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  • Baseball: Sparks, Morales drafted

    UC Irvine junior third baseman Taylor Sparks was the No. 58 overall pick by the Cincinnati Reds and senior pitcher Andrew Morales was taken No. 71 by the St. Louis Cardinals in the Major League First-Year Player Draft on Thursday. Sparks, the 2013 Big...
  • MLB Draft: Newport Harbor's Seabold selected by Orioles

    MLB Draft: Newport Harbor's Seabold selected by Orioles
    Before the start of the Major League Baseball Draft, Newport Harbor High Coach Evan Chalmers received a call from a scout on Connor Seabold. Chalmers doesn't remember the scout's name, just the questions the scout asked about Seabold's character and...
  • Morales leads UCI to Omaha

    Morales leads UCI to Omaha
    A first-inning run and Andrew Morales' usual brilliance paved the road to Omaha for the UC Irvine baseball team Saturday night. Morales, a highly decorated senior right-hander, was dominant on the hill at Allie P. Reynolds Stadium in Stillwater, Okla.,...
  • UC Irvine's Mike Gillespie, Texas' Augie Garrido to play one for ages

    What’s older than Major League Baseball? The combined ages of two coaches who will face each other in the College World Series on Saturday. UC Irvine’s Mike Gillespie (74) will see Texas’ Augie Garrido (75) in the other dugout for...
  • Baseball: Slugger Sparks UCI run

    Baseball: Slugger Sparks UCI run
    For most of his UC Irvine baseball career, Taylor Sparks has been more about detonating rallies than igniting them. But after a postseason move to the leadoff spot, the former cleanup hitter has helped the Anteaters explode back onto college baseball's...
  • Baseball: Bergman gets call

    Former UC Irvine baseball standout Christian Bergman made his Major League debut Monday, when he started for the Colorado Rockies against the visiting Atlanta Braves. Bergman, a 24th-round draft pick by the Rockies in 2010 after a four-year career at...
  • Virgen: What are the best places to watch World Cup in Newport-Mesa?

    Virgen: What are the best places to watch World Cup in Newport-Mesa?
    As a councilman and bar and restaurant owner Gary Monahan maintains a hectic schedule. But Thursday figures to be maddening, mainly in terms of business. World Cup begins, yet Monahan will be interested in more things than just the beautiful game. His...
  • Faulkner: Pirates baseball team honors Watanabe legacy

    It has been five years since Orange Coast College won a state baseball championship, which capped a tumultuous season marked by ultimate tragedy. Yet the memory of the 2009 in-season death of then-redshirt catcher Jourdan Watanabe, just as it did with...
  • Mesa Musings: Listening to the old Pacific Coast League

    College football's bowl season is upon us, but it's time to talk a little Hot Stove League baseball. The year was 1957. I was 12 years old and a huge Mickey Mantle fan. We didn't have Major League Baseball in Southern California in those days. The...
  • Steinberg: Happy days are here again

    Ding Dong The Witch Is Dead! The (putative) King is Dead! The SoCal Baseball Empire Strikes Back! Notwithstanding what metaphor you are able to mangle, a better day is coming for Los Angeles Dodgers fans. The sad, twisted reign of Frank McCourt holding...
  • Briefs: Ex-Lion opens in show

    Erik Komatsu, who played baseball at Vanguard University in 2006, opened the Major League Baseball season Wednesday as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals. A rookie outfielder, Komatsu went 15 for 54 in 24 spring training games to earn a spot on the...
  • Standing up for Down syndrome

    Standing up for Down syndrome
    HUNTINGTON BEACH — Scott McCall is no stranger to the water. The 30-year-old grew up in Huntington Beach. He learned to swim at Pacific Sands Cabana Club with his sisters, Jayme and Megan. But McCall always wanted to surf. He received special...