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Baseball: Edison defeats Huntington Beach in the 12th inning, 6-5

It was special night for Sunset League rivals Edison and Huntington Beach to play their league opener on Thursday at Angel Stadium. Then it became even more memorable when the game kept going on and on well past 11 p.m.  into the bottom of the 12th inning.

That's when Edison (11-1, 1-0) loaded the bases with none out on singles by Michael Mahony and Jake Scott and a walk to Kevin Inman. Then Kevin Ando gave the Chargers a 6-5 victory with a walk-off RBI single.

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Nick Mailman led the Chargers with three hits. Tyler Murray had three hits for Huntington Beach.

Both teams scored four runs in the first inning. Edison took a 5-4 lead in the second inning. Then the pitchers took over. Murray had an RBI double in the seventh to send the game into extra innings.

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Stephen Knapp threw 4 1/3 innings of scoreless relief for Edison. Logan Pouelsen threw six innings of scoreless relief for Huntington Beach.

The big question is how many of the players would be in school Friday morning and be able to make it through the day without a single yawn after getting home well past midnight?

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