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By Charles Rich | March 27, 2010
GLENDALE — Toshiteru Fujisaku had a performance that most No. 9 hitters would dream of having. Plate appearances have been hard to come by for the Glendale Community College baseball player throughout the season, but he hasn’t let it deter him from making the most of any opportunity handed to him by Coach Chris Cicuto. Fujisaku enjoyed his biggest moment of the season Thursday afternoon, as he hit a pair of three-run home runs and drove in seven runs to carry Glendale college to a 13-6 Western State Conference victory against rival College of the Canyons at Stengel Field.
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December 3, 2005
tullyThe resurgence of Jeff Cirillo's major league baseball career continues. Two weeks ago, the Brewers continued to add depth by signing the former Providence High standout to a one-year contract reportedly worth $850,000. Cirillo is a 10-year veteran who revived his career in 2005 after coming to Milwaukee as a minor league invitee to spring training. Cirillo, 36, is the Brewers' all-time career batting average leader and represented Milwaukee as an All-Star in 1997 before a 1999 trade sent him to Colorado.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 8, 2009
BURBANK — For the past two years, Freddy Sanchez has spent spring training battling various injuries, and each time it’s put a damper on the first half of his season. The former Burbank High standout and current Pittsburgh Pirates starting second baseman hasn’t had that problem this year and is hoping a strong start will make all the difference in putting together a wire-to-wire campaign similar to the one that earned him the National League batting title in 2006.
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By Gabriel Rizk | July 22, 2009
BURBANK — Freddy Sanchez and the Pittsburgh Pirates have come to an impasse in negotiations to extend the three-time All-Star’s contract, with Sanchez rejecting the team’s latest offer over the weekend. Sanchez’s agent Paul Cobbe is yet to produce a counter offer and Pittsburgh general manager Neal Huntington has said the ball is in Sanchez’s court, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported on Monday. The deal offered by the Pirates on Friday would have paid Sanchez, a Burbank High graduate, $10 million over the next two seasons, but would have required him to waive the incentive clause in his current contract that would earn him $8.4 million due in 2010 if he makes 600 plate appearances in 2009.
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August 11, 2004
Jeff Tully Fans of Jeff Cirillo have to be wondering if the former Providence High baseball standout has played his last game as a major- leaguer. The San Diego Padres gave the veteran his unconditional release Thursday, leaving the infielder without a pro team for the first time in his 10-year career. Cirillo, 34, appeared in 33 games for San Diego this season, batting .213 (16 for 75) with three doubles, one home run and seven runs batted in. A career .297 hitter, Cirillo is a two-time all-star, playing for the Milwaukee Brewers, Colorado Rockies, Seattle Mariners and Padres.
NEWS
May 29, 2004
Jeff Tully In athletic circles, the Central California community of Fresno is probably best known for the state college that bears the city's name. However, there is another small institution in Fresno that boasts one of the most successful athletic programs in the city. The Fresno City College baseball team has a long history of success, and the Rams have won their share of conference titles and even captured a state championship over the years.
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April 30, 2003
OLIVE PARK -- The Burroughs High softball players chose not to get discouraged when they loaded the bases in the first two innings Tuesday against Burbank, and failed to score. Instead, the Indians figured if they knock on the door hard enough, they were going to eventually score runs. Burroughs' patience paid off in a Foothill League game at Olive Park, as the Indians downed the Bulldogs, 3-0, in their first meeting of the season. "It was frustrating that we left that many runners on base the first two innings," said Burroughs Coach Jennifer Gomez, whose team is 10-8, 2-3 in league.
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By Jeff Tully, jeff.tully@latimes.com | April 1, 2014
BURBANK - For the first time in more than two decades, the Burbank High baseball team entered the league campaign as a defending champion. Last season, the Bulldogs shared the Pacific League crown with Crescenta Valley for the program's first title since 1991. However, after the graduation of 14 seniors, this year's team doesn't much look like the squad from a season ago. Burbank played like an inexperienced squad in its league opener at home Tuesday against Arcadia, running itself out of scoring opportunities with baserunning mistakes and failing to score a run despite putting runners on base in every inning.
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July 14, 2004
Five years ago, Amanda Peek led Crescenta Valley's Apgar Optical to the Little League District 16 Tri-Cities Major Baseball championship. That same summer, Peek also earned all-tournament honors at the United States Specialty Sports Assn. Major Division World Series in Kansas as a member of the Sun Valley Park Bums. And she teamed with CV standout Trevor Bell on a Glendale Knights squad that won the Cooperstown Dreams Park Tournament in New York, hitting a tournament-record 15 home runs in 12 games.
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By Charles Rich | March 18, 2009
BURBANK HIGH — For six innings, Hoover High pitcher Stephen Monroe baffled Burbank’s lineup. Unfortunately for Monroe and the Tornadoes, they couldn’t slam the door on the Bulldogs when it mattered most. Burbank scored four runs in the bottom of the seventh inning — capped by a game-winning two-run single by Brandon Dawson — to pull out a 5-4 home victory against Hoover in a Pacific League opener for both teams Tuesday afternoon. Monroe tied Burbank (3-2-1)
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By Charles Rich | March 27, 2010
GLENDALE — Toshiteru Fujisaku had a performance that most No. 9 hitters would dream of having. Plate appearances have been hard to come by for the Glendale Community College baseball player throughout the season, but he hasn’t let it deter him from making the most of any opportunity handed to him by Coach Chris Cicuto. Fujisaku enjoyed his biggest moment of the season Thursday afternoon, as he hit a pair of three-run home runs and drove in seven runs to carry Glendale college to a 13-6 Western State Conference victory against rival College of the Canyons at Stengel Field.
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By Gabriel Rizk | April 8, 2009
BURBANK — For the past two years, Freddy Sanchez has spent spring training battling various injuries, and each time it’s put a damper on the first half of his season. The former Burbank High standout and current Pittsburgh Pirates starting second baseman hasn’t had that problem this year and is hoping a strong start will make all the difference in putting together a wire-to-wire campaign similar to the one that earned him the National League batting title in 2006.
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December 3, 2005
tullyThe resurgence of Jeff Cirillo's major league baseball career continues. Two weeks ago, the Brewers continued to add depth by signing the former Providence High standout to a one-year contract reportedly worth $850,000. Cirillo is a 10-year veteran who revived his career in 2005 after coming to Milwaukee as a minor league invitee to spring training. Cirillo, 36, is the Brewers' all-time career batting average leader and represented Milwaukee as an All-Star in 1997 before a 1999 trade sent him to Colorado.
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