"We simply ran out of pitching," Manager Brian Freeman said. "But hey,
our kids have nothing to be ashamed of. They went farther than any
Newport AAA All-Star team has ever gone. They can hold their heads up
It looked like Newport was heading to the semifinals after scoring six
runs in the top of the second inning.
With a run already in courtesy of a Parker Rhodes RBI single, Nick
Freeman's two-out, bases-loaded double scored Rhodes and Devin Kelly,
giving Newport a 3-0 lead.
Danny Moskovits followed with a single to center field, scoring Aaron
Northcraft and Freeman for a 5-0 Newport lead.
Andrew Silva capped the scoring with an RBI single, scoring Moskovits.
Austin Harms had a single and double to add to Newport's offense,
while Freeman chipped in with three hits.
Kelly, making his first all-star appearance on the mound, threw four
shutout innings, before running into trouble in the fifth.
"Devin threw great for us," Freeman said. "He held a great team like
San Clemente scoreless for four innings. He did a great job."
In Wednesday's game at the same site: Aliso Niguel was the victim by a
Thomas Koss, in his first appearance on the mound for Newport in
All-Star competition, threw a complete game and struck out five to earn
Despite his inexperience, Koss battled out of three bases-loaded jams
and kept Newport in the game.
Freeman led Newport's offense with three hits, while Silva and Colton
each had two hits.
Austin Harms, Aaron Northcraft and Danny Moskovits each came through
with clutch hits for Newport.