Man caught kissing a girl on TV; admits he cheated on his wife

first_imgImage Courtesy: Instagram(@deyviandradelibre)/Twitter(@RGonzalezCBS)Advertisement While kiss cams are not a new thing in sports, the most bizarre of events occurred in a friendly match in Ecuador. As Ecuadorian Serie A sides Barcelona SC and Delfín SC faced each other at the Estadio Monumental Isidro Romero Carbo, the camera man found a couple in the stands, going smackeroo. Usually, noticing themselves on camera, the couples go on. However this time, as soon as the man noticed himself on the big screen, withdrew from the kiss in an awkward manner. The reason dropped like a bombshell later on, as the guy admitted that he was cheating on his wife!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Instagram(@deyviandradelibre)/Twitter(@RGonzalezCBS)The fan donning the Barcelona SC kit was revealed to be one Deyvi Andrade, who recently took it to social media, opening up about his affair with the girl. He also revealed that after the clip of his kiss went viral, his wife has left him.CBS Sports writer Roger Gonzalez uploaded a video of the viral incident, and correctly guessed the outcome: “When you kiss your side chick and realize your marriage is over cuz you’re on camera.” Check it out below-Advertisement When you kiss your side chick and realize your marriage is over cuz you’re on camera 😂😂😂 pic.twitter.com/JaETF4sYhDAdvertisement — Roger Gonzalez (@RGonzalezCBS) January 19, 2020Andrade posted a photo of himself with his wife on his Instagram account, with begging forgiveness to his better half in the caption: “I want to go back to living these moments by your side my lovely, I am really sorry and this is why I’ve come out in public to comment on this nonsense, so I can ask you to forgive me here on Instagram. I’m so confused but I want to get you back #forgiveme #Iloveyou #comeback” View this post on Instagram QUIERO VOLVER A VIVIR ESTOS MOMENTOS JUNTO A TI MI PRECIOSA, ESTOY MUY ARREPENTIDO Y ASÍ COMO SALÍ EN PÚBLICO COMETIENDO ESA BURRADA ASÍ MISMO TE VOY A PEDIR DISCULPAS EN UN EN VIVO AQUÍ EN INSTAGRAM, ESTOY MUY CONFUNDIDO PERO QUIERO RECUPERARTE 😔 #perdoname #teamo #regresaA post shared by Deyvi Andrade urgiles (@deyviandradelibre) on Jan 19, 2020 at 2:14pm PSTThe news went so viral on Twitter that even Canadian rock band Nickelback took jest.Kinda feels like this caption nailed it. #oops #ouch https://t.co/Jjkdp78aT9— Nickelback (@Nickelback) January 19, 2020However, Andrade has a different avatar on countering the reprimand he is facing from the global audience and also mentioned about visiting church to ask forgiveness from God.“No one is going to be able to damage my image, God is big and strong and these women who are criticising me, I know too have cheated but they still comment.” he said on Facebook.Along with the embarrassing event, Andrade also saw his team losing the match, as Delfín secured a 1-0 victory against the hosts. Delfín skipper and Ecuador national team forward  Carlos Garcés scored the winner in the 32nd minute.Also read-Antoine Griezmann jokingly blames his wife for France penalty miss!Actor comes to Hardik Pandya’s rescue over a racist Instagram comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Only four of the 10 on loan from Barça have been revalued

first_imgOnly four of the ten transferred by Barcelona in the last season have been revalued in the football market, according to data from the ‘Transfermarkt’ portal.Among the ten is the Turkish Arda Turan, the 33-year-old Turkish, who has a contract with Barça until June 30 and who was loaned to Baseksehir, who took over his file. Turan has been virtually off the team two seasons ago.Of the remaining nine, four have increased their value in the market (Cucurella, Emerson, Todibo and Wagué), while the other five (Coutinho, Miranda, Rafinha, Aleñá and Oriol Busquets) have lost their price, especially in the case of the former Liverpool player.Go upCucurella (Getafe, 21 years old)He is the player who has best used his loan. He went to Eibar in the summer of 2018 when his market value was 5 million, there he doubled its value (10) and in Getafe even more. According to Transfermarkt, its current value is 18 million, but Getafe can acquire it for six, as stated in the assignment contract.Emerson (Betis, 21 years old)Barça paid 12 million to Atlético Mineiro and Betis paid half to have it on loan until June 2021. Its market value is 18 million euros. It remains to be seen if Barça can play it back this June 30 or not and in exchange for how much.Todibo (Schalke, 20 years old)He went to the Bundesliga and has had a good contribution in the seven games he played. It has practically doubled in value. The purchase clause stands at 25 million, although Schalke wants to lower it. There is a buyback for double. Quique Setien did not have him at his command.Wagué (Nice, 21 years old)He took advantage of the good season as a winger in the subsidiary to make his way in Nice, which has a purchase option of 10 million (15 buyback). It hardly counts for the French Riviera team, but it has increased in value. Go downCoutinho (Bayern Munich, 27 years old)The most expensive signing in the history of the club can also become one of the worst operations in the history of Barça. Bayern, which paid 8.5 million euros for a one-year transfer, will not pay the existing 120 million in the purchase option. Quique Setién does not rule out his return, although everything is heading for a transfer to the Premier. Its current value is 56 million euros.Aleñá (Betis, 22 years old)It is also in Setién’s crosshairs. He went to Betis, which has no purchase option on the midfielder. In Seville he has not been an indisputable starter either. Barça’s idea is for him to return on June 30. Its market value was 30 million in the summer of 2019, now it has been lowered to 18.Rafinha (Celta, 27 years old)It is a case similar to Aleñá’s in terms of the transfer (without purchase option), although with the arrival of Óscar García on the Balaídos bench, he has been at ease (23 games, two goals, two assists). He is a leader, as long as the injuries respect him. When he left Barç, Transfermarkt valued him at 15 million, now worth 9.5.Oriol Busquets (Twente, 21 years old)It has offered a great performance in the Eredivisie with the Enschede set. Play defensive midfielder or even central. He would have to return on June 30. Its value has been minimized from 2.5 million to 2.3 million.Miranda (Schalke, 20 years old)An injury to the calf has slowed his progression, that of a left-handed winger called to replace Jordi Alba in the future. He has played only five games. He is on loan until June 2021, but may return having not been lined up in 20 games. Transfermarkt valued it at five million when he left Barça, now it is worth four.last_img read more

Russell fails to spark in Big Bash opener

first_imgSYDNEY, Australia (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Andre Russell made an under-whelming start to the latest edition of the Big Bash League as reigning champions Sydney Thunder crashed to a nine-wicket defeat in the curtain-raiser here yesterday. Playing at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Thunder rallied to 159 for eight off their 20 overs and then watched as their city rivals Sydney Sixers strolled to their target with two overs to spare. Last season, Thunder won the same opening fixture comfortably. Sent in, Thunder were lifted by debutant opener Ryan Gibson’s top score of 53 from 43 deliveries, while Pat Cummins, batting at number nine, smashed three sixes in a 20-ball 30. Gibson and Englishman Eoin Morgan (26) put on 55 for the second wicket to steer Thunder to 71 for one before five wickets tumbled for 15 runs, to leave the innings in tatters at 86 for six in the 12th over. Russell, coming in at number six, slammed two fours from nine balls before falling to a catch at the wicket off left-arm seamer Doug Bollinger off an under-edge in the 12th over. In reply, Sixers were powered by unbeaten half-centuries from captain Moises Henriques, who made 76, and opener Daniel Hughes, who made 54, as they easily chased their target. Henriques, who struck seven fours and four sixes, put on 45 for the first wicket with England’s Jason Roy (27) and then 115 with Hughes in an unbroken, second-wicket partnership. Russell took the only wicket to fall, drawing Roy into a false stroke off a slower delivery and having him caught at mid-on in the sixth over.last_img read more

Nadal sets up big final vs Federer

first_imgMELBOURNE, Australia (AP):Rafael Nadal took five sets and almost five hours to fend off ‘Baby Fed’ and revive a classic Grand Slam final against the one-and-only Roger Federer (3:30 a.m. Jamaica time Sunday.Nadal’s 6-3, 5-7, 7-6 (5), 6-7 (4), 6-4 win over Grigor Dimitrov in a gruelling 4-hour, 56-minute semi-final match sets up a championship weekend at the Australian Open like no other, with every singles finalist in their 30s.The all-Williams women’s final this morning features the record-chasing Serena against Venus the first decider between the sisters at a major since 2009. The Roger-Rafa final will be their first meeting in an Australian Open title match since Nadal won in 2009.The unexpected pairings have already generated hype that transcends the sport.”I feel that this rivalry is talked about outside the tennis world, and that is good for our sport,” Nadal said of his ninth Grand Slam final against the 17-time major champion.The 35-year-old Federer and the Williams sisters Serena is 35, a year younger than Venus had already clinched their finals spots on Throwback Thursday.Nadal completed the 30-plus quartet in a match that started in local prime time Friday and finished at 12:45 a.m. Dimitrov, who had only beaten Nadal once in eight previous matches and was in a Grand Slam semi-final for only the second time, played the match of his life.BOOMING BACKHANDHe had two break point chances in the eighth game of the fifth set, but Nadal’s experience of winning 14 major titles kicked in. He held, then converted his first break point of the set in the next game with a booming backhand winner down the line.After clinching the win on his third match point, the 30-year-old Nadal dropped to his knees, then onto his stomach and lay face down for several seconds before getting up and embracing Dimitrov at the net.Nadal held up his arms triumphantly, then pointed toward the 25-year-old Bulgarian, gesturing to the cheering crowd just as a conductor would to acknowledge his orchestra.last_img read more

THE PEPPERBIRD WAILS

first_imgWe thought constantly of unison but still cherish dissectionThat firm brotherhood that held us once is now in obscurityThe friendship once relished won’t be as we once deemedEverything holds the mentality of that oneself cometh firstWithout I it’ll be of no significance as that “I” matters aloneYesteryears we were our brothers’ keepers but not todayThe Pepperbird WailsSeldom is that warmth we once express for the destituteScarcely is the “Lonestar Forever” sang in assured concordIn these contemporary times the sinister hearts has overstayedMalicious minds hence bejeweled with evil intentsWho would have contemplated of this miserable tomorrow?Who would have dreamed of the wretchedness of nowadays?The Pepperbird WailsShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Got plagues?

first_imgWhen filming a movie about biblical plagues raining down on a small Louisiana town, chances are pretty strong you’ll spend some off-hours discussing faith. Now imagine that your $45 million apocalypse tale is interrupted not once but twice by the real-life catastrophes of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. The difficult production of Warner Bros.’ “The Reaping,” which opens in theaters on Thursday, was life imitating art on an undeniably epic scale. And it really got people talking. Starring Hilary Swank as a missionary-turned-professional skeptic, “Reaping” had an evacuation plan in place even before shooting started in the spring of 2005. Twice the crew fled and returned to its home base of St. Francisville, La. — a 1,712-person town that had been destroyed by floods some 120 years ago. As producer Herb Gains noted, “It was strange to be working on a film that had so much to do with God’s work and then be faced with God’s work in a very real way.” So what do those involved with “The Reaping” think of suggestions that Mother Nature or her non-secular equivalent was trying to send a message? And while we’re talking unexplained phenomena, what about the Myrtles Plantation, the much-documented haunted inn a few blocks down from the film’s home base in St. Francisville? New haunts “I tried to stay there and just freaked out,” says director Stephen Hopkins. “When I was young, I had a bunch of supernatural experiences happen to me. It sort of gives you a purpose in life because you realize there are things going on that you don’t understand.” “I was going to try to rent it out for Halloween,” adds a brave Swank. “But it had been booked out for years in advance.” Bigger questions about acts of God and mythic mysteries produce head- shakes and gentle smiles. “Not part of an organized religion, but spiritually inclined,” appears to be the party line among “Reaping” actors Idris Elba, David Morrissey and director Hopkins. That rotten weather? Tragic and awe-inspiring, but not a sign from above, they say. “I didn’t draw parallels to the film,” says Morrissey, who plays a schoolteacher and possible love interest who lures Swank’s character to the plagued burg of Haven. “As a working operation down there — which is what the film was — it was a terrible thing that happened, and we had to carry on and help as many people around us as we could.” What they believe Elba came to the film open-minded and left more skeptical than when he arrived. “What I found out in my research was the lengths people will go to to fool people into believing there’s a phenomenon,” says Elba, whose character Ben, is a Christian miracle-debunking researcher who actually hopes that he will find evidence of divine workings. “That was really eerie for me. You’re open to the idea that spirituality may take on a physical form. After doing this film and doing the research, it was like, ‘Wow. Come on!’ “ Swank, who was not raised in any organized religion, says she believes in a “higher power,” and pretty much leaves it at that. Her research consisted of boning up on the Scriptures and talking to the editors of magazines such as The Skeptical Inquirer. “The people who debunk these myths and miracles, that’s their job — and that’s what they do,” she says. “When you sit down and talk to them, it’s really interesting to hear that they feel like there’s a scientific reason for everything that happens in the world. Then there are other people who come in who say there is no scientific proof for this. It’s all God.” Katrina or no Katrina, Swank says she gets “The Reaping’s” debate. “The movie certainly makes you ask the question, and one of the things I think people question the most is their belief in a higher power,” says Swank. “The movie has religious undertones, yet there’s also skeptical and atheist undertones. I think we’re looking at things from a lot of different viewpoints.” In that respect, the interruptions helped. “The cast and crew and I went down to talk to the (Katrina) refugees,” adds director Hopkins. “One lady who had lost her child was saying, ‘How could God do this?’ It cast a real thing over the movie. A lot of people lost their faith in religion.” Faith turned upside-down Swank, who first read the script after winning her second best actress Oscar for “Million Dollar Baby,” plays Katherine Winter who — after losing her family in the Sudan — travels the world disproving miracles. Her faith (or lack thereof) is upended yet again when she arrives in Haven, La., to confront a host of plagues and a creepy 11-year-old girl (played by AnnaSophia Robb) who is suspected of having a hand in the odd events. You read that right. Biblical plagues: including flies, boils, cattle disease, rivers running red with blood, and locusts. Lots and lots of locusts. Although he considers it more a supernatural thriller than straight-ahead horror film, Hopkins also contends that maintaining a certain sense of “this could happen” psychologically within “The Reaping” was a key toward sustaining believability. “The challenge is to put this into a contemporary world,” the director says. “When I was looking around trying to find other films that tried to do this, I couldn’t really find any. Church officials have been largely enthusiastic about a tale delving into a woman’s loss of faith. As one preacher noted, no filmmaker could realistically make an adaptation of the Old Testament. “It would be triple-X-rated, with all the violence and fornication,” says Hopkins. “The Old Testament God is not such a good guy. He’s a jealous, tough guy.”— Evan Henerson, (818) 713-3651evan.henerson@dailynews.comlast_img read more

Liverpool sign Swiss winger Shaqiri

first_img0Shares0000Xherdan Shaqiri shone for Switzerland at the World Cup in Russia © AFP / CHRISTOPHE SIMONLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 13 – Liverpool have signed Switzerland international Xherdan Shaqiri from Stoke City, the English Premier League giants announced Friday.The Reds said he had signed “a long-term contract”, with British media reports saying Shaqiri had arrived at Anfield in a five-year deal for £13 million ($17 million, 15 million euros). The 26-year-old winger’s move follows Stoke’s relegation from the Premier League.“I’m very happy to be here. It’s a huge club with big history, big players and a fantastic coach (Jurgen Klopp),” Shaqiri told liverpoolfc.com.“As a player you always want to be on the biggest stage in football. A few years ago I wanted to come too, but it didn’t happen. I’m really happy that now I’m finally here.“I want to improve myself too, I want to be with the best and I want to win titles. That’s what I’m here for.”Shaqiri, who was born in Kosovo but moved to Switzerland as a child, has just returned from the World Cup in Russia where his country were eliminated in the last 16 by Sweden.He sparked controversy by celebrating his goal in the 2-1 win over Serbia in the group stage by making a gesture with his hands to represent the two-headed eagle of the Albanian flag with which many Kosovars identify.FIFA, which bans political symbols at stadiums, fined him and teammates Granit Xhaka and Stephan Lichtsteiner for the goal celebration but they all avoided two-match suspensions.Shaqiri is Liverpool’s second major acquisition of the summer after Brazilian midfielder Fabinho joined from Monaco.The Champions League finalists have also strengthened their midfield with the pre-arranged arrival of Naby Keita from RB Leipzig.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Lockdowns persist after jail race riot

first_imgSANTA CLARITA – The Los Angeles County jail system remained in lockdown Sunday as authorities investigated a race-related riot at Pitchess Detention Center – one of the worst in at least four years that left an inmate dead and dozens injured. Wayne Robert Tiznor, 45, of Los Angeles died from apparent blunt force trauma amid the chaos Saturday when fighting between Latino and African-American inmates spread to involve more than 2,000 in the North County Correctional Facility, one of three jails inside the sprawling 8,200-inmate complex. Tiznor, who is African-American, was arrested Jan. 3 for failing to register as a sex offender. He was assigned to the 3,800-inmate maximum-security lockup Jan. 23, according to county sheriff’s records. Investigators were trying to determine if he was linked to the racial tensions and gang rivalries officials believe sparked the violence, sheriff’s spokesman Steve Whitmore said. “It’s being looked at right now,” he said, adding the inquiry could last several days. “The homicide investigators are interviewing everybody to see if there is a link.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card About 200 people were involved in serious fighting, which might be connected to the stabbing of a Latino gang member by an African-American gang member last week at Men’s Central Jail in Los Angeles. Of the 46 inmates treated for injuries, two remained at Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital on Sunday, including one in critical condition, spokeswoman Bhavna Mistry said. Officials segregated Latino and African-American inmates in the North County facility – permitted during emergencies – while the entire county jail system was in lockdown, though deputies allowed restricted movement for some inmates by Sunday afternoon. “Everything’s quiet,” Whitmore said. The measures are in effect until officials decide it’s “safe to move forward.” The jail system – the nation’s largest – oversees a daily population of about 21,000. About 60 percent are Hispanic, and about 30 percent are African-American, officials said. With racial tensions viewed as a catalyst for the riot, Sheriff Lee Baca said he wants to discuss the need for inmate segregation with civil liberties groups, even as a 2005 U.S. Supreme Court ruling forbid separation of state prison inmates strictly by race. “The sheriff wants to … have some real-life discussions,” Whitmore said. “He wants to examine the reality of the jail world, where segregation prevents violence that could lead to death.” The Sheriff’s Department has said it doesn’t segregate by race but rather by gang affiliation, type of crime, propensity for violence or escape, sexual orientation and other factors. But gangs in and out of jail are often organized around race. Jody Kent of the American Civil Liberties Union said racial segregation of inmates might be allowed during emergencies, but it can’t be the only solution to jailhouse violence. “There are underlying issues that caused or exacerbate the tensions in the jail, and they come from overcrowding, which is an issue we have brought up,” said Kent, jail projects coordinator for ACLU’s Southern California chapter. “They are in there locked down 24 hours a day. They get three hours a week minimum of exercise. That environment fosters violence.” Kent said reducing jail crowding and enhancing inmate education and work programs could help, but she acknowledged the Sheriff’s Department is hampered by staff and funding shortages. “There are only so many things the Sheriff’s Department can do,” she said. In February 2005, the Supreme Court voted 5-3 in Johnson vs. California that state prisons can’t racially segregate prisoners for up to 60 days each time they enter a new prison, even on the premise that the policy helps to prevent violence caused by racial gangs. But attorney Bert H. Deixler, who argued for plaintiff and inmate Garrison Johnson, said the decision allows other effective options. “Knowing that people are members of gangs is critically important to making decisions in how they should be housed,” he said. “It would be perfectly constitutional for Sheriff Baca to segregate people based on gang affiliation,” even if the gangs are racially-based. Douglas W. Kmiec, constitutional law professor at Pepperdine University, agreed. “Alternative bases of segregation are possible, so long as it is not just a clever way to separate by race,” he wrote in an e-mail. “If gang-based separation is based upon a record of gang animosity and violence between gangs, that might well survive.” But screening inmates based on these other criteria can be tough in a jail setting, Deixler said. “It’s a pre-conviction setting,” he said. “Generally, you have less information. People are picked up off the street. It’s more difficult.” Eugene Tong, (661) 257-5253 eugene.tong@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

PALS OF TAKEAWAY ATTACK THUG ISSUE ONLINE THREATS TO VICTIMS

first_imgMcMenamin didn’t even issue an apology in courtSICK friends of a thug who attacked a defenceless couple in a food outlet have issued threats against their supporters.Trolls took to Facebook to defend thug Cillian McMenamin after he was jailed for a year for an outrageous attack on a couple in Dungloe. McMenamin lashed out at Patrick McKelvey and his wife Sharon as they stopped for something to eat after work in the town in April last year.They both suffered severe injuries when Mr McKelvey objected to racist abuse being dished out to staff at the Midnight Express outlet.McMenamin didn’t apologise in court for his behaviour.And when local people rallied around the McKelveys to give them support in the wake of McMenamin’s conviction, they faced dire abuse – and threats – from his supporters.“Disapproval of his behavior on the night of the attack on the McKelvey couple as expressed in Facebook comments by local outraged people were answered by Cillian’s support group who wanted to claim that his behaviour could be explained entirely in terms of his addiction problems and lack of experience, in such a way as to convince them of their lack of compassion and understanding,” said one local woman.“This argument forced them to withdraw their comments. I received a private message informing me of my own family’s shortcomings, and urging me to reconsider my comments, in the light of my own shortcomings, and those of my family.“It is interesting that Cillian’s support group actually have the power to silence the people who want to publicly disapprove of what he did to the McKelveys, perhaps in the vain hope that if similar attacks happen again in the town, it will be blamed on a misunderstanding of racial points of view, inexperience, and the power of addiction.”Another supporter of the McKelveys told us: “I was also threatened to withdraw comments in their support. It was just incredible.“These people are blinded to what happened; it was all ok for them that something like this could happen. It would fit them better to apologise instead of making excuses for this moron.”McMenamin was jailed for a year by Judge Paul Kelly who described the incident as outrageous.PALS OF TAKEAWAY ATTACK THUG ISSUE ONLINE THREATS TO VICTIMS was last modified: June 23rd, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:assaultattackCillian McMenamindungloelast_img read more

Saugus starts as underdog

first_imgOne year after a shocking first-round upset loss as the No. 3 seed in the Southern Section Div. I baseball playoffs, Saugus High learns what it’s like on the other side. The Centurions (13-12), coming off a 9-3 wild-card victory over Calabasas, play at second-seeded Chino (25-1) in the first round this afternoon. “I think you go in feeling like you can be more aggressive when you’re the underdog,” first-year coach John Maggiora said. “Sometimes when you’re the favorite, there’s a fear about `what if we lose?’ When you’re the underdog, no one expects anything, so you just go in there and try to shock the world.” Chino, led by pitcher/shortstop Matt James, has won 17 in a row, 11 of the victories by five or more runs. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsRight-hander Mark Terrazas is scheduled to be Saugus’ starting pitcher – if he’s healthy enough to go. Terrazas has been bothered by a sore shoulder. “Otherwise, we’re probably going to have to pitch by committee, because we don’t have a whole lot of depth,” Maggiora said. Senior Casey Stevenson (.415) and junior Brandon Young (.435) are Saugus’ top hitters. All first-round games begin at 3:15 p.m. In other action todau: Centennial of Corona (13-12) at Valencia (24-3): The Vikings never have advanced past the semifinals, but perhaps they have a shot at the Div. I final four this year, based on a potent combination of terrific pitching, solid defense and impressive hitting. Riding a school-record, 14-game winning streak, Valencia has no obvious weakness. Probable starter Nick Pappas is 9-0 with a 1.23 ERA in 57 innings. Other dependable arms include Scott Fowler (4-2, 2.07 ERA), Caleb Deville (6-0, 2.44) and closer Casey Mulligan (0-0, 0.00 ERA, eight saves), who has 17 strikeouts in nine relief innings. Six starters are batting .344 or better, led by UC Riverside-bound Michael Hur, a three-year starter who is hitting .430 with six home runs and 27 RBIs. Other top hitters are Armando Gallardo (.423, 2 HRs, 25 RBIs), Justin Shults (.400, 4 HRs, 26 RBIs) and Cal State Fullerton-bound Mulligan (.398, 1 HR 18 RBIs). “This is the most consistent team I’ve ever had,” coach Jared Snyder said. “They’re just so unselfish. The only thing they want to do is win games and help their teammates.” Centennial qualified for the playoffs by defeating Valley View of Moreno Valley 5-4 in the last game of the regular season. Kolby Moore is batting .391 with three home runs and 16 RBIs. El Toro of Lake Forest (16-10) at Hart (16-10): The Indians, the Foothill League’s most successful program, generally peak late in the season, but some wonder if this year’s team has enough firepower to make a lasting impact. Hart stumbles into the Div. I postseason after losing four of its past six games and has scored more than four runs just once in its past seven games. The Indians have hit just three home runs and are averaging fewer than five runs per game but can depend on Jenzen Torres (.372, 16 RBIs), Matt Valaika (.365, 10 RBIs) and Pat Sarkissian (.372, 15 RBIs). Hart has solid pitching, posting a 2.62 team ERA, but it has committed 44 errors. Sophomore Mike Montgomery is 6-2 with a 2.55 ERA, Steve Burton is 3-2 with a 2.42 ERA, and Casey McCarthy is 3-2 with a 2.56 ERA. El Toro, which has won four in a row, is similar to Hart, a scrappy team that relies on pitching. Ryan Doyle, a 6-foot-4 junior, is 6-3 with a 1.40 ERA, and he is batting a team-best .394 with three home runs and 20 RBIs. Friday’s game: Santa Clarita Christian (12-6) plays at Boron (15-5) in a Div. VI opener. The Cardinals have advanced to at least the second round three years in a row, winning a section title in 2004, but they are in a rebuilding season and face a difficult road. “It all depends on how we play,” coach Garrick Moss said, “because we’re young and Boron has a lot of seniors, and they’re going to be experienced, so we travel out in the middle of nowhere and have our work cut out for us. “Yes, we’ve been inconsistent this year, but if we show up and play solid baseball, we can compete.” Steve Essex is batting .522 with one home run and 18 RBIs, and he’s 25 for 25 stealing bases, leading an aggressive SCC team that has stolen 112 bases in 115 attempts. Boron has won 11 of its past 12. Probable starter James Smith is 9-2 with a 1.85 ERA and 84 strikeouts in 57 innings. gerry.gittelson@dailynews.com (661) 257-5218160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img