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Dana Point denies Newport

July 26, 2003

The Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco A 11- and 12-year-old

All-Stars will attempt to keep their season alive at 5 p.m. today in

the loser's bracket of the South Region tournament after they fell to

Dana Point, 3-2, Friday at Chino Hills Community Park.

Newport must now win five consecutive games to advance to the zone

tournament, the final step before the World Series.

The first test will come tonight against either Mesa or North

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City, two teams from San Diego. If Newport wins its first game

tonight, it would play again at 7:30.

Ryan Albert hit a solo home run to trim the Dana Point lead to 3-2

in the fifth inning Friday. The next batter, Jacob McCann, hit a line

drive into right-center field, but the center fielder fully stretched

to make the catch.

"That stopped our momentum and gave it back to them," Rich Hogan,

Newport Manager, said.

Dana Point led 2-0 after an inning and Newport cut it to one with

a run on the top of the third. Austin Wobrock, who reached on a

fielder's choice, scored on a passed ball after he stole second.

McCann and Nick Svendsen added singles to Newport's four-hit

attack. Albert also tallied a single.

Adrian Rodriguez pitched the first three innings for Newport while

Albert came on for the rest of the game.

Jack Grace made two running catches in center field and Blake

Davey played well at catcher, Hogan added.

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