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Walk off home run sends Yucaipa to CIF championship

Tuesday, June 1st, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO
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YUCAIPA, CA – Game ending dramatics don’t come any better than this.

With two out and the winning run on base, Matt Hardison belted a 390-foot walk-off home run over the left field fence in the bottom of the seventh inning to power the Yucaipa Thunderbirds to a 7-5 victory over the El Toro Chargers (23-7-1) in the semifinals of CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs, Tuesday, at Yucaipa.

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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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See photos of Yucaipa Thunderbirds and Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels Baseball

Monday, May 10th, 2010


Photos By BOB OTTO

SAN BERNARDINO, CA – The Yucaipa Thunderbirds knocked off the Fontana A.B. Miller Rebels, 6-2, in a Citrus Belt League game on the strength of Taijuan Walker’s two-hit pitching and 12 strikeouts. Walker also hit a home run, double, and drove in two runs.

See both teams in action on my photo gallery.
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