Baseball State Records Updated (2)

Cooper Hjerpe of Woodland (left) tossed three straight no-hitters in 2019 and had one of the best totals from a new state record category: highest strikeout averages per inning. At right is MLB Hall of Famer Walter Johnson, who still ranks among all-time leaders for most strikeouts in one game he had in 1905 for Fullerton. Photos: SportStarsMag.com & bigtrain.org.


For this second of two posts highlighting all of the baseball state records that have now been added to our site we go over all of the categories relating to pitching. Pitch counts and innings limitations have definitely caused fewer records to be broken in recent seasons, so we’ve added a couple of new categories. California high school baseball state records have never been online before and we now have them all updated and ready to go in plenty of time before the 2021 season.

Note: We’re going to make this a free post on CalHiSports.com, but the much longer state record lists we’re going to link to will require a Gold Club membership. We now have extensive state record categories in our online archives in football, boys basketball, girls basketball and baseball plus all-state team listings for more than 40 years. We also will have additional baseball features on players and teams coming soon for Gold Club members as well and we will be doing these same state record updates soon for all teams/individuals in softball. To become a Gold Club member for as low as 6.8 cents per day to support this continuing work, CLICK HERE.

FOR ALL UPDATED STATE BASEBALL RECORDS IN TEAM CATEGORIES (STREAKS & HISTORICAL), CLICK HERE.
FOR ALL UPDATED STATE BASEBALL RECORDS IN TEAM CATEGORIES (HITTING/PITCHING/RUNS), CLICK HERE.

Note: We of course utilize MaxPreps.com leader lists for current players and teams and we encourage all schools and coaches to use that platform. There can be errors in those lists, however, that are not fixed and there are still a few players & teams who have unreported totals. MaxPreps also only goes back to the early 2000s. All California records before that were obtained through research by Cal-Hi Sports. We are the only source for state baseball records in California.

Joe DeMers from College Park of Pleasant Hill was a Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year who had 44 career pitching wins. Photo: Mark Tennis.


Most Wins (Season)
30 – Eddie French, San Francisco Sacred Heart, 1909 (30-2) Jr.*
19 – Dan Tippitt, Lancaster Antelope Valley, 1971
18 – Larry Maxie, Ontario Chaffey, 1957 (18-3) Jr.
18 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1971 (18-1) Jr.
18 – Dennis Springer, Easton Washington, 1983 (18-3)
18 – Scott Davison, Redondo Beach Redondo Union, 1988 (18-1)
* Including 26-0 on a tour of California.

Most Wins (Career)
51 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1969-1972 (51-6)
51 – Tim Thompson, Simi Valley Grace Brethren, 1997-2000 (51-6)
48 – Scott Davison, Redondo Beach Redondo Union, 1986-88 (48-6)
46 – Ron Robinson, Woodlake, 1977-1980 (46-10)
44 – Joe DeMers, Pleasant Hill College Park, 2012-2015 (44-5)
41 – Jamie Cederquist, Fowler, 1999-2002 (41-10)
40 – Jim Peterson, La Habra Sonora, 1971-73
40 – Jeff Cirillo, Burbank Providence, 1984-87

Most Consecutive Wins
35 – Tyler Wells, Maxwell, 2009-2011
33 – Mike Pill, West Covina Edgewood, 1975-77
33 – Richard Hunter, Temecula Linfield, 1991-93
31 – Joe Guntz, Chatsworth, 1999-2002
30 – Brett Super, Newport Beach Sage Hill, 2014-2017
28 – Brent Poston, Fowler, 1996-98
26 – Eddie French, San Francisco Sacred Heart, 1909 (Jr.)
26 – Wade Blasingame, Fresno Roosevelt, 1959-1961
25 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1971-72
24 – Mike Evans, Merced, 1977-78
24 – Jason Dominguez, Chatsworth, 2003-04
24 – Jack Flaherty, Studio City Harvard-Westlake, 2012-2014
24 – Brandon Gomez, Winters, 2017-2019
Note: For expanded Gold Club list including everyone with 38 career wins and more than 21 straight wins, CLICK HERE.

Best Season Records
17-0 – Rick Stewart, Fillmore, 1977
16-0 – Vance Thurston, Long Beach Wilson, 1947
16-0 – Dave Morehead, San Diego Hoover, 1961
16-0 – Mike Corkins, Riverside Rubidoux, 1964

Best Two-Season Records
28-0 – Mike Pill, West Covina Edgewood, 1976-77
26-0 – Brent Poston, Fowler, 1997-98
25-0 – Joe Guntz, Chatsworth, 2000-01
24-0 – Mike Evans, Merced, 1977-78
24-0 – Jason Dominguez, 2003-04
24-0 – Brett Super, Newport Beach Sage Hill, 2015-2016
23-0 – Wade Blasingame, Fresno Roosevelt, 1960-61
23-0 – Tyler Wells, Maxwell, 2010-2011
23-0 – Jack Flaherty, Studio City Harvard-Westlake, 2013-2014
Note: For expanded Gold Club lists including everyone at 15-0 plus best three-season records, CLICK HERE.

2013 Mr. Baseball State Player of the Year Jack Flaherty is shown after his championship game at Dodger Stadium. He came back in 2014 with another perfect pitching record. Photo: Mark Tennis.

Best Career Records
26-0 – Wade Blasingame, Fresno Roosevelt, 1959-1961
24-0 – Mike Evans, Merced, 1977-78
24-0 – Brandon Gomez, Winters, 2017-2019
21-0 – Bobby Waits, Fresno Bullard, 1988-89
21-0 – Kevin Reese, San Diego Mission Bay, 1994-95
35-1 – Jason Dominguez, Chatsworth, 2001-04

Lowest Earned Run Averages (Season)
(40-innings minimum)
0.00 – Mike Welker, Chico Pleasant Valley, 1967 (55, 0)
0.00 – Mike Reed, Quincy, 1987 (60 2/3, 0)
0.00 – Taber Maier, Cupertino, 1993 (63, 0)
0.00 – Tyler Wells, Maxwell, 2011 (60, 0)
0.00 – Steven Perry, Maxwell, 2011 (54, 0)
0.00 – Rob Them, Etna, 2017 (47 ⅔, 0)
0.00 – Will Springer, Hanford Sierra Pacific, 2018 (50 ⅔, 0)
0.00 – Ben Pedersen, Tulare, 2018 (46 ⅔, 0)
0.00 – Tobias Plotkin, Sun Valley Village Christian, 2019 (40 ⅔, 0)
0.08 – Bob Goodyear, Los Angeles Lutheran, 1973 (86 2/3, 1)
0.09 – Carlos Salazar, Kerman, 2013 (74, 1)
0.10 – J.P. Howell, Carmichael Jesuit, 2001 (71, 1)
0.10 – Cole Kitchen, Woodland Hills El Camino Real, 2019 (72 ⅓, 1)
0.11 – Denny LeMaster, Oxnard, 1958 (123, 2)
Note: Cole Winn (Orange Lutheran) 0.20 in 70 innings in 2018. Transfer only played one season for Lancers, but faced Trinity League competition.

Whether at the plate or closing games on the mound, Steven Zobac of Valley Christian (San Jose) was one of the most valuable players in Northern California for the 2018-19 seasons. Photo: Mark Tennis.


Lowest Earned Run Averages (Career)
0.15 – Steven Zobac, San Jose Valley Christian, 2018-2019*
0.20 – Mike Reed, Quincy, 1985-87**
*Had 0.00 in 24 innings as junior; 0.23 in 60 innings as senior.
**Approximate total.
Note: For expanded Gold Club list with everyone reported at 0.76 or higher, CLICK HERE.

Most Shutouts (Season)
9 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1972
9 – Pat McMullen, Lynwood, 1973
9 – David Wells, San Diego Pt. Loma, 1982
9 – Mike St. Esteben, Chino, 1988
9 – Jamie Cederquist, Fowler, 2001 (16-2) Jr.

Most Shutouts (Career)
20 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1970-72
Note: For expanded Gold Club lists with everyone at eight shutouts (season), most shutouts in a day and more for a career, CLICK HERE.

Most Consecutive Shutouts
8 – Dawson Netz, Pasadena Maranatha, 2018 (Jr.)
7 – Jerry Jordan, Avenal, 1970

Most Consecutive Scoreless Innings
59 ⅓ – Dawson Netz, Pasadena Maranatha, 2018 (Jr.)
59 – Jerry Jordan, Avenal, 1970
57 – Max Nyrop, Alameda, 2018-2019*
55 – Wayne Nix, Sepulveda Monroe, 1995
54 ⅔ – Joe Magrisi, San Diego Torrey Pines, 2018
54 – Mike Welker, Chico Pleasant Valley, 1967
53 – Denny LeMaster, Oxnard, 1958
52 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1972
52 – Jason Codiroli, San Jose Archbishop Mitty, 2005
44 – Wayne Qualls, Exeter, 1967
42 – David Wells, San Diego Pt. Loma, 1982
41 – Donald Brandt, Santa Clara Wilcox, 2004
41 – Jack Flaherty, Studio City Harvard-Westlake, 2014
41 – Byron Smith, San Diego Maranatha Christian, 2016
*Streak ended in first game of 2019 season after two innings.
Note: For expanded Gold Club list for most consecutive shutouts plus list of those with the longest consecutive unearned run streaks by innings, CLICK HERE.

Max Nyrop of Alameda had an ongoing record for consecutive scoreless innings that extended into 2019 after it stood at 55 innings following the 2018 season. Photo: Berry Evans III / SportStars.


Most No-Hitters (Season)
5 – Tony Ankerson, Santa Ana Mater Dei, 1957
5 – Steven Perry, Maxwell, 2011
5 – Tyler Wells, Maxwell, 2011
4 – Frank Followell, Long Beach Wilson, 1949 (Jr.)
4 – Lloyd Allen, Selma, 1967 (Jr.)
4 – Bob Goodyear, Los Angeles Lutheran, 1972 (Jr.)
4 – Luke Vanderham, Visalia Central Valley Christian, 2004
4 – Jonathan Guardado, La Puente Nogales, 2017
4 – Ashwin Chona, Newport Beach Sage Hill, 2017 (Soph.)
4 – Cooper Hjerpe, Woodland, 2019

Most No-Hitters (Career)
10 – Bubba Gomez, Fremont Christian, 2016-2019 (108)

Most Consecutive No-Hitters
4 – Byron Randolph, Winters, 1963
4 – John Kukuruda, Nicolaus East Nicolaus, 2010
4 – Steven Perry, Maxwell, 2011
3 – Lloyd Allen, Selma, 1967 (Jr.)*
3 – Ashwin Chona, Newport Beach Sage Hill, 2017 (Soph.)
3 – Cooper Hjerpe, Woodland, 2019
Note: For expanded Gold Club lists including everyone with six or more career no-hitters, everyone with two in a row and for most consecutive hitless innings, CLICK HERE.

Most Perfect Games (Season)
3 – Ron Robinson, Woodlake, 1980

Most Consecutive Perfect Games
2 – Mike Bradley, Fort Bragg, 1991 (Jr.)

Most Innings Pitched (Game)
19 – Dave Smith, Sacramento (3) vs. Woodland (2), 1944 (19-inning game)
19 – Mark Lucksinger, San Luis Obispo (2) vs. Lancaster Antelope Valley (4), 1965 (19-inning game) Soph.
18 2/3 – Jack Hedegore, Woodland (2) vs. Sacramento (3), 1944(19-inning game) Jr.
17 – Danny Zuzalek, Santa Barbara (4) vs. Long Beach Wilson (3), 1941 (17-Inning game)
17 – Horace Brightman, Long Beach Wilson (3) vs. Santa Barbara (4), 1941 (17-inning game)
17 – Bob McDowell, Bakersfield North (10) vs. Delano (9), 1956 (17-inning game)*
*McDowell won game with a home run in the bottom of the 17th inning.

Most Strikeouts (Season)
232 – Bob Goodyear, Los Angeles Lutheran, 1972 (Jr)
220 – Manuel Mendez, Easton Washington, 1992 (113 innings)

Most Strikeouts (Game)
34 – Joe Cartwright, Easton Washington (2) vs. Sanger (1), 1915 (13 innings)
33 – Richard Kinslow, Woodlake (5) vs. Lindsay (3), 1947 (13 innings)
27 – Walter Johnson, Fullerton (0) vs. Santa Ana (0), 1905 (15 innings)
27 – Dave Smith, Sacramento (3) vs. Woodland (2), 1944 (19 innings)
27 – Paul Pettit, Harbor City Narbonne (2) vs. Wilmington Banning (1), 1949 (12 innings)
26 – Mike McCormick, Alhambra Keppel (9) vs. Covina (1), 1956 (9 innings)
26 – Jim Ellis, Tulare (3) vs. Visalia Redwood (2), 1963 (15 1/3 innings in a 16-inning game)
26 – Vic Carrillo, Calexico (1) vs. Brawley (0), 1968 (14 innings of a 16-inning game)

Most Strikeouts (7-Inning Games)
23 – Shinjiro Kitano, San Marino Southwestern (4) vs. Los Angeles Yeshiva (0), 1990
21 – Bob Henricksen, Hollywood (0) vs. Los Angeles Fairfax (1), 1939
21 – Greg Pennington, Tustin (9) vs. Mission Viejo (0), 1968
21 – Eddie Gordon, Martinez Alhambra (4) vs. Walnut Creek Las Lomas (0), 1969 (No-hitter)
21 – Terry O’Dell, Carlsbad Victory Christian vs. Borrego Springs Borrego, 1987
21 – Michael Fagan, San Diego Jewish Academy (5) vs. San Diego Midway Baptist (0), 2008 (No-Hitter)

Most Strikeouts In No-Hitter/Perfect Game
24 – Robert Craghead, Fresno (7) vs. Fresno Tech (0), 1926 (9 innings)
21 – Eddie Gordon, Martinez Alhambra (4) vs. Walnut Creek Las Lomas (0), 1969
21 – Michael Fagan, San Diego Jewish Academy (5) vs. San Diego Midway Baptist (0), 2008
21 – Katir Prieto, Fresno (2) vs. Fresno McLane (0), 2015 (8 innings)
20 – Bob Flynn, El Segundo (4) vs. Los Angeles St. John Vianney (0), 1960
20 – Steve Young, Sutter Creek Amador (2) vs. San Andreas Calaveras (0), 1982
20 – J.J. Smith, Denair (9) vs. Delhi (0), 2019 (Perfect Game)
19 – Lucas Sweany, Vacaville Christian (7) vs. Ripon Christian (0), 2017
18 – Ray Quintana, Alameda Encinal (15) vs. Alameda (0), 1956
18 – Kyle Porter, El Dorado Hills Oak Ridge (1) vs. El Dorado Union Mine (0), 2010 (8 innings)
18 – Jacob Patterson, Oakland Head-Royce (9) vs. Oakland Skyline (0), 2016
18 – Carson Schellenberg, Reedley Immanuel vs. Porterville Monache, 2016
18 – Patrick Wicklander, San Jose Valley Christian (7) vs. San Francisco Archbishop Riordan (0), 2018
18 – Kade Sheedy, Bakersfield Stockdale (6) vs. Bakersfield Centennial (0), 2019
Note: For expanded Gold Club lists including everyone with 200 Ks or more in a season, 24 or more for a game and 20 or more for a seven-inning game, CLICK HERE.

Cooper Benson of San Luis Obispo averaged well over two strikeouts per inning during his season. Photo: syvnews.com.


Most Consecutive Strikeouts
19 – Lloyd Allen, Selma (2) vs. Tulare Western (0), 1967 (Jr.)
18 – Bob Goodyear, Los Angeles Lutheran vs. Pasadena La Salle, 1973
16 – Adam Sherrell, Bakersfield Community Christian (14) vs. Alpaugh (2), 1995
15 – Rick Miller, Independence Owens Valley vs. Baker, 1981
15 – Isaac Sagasta, Ontario Chaffey vs. Pomona Garey, 1989
15 – Jared Moon, Redondo Beach Redondo Union vs. Inglewood Morningside, 1996

Highest Strikeout Averages Per Inning (Season)
2.49 – Matt Berry, Redlands Packinghouse Christian Academy, 2009 (193 Ks, 77 ⅓ inns)
2.38 – Cooper Hjerpe, Woodland, 2018 (128 Ks, 53 ⅔ inns)
2.37 – Andrew Brooks, Ridgecrest Immanuel Christian, 2009 (132 Ks, 55 ⅔ inns)
2.32 – Cooper Benson, San Luis Obispo, 2018 (141 Ks, 60 ⅔ inns)
2.28 – Robert Peterson, La Verne Calvary Baptist, 2012 (178 Ks, 78 inns)
2.27 – Justin Wren, Redlands Adventist Academy, 2016 (121 Ks, 53 ⅓ inns)

Most Strikeouts (Career)
646 – Craig VanHulzen, Apple Valley Christian, 1987-1990
598 – Manuel Mendez, Easton Washington, 1990-92
588 – Lloyd Allen, Selma, 1965-68
578 – Ron Robinson, Woodlake, 1977-1980
569 – Bubba Gomez, Fremont Christian, 2016-2019 (108)
566 – Bob Goodyear, Los Angeles Lutheran, 1971-73
555 – Todd Malone, Orangevale Casa Roble, 1986-88
511 – Scott Davison, Redondo Beach Redondo Beach Union, 1986-88
510 – Jim Peterson, La Habra Sonora, 1971-73
496 – Scott McGregor, El Segundo, 1969-1972
495 – Michael Fagan, San Diego Jewish Academy, 2007-2010

Note: For Gold Club lists including additional categories such as most saves in a season and for a career, CLICK HERE.

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One Comment

  1. Jay Preuss
    Posted September 30, 2020 at 5:33 pm | Permalink

    Carlos Salazar had a 0.09 ERA in 74 innings for Kerman in 2013.

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