One of our greatest stat stars from the last football season, Ryan Robards of Elk Grove, has been on a tear for the Thundering Herd during the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section baseball playoffs. A pitcher who shut down nationally ranked La Costa Canyon and another who pitched his fourth career no-hitter also are on this week’s honor roll. For softball, the postseason home run hitting by Mission Viejo’s Camryn Ybarra and St. Patrick-St. Vincent’s Jaydee Boursaw can’t be ignored. We also do a shout out to Calexico pitcher who ended season with 27-inning scoreless streak.
Note: Writeups this week mostly for games played through May 27 but also some mentions from earlier this week. Writeups by Paul Muyskens, Mark Tennis & 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 for the record book, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 209-608-1317. You can also text to 209-608-1317.
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Trevor Contier (Redwood Christian, Castro Valley)
Speedy senior centerfielder went 3-for-4 with a double, three runs scored and two RBI in a 11-4 win vs. University of San Francisco in the CIF North Coast Section D5 playoffs. In an earlier playoff game, Contier had two steals, a run scored and one hit in a 7-1 triumph vs. South Fork of Miranda.
Sam Glick (El Toro, Lake Forest)
When the Chargers advanced in the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs with a 1-0 win over Oaks Christian of Westlake Village and before they lost to West Ranch of Valencia, Glick was clicking on the mound. In the win over the Lions, he allowed just two hits while striking out 10.
Ashton Goddard (Laguna Beach)
During the Breakers’ 4-0 win against Patriot of Riverside 4-0 in the CIFSS Division IV playoffs, Goddard pitched a complete-game shutout while allowing just two hits and striking out nine. Laguna Beach has continued to win and will play Kaiser of Fontana in this weekend’s title game.
Jackson Hulett (Grossmont, El Cajon)
This junior pitcher was huge for the Foothillers when they knocked out La Costa Canyon of Carlsbad from the CIF San Diego Section Open Division playoffs. LCC had been the section’s top-ranked team just about all season, but only got five hits against Hulett in a 2-1 loss. Hulett also pitched a one-hitter with six strikeouts in his previous outing vs. Valhalla of El Cajon.
Esteban Lizaola (Immanuel, Reedley)
In the CIF Central Section Division IV championship, Lizaola gave up seven hits but struck out 13 batters (including the final three outs of the game) to lift the Eagles past Firebaugh 2-1. It was a matchup of teams with sterling records – Immanuel finished 25-6 and Firebaugh 26-4 – and showed that Lizaola could be a steal for Cal State San Bernardino where he has signed to attend.
Kevin Milam (Heritage, Brentwood)
In a 9-1 win against Clayton Valley of Concord in the NCS D1 playoffs, Milam hit and pitched with equal effectiveness. He pitched a five-hitter on the mound and picked up his 11th win of the season against no losses. At the plate, Milam went 3-for-3 with a double and one RBI.
Aharon Modlin (Woodbridge, Irvine)
He was in home run hitting mode during an 8-1 win over Bishop Amat of La Puente as he went 3 for 4 with two home runs and five runs batted in to lead the Warriors past the Lancers in the CIF-SS Division III playoffs.
Chaylen Nyenhuis (Vista)
The state-ranked Panthers have been hot at the plate so far in the CIF San Diego Section D1 playoffs. Nyenhuis went 2-for-3 with homer, a double and four RBI in 17-0 romp past La Jolla and had a big two-run single in the 12-9 win vs. Poway. He has a team-leading five homers for the season.
Ryan Robards (Elk Grove)
Remember him from football season? The Sacramento Bee Player of the Year and first team elite all-state pick has been on a tear in the SJS D1 baseball playoffs. Robards, who will play baseball at Pacific, went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in Elk Grove’s 6-5 win last week vs. Woodcreek of Roseville. Then when the Thundering Herd beat Oak Ridge of El Dorado Hills twice by 6-2 scores to win the North bracket of the section playoffs, Robards went 2-for-3 with one RBI and then 2-for-4 with two runs scored. He’s raised his batting average to .388.
Landon Schell (Calvary Murrieta, Murrieta)
After hitting his fourth homer of the season in his previous game, Schell launched No. 5, added a double and went 3-for-4 with four RBI in a 8-0 win over Rio Hondo Prep in the CIFSS Division VI playoffs. After that game, Schell was hitting .553 for the season with 39 RBI.
Brett Super (Sage Hill, Newport Beach)
Nearly pitching a perfect game, he ended up with a no-hitter during a 2-0 win over Santa Paula in the CIFSS Division VI quarterfinals. The junior had 12 strikeouts and registered the fourth no-hitter of his career.
Chase Wehsener (Christian, El Cajon)
A junior first baseman, Chase went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI when the Patriots beat Santana of Santee (which had just three losses in the regular season) 12-2 in the CIF San Diego Section D2 playoffs. Wehsener then went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBI in a 7-4 loss to San Marcos. He ended the season hitting .437 with 26 RBI.
Jake Williams (Mariposa County, Mariposa)
He has to go down as one of the top small school players in the CIF Sac-Joaquin Section. Williams, the son of Mariposa softball coach Tony Williams (which has won three straight D6 section crowns), pitched a one-hitter with eight strikeouts and went 3-for-3 with a run scored in a 4-1 win over top-seeded Bradshaw Christian. The Grizzlies later won the D6 section title with an 11-7 triumph vs. Ripon Christian. For the season, Jake was among the section leaders with 106 strikeouts on the mound and also batted .526 with five homers and 22 RBI.
Jeremy Ydens (St. Francis, Mountain View)
Last year’s Cal-Hi Sports Junior of the Year he has put himself in contention for Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year this season. The UCLA-bound pitcher did not allow a run for 13 1/3 innings during the CIF CCS Open Division playoffs after a shutout during a 1-0 win over San Benito in the championship game. He also pitched a shutout when St. Francis beat Serra of San Mateo and in that game also had a two-run double.
Mackenzie Boesel (Lutheran, Orange)
As the Lancers continue their hopes of ending the season as the No. 1 team in the state (and nation), they defeated Cypress 12-2 last week behind this South Carolina-bound slugger. She two home runs in that game, including a grand slam, to with with a two-run shot.
Jaydee Boursaw (St. Patrick-St. Vincent, Vallejo)
In this week’s CIF North Coast Section Division IV semifinals, Boursaw crushed a pair of homers in her team’s 12-2 victory over Fortuna. Heading into the title game vs. Marin Catholic of Kentfield, she had hit four postseason homers and 13 overall for the season.
Kasey Cazares (Calexico)
A Louisiana State-Lafayette signer, Cazares led Calexico to the CIF San Diego Section D2 crown. In the 3-0 title-clinching win over Escondido, she tossed a four-hitter with six strikeouts. She earlier struck out 18 in a 10-inning win over the Cougars. Cazares also ended the season with a 27-inning scoreless streak and had 191 strikeouts with a 0.31 ERA.
Jodie Cory (Faith Baptist, Canoga Park)
She’s been on a tear for the Contenders in the CIFSS Division VII playoffs. In a 13-1 win vs. Coast Union of Cambria, Cory went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBI. Next came a 2-for-4 outing with a double and two RBI vs. Academy for Academic Excellence in a 8-3 triumph and then in this week’s semifinals she went 3-for-6 with two RBI as Faith Baptist topped Academy for Careers & Exploration 7-6 in 10 innings. The team plays Rolling Hills Prep in the championship.
Anekaila Crevani (St. Joseph Notre Dame, Alameda)
In the CIF North Coast Section Division V semifinals already played this week, Anekaila whirled a five-hitter with 16 strikeouts as the Pilots beat Head-Royce of Oakland 6-0. She also went 1-for-2 with a run scored at the plate. St. Joe plays Cloverdale this weekend in the title game.
Allowing just three baserunners during a 3-0 win by the Cougars over Santa Margarita in the CIFSS D1 playoffs, this Cal State Fullerton-bound pitcher allowed just two hits and one walk while striking out 10.
Sarah Fisher (Rancho Buena Vista, Vista)
She was among the CIF San Diego Section home run leaders all season and finished with eight. In a 10-3 win early last week over La Costa Canyon in the playoffs, Fisher went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI. She also finished with 47 hits and a .461 batting average.
Jessica Gomez (St. Bonaventure, Ventura)
Recording all but four outs with strikeouts, she allowed one hit and struck out 11 in a 11-0 five-inning win over Rubidoux of Riverside in the CIFSS Division V playoffs.
Kelci Hill (Santa Rosa Academy, Menifee)
A freshman to watch for next season and beyond, Hill had a huge game in her team’s 10-0 win earlier in the CIFSS D7 playoffs over Noli Indian of San Jacinto. In addition to pitching a no-hitter with 11 strikeouts, Hill also went 3-for-4 with two homers and five RBI.
Shea O’Leary (Valencia)
Committed to Texas, she allowed just four hits and one walk while striking out 10 when the Vikings defeated Pacifica of Garden Grove 6-0 in a matchup of two quality teams in the CIFSS D1 playoffs.
Eileen Perez (Valley View, Moreno Valley)
Going head-to-head with Florida-bound Natalie Lugo, she kept putting up zeroes on the scoreboard as she pitched nine shutout innings in a 1-0 win over South Hills of West Covina in the CIF-SS Division II playoffs. Perez also had 13 strikeouts during a 7-3 win over Righetti of Santa Maria.
Ally Sarabia (Half Moon Bay)
When the Cougars captured their second CIF CCS softball championship in program history, it was Sarabia leading the way. The junior first basemen had three hits and drove in four runs during a 9-2 win over Notre Dame of Salinas.
Madison Silay (Heritage, Brentwood)
Leading a Patriots’ offensive attack that saw them get 20 hits, this senior shortstop had three hits and drove in five runs during their 15-5 win over San Ramon Valley of Danville in the CIF North Coast Section D1 playoffs.
Nicole Stanzione (San Marcos)
Sophomore Alexis Orozco wasn’t the only standout for San Marcos in its run to the CIF San Diego Section Open Division title. Stanzione, a senior first baseman, went 3-for-3 with a double and two RBI in the team’s 7-6 win over Poway. She hit .314 for the season with 22 RBI.
Camryn Ybarra (Mission Viejo)
One of many players in California committed to a Pac-12 school, this Oregon State-commit hit two home runs in a game for the second time during the postseason as she hit two home runs during a 6-1 win over Poly of Riverside.