GLENDALE — The following are updates on local athletes at the collegiate level.
Jesse Meaux (Glendale High, 2007) senior pitcher, UC Santa Barbara baseball: Meaux, a former All-Area first-team honoree, enjoyed a career performance during a nonconference contest against Sacramento State on March 4. The right-hander struck out eight and didn't issue a walk in the Gauchos' 4-2 home win against the Hornets.
Meaux, who is among the top 50 seniors ranked by Baseball America after getting drafted in the 44th round of the 2010 Major League Baseball First-Year Players Draft in June by the Philadelphia Phillies, pitched 8 1/3 innings and allowed two earned runs and six hits in a 105-pitch effort. He retired 17 in a row before getting into a jam in the ninth. Connor Whalen relieved Meaux and walked the next batter before Greg Davis came in to get a game-ending double play for the save.