CCAA honors three players from area
Cal State Stanislaus guard Shristy Kumar and forward Lysandra Williams received second team all-conference honors when the California Collegiate Athletic Association released the All-CCAA women's basketball teams Wednesday. On the men's side, Downey High graduate Cy Vandermeer, now a forward at Humboldt State, made the first team.
Modesto Nuts tickets going on sale Friday
Individual tickets for Modesto Nuts games will go on sale to the public Friday on the team's Web site: modestonuts.com. Walk-in and telephone sales will begin Monday at 9 a.m. The Nuts' home schedule begins Monday, April 7, at 7:05 p.m. against the San Jose Giants, the 2007 California League champions. Opening night features the first of 16 fireworks shows. The 2007 season opener attracted a crowd of 4,589, a record for opening day. Season ticket and mini-plan packages are on sale. The box office is open Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tickets also can be purchased by calling 572-4487.
Davis alums wanted for softball contest
Former Davis High baseball players are invited to play in an alumni softball game at 1 p.m. April 5 on the varsity baseball field at the school. The registration fee of $50 includes an alumni game hat, T-shirt and postgame social at Monaco's. There are about 20 players signed up, including former major-league star Ray Lankford, according to Davis baseball coach Kevin Ruiz. For information, contact Ruiz at 576-4512 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Robinson, 11 others make collegiate Hall
Jackie Robinson was one of 12 former players and coaches elected Wednesday for the third induction class of the College Baseball Hall of Fame. UCLA's only four-sport athlete played baseball for the Bruins in 1940. Also elected were former major leaguers Steve Arlin (Ohio State), Eddie Bane (Arizona State), Floyd Bannister (Arizona State), Neal Heaton (Miami), Burt Hooten (Texas), the late Dick Howser (Florida State), Ben McDonald (LSU) and Greg Swindell (Texas), and former coaches Owen Carroll (Seton Hall), Billy Disch (Texas) and Gary Ward (Oklahoma State and New Mexico State).