Eric Eadington, a Corona del Mar High product pitching in the Los Angeles Dodgers organization, was promoted Tuesday from Single-A Rancho Cucamonga to the Double-A Chattanooga Lookouts.
Through Monday, Eadington had 18 saves, a 1-1 record and a 3.27 earned-run average in 31 appearances, all in relief, for the Quakes. HE had allowed 29 hits and struck out 33 in 33 innings and was holding opponents to a .245 batting average.
Eadington, who played collegiately at Harvard, began the season with the Great Lakes Loons of the Single-A Midwest League. At Great Lakes, he had five saves and was 1-0 in 11 games with 27 strikeouts in 17 2/3 innings.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound left-hander had seven saves in his last 10 appearances at Rancho Cucamonga.
At Chattanooga, Eadington, 22, is reunited with former CdM teammate Jake Lemmerman.
Lemmerman, a 23-year-old shortstop, was hitting .233 in 279 at-bats for the Lookouts through Monday. Lemmerman had four home runs, 20 runs batted in, 18 doubles and was eight for eight in stolen-base attempts.
Chattanooga entered Tuesday in first place in the Southern League's North Division.
— Barry Faulkner
Matt Hauser, who pitched at Orange Coast College and Corona del Mar High, was promoted Friday from Single-A Fort Myers of the Florida State League to Double-A New Britain of the Eastern League.
Hauser, who ended his collegiate career at San Diego, made his 2012 debut for the New Britain Rock Cats on Sunday, throwing two relief innings. He allowed three hits and one earned run while striking out one.
At Fort Myers, the Minnesota Twins prospect was 4-2 with a 2.88 earned-run average in 31 appearances, including six starts. In 72 innings, he allowed 60 hits, struck out 58 and walked 28. Opponents were hitting .226 against him.
Hauser ended the 2011 season at New Britain, where he made just one appearance.
— Barry Faulkner
UCI picked second
Junior forward Natalie Ledezma and sophomore midfielder Cami Privett earned preseason All-Big West Conference honors for UC Irvine, a two-time-defending regular-season women's soccer champion that was picked to finish second in 2012 by conference coaches.
UCI received one of 10 first-place votes with the other nine going to Long Beach State. UCI accumulated 86 points in the voting, 13 behind Long Beach State.