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YATES, ABEL TOP JUNE SELECTIONS

SAN DIEGO—(July 9, 2018)—San Diego Padres pitcher Kirby Yates and former Madison High pitcher Kevin Abel topped a list of 11 standouts who earned  Star of the Month honors for June as chosen by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Yates fashioned a perfect 0.00 ERA by going 14 straight innings without allowing a run. He collected a pair of saves as he allowed just six hits, walked three and fanned 15.
 

June 2018

SAN DIEGO—(July 9, 2018)—San Diego Padres pitcher Kirby Yates and former Madison High pitcher Kevin Abel topped a list of 11 standouts who earned  Star of the Month honors for June as chosen by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Yates fashioned a perfect 0.00 ERA by going 14 straight innings without allowing a run. He collected a pair of saves as he allowed just six hits, walked three and fanned 15.
 

AWARD-WINNING HAND IN THE MAY SPOTLIGHT

SAN DIEGO—(June 5, 2018)—San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand was about as perfect as possible in earning May professional  Star of the Month honors as selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Hand, who was honored by Major League Baseball as the National League Reliever of the Month, converted all 11 of his save attempts, allowing just one earned run in 14.2 innings.
 

May 2018

AWARD-WINNING HAND IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Padres reliever one of 15 Stars of Month selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions
 
SAN DIEGO—(June 5, 2018)—San Diego Padres closer Brad Hand was about as perfect as possible in earning May professional  Star of the Month honors as selected by the San Diego Hall of Champions.
 
Hand, who was honored by Major League Baseball as the National League Reliever of the Month, converted all 11 of his save attempts, allowing just one earned run in 14.2 innings.
 

April 2018

PROFESSIONAL
 
DESIREE LINDEN, Distance Running, Boston Marathon, Hilltop High alumnus—Battling the icy-cold elements as well as 13,390 rivals, Linden (formerly Davila) scored the biggest victory of her career by capturing the 122nd Boston Marathon. The 34-year-old two-time Olympian covered the hallowed 26.2-mile race in 2-hours, 39.54-minutes, becoming the first American female to win since 1985.
 

January 2018

PROFESSIONAL
 
SHAUN WHITE, Snowboarding—Scoring a perfect 100 on his final halfpipe run of the day, White qualified for his fourth Olympic Games.  Coming back after a horrific crash three months earlier, White, who fell on his first two rounds, flawlessly completed 15 ½ revolutions in his routine, earning him a trip to Pyeongchang, South Korea.
 

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