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Newport Harbor wins two of three

June 28, 2003

Newport Harbor Baseball Association's 13-year-old Pony baseball team

completed the Fullerton Tournament, 2-1, after victories over

Fullerton and La Mirada.

A 12-hit attack catapulted Newport to an 11-6 triumph over La

Mirada.

Erik Bonn, Chase Behr, Niko Hernandez, Troy Seeber and Peter Hapke

each had two hits, with Seeber clubbing a double while collecting two

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RBIs.

Ben Frazier and Brock Schuler each tallied singles. Hapke,

Frazier, Bonn, Behr, Hernandez and Jackson Massingill all had RBIs

for Newport.

Hernandez got the win in relief, going four innings with three

strikeouts and not allowing a run. Spencer Smith started for Newport

and struck out three in his three innings.

Fullerton rallied with seven runs in the final two innings, but

Newport held on for the 11-9 win over Fullerton.

Smith went 2 for 2 with two doubles while Seeber and Tyler McGill

each went 2 for 3. Massingill, Behr and Frazier each singled. McGill

and Massingill scored twice and had one RBI apiece while Behr,

Garrett Gordon, Seeber and Jerry Whitney, who doubled, each knocked

in one run.

Gordon started on the mound and went five innings, allowing three

runs on six hits while striking out five to pick up the win. Hapke

pitched one inning of relief for the save and had one strikeout.

* Newport led Dana Point, 14-13, in other Fullerton Tournament

action, but the game was called after exceeding time limits.

Frazier hit an inside-the-park grand slam in the third inning and

Massingill knocked in three runs with a bases-loaded triple in the

fourth. Newport scored four runs each in the third, fourth and fifth

innings.

Smith led Newport by going 3 for 3 with two runs scored and two

RBIs while Bonn also scored twice and went 2 for 3.

Seeber also knocked in three runs and went 2 for 3 with a double.

Whitney had one hit and an RBI while Chase Behr, Hapke and Gordon all

had singles.

Massingill struck out one in 1 1/3 innings of relief while McGill

got the save, getting the final two outs in the sixth, including one

strikeout. Schuler started on the mound and went three innings,

striking out two.

* On Monday, Newport came back from a 5-2 deficit, scoring its

final run in the bottom of the seventh to claim a 6-5 win over Rancho

Trabuco in the Dana Point Tournament.

Newport's only loss in the Fullerton Tournament was a 7-0 decision

to Rancho Trabuco.

Massingill led off the seventh with a walk followed by a sacrifice

bunt by Seeber. With Massingill on second, Bonn singled home the

winning run after a full count.

Hapke had two of Newport's five hits, including a double and

tallied one RBI. Gordon also knocked in one with a hit and Frazier

went 1 for 3 with one RBI.

Whitney got the win in relief, striking out two in one inning.

Smith added an inning and was preceded on the mound by McGill, who

pitched 3 2/3 innings, allowing one run with two strikeouts. Gordon

went 1 1/2 innings as the starter.

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