College Update:

Ferri gets Ivy honor

Former Tolog an honorable mention after Harvard’s Ivy League run.

May 20, 2010|By Gabriel Rizk

GLENDALE — The following are updates on area athletes at the collegiate level.

Jessica Ferri (Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy, 2009) Harvard University softball, freshman: Ferri was named Ivy League honorable mention on Friday after helping the Crimson capture their third Ivy League North Division title and finish with a 27-23 record and a 17-3 league mark.

As a designated player, Ferri batted .276 (32 for 116) on the season with four home runs, 21 runs batted in and 13 runs scored.


The Crimson fell just short of winning the Ivy League Championship Series against Cornell, falling, 3-2, in the third game of the best-of-three series on May 8.

Ferri went one for three in the game and drove in Ellen Macadam with an infield single to put Harvard up, 1-0, in the first inning.

Dustin Emmons (Crescenta Valley High, 2008) UC Riverside baseball, junior: As the Highlanders gear up for a push for an at-large bid into the 2010 NCAA Tournament, Emmons figures to be an integral part if he can stay atop his game.

Emmons went the distance against Cal State Northridge on Saturday, allowing one run on six hits over nine innings to lead UC Riverside to a 4-1 victory.

Carrying a shutout into the eighth inning after allowing just three hits over the first seven frames, Emmons surrendered a leadoff double to CJ Belanger and an RBI single to Ryan Pineda.

He finished the game with five strikeouts to three walks and improved to 7-4 with a 3.29 earned-run average.

The Highlanders (28-19) are 10-8 for fourth place in the Big West Conference and don’t play again until Friday, when they will begin a stretch of eight games over nine days to end the regular season.

UC Riverside is currently ranked 66th in the most recent NCAA Baseball RPI report, putting them on the cusp of an at-large tournament bid.

Christian Bergman (St. Francis High, 2006) UC Irvine baseball, senior: Bergman was unhittable for much of his Friday start against UC Santa Barbara, taking a no-hit bid into the sixth inning and winding up with his sixth win of the season after tossing 7 1/3 scoreless innings of a 4-0 win.

The Gauchos weren’t able to get to Bergman until the eighth inning, when they loaded the bases with one out. Kyle Necke relieved Bergman to extinguish the threat and preserve the shutout.

Bergman, who allowed five hits and struck out six to no walks, improved to 6-3 and lowered his ERA to 4.63, while raising his strikeout total to 62.

The Anteaters are 32-17 and 12-6 in the Big West Conference and Bergman is scheduled to pitch the opener of the team’s final home series of the year on Friday against UC Riverside.

Matt Magallon (Glendale Community College, 2008) Washington Adventist University baseball, senior: An outstanding senior campaign earned Magallon a spot on the 2010 United States Collegiate Athletic Assn. First-Team All-American Team, according to a story on the team’s website on Monday.

Magallon led the Shock in batting average (.417), slugging percentage (.813), hits (40), total bases (78), and home runs (11).

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