El Toro High School scored on a throwing error in the seventh inning to defeat El Dorado, 2-1, in a semifinal game of the Loara baseball tournament Thursday night at Glover Stadium.
El Toro had runners on first and third and Darren Sharp bunted, but the throw to first was wild, allowing Dave Nemeth to score. Nemeth had singled to open the inning.
Ryan Filbeck (2-0) pitched the final two innings for the victory for El Toro (4-0). Each team scored in the first inning.
El Toro advances to the final to play Lakewood Saturday at 7 p.m. at Glover Stadium.
El Dorado (3-1) plays Servite in the third-place game at 3 p.m. also at Glover Stadium. Lakewood beat Servite, 9-1, Thursday.
In the consolation championship semifinals:
Laguna Hills 5, Pacifica 4 (8 innings)--Ron Kortman earned the victory, pitching 7 1/3 innings and striking out 10. Kortman also drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the eighth with a single.
Laguna Hills plays Ocean View in the consolation championship game Saturday at 11 a.m. at Glover Stadium.
In other consolation games:
Sunny Hills 2, Villa Park 1--Jeff Kight had a two-run single in the first for host Sunny Hills (3-3). Ryan Frace (1-0) threw a four-hitter with five strikeouts for Sunny Hills.
La Quinta 13, Loara 4--Loara helped La Quinta by committing 13 errors at Loara. Bryan Peters led La Quinta (1-3) with three hits and two RBIs. Kenny Williams and Matt Drager each had two hits for Loara (0-4).
Katella 4, Magnolia 3--Jamie Vitzelio had a two-run triple in the first for host Katella (2-2) at Boysen Park in Anaheim. Brandon Boone had two hits for Katella. Jim Rosas (1-0) worked the first five innings for the victory.
Anaheim 4, Los Alamitos 1--Los Alamitos’ Craig Ohlrich had a no-hitter going into the sixth, but John Barber broke it up with a leadoff single. Jose Gonzalez followed with an RBI double and Ryan Jara then hit a two-run home run. Pete Gonzales (1-1) threw a six-hitter and got 13 ground outs in getting the victory.
Kennedy 4, Huntington Beach 0--Ernie Franco hit grand slam in the third inning to back Peter Montera’s four-hit pitching. Montera struck out four and walked one.
Downey 3, Los Amigos 1--Kevin Swartwood had 12 strikeouts in the complete-game victory for visiting Downey, which scored three runs in the first inning. Los Amigos pitcher David Pearlman balked twice with runners on third base. Matt McCready’s triple and Terry King’s ground out accounted for Los Amigos’ only run in the third. Los Amigos is 1-3.
Cypress 10, San Clemente 3-- Cypress scored six runs in the first inning to coast at home.
Kevin Smith, John Trejo, Mike Greenstein and Darren Adlesh each had two hits for Cypress (1-1-2), which benefited from two balks and a wild pitch by San Clemente pitchers. San Clemente is 0-4.
Fountain Valley 4, Dana Hills 1--Dave Hagee had a two-run single in the second inning to give visiting Fountain Valley (3-1) a 2-0 lead. Fountain Valley’s Don Crossett allowed no runs and one hit in four innings to pick up the victory. Dana Hills is 2-2.
Marina 7, Irvine 4--Marina had four hits and took advantage of three wild pitches, two errors and one walk to score five runs in the first inning at Irvine.
Robin Livsey had two hits and scored two runs and Chris Boyd had two hits, scored a run and had an RBI for Marina (3-1). Irvine is 2-2.
University 6, Savanna 3--Josh Novegrod had a double and an RBI to help host University (2-2). Brian Vail also had an RBI double and pitched the final 2 1/3 innings for the victory. Savanna (1-3) led, 3-0, after four innings, but University scored two runs in the fifth and four in the sixth with the help of four Savanna errors.
In the Colton tournament:
Canyon 14, Cajon 5--Mike Williams had three hits, including a two-run home run in the first inning, for Canyon (2-2). Williams also had a double. Canyon had 18 hits. Marty Little (1-0) pitched the first four innings for the victory.