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Baseball (16-2, 7-0)

Laguna Sweeps Saddleback – Sets Season Theft Record

Breaker base runners stole six bases on Saturday, April 19, in a 18-0 victory at Saddleback (2-17, 0-7) to set the team season record at 69 and topping the previous mark set in 2007. Breakers banged out 19 hits, received five walks, four reached base on error and Steven Harrison was hit by a pitch adding to his career record. Richie Nunis and Jack Simon each had three hits to lead the way. The team tied the single game record with nine doubles and Will McInerny (4-0) received the win for four innings of work. Richie Nunis, Ashton Goddard, and Jack Simon each pitched an inning in relief to preserve the shutout.

On the previous day, Breakers won 6-1 as Grant Wilhelm picked up his seventh victory for the season. Coach Mike Blair cleared the bench to give everyone a chance to play. The Roadrunners made a number of great fielding plays to stop Laguna and keep the score down. Saddleback’s lone run came in the last inning to break the shutout.

Looking ahead: Breakers have now won 26 league games in a row dating back to 2012 with eight remaining conference games.

At Estancia on April 22, home on Friday, April 25, for Estancia. Next week is the big series with Calvary Chapel with Tuesday at home and Friday at Vanguard University.

Statistical Leaders through April 19  (18 games)

Batting Average:                         .485          Richie Nunis, .433 Grant Wilhelm, .413 Will McInerny, .400 J Simon

Hits:                                                 33          Richie Nunis, 26 – Grant Wilhelm, 25- Preston Grand Pre

Runs Scored:                                 26          Preston Grand Pre

RBI’s :                                              25          Richie Nunis

Doubles :                                                          10          Richie Nunis

Triples                                               2           Grant Wilhelm, Dante Faicchio

Home Runs:                                     3           Steven Harrison

Slugging %                                   .750          Richie Nunis

Stolen Bases                                  21          Preston Grand Pre

Pitching Wins:                                 7           Grant Wilhelm

ERA:                                              0.37          Will McInerny, 1.27 Zak Kovacic, 1.37 Grant Wilhelm

Team ERA                                     1.66

Team Batting Average:               .386          (12 of 14 players hitting above .300)

Updated detailed individual baseball statistics are posted on the MaxPreps web-site:

http://www.maxpreps.com/high-schools/laguna-beach-breakers-(laguna-beach,ca)/baseball/home.htm

SSCIF D-4 Rankings for April 21: No Poll for this week – next poll April 28.

Boys Golf (2-9, 1-4)

Breakers will conclude the league season with a pair of matches against Costa Mesa and Estancia this past week and next week. The individual league tournament will be on May 5-6 at Skylinks in Long Beach.

Girls Sand Volleyball (6-2, 4-0)

Breakers roll with another Sweep

Laguna defeated El Toro (4-4) and Sage Hill (1-7) on Saturday April 19 at the Huntington Beach courts to continue their hold on the South Coast Division. Top team was Briana Boyd and Sabrina Stillwell, No. 2 Kendyl Brennan and Lauren LaMontagne and No. 3 Francie Holte and Vicki Meraz.  The regular season will conclude this Saturday, April 26, in Long Beach – Granada with Laguna meeting Sage Hill at 11 a.m. on courts 4-5-6 and the league showdown with Saddleback Valley Christian (7-1) at 2PM on courts 1-2-3.

Southern California Rankings for April 19: 1 – Mira Costa, 2 – Valencia/Valencia, 3 – Redondo, 4 – Mater Dei, 5 – San Marcos/Santa Barbara, 6 – Edison, 7 – Huntington Beach, 8 – Westlake, 9 – Saddleback Valley Christian, 10 – Laguna Beach, others: Marymount, Santa Barbara, Notre Dame Academy.

Playoffs begin May 7. For more information see the IBVL website at: http://www.ibvl.org/.

Softball (2-15, 0-2)

Laguna returned to league play this past week meeting Godinez (4-13, 1-2) on April 24 and will face Costa Mesa (3-11, 2-2) on April 29 and at Saddleback (1-7, 0-2) on April 30. The race for third place is wide open. On Tuesday, April 22, Breakers lost a 13-2 non-league match to San Juan Hills.

Swimming (Boys 3-0 League, Girls 3-0 League)

Breakers took to the pool on April 23 vs Godinez (2-0, 2-0) at Santa Ana Valley High School and will close out the dual meet season on April 30 at Saddleback 

Boys Tennis (9-5, 6-0)

Laguna clinched the league title with a 17-1 thrashing of second place Estancia on Tuesday, April 22 at Estancia. Ryan Gee and Zack Washer swept their matches while the doubles teams of Alex Doung/Ethan Gee, Jeff Spitz/Tim Nguyen, and Stuart Webb/Hayden Seitz also won in sweeps.

Track (Boys 4-0, Girls 4-0)

Final dual meet was on April 24 when Laguna hosted Godinez. The Grizzlies won the dual meet title the past three seasons for boys and the 2011 and 2012 girl’s titles.

Boys Volleyball (10-3, 6-0)

Laguna Win Streak Continues – 54 Straight in League

Jack Wyett had 11 kills and three aces to lead Laguna past third place Saddleback (11-8, 3-3) 25-7, 25-8, 25-20 this past Tuesday at Dugger Gym. Cameron DePfyffer dished out 20 assists and along with Noah Blanton and JP Wollam, had long serving runs.  Breakers were down 19-14 at one point in the third set but DePfyffer and Wyett served Laguna to the victory.

Laguna traveled to Estancia (1-18) on Thursday then stepped out to a tough non-league match on Friday, April 25 at Dana Hills. Next week Laguna hosts Calvary Chapel on Tuesday and Godinez on Thursday, May 1. Breakers will participate in the 44th Redondo/Mira Costa Tournament on May 2-3, the oldest tournament in So Cal boys volleyball.

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