Baseball (8-5, 5-0)
League Streak Hits 39
Laguna closed out the first round of league play with a perfect 5-0 record and for the 27th time, skipped the spring break vacation to play in a tournament. Breakers had to miss their usual fare in the Anaheim Lions tournament, which was held before Easter, to play in the 20-team Ryan Lemmon Spring Invitational. The scores:
Laguna 16, Godinez 0
Ashton Goddard pitched four no-hit innings and relievers John Ogden and Jack Loechner gave up only a hit each to seal a 16-0 Laguna victory last Thursday, April 2, at Skipper Carrillo Field. The Breakers had seven doubles in their 16 hits showing no problems in taming the Grizzlies (4-10, 3-2). Breakers lead the all-time series 18-1 and extended their Orange Coast League win streak to 39 games, fifth longest in CIF history.
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Laguna 7, Golden Valley 3
Breakers took down the D-1 Grizzlies on Monday, April 6, at Windrow Field in Irvine. Zak Kovacic pitched a complete game for the Breakers and Will McInerny went three for four with his bat driving in three runs to lead all hitters
Laguna 9, Woodbridge 8
Jack Simon and Anthony Norelli led the seventh inning comeback for Laguna while pitcher Ashton Goddard finished the last two innings in relief for the win over the Warriors (6-9). It was Laguna’s first win over Woodbridge since 1990. Breakers took a 2-0 in the first inning only to have Woodbridge to come back twice to take leads of 4-2 in the third inning and 8-7 in the sixth inning. Breakers had 12 hits in the contest led by Zak Kovacic with three hits and three runs.
Marina 6, Laguna 0
The D-I Vikings (9-9) snapped Laguna’s seven game win streak as Jared Harmon pitched a one-hitter this past Tuesday, April 7, at Irvine High School. Blake Burzell pitched four and 2/3 innings giving up only one run in the first inning before the roof fell in and Marina scored three runs off five straight hits. Marina added two more scores in the sixth for the victory.
Statistical Leaders after 12 Games:
Batting Average: .400 – McInerny, .355 – Faicchio, .348 – Basil, .346 – Smith
Hits: 14 – Anthony Norelli, Will McInerny, 12 – Zak Kovacic
Doubles: 5 – Dante Faicchio, Mcinerny
Runs: 15 – Norelli
Stolen Bases: 8 – Norelli
RBI – 12 – Will McInerney
ERA: 2.28 – Will McInerney (3-0), 2.67 – Ashton Goddard (3-2), 2.68 – Blake Burzell (1-1)
Strikeouts: 17 – McInerny, 15 – Goddard, 12 – Burzell
Team Batting Ave is .321
Team ERA is 4.93
Up Next: Breakers played in the tournament playoffs this past Wednesday and Thursday and will play El Modena at Anaheim Stadium on Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30 p.m. League play resumes at home on Wednesday, April 15, for the 100th all-time meeting with Costa Mesa.
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