July 14, 2009
NORTHRIDGE, Calif. - With the playoffs quickly approaching in a number of leagues across the country, Athletic Media Relations staff members Nick Bocanegra, Lauren Olivas, and Jaclyn Rymer provide the latest information about the performances of your Matadors in their fourth baseball/softball report of the season.
Right-Handed Pitcher, USSSA Pride – National Pro Fastpitch
Softball Assistant Coach Fennel has appeared in six games this season at the plate and has a stolen base. On the mound, she pitched a shutout inning on June 17 in a 2-0 loss to the Rockford Thunder, retiring three of four batters faced. Her team returns to the diamond on Wednesday, July 15 to resume their season at home against the Akron Racers.
Right-Handed Pitcher, Humboldt Crabs – West Coast League
DeBoo continues to lead the Crabs pitching staff with a 0.70 ERA, four wins, ten total appearances, and is second on the team allowing a meager .169 avg. to opposing batters. In his 25 and 2/3 innings pitched DeBoo has only given up one extra base hit.
Middle Infielder, California Mariners - Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association
In the 20 games that DeMarco has played for the California Mariners, he has split his time in the field at second base, third base, and shortstop, compiling a .996 fielding average in the process. At the plate, DeMarco is batting .362 with nine doubles and six triples for the second-place Mariners.
Right-Handed Pitcher, Palm Springs Power – Southern California Collegiate Baseball Association
Longpre appeared in one game over the past week, pitched one inning for the Palm Springs Power, and struck out three batters.
For the season Longpre has the best ERA amongst all Power pitchers with a perfect 0.00, leads the team with both three saves and 17 appearances. Longpre has pitched a total of 22 innings, has only walked six batters and struck out 28 during the summer season for the first-place Power.
Pitcher/First Baseman, San Luis Obispo Blues – Sierra Baseball League
Peterson recorded his first win this past week, pitching two innings against the San Diego Mavericks on July 11th, in a 15-4 victory for the Blues. Peterson faced nine batters and had four strikeouts.
For the season he has a perfect 0.00 ERA and a 1-0 record, has made four appearances on the mound, pitched a total of five innings, and struck out nine batters.
Second Baseman, Wareham Gatemen – Cape Cod League
Pineda started four games this past week for the Wareham Gatemen adding two hits, two RBIs and three runs to his season totals. He had his best game of the week on July 11, as he went 2-for-4 at the plate with two RBIs, two runs and a double in a 9-7 loss to the Harwich Mariners. On the season, Pineda has 13 hits, eight RBIs, seven walks, five doubles, two stolen bases, 11 runs and a .186 batting average. His season double total leads the Gatemen and is good enough for fifth in the Cape Cod League. Pineda also is tied for second on the team in runs scored and RBIs.
Second Baseman, Sedalia Bombers – M.I.N.K League
On Monday, July 13, the Bombers defeated the Nevada Griffons on their field by a score of 11-0, placing the Bombers only one game behind the top spot in the MINK South Division. The two teams play again on Tuesday July 14, giving the Bombers an opportunity to tie the division-leading Griffons for first place.
Outfielder, Edenton Steamers – Coastal Plain League
Swanson finished the season in Matador baseball with a .227 batting average. This summer Swanson has managed to really step his game up and continue to lead the Steamers with the highest batting average. Currently Swanson is batting .333 and third on the team with 32 hits and 6 doubles. This passed week Swanson has swiped another base while playing the Petersburg Generals.
Shortstop, San Luis Obispo Rattlers - California Collegiate League
Vickers played in all four games for the Rattlers, helping the team finish with a 2-2 record this past week. Vickers played shortstop for three games and was the designated hitter for one game, scored twice, drove in two RBIs, induced three walks and had one hit in 14 at-bats for the week.
For the season Vickers is batting .121 with 66 at-bats and has eight runs, eight hits, four RBIs and has the second-highest amount of walks on the team with 12. Defensively, Vickers has a .952 fielding percentage and 33 assists and has started 17 of the 18 games that he has played in this season.