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Baseball: Landon Silver comes through for Huntington Beach

Thanks to his dream to go to a West Coast college, junior outfielder Landon Silver left one of the top high schools in Florida, Miami Westminster Christian, to move to Huntington Beach last fall. He couldn't be happier living in Southern California. "I love it," he said. Silver, who is committed to UC Santa Barbara, has a swing to die for, and he showed it off in the fourth inning on Friday in a Southern Section Divison 1 quarterfinal playoff game against El Dorado. With ace pitcher Nick Sprengel on the mound, Silver blasted a three-run home run to left field, sparking the Oilers to a 5-1 victory and a spot in Tuesday's semifinals against Norco at Blair Field. It...