Anaheim -- by virtue of its 2-0, eight-inning victory over Los
Danny Moskovits and Ryan Albert each pitched four innings of
shutout ball and produced offensively. Moskovits went 2 for 4 with a
double and Albert drove in a run in the eighth inning with a double
against Los Alamitos.
"That was possibly one of the best baseball games I have seen,"
Rich Hogan, the Bronco A Manager, said.
Hogan tinkered with the lineup Monday, giving pitching duties to
Jacob McCann, Jack Grace and Alex Maddox.
Albert, one of six 11-year-olds on the team, had two hits and two
RBIs while Michael Helfrich added two hits. Moskovits chipped in with
a hit and an RBI. Grace doubled, Blake Davey tallied two hits and
McCann added a single.
Newport scored its first run in the fourth after Helfrich singled
and stole second. Svendsen hit a grounder to the third baseman, who
threw to first, but Helfrich quickly went to third, sliding in safely
to beat a throw. Moskovits then hit him in with a sacrifice fly to
"That sparked the guys up a little bit," Hogan said.
Newport cut the lead to 10-4 before Anaheim scored two more.
Newport will play the top-ranked team from Riverside in the first
round of the eight-team, double-elimination regional tournament
beginning at 5 p.m. Thursday in Chino Hills.
One team will advance from the sectional tournament to the zone
championship, the final step before the World Series.