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Baseball: ECR's Cardona is City player of the year

Junior right-hander Jose Cardona from Woodland Hills El Camino Real has been selected the City Section player of the year by a panel of sportswriters. He went 11-1 with a 1.56 ERA in leading the Conquistadores to their sixth City title.

First-team All-City selections:

P_Jose Cardona, El Camino Real, Jr.; P_Jonathan Mata, San Pedro, Sr.; P_Jonathan Hernandez, Banning, Jr.; P_Javy Lopez, Arleta, Jr.; P_David Lira, San Fernando, Jr..

C_Robert Ponce, Banning, Sr. C_Chris Whitmer, El Camino Real, Jr. UT_Julian Achez, Palisades, Sr.; UT_Mitch Bluman, El Camino Real, Sr.; UT_Steven Karkenny, Chatsworth, Jr.; UT_Kevin Torres, Birmingham, Jr.; UT_Carlos Garcia, Fremont, So.

INF_Jacob Johnson, San Pedro, Sr.; INF_Anthony Salas, Banning, Sr.; INF_Robert Gsellman, Westchester, Jr.; INF_Anthony Canjura, San Pedro, Jr.; OF_Ronnie Galosic, San Pedro, Sr.; OF_Aaron Brown, Chatsworth, Jr.; OF_David Armas, San Fernando, Sr.; OF_Cody deSpain, Taft, Sr.

Second-team choices:

P_Christian Lopez, Chatsworth, Jr.; P_Jamaal Moore, Westchester, Jr.; P_Eric Escamilla, Maywood, Sr.; P_Anthony Giannelli, Fairfax, Sr.; P_Ryan Cruz, Kennedy, Jr.; P_Steven Gallardo, Hamilton, Sr.; C_Branden Soto, Kennedy, Sr.; C_Danny Matienzo, San Pedro, Sr.; C_Jordan Berger, Taft, Jr.; C_Daniel Hordo, Venice, Sr.; INF_Tony Gasparetti, Fairfax, Sr.; INF_Randy Medellin, Birmingham, So.; INF_Carlos Delgado, Bell, Sr.

INF_Ivan Vela, El Camino Real, Sr.; INF_Joshua Dominguez, Eagle Rock, Sr.; INF_Ryan Sanchez, Arleta, Sr.; OF_Edgar Ruiz, Sylmar, Jr.; OF_Bryce Kelly, Granada Hills, Sr.; OF_Michael Encinas, Banning, Jr.; OF_Evan Santa Cruz, Crenshaw, Jr.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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p. briseno

Can anyone tell me where to find the All-League information for 2010 L.A. City kids?


Well, well, Mrs. Common sense and Mr. rains. Somebody got on the horn and called down to Crenshaw High and had their 43 rd rounder show up at the last minute on Saturday. Lejon Baker scored the winning run in the 9th on a wild pitch. I guess we'll be seeing more from Crenshaw High and the like in years to come at the All Star game. So much for affirmative action. I guess alls well that ends well.


Thank you ronnie rains! You illustrate my point perfectly. What would we do without your kind. At least your racism is truly invidious. Now I can sleep.

ronnie rains

Mr Woody: Your ridiculous comments show what a fool you are. To tell Eric to do something about your racism is a sign that you are in dire need of help. Comparing a high school all star game at Birmingham to Augusta is stupid. Affirmative action doesn't apply to who plays at a high school baseball game. Now take your medication and go night night.


I watch this petty game of "good ol' boys" every year choose who will be invited. Last year there were All City players from Palisades of all places invited to the All Star game. Please. It's separatism at it's worst.....Or is it at it's best? No wonder the inner city kids hate baseball. It's because of this type of cronyism. The LAUSD is sending a message to these kids whether they cosign for their coaches' behavior or pretend to be unaware, as has been the case in the past.

Common Sense

Eric is not a coach first of all, so get your facts straight.
some of these players did NOT perform at the city section division 1 championship.I do not know what game you guys were watching.


That's right PRESS BOX. But you won't see all those "CITY" players "FROM ALL OVER THE PLACE" at the All Star game at Birmingham next week. The unspoken word is that the inner city kids don't deserve to be at that event. You'll see some kids from Banning and San Pedro but that's it. The rest will be from San Fernando only. It's hush..hush right. Their little secret(City coaches). Just like Augusta before Tiger. Why wasn't Chris Jacobs of Westchester, a 36th round draft pick invited last year? You know the reason Eric. It happens every year and Eric, you should do something about it.

Press Box John

Top Gun - This is the All City Team! What does the Eastern League have to do with the All City Team? If you read there are players from all over the place - Venice, San Pedro, Westchester, Banning, Hamilton, Freemont, Crenshaw, Fairfax and a couple of others not in the San Fernando Valley.

Top Gun

why wasn't the all eastern league team posted? Get over the valley already. They play better because of the training facilities they have. PERIOD. why do you think pearson left RHS? duh? give them a chance to shine as well. Be a reporter and report


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