ROUNDUP:Hart's hit leads Estancia to sweep


March 18, 2007

COSTA MESA — Estancia High senior Riley Hart delivered a two-out RBI single to right in the bottom of the eighth inning, helping the Eagles' baseball team to a 3-2 win over Rancho Alamitos that completed a doubleheader sweep Saturday at TeWinkle Park.

The Eagles (4-4) also defeated Rancho Alamitos, 9-7.

Taylor McClanahan pitched an inning of relief in the nightcap, earning his first win of the year for Estancia.

In Game 1, Estancia jumped out to a 5-0 lead on Rancho Alamitos (2-6) before the visitors rallied within two. But Ryan Redding's two-run home run in the bottom of the sixth gave the Eagles some much-needed breathing room.

Redding was two for three in the game, scored four runs and stole three bases. Ian Abernathy had a triple, and Blake Pinto, who picked up the win in the first game, had two hits in each of the wins over Rancho Alamitos.


Estancia opens Orange Coast League play on Tuesday, when it plays host to Calvary Chapel.

NonleagueGame 1Rancho Alamitos 7,

Estancia 9,

Score by Innings

RA 0 0 0 2 0 3 2 - 7 10 6

Est. 2 0 3 2 0 2 x - 9 9 4

Sanchez, Marquez (6) and Richie; Pinto, Ortiz (7), McDonald (7) and McDonald, Gonzalez (6). W -- Pinto, 1-2. L -- Sanchez. Sv -- McDonald (1). 2B -- Guenette (RA). 3B -- Abernathy (E). HR -- Redding (E).

Game 2Rancho Alamitos 2

Estancia 3,

(8 innings)

Score by Innings

RA 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 - 2 5 3

Est. 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 - 3 6 0

Bowers and Moss; Redding, Ta. McClanahan (8) and McDonald. W -- Ta. McClanahan, 1-1. L -- Bowers. 2B -- Vertigan (RA).


Orange County ChampionshipsHUNTINGTON BEACH — The Corona del Mar High won its pool, but lost its first match of the season at Edison High Saturday.

Junior Jeff Carlson had eight kills and junior Gus Ellis six to lead the Sea Kings to a 25-18, 25-17 win over Capistrano Valley to start the day. Senior Phil Bannan added 22 assists and senior Sam Stafford had four kills and four digs.

Ellis then had 12 kills and Bannan 27 assists in Corona del Mar's loss to San Clemente, 25-20, 23-25, 15-12. Spencer Brown had four digs.

Coach Steve Conti said the Sea Kings committed too many errors against San Clemente.

Corona del Mar (14-1), ranked No. 1 in CIF Southern Section Division II, play at Capistrano Valley Tuesday at 6 p.m.

Orange County ChampionshipsHUNTINGTON BEACH — Newport Harbor nearly advanced to the championship bracket, but lost to Mission Viejo, 25-23, 26-24, at Edison High Saturday.

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