Diamond Bar High School

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Baseball Team Dominates; Track Team Excels

Story By Gyasmine George, DiamondBarPatch
Photo By Darren Fishell, DiamondBarPatch


From their league victories against Hacienda league opponents to tournament match-ups, Brahmas baseball has scored a remarkable 82 runs in one week.


Baseball: Overall record: 9-6-0; Hacienda League record: 4-1-0


Brahmas baseball has had an impressive week in league and tournament play. From their league victories to tournament match-ups against Capistrano, Ramona, Buena Park and La Habra, the Brahmas have scored a remarkable 82 runs.


Sophomore outfielder Austin Szulczewski was selected as the Maxpreps Player of the Week. This season, Szulczewski has maintained a .371 batting average (BA), racked up 13 hits, 2 steals, and a solid on base percentage .421 (OBP).


Senior pitching and out fielding sensation Kenny Matthews has turned heads by leading the Hacienda League with a whopping 41 strikeouts, standing in 3rd place with a .522 batting average (BA), has tallied 24 hits, 12 runs, and holds notable on base percentage (OBP) of .566. Brahmas continued their scoring streak by demolishing Buena Park 13-1 on Monday, April 4th and earning another 2-1 victory Tuesday, April 5 against La Habra.


Diamond Bar looked to continue their momentum as they faced Troy on Wednesday.


Softball: Overall record: 5-6-0; Hacienda league record: 2-1-0


The lady Brahmas have won three of their last five games in both league and tournament play this weekend. Grabbing wins against Walnut, Ontario and Madera.


UCLA-bound shortstop, senior Stephany LaRosa showed leadership by maintaining an incredible .840 slugging percentage (SLG) and .618 on base percentage (OBP). Junior outfielders Liz Rubalcava and Lizzy McCabe, sophomore pitcher and outfielder Brianna Gonzalez and sophomore first baseman Danielle Wilson also contributed with crucial runs to earn those victories.


Diamond Bar will play in the Beach Tournament in Arroyo Grande Friday, April 8th and 9th at Arroyo Grande high school. Their next league game will be home against Los Altos April 15th, first pitch at 3:30 p.m.


Track and field: The Brahmas had a stellar outing at Rowland high school outdoor meet Thursday March 31st. The Varsity women’s 4x100 relay featured Brahma standouts Udodori Okwandu, Aminet Iriafen, Rebecca Carey and Jaelin Milner who crossed the finish line in at 51 seconds flat.


Varsity 110-meter hurdler senior Kevin Ferris lead the pack Thursday and junior Frankie Martinez came in third in the finals. Sophomore 100-meter sprinter Melissa Veloff held her own by recording a 19.4 second showing against the Rowland Raiders.


Both men and women’s varsity defeated Rowland in total team points. The Brahmas faced tougher challenges Saturday against West Covina, with both men and women’s varsity placing 13th in total team points.