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Taijuan Walker hurls Yucaipa into CIF baseball semifinals

Saturday, May 29th, 2010


Story and Photos By BOB OTTO
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YUCAIPA, CA – Senior, Taijuan Walker scattered five hits in leading the Yucaipa Thunderbirds to a 3-0 victory over the visiting Santa Barbara Dons in the semi-finals of the CIF-Southern Section Division II Playoffs, Friday.

The win improves Yucaipa’s record to 26-6 and continues its post-season run in the playoffs at 3-0. The Thunderbirds will host El Toro (23-6-1) on Tuesday, June 1, with the winner advancing to the division II championship on June 5th.

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See photos of Fontana and Yucaipa high school baseball action

Saturday, May 15th, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO

YUCAIPA, CA – The Fontana Steelers and Yucaipa Thunderbirds finished Citrus Belt League play on Friday. Check out both teams in action by visiting the game’s photo gallery.

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Crafty Cota pitches Yucaipa over Fontana A.B. Miller

Thursday, April 15th, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO

YUCAIPA, CA – He doesn’t blow the ball by batters. He doesn’t over power batters with great breaking pitches. He doesn’t leave batters feeling in awe. But what Pedro Cota does very well is this: He wins.

And the Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels will a test to that after dropping a 7-2 decision to the senior right-hander and the Yucaipa Thunderbirds, Wednesday, in Citrus Belt League play.

“He’s a good, crafty pitcher,” said Rebels Head Coach, Frank Martinez. “He kept us off balance and threw strikes. We talked about his off speed pitches and change ups, and staying back and the hitting the ball the other way and not trying to pull the ball. (But) that Cota kid is a real good pitcher.”

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