LOCAL: PREP EXTRA : ATHLETES OF THE WEEK.
Everyone knew Shields could pitch, but Hart coach Bud Murray is more pleased with what Shields now can do with a bat.
Shields struck out 12 of the 15 Burbank batters he faced last week in a mercy rule-shortened 3-hitter.
And against Saugus, Shields hit a grand slam and finished with six RBI. He's batting .526 with a team-best 10 hits and 12 RBI to go with his 1.91 ERA.
``I didn't know if he could hit,'' Murray said. ``Last year in batting practice, he had a really long swing. We worked on him shortening his swing and hitting the ball the other way.''
Nevard dominated, winning three games with a perfect game, a no-hitter and a 3-hitter.
Nevard struck out 15 and allowed no hits in a 5-0 win over Hueneme on Tuesday. On Wednesday, she limited hot-hitting Thousand Oaks to three singles in a 3-1 win. On Friday, she shut down Hueneme again, this time with a perfect game while striking out 10 in a 12-0 win.
``She's by far the best pitcher we've faced this year,'' Thousand Oaks coach Gary Walin said. ``We had trouble scoring runs against her. We've always had trouble scoring runs against her.''
QUOTE OF THE WEEK
``It seems everybody that is ranked has a C in their name, so we just figure we'll be called `Cagoura'.''
- Bruce Beck
Agoura baseball coach
BY THE NUMBERS
8 - Number of field goals Harvard-Westlake's Omelogo Udeze made in Saturday's Division III State championship game. She was 8 of 18. The rest of her team was 7 of 34.
Chaminade pitcher Maureen LeCocq hasn't given up an earned run in 170 consecutive innings, dating back to last year. Here are some others with impressive streaks to their credit:
Player School Innings Year
Jodie Cox Quartz Hill 79 1998
Summer Richardson Boron 167 1997
Michelle St. Pierre La Reina 77 1991
Summer Richardson Boron 77 1998
Summer Richardson Boron 68 1998
Jennifer Sharron Thousand Oaks 59 1997
(x) In addition, Samantha Ford of Hart pitched the 1984 season with a 0.00 ERA (estimated 189 innings). Hart's Kym Weil gave up three earned runs in 1989 (estimated 189 innings).
HEAD 2 HEAD
Highly touted since arriving at Westlake two years ago, Voelz has better supporting players this season and is emerging as one of the better pitchers in the area. Voelz was dominant last weekend, beating Hart 3-1 while striking out 16 to win the Hart tournament championship.
A power pitcher, Voelz seems more in control this season. Newbury Park is a talented offensive team, and Volez needs to stay poised if the Panthers threaten, stay within herself and have confidence in the Warriors' defense.
Newbury Park infielder
The leader of a talented offense, Keohohou hits for power and is a threat every time she comes to bat. Last year, Keohohou hit .516 with 24 RBI and 10 triples. She's got excellent bat speed and a smooth, compact swing. This is a big game for the Panthers. They're one of the favorites to win the Marmonte League championship, and Westlake is an emerging team that's surprised people with its fast start.
Her bat will have to be active to keep up with Voelz, and good things can happen if it is.
Westlake vs. Newbury Park at Borchard Park, today at 3 p.m.
UP & COMING
St. Euphrasia Elementary School
The 5-foot-4 guard turns 14 today. She averages 13 points and five assists per game and was recently named all-tournament at the Chaminade Middle School Eagle Invitational after a 19 point performance.
ON DECK: Highlights in the week of local sports
This week's must-see: Notre Dame vs. Chaminade baseball
Analysis: Chaminade is the Mission League surprise so far this season, a young team off to a strong start thanks in part to the offense of Jonathan Higashi and Ryan Sororka.
Now the Eagles find out how strong they really are. The top-ranked Knights have blown through the competition, winning the Daily News Invitational and sweeping Harvard-Westlake last week. With the pitching of Phil Polanco and John Puccinelli, Chaminade will have its hands full.
The vitals: 3 p.m. today at Chaminade; 3 p.m. Friday at Notre Dame.
Prep baseball: Notre Dame at Chaminade, 3 p.m.; Rio Mesa at Camarillo, 3 p.m.; Granada Hills at Birmingham, 3 p.m.
Prep softball: Westlake at Newbury Park, 3 p.m.
Boys' volleyball: Poly at Van Nuys, 2:30 p.m.; Sylmar at Canoga Park, 2:30 p.m.
Prep baseball: Thousand Oaks at Royal 3 p.m.
Boys' volleyball: Granada Hills at Taft, 2:30 p.m.; Saugus at Littlerock, 6 p.m.; Thousand Oaks at Royal, 6:30 p.m.
College baseball: USC at Pepperdine, 2 p.m.
Men's volleyball: UC Irvine at CSUN, 7 p.m.
Prep baseball: San Fernando at El Camino Real, 3 p.m.; Birmingham at Granada Hills, 3 p.m.; North Hollywood at Reseda, 3 p.m.
Boys' golf: Hart vs. Camarillo at Camarillo Springs, 1 p.m.; Westlake vs. Royal at Simi Hills, 1 p.m.
Prep swimming: Crespi, Louisville vs. Harvard-Westlake at CSUN, 3:15 p.m.
Boys' volleyball: Quartz Hill at Hart, 5 p.m.
Prep baseball: Camarillo at Rio Mesa, 3 p.m.; Chaminade at Notre Dame, 3 p.m.
Prep softball: High Desert Classic: Harvard-Westlake vs. Palmdale, 5:30 p.m.; Quartz Hill vs. Victor Valley, 5:30 p.m.
Boys' volleyball: Quartz Hill at Hart, 5 p.m.; Harvard-Westlake at Mira Costa, 7 p.m.
College tennis: USC at Pepperdine, 1 p.m.
Prep baseball: Westlake at Calabasas, 11 a.m.; El Camino Real vs. Poly at Reseda, 2 p.m.
College track: CSUN Invitational, 9 a.m.
College baseball: Portland at Pepperdine (DH), 11 a.m.
College softball: Cal at UCLA (DH), 11 a.m.
5 Photos, 4 Boxes
PHOTO (1) Jamie Shields
(2) Kathryn Nevard
(3) Erin Voelz
(4) Oli Keohohou
(5) Shawna Fellegi
BOX: (1) STATLICIOUS (see text)
(2) HEAD 2 HEAD (see text)
(3) UP & COMING (see text)
(4) ON DECK: Highlights in the week of local sports (see text)
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|Date:||Mar 23, 1999|
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