High School Roundup: Huntington Beach, Newport Harbor, Estancia baseball teams advance to CIF semifinals

Huntington Beach's Ralph Velazquez (24), fields an out at first base against Edison in March.
Huntington Beach’s Ralph Velazquez (24), shown fielding an out at first base against Edison in March, hit a three-run home run Friday for the Oilers.
(Kevin Chang / Staff Photographer)

Dean Carpentier and Ralph Velazquez each hit three-run home runs as the Huntington Beach High baseball team won at Foothill 12-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.

Velazquez added a two-run single for No. 4-seeded Huntington Beach (21-8). Trent Grindlinger scored three runs and Brad Navarro was two for three with two runs scored. Jackson Brummett added a sacrifice fly.

Huntington Beach never trailed, taking a 3-0 lead in the top of the first on Carpentier’s home run.

The Oilers will host Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks in a Division 1 semifinal game Tuesday.

Newport Harbor 7, Downey 3: Trent Liolios allowed one earned run over six innings for the Sailors in Friday’s Division 3 playoff quarterfinal game at Newport Harbor High.

Liolios gave up just four hits and struck out eight for Newport Harbor (19-11). Joey Wright pitched a shutout seventh inning and was also two for three with three runs batted in at the plate.

Jackson Gilles was two for four with a home run and two RBIs for the Sailors, while A.J. Guitron-Moore was two for three with a double and two runs scored.

Newport Harbor stays at home Tuesday, when it hosts Oaks Christian in a Division 3 semifinal game.

Estancia 5, Hesperia Christian 0: Andrew Mits threw a complete-game shutout, helping the Eagles advance to the CIF semifinals for the first time in program history after winning on the road Friday in the quarterfinals of the Division 6 playoffs.

Mits allowed five hits and struck out seven for Estancia (26-5).

Jack Moyer was two for four with two RBIs, and Miles Moyer was one for four with a run scored and one batted in. Andrew Coyotzi and John Uchytil also had RBIs.

No. 2-seeded Estancia hosts Santa Ynez in a Division 6 semifinal game Tuesday.


Cajon 4, Fountain Valley 1: The top-seeded Barons were upset on the road Saturday in the semifinals of the CIF Southern Section Division 5 playoffs.

The loss to No. 4-seeded Cajon snapped a 15-game winning streak for Fountain Valley (23-5-1).


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