NEWPORT BEACH — The Newport Harbor High baseball team clinched its first CIF playoff berth since 1990 by winning its Sunset League finale 6-1 against Edison Thursday at Newport Harbor.
Newport Harbor's win, coupled with Fountain Valley's loss to Esperanza, meant both the Sailors and Barons finish 6-9 in league. However, the Sailors (16-10) earn the league's third-place spot because they beat Fountain Valley in two out of three head-to-head meetings.
Tars senior Jack Grace threw a complete-game two-hitter against the league champion Chargers, picking up his first victory of the season. He struck out one, walked three and also hit a batter.