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“LITTLE FIELD OF DREAMS” IS OPEN ON MOUNT HELIX

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Miriam Raftery

June 10, 2017 (Mt. Helix) – “This is a little field of dreams,” Cajon de Oro Little League President Josh Bailey declared at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today at the new facility on Russell Road in the Mount Helix community.

The new  field  at 10400 Russell Road, L a Mesa serves the League’s youngest  athletes:  T-ball players ages 4-6 and Rookies ages 6-7. The new T-ball and Rookies field is adjacent to the existing Mosher field for older Little League players—a field where several major and minor league baseball players got their start.

ECM PADRES REPORT: EIGHTH INNNING SURGE GIVES PADRES GAME ONE WIN OVER ROYALS

 

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Photo:  Jhoulys Chacin finished the night with seven innings pitched, three hits, two runs, two walks and six strikeouts.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 9, 2017 (San Diego) - We’re going to skip what happened yesterday and move right into tonight.  The Padres returned home for some interleague action against the Kansas City Royals.  Eric Skoglund started on the hill for the Royals against Jhoulys Chacin.

NO. 16 AZTECS ADVANCE AT NCAA T&F CHAMPIONSHIPS

 

Henderson was one of 12 competitors to run the 100 and 200 at the national meet

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June 8, 2017 (Eugene, Ore.) - Junior Ashley Henderson paced No. 16 San Diego State track and field, qualifying for two events in Saturday’s finals at the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Ore., Thursday. Henderson anchored the advancing 4x100-meter relay and moved on in the 100-meter dash in SDSU’s opening day of competition at Hayward Field.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES LEFT IN BURNING PILE OF RUBBLE IN PHOENIX

 

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June 8, 2017 (Phoenix) - The Padres once again were trying to salvage a series today against the Diamondbacks.  “And for what?” one might ask.  Great question.  Well...as Diego said in the first Ice Age film, “I’ve gotta save whatever dignity I’ve got left.”  Clayton Richard started against Patrick Corbin for the Dbacks.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES TRY TO KEEP UP, BUT DBACKS TAKE GAME TWO

 

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June 7, 2017 (Phoenix) - Last night was another bad night.  That’s what we can chalk these up to now.  It’s like a kid just having a bad day at school.  But maybe the Padres would have a good night tonight with Luis Perdomo on the mound.  Or maybe not, because Zack Greinke was starting for the Dbacks.  It’s like walking into the schoolyard and immediately being told to hand over your lunch money to the meanest kid in school (we’re not saying Zack Greinke is mean personality-wise).

SHEILA BURRELL NAMED USTFCCCA WOMEN'S WEST REGION COACH OF THE YEAR

 

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June 7, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State track & field and cross country head coach Shelia Burrell was named the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) Women’s West Region Coach of the Year, the organization recently announced.

LOCAL CHARITY BASKETBALL GAME FOR MOUNT MIGUEL HIGH GRAD AND CANCER VICTIM HOSTS NFL & NBA PLAYERS TO RAISE BREAST CANCER AWARENESS

 

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June 7, 2017 (San Diego) - Each year, Live4Gen hosts its premier event in the summer to remember former Mount Miguel High School girls basketball player Genevieve Costello, who lost her life to breast cancer in May of 2013. On Saturday, June 17th at San Diego High School, the 5th Annual Live4Gen Charity Basketball Games and Inaugural Dominique Jones Youth Football Camp will bridge sports and the San Diego community by serving as a charitable platform for professional athletes and community leaders.

ECM PADRES REPORT: DBACKS' FIRST INNING ONSLAUGHT BURIES PADRES

 

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June 6, 2017 (Phoenix) - The Rockies were struggling, but the Padres couldn’t beat them.  Now they’re in Arizona playing one of the best teams in the league.  Does the priest from San Diego State’s Newman Center who does Sunday masses for the Padres travel with the team?  We hope so.  Dinelson Lamet started game one against Robbie Ray for the Diamondbacks.

MOUNTAIN WEST NAMES COACH OF THE YEAR AWARD AFTER STEVE FISHER

 

MW names coaching honor the Steve Fisher Coach of the Year

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June 6, 2017 (San Diego) - The Mountain West Board of Directors today approved the recommendation by the league’s men’s basketball head coaches to name the conference’s top coaching honor after former San Diego State head coach Steve Fisher, who retired in April. The recipient of the award beginning in 2017-18 will be the Steve Fisher Coach of the Year.

EX-SDSU GOLFER XANDER SCHAUFFELE QUALIFIES FOR U.S. OPEN

 

Former Aztec star advances out of Memphis sectional

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Photo:  Schauffele will compete in the 117th U.S. Open in Erin, Wis.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 6, 2017 (San Diego) - Former San Diego State All-American Xander Schauffele (San Diego, Calif.) clinched a berth in the 2017 U.S. Open Championship Tuesday, emerging from a five-way playoff to grab one of two remaining spots in the United States Golf Association (USGA) sectional qualifier in Memphis, Tennessee.

CAROLINE ISRAELS NAMED ACWPC ALL-AMERICAN

 

Senior picks up third-straight All-America honor

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June 5, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State water polo senior Caroline Israels has been named to the 2017 Association of Collegiate Water Polo Coaches (ACWPC) Division I All-America Team. The honor marks the third consecutive season in which she has landed on the squad.

SDSU BASEBALL SEASON COMES TO AN END ON THIRD DAY OF NCAA REGIONAL

 

Aztecs drop game at Long Beach State 7-4

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June 4, 2017 (Long Beach) - A San Diego State baseball season that produced 42 victories (tied for the most for the program in the last 15 seasons), a fourth Mountain West Conference tournament title in the last five seasons and advanced to an NCAA Regional for the fourth time in five years has ended.

ECM PADRES REPORT: ROCKIES MAKE QUICK WORK OF PADRES FOR SERIES WIN

 

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Photo:  Army and Army National Guard.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 4, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres saw their five-game win streak end in the worst way possible yesterday.  But they could still win the series against the Rockies today with Jarred Cosart on the mound against Jeff Hoffman for Colorado.    

AZTECS DOWN UCLA 3-2 IN 13 INNINGS AT NCAA REGIONAL

 

Winning run comes on bases-loaded hit by pitch

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June 4, 2017 (Long Beach) - San Diego State kept Its Regional hopes alive as it defeated UCLA 3-2 in 13 innings Saturday afternoon at Blair Field in Long Beach, Calif. SDSU’s winning run came in the top of the 13th when Danny Sheehan was hit by pitch with the bases loaded.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES CAN'T SURVIVE AVALANCHE OF THE ROCKIES

 

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June 3, 2017 (San Diego) - Here’s something we can’t talk about very often:  the Padres have a winning streak.  Five games, to be exact.  But they’re still at the bottom of the NL West.  They’d try for six today with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Tyler Chatwood for Colorado.

Unfortunately, the Rockies kept the lead today.  Gerardo Parra started it up in the fourth with a single to score Carlos Gonzalez and the Rockies led 1-0.  

AZTECS LOSE IN REGIONAL AT LONG BEACH; FACE UCLA TOMORROW IN ELIMINATION GAME

 

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Photo:  Alan Trejo had a pair of hits and a walk in the loss to Long Beach State at the NCA Regional Friday night.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

June 2, 2017 (Long Beach) - Aztecs baseball traveled to Long Beach State tonight for the Long Beach Regional with the Dirtbags.  Senior Brett Seeburger started for the Aztecs against another senior, Dave Smith for the Dirtbags.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES COME FROM BEHIND TO DEFEAT ROCKIES IN SERIES OPENER

 

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Photo:  Wil Myers blasted a solo home run in the seventh.  Via @Padres on Twitter

June 2, 2017 (San Diego) - After a needed and, for once, well-deserved, day off, the Padres played host to the Colorado Rockies for the first weekend of June.  The Rockies have lost three of their last four.  German Marquez started for Colorado against Clayton Richard.

TWO AZTEC ROWERS NAMED CRCA NATIONAL SCHOLAR-ATHLETES

 

SDSU’s Emaleigh White and Nadirah Jamaludin awarded for academic performances

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May 31, 2017 (San Diego) - The Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association announced the list of CRCA National Scholar Athletes for the 2017 season, naming rowing’s Emaleigh White and Nadirah Jamaludin as award recipients. Both student-athletes are first-time recipients of the award.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SWEEP DEFENDING WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONS

 

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Photo:  Franchy Cordero scored the winning run in the eighth to sweep the Cubs.  Via @Padres on Twitter

May 31, 2017 (San Diego) - No matter what happens today, the Padres have won a series against the defending World Series champions.  Such an occurrence is like Haley’s Comet; it only happens once every [insert number of your choice] of years, so cherish it.  But in today’s game three, the Padres faced Jake Arrieta.  Luis Perdomo started for San Diego.  And something amazing would happen.

SDSU SOFTBALL'S JENAVEE PERES NAMED A NFCA SECOND TEAM ALL-AMERICAN

 

Peres becomes Aztecs’ fourth NFCA All-American in school history

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May 31, 2017 (San Diego) - San Diego State softball junior catcher Jenavee Peres (Garden Grove, Calif.) has been named a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second-Team All-American on Wednesday. The three All-America teams are voted on by coaching representatives for the NFCA throughout the country.

ECM PADRES REPORT: GOOD HITTING GIVES PADRES SERIES WIN OVER CUBS

 

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May 30, 2017 (San Diego) - Hunter Renfroe’s grand slam gave the Padres the 5-2 win over the defending World Series champion Cubs yesterday, so hopefully, they’re still riding the momentum as they headed into game two tonight.  Eddie Butler started for Chicago against Dinelson Lamet.

GROSSMONT COLLEGE WINS CA STATE BASEBALL CROWN

 

By Nick Pellegrino

Photo courtesy CCCAA

May 30, 2017 (El Cajon) - The last time former West Hills High standout Jeremiah Barr played in a big-time stadium, many thought his baseball career might be over.

Playing as a senior for the Wolf Pack, "J-Barr" dislocated his kneecap while swinging at a pitch after his cleat became lodged in the rubberized batting box at Petco Park, considered one of the cathedral ballparks in Major League Baseball.

ECM PADRES REPORT: RENFROE'S GRAND SLAM ERASES 2-0 DEFICIT, GIVES PADRES WIN OVER DEFENDING CHAMPION CUBS

 

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May 29, 2017 (San Diego) - The Padres returned home today to face the reigning world champion Chicago Cubs and are hopefully still riding the momentum from a win yesterday.  Kyle Hendricks started on the mound for Chicago against Jarred Cosart.

AZTECS WIN MOUNTAIN WEST CHAMPIONSHIP WITH 5-3 WIN OVER FRESNO STATE

 

SDSU captures conference title for fourth time in five years

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Photo:  Andrew Martinez was named the MVP of the 2017 Mountain West Baseball Tournament.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 28, 2017 (Alberquerque) - For the fourth time in the last five years, San Diego State is the Mountain West baseball champion, this time coming from behind to defeat Fresno State 5-3 Sunday afternoon in the title game in Albuquerque, N.M.

ECM PADRES REPORT: PADRES SAVE LAST GAME OF SERIES WITH 5-3 WIN AGAINST NATS

 

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May 28, 2017 (San Diego) - The upside to yesterday’s loss was former SDSU and West Hills standout Stephen Strasburg striking out 15.  Even though this series is out of reach as far as winning it, the Padres could still avoid a sweep with Jhoulys Chacin on the mound against Tyson Ross’ brother Joe for the Nats.

AZTEC T&F QUALIFIES SEVEN TO NCAA CHAMPS ON SATURDAY

 

SDSU’s 10 qualifiers to the NCAA Championships is its most since 2004

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May 27, 2017 (Austin, Tex.) - San Diego State track and field produced seven qualifiers in three events to the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships on the final day of the NCAA West Prelims Saturday, hosted by the University of Texas. The NCAA Championships occur from June 7-10 in Eugene, Ore.

BULLDOGS FORCE EXTRA GAME WITH 12-1 WIN OVER AZTECS

 

SDSU suffers run-rule defeat after seven innings

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Photo:  Andrew Martinez had two hits in the loss to Fresno State on Saturday.  Courtesy goaztecs.com

May 27, 2017 (Alberquerque) - San Diego State fell victim to the tourney run rule as it dropped a 12-1 decision to Fresno State in seven innings at the Mountain West Tournament in Albuquerque, N.M. The result means both team have a loss and it will all come down to a single game for the 2017 conference championship on Sunday at 1:00 p.m. MT at Santa Ana Star Field.

ECM PADRES REPORT: STRASBURG STRIKES OUT 15 AS NATS WIN GAME TWO

 

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May 27, 2017 (San Diego) - As expected, the Padres lost last night, but they tried again tonight with Clayton Richard on the mound against SDSU and West Hills alum Stephen Strasburg for the Nationals.

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