Baseball (14-8, 7-5)
Breakers took a big step forward to the playoffs with a 3-2 victory over Godinez on Tuesday, May 1, at the local field. The win with just three regular season games remaining gives Laguna a solid third place spot with a two game lead over fourth place Godinez (5-7, 9-13). Breakers hold the series edge on Godinez and just need a win in next week’s two-game series with Saddleback (4-17, 3-8). Calvary Chapel (21-2, 10-2) is in first while Estancia (14-8, 9-3) holds second place. Last Friday, the Breakers lost to Calvary 2-1 with Laguna’s lone run coming in the first inning as Larry Stewart scored off a hit by Blake Hester. The Eagles scored in the third and the bottom of the seventh to seal the victory.
Breakers finished third in the four-team Orange Coast League losing to Estancia 193-203 on April 26. The league individual finals were held on May 2.
Softball ( 13-7, 4-3)
League-leading Calvary Chapel (21-2, 7-0) jumped out to an 8-0 lead over Laguna this past Tuesday at the
Thurston Field, holding on to a 10-5 victory over Laguna. Haley Putnam was the big bat for Laguna going three for four at the plate with two doubles and a triple. Last Friday, Laguna defeated Estancia 13-2 as Putnam and Kennedi Gheradini each drove in four runs. Laguna faced Godinez (15-7, 6-1) in the battle for second place on May 4 and close out league play next week at Costa Mesa (1-17, 1-5) on May 8 and hosting Saddleback (0-8, 0-6) on May 10. D-4 playoff pairings will be released on Monday, May 14 on the Southern Section CIF website.
Breakers quest for their fifth straight league titles for both boys and girls swimming was played out on Wednesday, May 3, at Costa Mesa. Results will be detailed next week. Breakers are looking for a top placement in the Division 3 swim championships this season to be held at Riverside City College on Thursday, May 3. Last year the boys finished fifth and the girls second.
League finals were held this past week on the Laguna courts. The league champion Breakers find out their playoff opponents on Monday, May 7, and will host their first match on Wednesday at the local courts. Breakers are currently ranked second in Division 4.
Track and Field
The league meet was held this past week. Results will be detailed next week. Best web site to follow the league results and CIF is at www.dyestatcal.com
Boys Volleyball (19-8, 9-0)
Laguna wrapped up their 26th league crown in the past 38 years with a 25-16, 25-16, 25-16 win over Costa Mesa (3-12, 2-7) this past Monday at the Mesa gym. Jack Winn led the way with seven kills, five service aces, five digs and six assists. The Laguna victory clinched their sixth straight Orange Coast League crown winning their 37th straight league match. Breakers improved their all-time series with the Mustangs to 60-1. Last week, Laguna defeated Godinez 25-12, 25-11, 25-10 in a match played on Thursday, April 26, at Dugger Gym. Jake Hexberg, Jack Winn, and Lucas Capobianco led the team to the win.
Laguna will be entering the section playoff next week for a Southern California record 39th straight year. Breakers will be seeded third in the D-II playoffs and hope to qualify for the state regional playoffs to be held at the end of the month. Laguna is the three-time defending state regional Division 3 champions. Section finals are scheduled for Saturday, May 19, at Cypress College while the state regional finals will be on May 26 at Irvine Valley College.