Baseball (19-2, 10-0)
Laguna extends League Win Streak to 29
Freshman shortstop Dante Faicchio doubled in the sixth inning to score Garrett Burk and Will McInerney, lifting Laguna to a 4-2 victory over Calvary Chapel (8-2, 14-7) on Tuesday, April 29, at Skipper Carrillo Field. The usual starting shortstop, Preston Grand Pre, pitched instead, going the full seven innings and striking out nine. Grand Pre helped his cause by scoring the two other Laguna runs and stealing three bases.
Last Friday, Grant Wilhelm pitched five shutout innings to earn his eighth victory as Laguna defeated Estancia 13-2. Grant also went three for three at bat with two doubles and driving in two runs. Jake Smith also had a big day at bat with three hits and three runs batted in.
Looking ahead: Laguna faces third place Godinez (6-4, 12-9) in a series next week at home on Tuesday, May 6 and at Godinez on Thursday May 8.
Statistical Leaders through April 28 (21 games)
Batting Average: .494 Richie Nunis, .465 Grant Wilhelm,
.423 Cal Cochran, .411 Will McInerny, .408 Preston Grand Pre
Hits: 38 Richie Nunis, 23 – Grant Wilhelm, 31- Preston Grand Pre
Runs Scored: 30 Preston Grand Pre
RBI’s : 29 Richie Nunis
Doubles : 12 Grant Wilhelm
Triples 2 Grant Wilhelm, Dante Faicchio
Home Runs: 4 Steven Harrison
Slugging % .732 Grant Wilhelm
On Base % .538 Steven Harrison
Stolen Bases 26 Preston Grand Pre
Pitching Wins: 8 Grant Wilhelm
ERA: 0.37 Will McInerny, 1.22 Grant Wilhelm
Team ERA 1.62
Team Batting Average: .392 (12 of 14 players hitting above .300)
Updated detailed individual baseball statistics are posted on the MaxPreps web-site:
Career Milestones: Steven Harrison broke the career Base-on-balls and Hit-by-Pitch marks. Through April 29 he has walked 60 times and been hit 37 times. He is on-track to set the career on-base percentage.
SSCIF D-4 Rankings for April 28: 1 – Kaiser, 2 – Oaks Christian, 3 – Sonora, 4 – San Dimas, 5 – South Torrance, 6 – Torrance, 7 – Laguna Beach, 8 – California, 9 – Victor Valley, 10 – Alhambra, others: La Sierra, Don Lugo.
Boys Golf (4-11, 3-5)
Laguna defeated Costa Mesa 195-265 on April 23, lost to Dana Hills 213-198 on April 24 and to Estancia 213-204 on April 29. The match season concluded at Costa Mesa on April 30. The individual league tournament will be on May 5-6 at Skylinks in Long Beach.
Girls Sand Volleyball (7-3, 5-1)
Laguna dropped the final league match to Saddleback Valley Christian on Saturday, April 26 at the Granada Courts in Long Beach. The rosters and scores were unavailable, but apparently the usual lineups were not used due to team-member scheduling conflicts. Laguna also received a forfeit win from Sage Hill. The playoffs begin May 7 with Laguna facing Notre Dame Academy at 4 p.m. at Dockweiler Beach with the winner advancing to meet San Marcos of Santa Barbara on May 8, also at Dockweiler. For more information see the IBVL website at: http://www.ibvl.org/.
Softball (3-16, 1-3)
Halle Redfearn pitched a shutout and key hits by Jennifer Sorensen and Jessica Roediger led Laguna to a 10-0 victory over Costa Mesa (1-4, 2-13) on Tuesday, April 29, at Thurston Middle School. Last week, Laguna dropped a tough 7-4 loss to Godinez (4-1, 7-12) in the battle for a playoff spot. Breakers still have a chance for post season play but will need wins over Estancia on May 6 and Godinez on May 13 to force a playoff.
Looking ahead: Laguna played Saddleback (0-4, 1-9) on April 30 and May 1. Next week is @ Estancia on May 6 and league leader Calvary on May 8.
Swimming (Boys 4-0 League, Girls 4-0 League)
Laguna swimmers defeated Godinez on April 23 at Santa Ana Valley with the boys winning 127-43 and the girls 140-33. Henry White took first in the boys 500 freestyle with a personal best of 5:18.17 and Ben Greenwood came in second with a new personal best of 5:20.07. Olivia Vera swam to a first place finish and qualified for CIF with a personal best time of 1:12.76 in the 100 breaststroke. The dual meet season concluded on April 30 at Saddleback.
Boys Tennis (10-5, 7-0)
Laguna had an easy time with Saddleback winning 17-1 on Tuesday, April 28.
Track (Boys 5-0, Girls 5-0)
Laguna defeated Godinez on Thursday, April 24 to finish the league dual meet season undefeated. Boys won 65-62 and the girls, 85-41. Coaches did not provide any race details.
Boys Volleyball (13-3, 8-0)
Laguna Sweeps Dana – Continues to Roll in League
Jack Wyett had 15 kills while Jake Hexberg and Jack Burgi added 12 each to lead Laguna past Dana Hills (12-8) 25-21, 25-21, 25-23 in a non-league match at the Dolphin’s gym. Burgi and Wyett were key in the relatively easy first and second set victories. Dana rallied late in the third set and with the score tied at 23 Laguna escaped taking the set and match with a net call followed by a Wyett kill. Breakers now lead the all-time best of five set match history 36-8.
In league play, Laguna defeated Estancia 25-5, 25-16, 25-10 on Thursday, April 24, at the Eagle’s gym and second place Calvary 25-9, 25-14, 25-14 on Tuesday, April 22, at Dugger Gym. Laguna extended their league victory string to 56 consecutive matches and 140 straight set victories with all players participating.
Laguna faced Godinez on Thursday, May 1, at Dugger Gym then traveled to the 44th Annual Redondo Tournament this weekend. Breakers will play La Jolla, Santa Monica, and El Segundo in pool play on Friday, May 2, at Mira Costa and should face # 1 Huntington Beach on Saturday, May 3, 9:30 AM at Mira Costa.
SSCIF D-2 Rankings for April 28: 1 – San Marcos, 2 – Laguna Beach, 3 – Oak Park, 4 – Esperanza, 5 – Santa Barbara, 6 – Dos Pueblos, 7 – El Segundo, 8 – South Torrance, 9 – Burroughs/Burbank, 10 – Long Beach Poly, Others: Lakewood, Foothill, Norco
Up next: Big non-league match at Laguna on Wednesday, May 7, 5:30 p.m. as last year’s OC Player of the Year, Jake Arnitz and his Esperanza teammates invade Dugger Gym. The Aztecs also have a talented setter in All-CIF Ben Oxnard. This will have major implications for Laguna’s post-season seeding.