Hirsh competes at AAU Nationals
St. Francis High graduate Matt Hirsh recently finished competing
with his Van Nuys Thunder travel baseball team at the 32-team Amateur
Athletic Union Division I 18-and-under National Championship at Terry
Park in Fort Myers, Fla.
Hirsh -- a News-Press All-Area first-team selection -- pitched the
Thunder to a 7-1 win against Naples Select on Sunday, scattering two
hits and an unearned run in a complete-game effort, lifting his team
into the championship round.
Unfortunately for Hirsh and his teammates -- who lost to Louisiana
All-Star baseball, 9-2, in their opener before rebounding to beat the
Sacramento Cannons, 7-2 -- they lost all three games in their
championship pool Monday and Tuesday.
The Thunder dropped a 13-8 decision to Tallahassee Baseball and
then followed with setbacks to Southwest Florida Baseball (9-7) and
Denver Rox (9-8).
In the game against Denver, Hirsh belted a three-run home run that
measured more than 400 feet.
Baseball camp for area’s boys and girls set
California Coast Baseball Academy will be having a week-long
baseball camp for boys and girls at Pasadena’s Marshall High.
The first camp began July 8, but the other two will resume July 29
and Aug. 5, starting from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
The director of instruction is Andy Owen, the 1994 College
Baseball Player of the Year for UC Riverside.
To register or for more information, call (626) 797-0157.
MLS to have soccer camp in La Crescenta
Major League Soccer will be having its MLS Camps Summer of Rising
Stars at Dunsmore Park. The final session runs from Aug. 19-23.
The fee ranges depending on the age. For 5- and 6-year-olds, the
cost is $70 per player. For participants ages 7-18, cost is $110.
All campers will receive an MLS gift, a T-shirt and a free
companion ticket to an MLS game.
A free coach’s clinic will also be held for parents and coaches.
For more information, call Frances Miganno at 95708845 or Karen
Royer at 541-9166, or visit www.mlscamps.com.
Summer kicking camp open to all ages
The National Kicking Service will conduct a football placekicking
and punting camp in California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks
from Wednesday through Friday. For more info, call 1-800 660-7176 or
Tim Goldrick Jr. Golf Tournament held
The fourth annual Tim Goldrick Jr. Memorial Golf Tournament will
be held Aug. 17 at Vista Valencia Golf course, in Valencia.
Goldrick, who died at the age of 35 because of colon cancer,
attended Glendale Community College.
The tournament is to honor his memory and raise money for
The cost per golfer is $75. The deadline for entry is Saturday.
YMCA seeks t-ball players for league
The Crescenta-Canada YMCA has announced that it’s seeking 3- to
6-year-old children to participate in the T-ball program at its
Verdugo Hill branch.
The teams will practice on Mondays at Foothill Christian School
and play games twice a week at Sunland Park and Mount Gleason Middle
The season starts July 31 and costs is $60 for YMCA members and
$80 for nonmembers. For more information, call 352-3255.