PREP BASEBALL ROUNDUP
In other tournament games:
Capistrano Valley 10, Irvine 5--Ryan Brown had three hits and an RBI as Capistrano Valley won the consolation final. Justin Linville, Evan Rubin and Wes Brown each had two hits and two RBIs for the Cougars (6-11), who broke a 5-5 tie with five runs in the seventh.
El Toro 12, Lakewood 3--Senior Matt Freeman (1-1) struck out 10 and walked one in six innings of relief for El Toro in the fifth-place game. Colin Stiltz hit his fourth home run in the last four days for the Chargers (13-5). Stiltz has six home runs this season, which ties a school record.
Ocean View 4, Los Alamitos 1--Pete Montrenes pitched a three-hitter, striking out 10 and giving up no earned runs, for Ocean View (9-9) in the seventh-place game. Shawn White hit a three-run home run in Ocean View’s six-run sixth inning.
In the Chino tournament:
Westminster 13, Claremont 2 (5, mercy)--Senior Mike Carey pitched a one-hitter, striking out six. Claremont’s only hit was a home run in the fourth inning. At the plate, Carey was three for three with two RBIs and Ricky Guerrero had two hits and five RBIs.
In the National tournament:
Mater Dei 8, Northern Eugene (Ore.) 1--Matt Grootegoed had a triple, home run and four RBIs in a consolation victory for Mater Dei (14-2).
In the Pride of the Coast tournament:
Corona del Mar 9, Laguna Beach 4--Matt Larson went two for three and drove in two runs to lead Corona del Mar.
Simi Valley Royal 10, San Clemente 3--Ben Adair hit his third home run in two games for San Clemente (5-11).
In the Santa Ana Elks tournament:
Pacifica 6, Villa Park 3--John Dorenbos’ home run in the bottom of the sixth capped a three-run inning as Pacifica won the championship game. Dorenbos also had a home run in the second inning for the Mariners (10-6).
No. 1 La Quinta 9, Nogales 8 (8 innings)--At the beginning of the tournament, many expected these teams would play for the title instead of fifth place. Top-ranked La Quinta (18-1), the defending tournament champion, survived a five-run outburst in the bottom of the seventh.
Gerald Laird doubled with two outs in the top of the eighth, then stole third base and home--his fifth steal of the day--to provide the decisive run. Laird (.652) went three for four, scored four runs and had an RBI.
Nogales’ Jason Garcia had two hits and five RBIs, including a two-run double in the top of the seventh. The Aztecs needed those runs because Nogales scored five in the bottom of the inning before Julio Pena came on to get the last out. Pena struck out the side.
Orange 9, Reno (Nev.) 7--Derald Deason had three hits, including a two-run homer, drove in four runs, scored two and stole three bases for Orange (7-11) in the consolation final.
In the West Coast Classic tournament:
Fountain Valley 5, San Lorenzo 2--Junior right-hander Dan Crosby (2-0) give up two hits, no earned runs, struck out five and walked three to help Fountain Valley (11-5) advance to today’s semifinal.
Canyon 7, San Jose Archbishop Mitty 6--Brian Wahlbrink’s single with the bases loaded and two out in the seventh drove in the winning run for Canyon (13-4) in a consolation game.
In the Empire League:
Katella 6, Loara 5--Tony Alcantar had two hits, including a solo home run, and scored two runs, and T.J. Jara had three hits for Katella (11-6, 5-1).
In the Freeway League:
La Habra 8, Fullerton 1--Al Estrada drove in two runs and Shaun Beutner had two hits for La Habra (10-5, 4-1), which won its eighth in a row.
Sunny Hills 4, Buena Park 3--Adam Rodriguez reached base in the bottom of the seventh on a dropped third strike, then scored the winning run on a double by Jared Bruce for Sunny Hills (8-8, 3-2).