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The Preps : Roundup : El Toro Upends Diamond Bar, Defending 4-A Champions, 6-2

Third baseman Bo Haley had two doubles and three RBIs to lead El Toro High School to a 6-2 victory over Diamond Bar Monday in a second-round championship bracket game of the Loara baseball tournament at El Toro.

Greg Pearce (1-0) struck out eight in four innings for El Toro (2-0), and second baseman Chris Sauritch was three for four with two runs scored. Diamond Bar is the defending Southern Section 4-A champion.

In other Loara tournament second-round championship-bracket games:

Servite 6, Fountain Valley 3--Chad Troxel (2-0) gave up four hits and struck out nine at Servite. Tom Jacobs hit a three-run home run in the first for the Friars (4-0).

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Huntington Beach 4, Dana Hills 1--Kenny Mays pitched a three-hitter with six strikeouts for host Huntington Beach (2-0). Chris Maher had three hits and two RBIs, and Jason Brissey hit a solo home run for Huntington Beach.

Kennedy 5, Katella 4--Designated hitter Ernie Franco was hit by a pitch with the bases loaded in the fifth inning to force home the winning run at Glover Stadium. Winning pitcher Greg Hansell threw a complete game and went two for three for the Fighting Irish (2-0).

In the consolation round:

Riverside North 8, Los Amigos 6--Los Amigos (0-2), led by Jim Monahan’s two-run triple, scored all its runs in the third to take a 6-1 lead, but North came back with five runs in the fourth and added two more in the sixth for the victory at Los Amigos.

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Ocean View 6, Santiago 2--Cory Colbert had a three-run home run in the first to lead Ocean View (1-1) at home.

Laguna Hills 10, Loara 3--Ron Kortman had a hit and two RBIs for Laguna Hills (1-1) at Boysen Park in Anaheim.

Anaheim 8, Downey 3--Robert Fernandez allowed five hits and had seven strikeouts for host Anaheim (1-1).

University 4, Cypress 4--University advanced on total bases, 37-27. Dave Diter hit a home run for University and Trent McGrinn had a pair of doubles and scored twice for University.

In the first round of the Newport Mesa tournament:

Foothill 15, Costa Mesa 0--Kent Donnelly pitched four innings and had nine strikeouts as well as a hit and three RBIs for Foothill (1-0).

Santa Ana 6, Capistrano Valley 4--All but one player in the Santa Ana lineup got a hit in the Saints’ season opener. Mark De La Riva had a two-run triple in the first inning as the Saints got six hits in the first inning.

Mission Viejo 9, Estancia 1--Troy Kopp got his first victory pitching five innings and giving up only one hit in the Diablos’ season opener. Jeff Hawkins was perfect in four trips to the plate, collecting four singles and two RBIs.

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Mater Dei 8, Saddleback 2--Tony Pena (2-0) threw a five-hitter with six strikeouts and a walk in a complete game for host Mater Dei (2-1).

Corona del Mar 6, Orange 3--Sophomore J.T. Patton (1-0) gave up eight hits and three unearned runs in the first inning of his complete game for the Sea Kings (1-1).

Esperanza 16, Santa Ana Valley 0--Jason Perez had a two-run home run in the fourth to highlight the Aztecs’ victory at home.

El Modena 6, Newport Harbor 3--Marcus Esposito allowed three hits and three runs over seven innings for the victory.

In nonleague baseball:

Trabuco Hills 15, Orange Lutheran 1--David Lowery pitched the first five innings for host Trabuco Hills, which was helped by 12 walks.

In nonleague softball:

La Quinta 15, Costa Mesa 0 (five innings)--Cheremaine Ramerez hit a three-run homer and Cheri Williams had two hits and three RBIs to lead the Aztecs (2-0) at La Quinta. Jill Bishop (2-0) threw a two-hitter, striking out four.

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Woodbridge 1-0, El Toro 0-4--El Toro’s Paige Lauby (1-0), a junior, pitched a perfect game in the second game of a doubleheader at Alicia Park in Mission Viejo.

Lauby’s performance overshadowed a fine outing by Woodbridge pitcher Lisa Wehren (1-0), who threw a one-hitter to lead Woodbridge in the first game.


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