SportsScope : Gardena High Slugger Hicks Chosen in Fourth Round by Orioles


All-Marine League outfielder Aman Hicks of Gardena was drafted in the fourth round by the Baltimore Orioles on Wednesday.

Hicks, who batted .526 and stole 20 bases this season, said he will meet with a representative of the Orioles on Saturday.

Hicks is one of three South Bay high school players drafted in the first four rounds. St. Bernard shortstop Royce Clayton was a first-round pick of the San Francisco Giants and Redondo pitcher-shortstop Scott Davison was taken in the fourth round by the Montreal Expos.


The Olympic Velodrome at Cal State Dominguez Hills will be the site of the California Sprint Classic at 7 tonight. Competition will involve professionals and amateurs in men’s, women’s and junior divisions. Featured events will include match sprints, a motorcycle-paced Kierin race and a points race. Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under and senior citizens. The box office will open at 6 p.m.

The Greater Los Angeles Soccer League championship semifinals will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Sunday at Daniels Field in San Pedro. In the opening game, San Pedro Croat will face Hawthorne Caji. The second game matches San Pedro Yugoslavs against Santa Ana Juniors. The Yugoslavs were the regular-season league champions with a record of 16-1-1.

Sign-ups for American Youth Soccer Organization Region 6 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Eastview Little League, Capitol Drive at Gaffey Street in San Pedro. The region includes San Pedro, Harbor City, Lomita and portions of Wilmington and Carson and is open to youths aged 5 to 18. Registration is $50 for one child, $90 for two or $120 for three or more. Youths must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have proof of age. Sign-ups also will be held June 11 at the same place.