitching has been a major reason why the Vikings were 12-0 at the start of this week and knocking on the door of the state rankings. Following a week in which she had a five-inning no-hitter vs. American Canyon, Orme pitched a one-hitter and struck out 11 in a 10-0 win over Fairfield. After that win, for the season, she was 12-0 with a 0.22 ERA and 116 strikeouts. Orme has signed with Fresno State.

Vanessa Taukeiaho (Etiwanda)
She’s been mashing the ball all season much like Tannon Snow did last year at league rival Chino Hills. In a 6-5 win last week vs. Chino Hills, Taukeiaho went 3-for-4 with a homer and four RBI. Earlier in the week, she went 4-for-4 with two homers, a double and four RBI in a 13-8 victory vs. Rancho Cucamonga. She started this week with 16 homers for the season.

Morgyn Wynne (Concord)
In addition to picking up the pitching win in her team’s 9-7 triumph over College Park of Pleasant Hill, Wynne (a sophomore) also contributed at the plate with three hits, including a double, with three runs scored and one RBI.

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

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