Tough 3-2 Loss at Marina
Baseball (16-10, 3-3)
Payton Fullerton pitch a great game but key second inning defensive infield lapses allowed host Marina to score three runs that proved to be the difference in the game. Breakers had a great sixth inning rally that was cut short on a controversial force-out at second that was ruled against Laguna. Marina limited the Breakers to three hits and no walks.
Last week in a non-league game, Breakers rallied to edge La Sierra 6-5. Laguna used four pitchers, with Aiden Kidd receiving the win.
The regular season concludes April 18 with the Vikings at Laguna and next week with Corona del Mar (15-8-1, 2-4) here on April 23, and the last regular season game at Corona del Mar on April 25. Laguna must finish first or second to go to the playoffs and they hold the tie-breakers with Newport (15-7, 3-3) by virtue of the series sweep.
Correction on in-season tournament titles: The Ryan Lemmon title was actually Laguna’s fourth title. They won the 36th annual Newport Elks Costa Mesa Division title earlier this season with a win over Segerstrom. The Newport tournament is organized into four divisions with Laguna participating in D3. Breakers’ previous tournament wins were the Newport Elks – Costa Mesa Division in 2011 and the Anaheim Lions in 2013.
Check the updated player statistics on the Breaker’s Maxpreps.com website.
Boys Golf (4-8, 0-3)
Breakers Continue to Battle in Sunset Wave League
On April 17 at the Navy Destroyer course, par 37, Los Alamitos won the match 203-240. Sean Simonet from Los Al earned medalist for the match shooting even par 37. Laguna scores: Gus Morck – 40, Chase Gioffredi – 45, Aiden Svenson – 49, Kyle Shaw – 52, Trent Ralston – 54, Tai Diggins – 57
Earlier on April 4, at Mile Square GC, Classic course, par 36, Fountain Valley won the match 203-231. Match medalist was Chase Gioffredi from Laguna who shot 35 (-1). This is the fifth time he has been match medalist this year. Laguna scores were Chase Gioffredi – 35, Aiden Svenson – 44, Tai Diggins – 49, Trent Ralston – 50, Andrew Mundy – 53, Cade St.Clair – 54.
Laguna boys (0-10, 0-5) still has five non-league games remaining this season and are at El Modena on Friday, April 19. The girls team (0-8, 0-4) will complete the non-league portion of their season under coach Haley O’Donohoe.
Softball (6-11, 0-6)
Laguna continued to struggle in league play falling to Newport Harbor 12-0 on April 16 and to Fountain Valley 11-1 the following day. Season concludes with Fountain Valley on April 19 and a two-game series next week with Corona del Mar.
Laguna Girls took a share of the Sunset Wave League after Edison’s 114-56 victory over Huntington Beach this past week. All three schools ended up at 3-1 with Marina winless at 0-3. League finals are on April 25.
Boys Tennis (8-9, 4-2)
The league individual tournament is April 23 and the SSCIF team playoffs begin April 30.
SSCIF D3 Poll for April 15:
1 – Orange Lutheran, 2 – Portola, 3 – Mater Dei, 4 – Trabucp Hills, 5 – Aliso Niguel, 6 – Laguna Beach, 7 – San Juan Hills, 8 – Simi Valley, 9 – Carpinteria, 10 – Culver City
Boys Volleyball (10-7, 0-3)
Laguna played #1 Newport Harbor on April 18 and will face some tough competition this weekend at the Redondo Tournament. Breakers played host Redondo, Oak Park and West (Torrance) on Friday and need to finish .500 for the tournament to have a shot at the playoffs.
League play concludes next week at Laguna with Corona del Mar (19-7, 3-1) on Tuesday, April 23, and Huntington Beach (23-6, 1-2) the following day.
On Friday, the 34th Annual Alumni game is 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. The program should start about 5:30 p.m.
SSCIF Poll for April 15 [Top 16 will be D1 for the playoffs]:
1 – Newport Harbor, 2 – Redondo Union, 3 – Mira Costa, 4 – Santa Barbara, 5 – Loyola, 6 – Huntington Beach, 7 – Corona del Mar, 8 – Tesoro, 9 – San Clemente, 10 – Los Alamitos, 11 – Newbury Park, 12 – Santa Margarita, 13 – Servite, 14 – Laguna Beach, 15 – Edison, 16 – Palos Verdes
Girls Sand Volleyball (12-0)
Regular season concluded this past week with Mater Dei (scores next week). Laguna will be in both the IVBL playoffs and the Orange County League playoffs. Top teams in the IVBL include Mira Costa, Marymount, Bishop Montgomery, Village Christian, Sierra Canyon, and Westlake. Breakers lost to Mira Costa in last year’s state finals.
Wed, April 17 @ Huntington, Newland St – 3:30 pm vs. Mater Dei
(April 22 – May 2 — Playoffs)
IBVL: Check out these matches/schedules at www.IBVL.org Breakers are in the Orange Division
Wed, April 17 @ Huntington, Newland St – 3:30 pm vs. Mater Dei Red
(April 22 – May 2 — Playoffs)
Breakers girls Shortboard Team won the Coastal Division State Title last Saturday in Oceanside at the 9th Annual Scholastic Surf Series event. The squad was Kayla Coscino, Tess Booth and Kalohe Danbara. Team competition was in boys short and long board, girls short and long board as wells as co-ed competition. San Clemente won the overall team title for the Coastal group schools and San Marcos took the Inland schools.
Earlier this season, the 42nd annual NSSA State event was held March 1-3 in Cardiff with Laguna finishing second overall to San Clemente. The Tritons had 95 points followed by Laguna with 84. Trailing were Huntington Beach – 79, San Dieguito – 61, Dana Hills – 58, Mira Costa – 50, Newport Harbor – 48, Edison – 41, Marina – 39, Redondo – 34.
Another great year for the Laguna team coached by Alisa Cairns and Scott Finn.
Spring Signing Day
Signing Day was held this past Wednesday. Laguna’s spring commitments include:
Girls Water Polo
Caroline “Cici” Stewart – Princeton University
Blake Turner – Columbia University
Boys Water Polo
Colton Gregory – UCSB
William Clark – Naval Academy
Noah Handel – Whittier College
Alexis Yang – MIT
Cross Country & Track
Ryan Smithers – Yale University
Ayrton Garcia – George Mason University