South Snaps Win Streak at 6
Baseball (15-9, 3-2)
The Spartans of South High School in Torrance had little resistance in an easy 9-3 win over Laguna on Wednesday, April 10, at home. Breakers held an early 2-1 lead, but for three straight innings, South was able to hammer the usually strong Laguna pitching that had carried the squad through the win streak.
Last week on April 3, Laguna walloped a good Yorba Linda squad 11-1 at the Great Park Stadium to capture the Ryan Lemmon Tournament. It was only the third in-season tournament title for Laguna’s 81-year history of baseball. Aiden Booth (Jr.) was named tournament MVP and provided much of the key RBI’s during the four-game tournament. Laguna’s previous tournament titles were the Newport Elks in 2011 and Anaheim Lions in 2013
League play resumes April 16 at Marina (15-9, 3-2) and here on April 18 with the Vikings. Corona del Mar (14-7-1, 2-3) here on April 23 and the last regular season game at Corona del Mar on April 25. Check the updated player statistics on the Breaker’s Maxpreps.com web site.
Laguna Boys (0-10, 0-5) finished the league portion of the schedule winless, losing 9-3 to Marina on April 3 and 16-1 to Edison on April 5. Non-league games remain after Spring Break. The girls team (0-8, 0-4) lost 16-2 to Newport Harbor on April 4 and are off until April 16.
Softball (6-9, 0-4)
Laguna lost a pair of league games falling to Fountain Valley 10-1 on April 3 and 13-2 at Corona del Mar the following day. On Saturday, the squad survived the boat trip to Catalina, sweeping a doubleheader with Avalon 10-6, and 14-4. Season resumes on April 16 when they host Newport.
Laguna Girls still have a shot at Sunset Wave League honors as the team edged Edison 88-82 on April 4 at home. Breakers prevailed by winning only four of the eight individual events plays two of three relays.
Laguna winners were:
200 Free – Molly Renner 1:59.38
50 Free – Claire Kelly 24.78
100 Free – Jessie Rose 54.94
500 Free – Ella Judd 5:11.89
200 Free Relay – Rose-Renner-Kelly-Judd 1:44.98
400 Free Relay – Judd-Renner-Kelly-Rose 3:43.20.
Boys lost to 59-110 to finish winless in league dual meets.
Boys Tennis (8-9, 4-2)
Laguna, the 2018 D4 CIF Champions, edged Newport Harbor 10-8 on April 4 thanks to strong doubles play, then easily took down Marina 13-5 the following day to finish second in the Sunset Wave League earning a spot in the D3 SSCIF playoffs and their 47th trip to post-season. The league individual tournament is April 23 and the SSCIF team playoffs begin April 30.
Track & Field
Laguna Boys won the 4 x 1600 (Mile) Relay event at the Arcadia Relays with a 17:27.00 time. Mateo Bianchi, Logan Brooks, Ryan Smithers and Sebastian Fisher were the runners. The Sunset Conference meet is after Spring Break.
Boys Volleyball (10-7, 0-3)
Laguna played #1 Newport Harbor tough but fell to the undefeated Tars 25-18, 25-19, 25-15. Andrew Reavis had 16 kills, Geste Bianchi 14 kills. Aryton Garcia dished out 32 assists. On Friday, the Breakers lost another heartbreaker to Corona del Mar 30-28, 25-15, 28-26. Against the Sea Kings, Laguna had set point five times in set one but were unable to close out the set. Kill leader for Laguna was Geste Bianchi with 21 kills, Andrew Reavis added 15.
Season will resume on April 18 when Laguna will travel to Newport Harbor to begin round two of Sunset Surf league play. Breakers will also participate in the Redondo Classic April 19-20.
SSCIF Poll for April 8 [Top 16 will be D1 for the playoffs]:
1 – Newport Harbor, 2 – Redondo Union, 3 – Mira Costa, 4 – Loyola, 5- Corona del Mar, 6 – Huntington Beach, 7 – Santa Barbara, 8 – Tesoro, 9- San Clemente, 10 – Newbury Park, 11 – Servite, 12 – Los Alamitos, 13 – Laguna Beach, 14 –Santa Margarita, 15 – Edison, 16 – Palos Verdes
The 34th Annual Alumni game is slated for Friday, April 26, at Dugger Gym and will include Senior Night and a tribute to honor the late Rolf Engen, who was instrumental in the success of the program in the 1970s.
Girls Sand Volleyball (12-0)
Both levels played last Wednesday vs. Huntington Beach High School, at Huntington – Newland St. in OCBVL play.
Varsity got a 6-1 win:
1s: Hallie Carballo & Piper Naess won 21-10, (forfeit)
2s: Soren Patchell & Peri Brennan won 21-11, 21-16
3s: Cambria Hall & Jackie Strawn won 21-16, 21-18
4s: Bella Mullin & Ella Tyus won 22-20, 13-21, 15-10
5s: Mikayla Smith & Emma Bladergroen lost 21-17, 12-21, 13-15