| Jun 26, 2014
| 10:05 PM
Sydney McKeown has been the leadoff batter for the Corona del Mar High softball team for three years, and that's not by accident.
The lefty is known as a "slapper," something that's common in softball. The name for it is easy to understand. McKeown...
| 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...
| Jul 2, 2014
| 12:09 AM
The 12-year-old Newport Beach Little League Intermediate All-Stars captured the first Division 55 title in over 20 years for their age group Thursday, defeating Rancho Niguel, 9-4.
Jack Hopkins got the squad off to a great start, allowing just one...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:55 PM
Those who can't do, teach. Whoever originated that axiom certainly did not account for UC Irvine baseball coaching staff, which is stacked with former All-Americans and led by a man whose highlights include winning an NCAA championship as a player...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:34 PM
For the small-ball-inclined UC Irvine baseball team, dropping bunts that creep halfway down the baseline is an important part of a winning formula that has helped the Anteaters reach the College World Series.
But a closer look into the psyche of this...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:23 PM
UC Irvine baseball coach Mike Gillespie said during Friday's press conference in Omaha that his team is the party crasher among the eight schools in the College World Series.
If that is the case, then the Anteaters (40-23), who upset No. 1 national seed...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 11:22 PM
Newport Harbor High pitchers Shaun Vetrovec and Connor Seabold highlight two of nine local baseball players participating in the Ryan Lemmon All-Star festivities at Windrow Park in Irvine on Friday and Saturday.
Vetrovec and Seabold made the senior All-...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 3:31 PM
When it comes to the top 10 Newport-Mesa sports stories of 2013, as selected by the Daily Pilot sports staff, a singular mantra emerges: Work hard. Compete. Win. Celebrate. Repeat.
Five of the top six stories in 2013 shared similar status in 2012,...
| Jan 1, 2014
Howie Kendrick, the Angels second baseman, wrapped up his two-day MLB Pro Players Skills Camp Monday at TeWinkle Park in Costa Mesa.
Youngsters, ages 8 to 14, received the rare opportunity of training with pros and also posed for photos and had items...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 9:50 PM
Three worthy baseball veterans were admitted to the Hall of Fame on Wednesday. The voters were right to honor their achievements.
Pitcher Roger Clemens and outfielder Barry Bonds did not receive enough votes. Clearly, their alleged use of steroids...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 PM
The Orange Coast College men's soccer team can do itself a big favor by winning its Orange Empire Conference and regular-season finale at Norco on Friday.
The Pirates, just like the OCC women's team, has been put in a bit of a pickle due to a unique...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 11:42 PM
UC Irvine junior Taylor Sparks has been named first-team preseason All-American in baseball by Perfect Game.
It's the third entity to recognize Sparks, the 2013 Big West Conference Co-Player of the Year, as a preseason All-American.
Sparks, a third...