Baseball (14-2, 5-0)
Millerd Pitches Laguna to Upset Win over Sonora
Laguna 2, Sonora 1
Cole Millerd made his long awaited debut on Monday, April 1, at La Habra’s Sonora High School, scattering five hits in a 2-1 complete game victory over the seventh-ranked Raiders as part of the 39th annual Anaheim Lions Baseball Tournament. The classic pitching duel had the intensity of a CIF playoff game with Millerd showing the form that made him a first-team All-Desert Valley League selection last year for the La Quinta Blackhawks.
Laguna took an early 1-0 lead in the second inning when Richie Nunis hit a triple and came home off a hit by Jackson Rees. Breakers extended the lead to 2 in the sixth inning when Steven Harrison walked and then scored off a Nunis double to deep center field. Sonora’s run came off two consecutive blooper hits after two outs in the seventh and last inning. Millerd struck out the last batter for the victory.
Laguna’s infield played great defense with Adam Rodner at third base, Preston Grand Pre at shortstop, Blake Hester and Larry Stewart sharing first base duties. Freshman catcher Will McInerny was exceptional behind the plate in this pressure game.
Breakers concluded their tournament play on Wednesday, April 3, facing San Juan Hills. League play resumes April 9 with the Breakers facing each league team twice over the next five weeks. Estancia (3-2) in league will be up first at home with Laguna playing at Estancia on April 12.
Laguna 15, Costa Mesa 0
Breakers completed the first round of league play crushing the Mustangs on Friday, March 28, at the loser’s field.
Preston Grand Pre went four for five in batting to lead the 12 hits for Laguna. Jackson Rees earned the win striking out five. Cameron Hall pitched three innings in relief. Laguna now leads the all-time series 47-46.
Laguna 8, Troy 4
Breakers opened the Lions tournament play on Saturday, March 30, with a win in a contest played at Amerige Park in Fullerton. Grant Wilhelm earned the victory with Laguna breaking the game open with a big, six-run fourth inning outburst off three Warrior errors.
Laguna 3, Firebaugh/Lynwood 1
Laguna won Saturday’s nightcap with a victory over the Falcons in a tournament contest played at Servite. Larry Stewart pitched five innings for the win striking out seven. Richie Nunis earned the save with two innings of work. Firebaugh’s lone run came in the last inning.
Laguna 4, Capo Valley Christian 2
Kurt Rebone went the distance striking out seven for Laguna’s 14th win of the season, fifth best in the 75 seasons of baseball at the school.
Statistical Leaders through April 2 (16 games)
Batting Average: .400 Blake Hester & Steven Harrison, .378 Robbie McInerny, .375 Luke Simon.
Hits: 18 Preston Grand Pre
Runs Scored: 14 Preston Grand Pre
RBI’s : 15 Richie Nunis
Doubles : 5 Grant Wilhelm, Richie Nunis
Triples 1 Jackson Rees, Richie Nunis, Robbie McInerny
Home Runs: 2 Steven Harrison
Slugging % .633 Steven Harrison
Stolen Bases 8 Robbie McInerny
Pitching Wins: 5 Jackson Rees & Kurt Rebone
ERA: 0.50 Jackson Rees
Team Batting Average: .320
Note: High School rules have restricted the bat types used in high school play from what was allowed prior to 2012. Last season the Breakers finished with a team batting average of .325 down from .375 in 2011.
SSCIF D-4 Poll for March 25: 1 – Oaks Christian, 2 – Nogales,3 – Northview , 4 – Kaiser, 5 – Monrovia, 6 – San Dimas, 7 – Sonora, 8 – Don Lugo, 9 – Laguna Beach, 10 – La Sierra, Others: South Torrance, Lawndale. Next Poll April 8
Boys Golf 4-8, 2-3)
The golf squad upset Calvary Chapel 190-200 in a match played on March 27. Details of the Laguna win were not available but the Eagles hold the tie-breaker, taking two of the three matches this season.
No games this past week. League season opens on April 9 when the Breakers host Saddleback on the Thurston field. Laguna tied for second last season three games back from league champion Calvary Chapel. Calvary appears to be the top team this season with Estancia and Godinez battling the Breakers for a playoff spot.
Laguna defeated Estancia on Thursday, March 27, at the Eagles pool with the boys winning 130-28 and the girls 125-43.
Boys Tennis (5-8, 5-0)
Breakers used their bench to defeat the Roadrunners (1-8, 1-4) in a match played on March 28 at Saddleback.
Singles wins on each by Jeff Spitz (6-0, 5-7, 0-6) and Sterling Dudley Bowen (5-7, 6-4, 1-6) at singles (Hamilton and Lebby absent). Doubles sweeps were by all three teams – Ryan Gee/Oliver Nasiell (6-0,6-0,6-0); Owen Weber/Alex Duong (6-1, 6-0, 6-0); Andrew Koumas/Jared Boetes 6-4,6-0,6-0)
Also last week, Laguna lost to Whitney 15-3 without their top two singles players.
Breakers took care of Estancia on March 28 at Jim Scott Field where the boys won 101-24 and the girls 65-25.
BOYS: Drake Martinez, 100m, 200m; Paul McCade, 400 m; Jack Crawford, 1600m, 3200m; Spencer Anderson, 110, 300 hurdles; Brenden Skinfill, long jump; Sam Wolgios, triple jump; Kyler Pike, high jump.
GIRLS: Tessa Hopper, 100m; Brielle Budroe, 200m; Jo Abbaca, 400m; Katie Greydon, 800m; Brielle Budroe,
1600m; Eliza Romero, 3200m; Monica White, high jump.
Boys Volleyball (8-3, 3-0)
Last Thursday, March 28, Laguna took care of the league’s second-ranked team sweeping Calvary Chapel (16-4, 2-1) 25-16, 25-14, 25-14 in a easy sweep at Dugger Gym. The victory was the Breaker’s 41st straight league victory dating back to 2008 and ran the squad’s set league streak to 95 in a row. Ten different Laguna players had kills led by Jackson Pries with eight, Weston Barnes with six, and Noah Blanton with five. Barnes also had three aces while Grif Fair dished out 30 assists.
During Spring Break the Breakers were in Hawaii and league play resumes on Tuesday when Laguna hosting Godinez (8-8, 2-1)
Photos by Robert Campbell