Julio Vargas, John Cummings Top the Century

Catcher Julio Vargas of Santa Ana High School and pitcher John Cummings of Canyon were named Century League players of the year in a vote of the league’s baseball coaches.

Vargas batted .442 and allowed only 5 stolen bases. Cummings was 9-3 with a county-leading 115 strikeouts.

The coaches’ teams:


Pitchers Jerry Ashoff Villa Park John Cummings Canyon Kent Donnelly Foothill Infielders Scott Crosby Santa Ana Valley Phillip Flores Santa Ana Octavio Medinas Santa Ana Dan Puskas Canyon Paul Thornton Foothill Outfielders Todd Hively El Modena Matt Newbrand El Modena Ralph Pacheco Canyon Chris Rodwick Canyon Catchers Paul Grady Costa Mesa Julio Vargas Santa Ana Designated Hitters Mark Dodd Fountain Valley John Genova Villa Park Utility Bob Reimers Santa Ana


Pitchers--George Carachure (Santa Ana), Kevin Ehl (Villa Park), Marcus Esposito (El Modena) and Mike Higgins (Foothill); Infielders--Joe Furukawa (Canyon), Ashby Jones (Foothill), Scott Myers (Canyon), Adolfo Reyes (Santa Ana Valley) and Tom Roth (Villa Park); Outfielders--Mike Cifranic (Canyon), Kent Madole (Foothill), Corey Parker (Foothill) and Pat Riley (Villa Park); Catcher--Scott Barton (Foothill); Utility--Chris Johnson (Villa Park).