Seal Leads Tigers Into Championship Round

The Orange County Tigers defeated Marlboro, N.J., 18-8, Thursday to advance to the championship round of the Continental Amateur Baseball Assn. World Series in Eau Claire, Wis.

Former Irvine High player Mike Seal, who attends Loyola Marymount, led the Tigers with three hits, including a home run and a double, in the Tigers’ second game of pool play.

In the first game Thursday, the Tigers were defeated by Cincinnati, 6-3. In that game, Seal was two for three and drove in all three runs for the Tigers.

In a late game Wednesday, Orange County beat Brooklyn, 11-4. Brian Springer was the winning pitcher with six strikeouts and Randall Harris had a home run and a double for the Tigers.


The Tigers (4-2) are seeded third. Eau Claire is seeded No. 1, followed by Cincinnati and Brooklyn in the No. 4 position. The double-elimination championship rounds begin today.


Brian Earley of Aliso Viejo finished fifth in the one-meter springboard diving event at the National Diving Championships at the Moose Moss Aquatic Center in Moultrie, Ga.

Earley had 569.19 points. Chris Devine of Breiningsville, Pa., was first with 583.59.


In semifinals of women’s 10-meter platform diving, Newport Beach’s Sandy Zubrin, who dives for the Mission Viejo Nadadores, took eighth place with 349.50 points. Other Orange County divers competing included Mission Viejo’s Kenesha Jesperson, who finished in 32nd place with 282.48 points and Caroline Kelley at 35th place with 273.75.