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April 27, 2000
Strong relief pitching in the final three innings proved to be the key ingredient for the Astros last weekend as the held off the Cardinals, 5-4, in Fountain Valley Youth Baseball PONY Bronco Major Division action. Sean Burleson gave up one hit and struck out four in two innings after the Cardinals had pulled to within one run following back-to-back home runs by Chad Blauer and Giovanni Rodriguez. Garrett Leon pitched the final inning for the Astros and closed the door on any further Cardinal comeback by striking out the side.
NEWS
May 16, 2002
A tight battle between the Astros and Indians came down to one hit, and it came off the bat of Jordan Maddox. Maddox belted a grand slam home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and his hit proved to be the difference, as the Astros went on to claim an 8-4 victory in Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League. It was the second win in the past week for the Astros, who also defeated the Mariners, 4-1. In other games: Indians 6, A's 5 The Indians earned a split in their games played this week by edging the A's. Garrett Shin pitched five strong innings and Brian Cassidy and James Miller closed on the mound to preserve the Indians' victory.
NEWS
May 25, 2000
The Reds and the Astros, the top two seeds in the Fountain Valley Youth Baseball Bronco Major Division playoffs, lived up to their billing last weekend by advancing in postseason play. In second round action, the top-seeded Reds turned back the Cardinals, 9-4, and the Astros blanked the Yankees, 2-0. Reds 9, Cardinals 4 Jeff Hann hit a three-run home run during a 3 for 3 performance, Jeff Roth had a two-RBI single, and Justin DeMarco doubled and singled for the Reds, who scored seven runs in the first three innings; Bryce Madsen had a two-run single, Aaron Roy had an RBI single, and relief pitcher Chad Blauer limited the reds to just two hits and one unearned run in three innings.
NEWS
March 16, 2000
In a game featuring outstanding pitching efforts by both teams, the Dodgers and Astros battled nine innings before the Dodgers pulled out a 1-0 victory in weekend Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League. Stephen Donahue's game-winning RBI in the bottom of the ninth scored Greg Gonzalez, and the pair split pitching duties in the first eight innings before Rory Jones came on in the ninth to complete the shutout performance by the trio. Dallas Walters and Trey Valbuena both pitched four innings of shutout ball for the Astros.
NEWS
May 18, 2000
The Cardinals used the long ball Saturday to get past the Astros, scoring a 6-2 victory in Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League. Nick Mendoza started the game with a first inning home run, and Jeff Mollica contributed to the Cardinals' lead with a two-run home run in the fourth inning. The pitching of Brett Sterbens and Chris Palmer tamed the Astros. In other games: Angels 9, Mariners 7 Andrew Zar matched three hits with three RBI, Justin Chambers had two hits and two RBI, Thomas Burns had a single and RBI, Michael Cherf scored the winning run in the fifth inning, and in a relief effort, Chambers pitched shutout ball the final two innings to lead the Angels; Tomas Yoo singled and doubled with two RBI, Andy Chersin doubled with two RBI, and Dylan MacDonald doubled for the Mariners.
NEWS
May 11, 2000
Justin Chambers struck out 13 in a complete game victory and also had a big hit offensively Wednesday to help power the Angels to an 11-4 victory over the Astros in Ocean View Little League Majors Division action. Chambers hit a two-RBI single during a third inning outburst that also included a two-RBI single by Kyle Marvin and an RBI single by Jeff Hennes, as the Angels took control of the game in building a 7-0 lead. Jon Grothe, who finished the day with three hits, had an RBI single in the first inning to give the Angels their initial run. Brian Hoops also had two hits for the winners.
NEWS
April 13, 2000
Astros pitching ace Dallas Walters pitched a complete game no-hitter to lead his ballclub to a 1-0 victory over the Dodgers and highlight Saturday's Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League. The defensive struggle also featured a strong pitching performance by the Dodgers' Stephen Donahue, who allowed six hits. The victory by the Astros reversed a 1-0 Dodgers' win on opening day. The only run in the game came in the first inning, as consecutive hits by Kris Bernard, David Jacobs, and Walters produced a 1-0 Astros' lead.
NEWS
April 25, 2002
Defense dominated Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League with the Diamondbacks posting the biggest victory of the week. Behind the shutout pitching of Matt Ayster, Mike McGill and Ryan Schulenburg, the D-backs rolled past the Astros, 10-0. The trio was backed by the hitting of Mike Springer and Nick Schulenburg. In other games: A's 5, Mariners 0 Andy Ragsdale and Chris Murphy combined on the mound to shut down the Mariners.
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Chad Blauer was at the top of his game Saturday and the Padres used that performance to stay unbeaten on the season as they scored a 5-2 victory over the Astros in Fountain Valley Youth Baseball Pony Division action. Blauer came back from an early 1-0 deficit by striking out 13 over five innings of work. He surrendered just three hits, one of which was Tyler Killian's two-out single, which scored Jonathan Harada to give the Astros their short-lived 1-0 lead.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
The Reds finished up an exciting season Monday by defeating the Astros, 1-0, to win the Bronco Division (ages 11-12) championship. The double-elimination championship series came to an end when Jeff Roth produced a solo home run in the first inning and the Reds' pitching and defense did the rest. The pitching combination of Ryan Stehle, Roth and Jeff Hann earned the shutout, while the defense of Stehle, Justin De Marco and Joel Bagby, denied the Astros any scoring opportunities.
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August 17, 2011
Sellers hits first MLB home run Marina High graduate Justin Sellers had a memorable Sunday for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The 2005 graduate, who made his Major League debut Friday, hit his first career home run in his third game, helping the Dodgers to a 7-0 victory against the Astros. Sellers' blast was a three-run shot off Astro starter Jordan Lyles and resulted in the Dodger Stadium crowd requesting a curtain call from the rookie shortstop, which Sellers was happy to provide.
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NEWS
August 1, 2002
After an exciting season of 18 games and four playoff games, the Astros emerged Division Champions of the Fountain Valley Pony Baseball T-Ball Division, after a close game with the Athletics. According to Manager Pete Fischer, the coaches taught the children ages 4 through 6 the basic skills of baseball, but it was the youngsters who kept up their energy and winning attitude that won the championship. Fischer was proud of how well the children demonstrated great sportsmanship and teamwork throughout the season.
NEWS
May 16, 2002
A tight battle between the Astros and Indians came down to one hit, and it came off the bat of Jordan Maddox. Maddox belted a grand slam home run in the bottom of the fifth inning and his hit proved to be the difference, as the Astros went on to claim an 8-4 victory in Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League. It was the second win in the past week for the Astros, who also defeated the Mariners, 4-1. In other games: Indians 6, A's 5 The Indians earned a split in their games played this week by edging the A's. Garrett Shin pitched five strong innings and Brian Cassidy and James Miller closed on the mound to preserve the Indians' victory.
NEWS
May 9, 2002
Deandre Moss singled home Garrett Colsen in the bottom of the sixth inning to provide the Astros with the winning run in a 9-8 victory over the A's in Ocean View Little League weekend action. Despite the loss, the A's remained tied for first place in the division standings. Randy Guite and Dalton Hintz each went two for three to lead the A's. In other games: Diamondbacks 6, Indians 5 Michael Springer delivered a two-run home run and Kevin Vucinic came up with a game-winning RBI single in the bottom of the sixth inning to spark the D-backs.
NEWS
April 25, 2002
Defense dominated Majors Division play at Ocean View Little League with the Diamondbacks posting the biggest victory of the week. Behind the shutout pitching of Matt Ayster, Mike McGill and Ryan Schulenburg, the D-backs rolled past the Astros, 10-0. The trio was backed by the hitting of Mike Springer and Nick Schulenburg. In other games: A's 5, Mariners 0 Andy Ragsdale and Chris Murphy combined on the mound to shut down the Mariners.
NEWS
April 11, 2002
Mike Sciacca, Independent Facing a four-run deficit heading into the bottom of the sixth inning didn't seem to faze the A's. Andy Ragsdale completed a five-run last at-bat for the A's as his two-out double brought home Matt McWilliams for the winning run in a 6-5 triumph in Majors Division action at Ocean View Little League. Dalton Hintz brought the A's even at 5-5 with a towering, 230-foot home run. Ragsdale also pitched for the A's. In other games: Indians 1, Astros 1 A player injury suspended play in the sixth inning.
NEWS
April 5, 2001
Chad Blauer was at the top of his game Saturday and the Padres used that performance to stay unbeaten on the season as they scored a 5-2 victory over the Astros in Fountain Valley Youth Baseball Pony Division action. Blauer came back from an early 1-0 deficit by striking out 13 over five innings of work. He surrendered just three hits, one of which was Tyler Killian's two-out single, which scored Jonathan Harada to give the Astros their short-lived 1-0 lead.
NEWS
June 15, 2000
The Reds finished up an exciting season Monday by defeating the Astros, 1-0, to win the Bronco Division (ages 11-12) championship. The double-elimination championship series came to an end when Jeff Roth produced a solo home run in the first inning and the Reds' pitching and defense did the rest. The pitching combination of Ryan Stehle, Roth and Jeff Hann earned the shutout, while the defense of Stehle, Justin De Marco and Joel Bagby, denied the Astros any scoring opportunities.
NEWS
June 8, 2000
The battle between the Astros and Cardinals for second place in the Ocean View Little League Majors Division standings Saturday featured an excellent pitching duel, but the game's fate was decided in the bottom of the sixth inning when Trey Valbuena delivered a two-run home run to lift the Astros to a 2-1 victory. The win moved the Astros into a tie for second place with the Cardinals heading into the stretch drive of the second half season. The Astros rally began when Eric Jaso came up with a one out single, and Valbuena saved the game with his two out homer.
NEWS
June 1, 2000
The Reds, a local baseball team comprised of players from Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, won two games this week in the double elimination Bronco Division playoffs hosted by Fountain Valley Youth Baseball at Mile Square Park. The Reds defeated the Cardinals, 9-4, on Tuesday, then came back on Wednesday to handle the Astros, 4-1. The two victories left the Reds as the only unbeaten team in the winner's bracket. In beating the Cardinals, Justin DeMarco and Jeff Roth both doubled, and Jeff Hann hit a home run to pace the Reds on offense, while pitchers Roth, Hann, and Brandon Lawson combined to strike out 12 Cardinals.
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