| Jul 2, 2014
| 8:24 PM
From high school to the minor leagues, it’s been quite a journey the last 13 years for Brandon Higelin.
Higelin starred at Crescenta Valley High before attending Cal State Los Angeles and being drafted by the San Diego Padres. At each level,...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Looking to shore up their severely depleted starting pitching staff, the New York Yankees acquired Glendale native Brandon McCarthy from the Arizona Diamondbacks on Sunday in exchange for pitcher Vidal Nuno.
McCarthy, who turned 31 on Monday, could make...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:10 PM
A promising start to a Major League Baseball career was momentarily derailed for Colorado Rockies pitcher Christian Bergman.
The St. Francis High pitching product was placed on the 60-day disabled list Wednesday after sustaining an injury in his last...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:15 PM
LOS ANGELES — Amid the hustle and hubbub, chaos and circumstance that has defined Christian Bergman’s introduction into Major League Baseball, the St. Francis High graduate seems to have found calm within the storm of opportunity.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:38 AM
Evaluations have just about been wrapped up by numerous scouts employed by all 30 Major League Baseball franchises.
Looking to find the next wave of talent and further stockpile the farm system takes precedent with the 2014 Major League Baseball First-...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:00 PM
In the aftermath of a senior season at USC that saw Kevin Swick turn in a stellar campaign on the diamond and in the classroom en route to becoming a Capitol One Academic All-American, the La Caņada Flintridge product was bestowed the opportunity to...
| Jun 7, 2014
| 4:44 PM
Whether it was starting in the NCAA World Series as a freshman or his ascent through the minor leagues, St. Francis High graduate Christian Bergman has been on the rise since his days as a Golden Knights standout leading his team to the CIF finals.
| Jun 11, 2014
It certainly didn’t take long for St. Francis High alumnus Christian Bergman to achieve his ultimate career goal.
Four years after being drafted by the Colorado Rockies, the starting pitcher made his Major League debut Monday night with Colorado...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 4:32 PM
After the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft last week came and went without his name scrolling across the computer screen, Michael Noteware’s disappointment lasted less than a minute before his cell phone rang.
Noteware, who played at...
| Aug 19, 2014
| 1:29 PM
In some ways, it’s 2011 all over again for Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Marco Estrada.
That year, the one-time Glendale Community College standout enjoyed a breakthrough season, as did his Brewers.
Milwaukee returned to the postseason for the first...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 9:32 AM
Name the role and Michael Noteware will gladly accept it.
That’s the attitude the former Glendale Community College pitcher has taken during his first season playing professional baseball with the Gulf Coast League Yankees2, the rookie ball...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Crescenta Valley High baseball is not short on memorable seasons and memorable performances — particularly on the pitching mound.
Alas, memorable playoff runs had been absent from Falcons chronicle in the recent past.
That changed dramatically and...