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BASEBALL: Bell-Jeff's Haney leads way for season awards.

June 19, 2010|By Jeff Tully

BURBANK — Patrick Haney is the latest member in a growing tradition with the Bellarmine-Jefferson High baseball team.

Haney proved to be a dominant force this season in the Santa Fe League, despite the Guards finishing third. Because of his fine play, he was rewarded by being named the Santa Fe League Player of the Year.

If is the fourth MVP award won by a Bell-Jeff player in the last five seasons.

"He just did everything for us," said Bell-Jeff Coach Hector Perez about the senior. "When we needed him to pitch, he stepped up. And when we needed him at the plate, he came through for us."

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Haney joins Jairo Trujillo (2008, 2007) and Danny Casey (2006, 2005) as recent player-of-the-year honorees.

The Guard was among a group of area players who earned all-league accolades for the 2010 campaign.

Haney put up impressive numbers for the Guards. On offense, he paced the team with a .521 batting average. In addition, he had 25 hits, scored 25 runs, had 12 runs batted in, five doubles, five triples, an .833 slugging percentage and a .593 on-base average.

On the mound, he was 6-4 with a 4.16 earned-run average and 80 strikeouts in 62 1/3 innings.

He also notched a no-hitter in a 15-0 league victory against Verbum Dei.

Also earning all-league honors for the Guards was sophomore shortstop Matt Landini, junior outfielder Henry Terrones, freshman outfielder Johnny Karalis and freshman catcher Mitch Kellogg.

Karalis hit .353 with 18 hits and 15 runs scored, Terrones had a .333 average with 16 hits, 14 runs scored and 14 RBI, Landini hit .315 with 17 hits, 14 runs scored and 10 RBI and Kellogg hit .311 with 14 hits, 13 runs scored and eight RBI.

Bell-Jeff (11-7) made the CIF Southern Section playoff and won its Division VI wild-card game against Chadwick, 4-3.

Under Coach Hector Perez, the Guards have made the postseason for eight straight years, something no other local program has been able to accomplish.

Burroughs was able to defeat its cross-town rival in its final regular-season game to place third in the Pacific League

The Indians boasted four all-league players — including two first-team honorees.

Making the first team were sophomore catcher Ryne Kahikina and designated hitter Christian Garia. While Kahikina — who earned his second-straight all-league honor — batted .436 with 31 hits, a .661 slugging percentage and a .557 on-base average. Garia hit .388, had three home runs and a .501 on-base average.

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