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Baseball: Ex-Crespi infielders lead Oregon, UCLA in hitting

February 27, 2012 |  7:12 am

There's a big Crespi influence in the early season for Pac-12 baseball teams.

The freshman season at Oregon is going quite well for former Crespi infielder Scott Heineman, who is batting .478 for the Ducks. Ex-Newbury Park pitcher Jimmie Sherfy is 1-0 with an 0.87 ERA.

Another former Crespi infielder, Kevin Williams, tops UCLA in hitting with a .444 average.

Former El Camino Real shorstop Alex Mejia hit two home runs this past weekend for Arizona against Auburn. He's batting .345 with nine RBIs.

Ex-Burbank infielder Lonnie Kauppila is batting .360 for unbeaten Stanford.

Former Hart players Trevor Brown and Pat Valaika are hitting .391 and .385, respectively, as starters for UCLA.

Former Saugus infielder Zach Vincej leads Peppedine in hitting with a .500 average (18 for 36). Former Loyola infielder Kevin Swick leads unbeaten USC in hitting with a .500 average (12 for 24).

-- Eric Sondheimer