June 15, 2024

OC Sports Zone: Community First

OC high school baseball highlights and final scores for Friday, April 19

SANTA MARGARITA 6, SERVITE 3: The Eagles (17-7-1, 8-4) won another Trinity League series, defeating Servite Friday. Brennan Bauer, who pitched six innings, got the win, allowing two runs. Brody Schumaker was 2 for 3, Ben Finnegan had two RBI, Blake Ankrum was 1 for 2, Carter Noch was 1 for 3 with a triple and three RBI and Jake Lavin 1 for 3.

PACIFICA 7, KENNEDY 3: The Empire League leading Mariners (18-6, 8-0) were led by Ayden Valdez, who pitched the first five innings, striking out six and allowing four hits. Trent Kinkade then pitched the final one inning, allowing two runs and striking out two, David Newman pitched one inning, striking out one.

Offensively, Jacob Zanaboni was 2 for 2 with a triple, two runs scored and an RBI, Juan Zendejas was 2 for 2 with a triple, run scored, and an RBI, Nolan Caira was 1 for 2 with 2 with two runs scored, Jayson Jaurez was 1 for 3 with an RBI and Joshua Pearman 1 for 2 with an RBI.

Pacifica meets second place in a two-game series beginning Tuesday at Cypress.

FOOTHILL 7, VILLA PARK 2: The Knights (19-6, 4-3) rallied for a Crestview League victory. Brian Harbour earned the win, allowing four hits and two runs and striking out seven in six innings. He was also 2 for 3 with a double, triple, run scored, RBI and a stolen base. Garrett Davidson was 2 for 3 with a home run, two runs scored and an RBI, Gavin Lauridsen was 1 for 3 with two two runs scored and an RBI and Parker Sterton was 1 for with with two RBI.

COSTA MESA 9, ORANGE 1: The Orange Coast League leading Mustangs inched closer to the league title. Grady Jackson (4-2) was the winning pitcher. He allowed two hits and one earned run in five innings and struck out six. Mateo Navarro was 2 for 2 with three runs scored and three RBI and Will Clark was 2 for 3 with a double and three RBI.

ESTANCIA 13, SADDLEBACK 1: The Eagles captured an Orange Coast League victory Friday to remain in second place in league. Estancia (20-4, 10-2) was led by Vaughn McCrea (2-1) who earned the win, pitching four innings and allowing one earned run. He allowed three hits and struck out eight.

Sawyer Atkinson was 2 for 2 with three RBI and two doubles, Cole Lefebvre was 3 for 4 with four runs scored and three RBI; Andrew Mits was 1 for 2 with an RBI and a double and Lincoln Silva was 2 for 2.

With the victory, Estancia has won 20 or more games for the third season in a row, according to Coach Nate Goellrich. Estancia also has won 10 wins in the Orange Coast League for the third year in a row.

Estancia will play Woodbridge Monday at 3:30 p.m. at Ryan Lemmon Stadium in Irvine.

LOS AMIGOS 10, BOLSA GRANDE 6: The Lobos (15-10, 11-2) captured the Garden Grove League championship with their third league win in a row.

NORTHWOOD 7, SAGE HILL 2: The Timberwolves (16-5-1, 14-3-1) completed a three-game series sweep of the Lightning and remained tied with Beckman for first place in the Pacific Coast League. Paul Grossman pitched the first three innings, allowing five hits and no runs and striking out three. Andres Hernandez and Luke Hansen finished on the mound for Northwood. Grossman got the win and Hernandez the save.

Hansen led the way offensively, going 2 for 3 with four RBI and a run scored. Jordan Kim was 3 for 4 with two runs scored, Grossman was 2 for 2 with two runs scored and an RBI. Carter Liu and Rylan Littlejohn also had RBI for Northwood.

Aidan Raymer, Jack Pheasant and Jared Stroner each had two hits for Sage Hill (5-19, 4-4).

UNIVERSITY 1, LAGUNA HILLS 0: The Trojans salvaged the final game of the three-game Pacific Coast League series with the win Friday at Uni.

Rivin Ruhunage’s ground ball single to second in the bottom of the seventh inning drove in Shay Eldridge from third base with the only run of the game, an unearned run, allowing University (10-14, 7-11) to escape with a walk-off victory over Laguna Hills (10-13, 6-12).

Austin Barnett pitched a two-hitter striking out seven and walking none in an 89-pitch complete game shutout gem.  Nick Park was the hard luck loser for the Hawks scattering five hits and striking out four.

—Courtesy Daryl Bogard, For OC Sports Zone

CORONA DEL MAR 8, LAGUNA BEACH 2: The Sea Kings completed a Surf League sweep of Laguna Beach with a victory Friday at CdM. Brady Andrews threw a three-hitter, striking out 11. Carter Danz had a three-run home run. Dillon Lane was 2 for 3 with two doubles for CdM (15-9, 6-3). CdM leads the league over second place Newport Harbor.


Cypress 8, Crean Lutheran 0

Portola 2, Irvine 1

Beckman 7, Woodbridge

Katella 5, Segerstrom 1

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