3 More Prep Baseball Players Sign With Lions

The Loyola Marymount baseball team has signed catcher Matt Muller from Anaheim Servite, pitcher and outfielder Jason Hueth from Riverside Norte Vista and infielder John Cassanego from San Francisco St. Ignatius.

Muller, a six-footer who is batting .369 this season, earned all-league honors as a sophomore and junior.

The 6-4 Hueth was an All-Southern Section Division II selection last season and is a three-time all-league selection.

The 5-11 Cassanego was an All-West Catholic Athletic League selection and batted .400 last season.

Loyola previously signed 6-3 third baseman Brett Campbell from Bay League champion Peninsula.

"All four have been recruited with the premise that they will contribute as freshmen," Coach Jody Robinson said.

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Cal State Dominguez Hills will complete its baseball season with a three-game California Collegiate Athletic Assn. series against Cal Poly Pomona today and Saturday.

The teams will play a game at 3 p.m. today at Dominguez Hills and a doubleheader at noon Saturday in Pomona. Dominguez Hills is 27-25-1 and 12-15 in the CCAA and Pomona 27-22 and 15-12.

Dominguez Hills was defeated by Cal State Los Angeles, 9-4, on Wednesday at Carson, ending the Toros' hopes for an NCAA Division II playoff berth.

"I think (our pride) is going to be tested this weekend," Dominguez Hills Coach George Wing said. "Obviously, when you're out of the playoff race, there has to be other motivation."

The Toros have been led by first baseman Greg Bergeron, who is batting .410, and designated hitter Ariel Martin, who is batting .365.

Bergeron is also on the verge of setting two records. He could break the school's single-season record batting average of .408 set by Ruben Jauregui in 1988, and is tied with Pomona's Brian Dennis for the Division II record for most times hit by a pitch in a season. Each player has been hit 18 times.

The Loyola Marymount baseball team will conclude its West Coast Conference road schedule with a three-game series against St. Mary's on Sunday and Monday.

There will be a doubleheader at noon Sunday and a single game at 3 p.m. Monday.

Loyola is 22-27 and in third place in the conference at 13-11. St. Mary's is 14-30 and 9-15.

The Lions, who have won four of five games, have been led by center fielder Mike Peters, first baseman Anthony Napolitano and designated hitter Jesse Ibarra.

Peters, who was named conference player of the week after getting 11 hits in 20 at-bats, is batting .367. He is batting .400 in conference games. Napolitano is batting .309 and Ibarra is at .295 and leads the WCC with 13 home runs and 44 runs batted in.

Ibarra has also been the team's top relief pitcher with a 2-1 record, three saves and a 3.69 earned-run average. Junior Shane Bowers is the top starter at 6-6. He has a 3.99 ERA.

Loyola will play a nonconference game against UCLA at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Jackie Robinson Stadium.

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Dominguez Hills will be the host school for the CCAA softball tournament today and Saturday at the Cerritos Sports Complex.

The Toros play Chapman at 1 p.m. and Cal Poly San Luis Obispo at 5 today. On Saturday, Dominguez Hills plays Cal State San Bernardino at noon, UC Riverside at 2:30 p.m. and conference champion Cal State Bakersfield at 6.

The Toros, 19-24-1 and 7-13 in the CCAA, split a doubleheader with San Bernardino last week.

Dominguez Hills has been led by senior first baseman Melissa Punch, who will attempt to become the first player in school history to bat .400 in back-to-back seasons. She is batting .412 this season after batting .403 as a junior.

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Registration is under way for the 28th annual Jim Pugh Peninsula Racquet Roundup on June 12-13 at tennis courts throughout the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

The finals are June 13 at the Jack Kramer Tennis Club in Rolling Hills Estates.

The mixed doubles tournament will have A, B and C divisions.

The cost is $35 a person. There is also a tournament dinner June 12 with a cost of $25.

Proceeds will benefit the Harbor Foundation for the Retarded in Harbor City. Information: Sandra Williams at (310) 541-6304.

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The Gardena Recreation and Human Services Department is accepting applications for youth baseball umpires for the 1992 summer season.

Applicants must attend a certification training class from 7 to 9 p.m. May 17-19 at the Nakaoka Community Center, 1700 W. 162nd St., in Gardena.

Information: Deryl Lloyd at (213) 217-9542.

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Wendell Yoshida, who coached the Peninsula High girls' basketball team to the 1992 state Division I title, will be director of a summer basketball camp for girls in grades five through 12 starting June 21 at the Peninsula gym.

There will be a session for grades five through eight from 7 to 9 p.m. June 21-28 and a session for grades nine through 12 from 6 to 8 p.m. June 22-29.

The cost is $130 for each session. Information: Yoshida at (310) 318-5491.

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