MIRA LOMA — The Costa Mesa Dinger Dawgs won twice on Wednesday to advance to the 12-team, double-elimination tournament of the 12-and-under United States Specialty Sports Assn. World Series at Big League Dreams Park.
The Dinger Dawgs, a team made up of mostly Major Division All-Stars from Costa Mesa National Little League, defeated the Chino Hills Dirt Dawgs, 11-3, in five innings by mercy rule to start the day.
Costa Mesa Coach Rob Stillman said Aaron Wood pitched well in 4 1/3 innings. Donte Capoccia and Tyler Rios contributed two hits each.