Fountain Valley Loses in Pony Title Game
Fountain Valley lost, 12-0, to Cy-Fair of Texas in the title game of the Bronco Division of the Pony World Series Tuesday in Monterrey, Calif.
Forrest Chalakis of Cy-Fair pitched a one-hitter and the game was shortened to six innings because of the mercy rule. Brent Roumeliotis had the only hit, a single, for Fountain Valley.
It was the fifth appearance in four years in a national tournament by a team from Fountain Valley Youth Baseball.
The Orange County Tigers split their pool-play opening games Tuesday in the Continental Amateur Baseball Assn. World Series, defeating Addison, Ill., 3-2, and losing to Eau Claire, Wis., 3-2, in Eau Claire.
In the victory over Addison, Jason Vance drove in all three Tiger runs with a two-run homer in the fourth inning and a sacrifice fly in the sixth. Ron Kiino was two for two and scored one run.
Bill Fitzgerald pitched four shutout innings, giving up four hits, before Nick St. George took over for the final three innings. St. George gave up one run and four hits.
Ben Goldman pitched a complete game three-hitter in the loss to Eau Claire. Eau Claire scored the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the sixth on two passed balls by catcher Danny Gonzales.
The Orange County Cardinals defeated Farmington, N.M., the host team, 15-13, in the second round of the Connie Mack World Series late Monday but lost to Puerto Rico, 5-4, Tuesday night in a championship-bracket game.
Steve Chatham was three for five with two runs batted in and pitched the last four innings to earn the victory against Farmington. Against Puerto Rico, Derek Baker hit a two-run home run and Brett Nista was two for three with an RBI.
The Cardinals will play Memphis, Tenn., today in the double-elimination tournament. Puerto Rico, the tournament’s only undefeated team, will play Dallas.
The Cypress College baseball team, winner of the State championship, will be honored with a parade on Main Street at Disneyland at 1:45 p.m. today.
Cypress athletic officials, coaches and players will join in the parade. Cypress swept Rancho Santiago in a doubleheader, 5-3 in 14 innings and 8-5, to win the title May 30. Cypress finished 43-11.
Skipper Mark Ivey of Huntington Beach and Kevin Richards of Rancho Palos Verdes finished fourth in the Bemis Fleet division of the U.S. Sailing/Rolex Junior Championships in Charleston, S.C.