Bergman at scoreless best


Former All-Area Player of the Year runs scoreless streak past 15 innings, while former Falcon earns All-American Honorable Mention.

May 26, 2010|By Grant Gordon

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

Christian Bergman (St. Francis High, 2006) UC Irvine baseball: With the Anteaters pushing toward the postseason, Bergman is rounding into top form.

He displayed it on Friday, twirling eight shutout innings in leading Irvine to a 5-0 home win against UC Riverside. Bergman allowed six hits and two walks, while striking out five. It also continued a scoreless innings streak that now sits at 15 1/3 .


Bergman owns a 7-3 record with a 4.21 earned-run average over 18 appearances and 14 starts. He's struck out 67 and walked 13.

Heading into Tuesday's tilt with USC, Irvine was 34-18.

The Eaters are also 14-7 in the Big West Conference, in which they conclude play with a weekend series against Long Beach State. Bergman's scheduled to start on Friday against the Dirtbags.

Jesse Meaux (Glendale High, 2007) UC Santa Barbara baseball: Meaux was outstanding in his May 19 start, tossing a complete-game gem to defeat UC Irvine, 2-1.

In his second career complete game, the former Nitros standout allowed eight hits and two walks. The only run he allowed came in the ninth inning.

For his performance, he was also named a College Baseball 360 Primetime Performer.

His latest start came Sunday, as he allowed four runs in seven innings during the Gauchos' 9-8 loss to UC Davis.

Nonetheless, Meaux is having a solid season.

While UCSB has struggled to the tune of a 21-30 record and a 7-14 Big West Conference record, he's gone 8-3 with a 4.57 ERA. Meaux also has two saves.

Lee Pope (Crescenta Valley High, 2006) baseball: senior, Washington Adventist baseball: Pope received recognition as a 2010 USCAA Honorable Mention All-American after putting together a terrific season despite Washington Adventist going just 9-22.

He led the team with 29 runs scored and 31 batted in, as well as with 20 walks.

The first baseman also put up a slew of other stellar numbers with a .389 batting average, a .789 slugging percentage, 37 hits and 10 home runs.

Brett Kanda (Flintridge Prep, 2005) UNLV golf: UNLV's men's golf team, ranked 12th in the nation, advanced to the NCAA Championship finals for the first time in four years after finishing in a third-place tie at the NCAA San Diego Regional on Saturday.

The team shot a 22-over 886.

Kanda, a La Crescenta resident, was the No. 5 player for the Rebels, tying for 57th overall at 15-over 231 during the three-day tournament.

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