Trevor Bauer struck out eight batters and walked just one in 5.0 innings giving up no runs and five hits in his “AA” debut Tuesday with the Mobile Bay Bears. Bauer, 20, a 2009 graduate of Hart High School, has only allowed three runs in 14.0 innings pitched professionally.
The third overall pick of the Arizona Diamondbacks in June’s major League Baseball Amateur Draft, Bauer had just three appearances for the High “A” Visalia Rawhide in the California League before getting the promotion to Mobile. Bauer is just the second draft pick from this year’s class to reach “AA” ball this summer.
“He can throw any pitch anytime in any count,” said Jim Wagner, Bauer’s pitching coach for 10 years at Jim Wagner’s Throw Zone Academy. “And whether it’s with him or any pitcher, that’s what makes a pitcher successful. Plus, he’s always trying to setup a hitter with his pitches. He’s always thinking two or three pitches ahead in a count.”
Bauer was named the 2011 Golden Spikes Award winner, presented annually to the top amateur baseball player in the country by USA Baseball. As a member of the Team USA’s Collegiate National team, Bauer was 1-1 with a 4.67 ERA in five games (three starts), 24 strikeouts, and seven walks in 17.1 innings.
Bauer graduated early from Hart in order to enroll for the 2009 Spring semester at UCLA. He was a three-time All-American for the Bruins where he set the career and season strikeout records.
The Golden Valley Grizzlies (1-1) were without their starting quarterback Jaxson Miner in Friday’s game against the Rio Mesa Spartans (1-2). Yet, the outcome of the game wasn’t inevitable from the start.
Supervisor Kathryn Barger has read a motion to accept a portion of Sloan Canyon Road near Castaic High School into the county system of highways in an effort to ensure roadway safety and prevent future crashes.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Station deputies are looking for the scoop after multiple Baskin- Robbins ice cream shops were burglarized overnight Tuesday, including two locations in the Santa Clarita Valley.
The Los Angeles County Department of Workforce Development, Aging and Community Services is pleased to announce the launch of a new website that links jobseekers and businesses to free workforce development services available through the County’s network of America’s Job Centers of California.
A majority of ballots counted as of Tuesday evening favored keeping the governor in office as county election officials across the state continued tallying ballots Tuesday night in the election to determine whether to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Reports of an aircraft crash landing at Pitchess Detention Center in Castaic prompted a full response from law enforcement and first responders Tuesday, with initial reports indicating the plane’s occupants were not injured.
In an email sent to parents Tuesday morning, Hart High School Principal Jason d’Autremont called for an end to a destructive social media trend that involves students filming themselves “trashing” school bathrooms.
In partnership with the Community College Consortium for OER, College of the Canyons has received a second grant from the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation to expand and extend the Open for Anti-Racism program supporting faculty in California Community Colleges.