Submitted by Catherine White written by MP Hastings
A combined team from Newport Harbor and CdM Pony baseball advanced to the semi-finals Monday in the competitive Irvine Pony Baseball Memorial Day Tournament. Teams from L.A., Orange County, San Diego and Mexico competed in the four day tournament. This unique Newport team was formed from top players from both sides of the bay; players who competed against each other during the regular season.
Newport was led throughout the weekend by Billy Macdonald’s phenomenal hitting. Macdonald batted .684, with 13 hits including four doubles and a triple. Aaron White’s bat came alive Sunday and he finished the tournament with a .450 average. Andrew McCormack and Jordan Desguin rounded out the hitting leaders, with 10 and nine hits respectively. Other players with multiple hits included Ryan Banning, Matt Carpenter, Cort Hastings, Tyler Kiehnle and Brett Parker.