San Juan Hills 4, Laguna 2
Breakers gave up back-to-back doubles in the first inning and left too many stranded runners on base in the loss to the Stallions on Tuesday, March 12 at Laguna in the opening game of the non-league doubleheader. The team had 12 base runners but could only score two runs.
Laguna 3, San Juan Hills 1
Laguna earned the split in their 24th non-league doubleheader behind the pitching of Kurt Rebone (2-0) who went the distance for the win. Preston Grand Pre scored the first run in the initial inning with Richie Nunis batting in a run in the fourth inning and scoring the final run in the sixth off a pass ball.
Laguna 6, Valley Christian/Cerritos 2
Larry Stewart picked up the win as the Breakers won their opening playoff game in the 30th Annual Newport Elks Tournament contest played on March 6 at the Crusader’s field. Grant Wilhelm led the team with three hits including two doubles. Blasé Hester also collected a double with two hits. The Crusaders were limited to one hit and two walks with Richie Nunis collecting the save with two strong innings of work.
Laguna 2, Westminster 0
Breakers concluded their Elks tournament play with a shutout win over the Lions on Saturday, March 9 at Skipper Carrillo Field. The victory gave Laguna a 4-1 tournament record, second best in the 19 tournaments the school has participated in. Jackson Rees went the distance as pitcher for the win striking out seven. He also continued with a hot bat going two for three and leads the team in hits and batting average (.462)
Breakers open league play on Friday, March 15 hosting Saddleback and will play each league team once this month for the first round of conference play. Breakers will compete in the Anaheim Lions Tournament March 30-April 3 before returning to conference play.
SSCIF D-4 Poll for Match 11: 1 – Oaks Christian, 2 – Northview, 3 – Monrovia, 4 – Nogales, 5 – San Dimas, 6 – Kaiser, 7 – Sonora, 8 – Don Lugo, 9 – Alhambra, 10 – Laguna Beach, Others: Burroughs/Ridgecrest, Norte Vista.
Playing an ambitious schedule, Laguna dropped a number of games this past week losing 14-0 to Mission Viejo on March 5, 13-2 to La Sierra on March 7, 8-1 to Capistrano Valley on March 11, and were rained out at Costa Mesa on March 9.
Boys Golf (2-5, 0-1)
Breakers lost their opening Orange Coast League match losing to Calvary Chapel 209-226 at Mile Square on Tuesday, March 12. Breakers defeated Sage Hill 199-201 on Monday.
Boys Tennis (0-6)
Breakers opened conference play this week still missing top player Teague Hamilton, who will be out for a few more matches. Laguna was scheduled to meet Saddleback on Tuesday, March 12 and to travel to their top league challenge, Estancia on Thursday, March 14.
Boys Volleyball (2-0)
Laguna was off last week but traveled to Southern California’s top team, San Clemente this past Wednesday, March 13 for their annual non-league match. On Friday, March 15 and on Saturday, March 16, the Breakers compete in the 40th annual Orange County Championships in the top 16-team division. The format for 2013 is changing with the teams playing a bracketed best-of-five set match format rather than the usual tournament abbreviated matches. Last year the Breakers finished third and have won the premier tournament nine times.