'Eaters Brock injured

UC Irvine baseball pitcher Evan Brock, who went 6-4 with a 3.14 earned-run average as a freshman in 2010 and limited opponents to a .162 batting average, is out indefinitely after undergoing surgery to repair a torn labrum in his right throwing shoulder, school officials said Monday.

Brock, whose participation with the collegiate national team over the summer was cut short due to the injury, was named to the all-regional team at the NCAA Los Angeles Regional, in which the Anteaters were eliminated.

Brock struck out nine in 81/3 innings in two appearances in the regional at UCLA, including earning the victory in a 4-3 triumph that eliminated then-defending national champion LSU.

Brock struck out 62 in 63 innings and surrendered only 34 hits in his first collegiate season, in which he made 20 appearances and six starts.

— Barry Faulkner

'Eaters Lerman lauded

UC Irvine senior Griffin Lerman was named Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week in men's water polo Monday.

Lerman scored nine goals in two weekend victories for the Anteaters, including a career-high six in a 12-7 triumph over Long Beach State Friday.

Lerman also helped the No. 6-ranked Anteaters (7-2) post an 11-5 win over No. 5-ranked UC Santa Barbara on Sunday.

Lerman has 17 goals this season, second-most on the team.

— From staff reports

McDonald singled out

Former Newport Harbor High football quarterback Andrew McDonald was named Offensive Player of the Week by the Southern California Football Assn. on Sept. 21 after leading Santa Ana College to a 56-17 rout of Santa Monica on Sept. 18.

McDonald, the Newport-Mesa Offensive Player of the Year as a Sailors senior in 2008, completed 14 of 17 passes for 185 yards and three touchdowns in just two quarters of action. He also scored a rushing touchdown for the Dons.

McDonald was 28 for 34 in the first three games for the Dons, producing 357 yards and five touchdown passes. He had thrown one interception.

Santa Ana faces Orange Coast on Nov. 13 at the Santa Ana Bowl.

— From staff reports

UCI's Wise honored

UC Irvine junior Eric Wise, a two-time second-team All-Big West Conference performer in men's basketball, has been named to the five-player preseason all-conference team by Blue Ribbon Forecast.

Wise, a versatile 6-foot-5 center and forward, averaged 16.3 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists last season, becoming only the second player in UCI history to lead the team in each category.

UCI was picked to finish fifth in the same preseason prognostications, behind, UC Santa Barbara, Pacific, Long Beach State and UC Davis, respectively.

— From staff reports

Orloff keys title

Ben Orloff, a former UC Irvine baseball standout, went two for five and drove in the eventual game-winning run to help the Tri-City ValleyCats capture the New York-Penn League championship with a 5-1 win over the Brooklyn Cyclones on Sept. 14.

A bunt single by Orloff drove home a teammate to give the ValleyCats a 2-1 lead.

Playing in his second professional season, Orloff, the Anteaters' all-time leader in hits (281) and runs (178) was drafted by the Houston Astros in the ninth round in 2009 (281st overall).

As a senior at UCI, he was the Big West Conference Player of the Year and earned the Brooks Wallace Award given annually to the nation's top shortstop.

He played second base for the ValleyCats, for whom he was the team MVP.

Orloff also was named to the league's midseason All-Star team.

— From staff reports

UCI's Hacker lauded

UC Irvine senior Colin Hacker was recognized as the Big West Conference Athlete of the Week in men's cross country on Sept. 14.

Hacker finished seventh among 238 runners to help lead the Anteaters to the title of the Asics/UCI Invitational at the Anteater Recreation Center Field on Sept. 11.

Coming off a redshirt year in 2009, Hacker's time was 25 minutes, 12.8 seconds on the 8,000-meter course.

— From staff reports

Harbor Heritage Run

The 24th annual Harbor Heritage Run will begin Saturday at 7:30 a.m. at Newport Harbor High.

The 2K race begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K race is at 8:30. There will also be races for kids.

The fee is $23 for ages 20 and younger, $30 for those 20 year and older.

For information, visit http://www.harborheritagerun.com.

— From staff reports

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