Mayer comes to Laguna after a road well traveled. He played college baseball at Delta College and three four-year schools, then independent professional baseball before returning to the area to be the junior varsity coach at El Camino High school.
|Derek Mayer, Laguna Creek H.S.'s new baseball coach|
He takes over for interim coach Mark Nill who led the Cardinals to a Metro League championship and a playoff spot for the first time in 13 years. Nill agreed to step into the job in February when Josh Lex was suddenly dismissed from the head coaching job. No reason was given for Lex' firing.
Dragmire, Jack Ink Baseball Letters
The two key pitchers who powered Bradshaw Christian High School's baseball team to its third-straight Sac-Joaquin Section Division V championship this spring have signed NCAA National Letters of Intent.
Grant Dragmire has inked with UC-Santa Barbara while Dustin Jack will attend San Diego State.
Dragmire was 9-2 in 13 games with a 1.61 ERA. He struck out 83 batters in 58 2/3 innings. He also batted .580 with six homers to lead the Pride in both categories.
|Dustin Jack, on his way to SDSU to play baseball|
Jack, who transferred from Elk Grove after his junior season there, was 1-1 with a 1.64 ERA. At the plate he batted .380.
Kaur Qualifies For U.S. Women's Amateur
Gurman Kaur of Franklin High School was one of six golfers to shoot a 2-over-par 74 at Cameron Park Country Club and qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur.
Emilee Hoffman of Folsom’s Vista del Lago High School shot a low-round 69 in Cameron Park. Modesto’s Shawnee Martinez carded a 72 and Danville’s Ty Akabane and Fresno’s Hannah Sodersten each shot a 73.
Kaur tied with Lila Barton of Dallas, Texas, Kortnie Maxoutopoulis of Pleasanton, Elizabeth Schultz of Pleasant Hill, Regina De Guzman of San Jose and Caryn Khoo of Auckland, Nevada.
The U.S. Women’s Amateur begins Aug. 10 at the Portland Golf Club in Portland, Oregon. TV coverage starts Aug. 12 with Round of 64 matches on Fox Sports 1.
Kaur will be a senior at Franklin this school year.
Kaur is in Florida this week to play in the Optimist International Junior Golf Championships at PGA National Resort and Spa in Palm Beach Gardens. She is among 650 of the top young golfers competing in various divisions.
Kaur qualified for the girls 15-18 division, which began Sunday.