| Jun 29, 2014
| 12:45 PM
When Evan Chalmers became the baseball coach at Newport Harbor High in December, the first player he reached out to was Shaun Vetrovec. This wasn't Chalmers' first go around with the Sailors, yet he needed Vetrovec on his side.
The coach Chalmers...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 12:30 PM
CORONA DEL MAR, California -- Lindsay Nieto remembers it well, the day her father told her he was dying. She still was in high school, and, with her older brother, she met her dad and stepmother at a coffee shop before classes. "They came walking...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 6:56 PM
MESA, Ariz. — Daniel Lewis has yet to pitch in a minor league game, yet he may be as mentally prepared as any closer in the majors.
And despite never having participated in a spring training camp, Lewis is as well-conditioned as any player....
| Jul 4, 2014
| 2:34 PM
Around this time four summers ago, Giovanni Gentosi mulled over what sports to try out for at Corona del Mar High. As a kid, he played many sports and his family supported him.
Mom and dad were always there when he competed in the swimming pool, on...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 2:40 PM
On an April Tuesday afternoon, a big black van rolled through the streets of Elmhurst.
It might have been rented for a prom by a group of friends. It might have contained a baseball team headed to a game.
Then it stopped at Dominic Corso's home and...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:54 AM
Sure, it's a large haul for the Bay Rivers District to put five teams in the baseball, softball and soccer state tournament semifinals on Friday at Liberty University in Lynchburg. And yes, several of the teams would not be playing this late had the...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:01 AM
As an all-county baseball player at Columbia’s Atholton High School and a two-year starter at the University of Pennsylvania, Steve Sclafani had hopes of being drafted by a Major League team after college.
That didn’t happen, so he...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 7:16 PM
They'll crown four new state champions in high school baseball on Friday at Penn State.
But none of those four teams will feel any better, or celebrate any louder, than the Raub Middle School team did last Thursday night at ECTB Stadium/Bicentennial...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 3:31 PM
The Times' high school All-Area baseball team
P: Jack Flaherty, Harvard-Westlake, Sr. A 10-0 record and 0.63 ERA provided a clue to Flaherty's exceptional senior year. He had 125 strikeouts in 78 innings and walked 12. A first-round pick of the St....
| May 13, 2014
| 9:58 PM
Mike Trout has a routine before his first at-bat of each game, one from which he rarely deviates. The Angels center fielder walks briskly from the on-deck circle to the plate, taps the umpire and catcher on the shin guards with his bat and digs his foot...
| May 14, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Born six minutes apart, and sometimes undiscernible from the other even by their mother, twin brothers David and Jacob Hill took uniquely divergent paths to Orange Coast College. But this baseball season, in a most unlikely way, the pair of pitching aces'...