Baseball season is in full swing, and OC Varsity has ranked this seasons contenders. JSerra rounds out the top ten ranked eighth for the start of the Spring season.
To see the complete list click OC Varsity.
For more on Lions Baseball click here.
This issue includes:
-Cover Boy Austin Hedges
-A commission by President Obama
-International travels, and much more
To view click Crimson Pride.
Hedges, who had planned to play at UCLA, signed at the deadline, according to a report in the North County Times.
He was represented by Scott Boras, whose son played with Hedges on JSerra’s baseball team.
For more, read the NC Times story here.
Hedges’ first day out on the Padres field are captured here:
JSerra Blog sat down with Fr. David to chat about his career and his love of the L.A. Dodgers.
How many years have you been teaching at JSerra? I have been teaching at JSerra going on two years. But I have been a teacher for twelve years already; how time flies.
What subject do you teach?
Religion at JSerra and U.S. history at St. Michael’s Prep High School.
What is your favorite topic to cover during the year?
Original sin and the war for Southern independence.
Tactical studies rules club, journalism club, young capitalists of America, computer programmers anonymous, anti-communist league and the Richard Nixon club.
What do you hope to accomplish before you retire?
I want to play catch with Pete Rose.
What was your first job?
I was a freelance photographer for the local community newspaper.
What was your favorite high school memory?
Graduation was my best memory, nothing beats hearing your name and walking across the stage.
What was your childhood dream job?
I wanted to be a movie projectionist. Getting paid to watch movies for the rest of my life? Yep.
If you could live in any time period other than now, what would it be?
Three hundred and twelve years from now.
Who or what inspired you to become a teacher?
Father Guido Sarducci was my inspiration.
TV show: Japanese game shows
Animal: Rhino (I want to hunt and kill one before I die)
Sports team: The Dodgers! (The only MLB team actually located in Los Angeles.)
Color: Dodger blue
Vacation spot: Chavez Ravine Vacation Resort
Sports team: The Hong Kong Cavaliers
Author: Stan Lee
Favorite band: Dr. Demento
As a kid, the car from “Mad Max”—the last of the V-8 Interceptors.
Fun facts & random acts:
For my former freshmen students: I am enjoying yet another hot, steamy bowl of rabbit stew. Mmmmm … good.
JSerra Alum and Pepperdine University Freshman Corey Miller received a tribute as he was named to the West Coast Conference All-Freshman Team.
Miller, a reliever who appeared in 19 games, was at his best this season vs. conference opponents, ending the year with a 1.08 earn run average and 10 strikeouts. He also notched his first career save in a game at Portland, blanking the Pilots over the final three innings with a game-high of four strikeouts. Miller matched this strikeout total a second time verses Santa Clara.
Miller didn’t make his collegiate debut until mid-March, but started his career with 9.1 consecutive scoreless innings out of the bullpen, silencing the likes of Louisville, Coastal Carolina, Dayton, Cal Poly and BYU.
Pepperdine finished 2011 with an overall record of 22-34 and a 7-14 mark against the West Coast Conference. The Waves are currently in Italy, interspersing their sight-seeing schedule with games verses the Montepaschi Orioles Grosseto and Rome’s Nettuno Italian Baseball League. Pepperdine faced the Orioles on Tuesday night and will take on Nettuno on June 4.
Class of 2010 JSerra alumn, Miller, a three-year varsity letter winner and pitcher for head coach Brett Kay and helped lead the Lions to the 2009 Trinity League championship. Miller also received two coaches awards and two of his team’s Cy Young Awards, set the school’s record for most saves in a season with four.
To read the official press release click Waves.