Newport Harbor High sophomore Matt Carpenter has been named the Sunset League Rookie of the Year for baseball, and three other Newport Harbor players have earned first-team honors.
Senior catcher Blake Davey, senior outfielder Dillan Freiberg and senior utility player Ryan Albert were all named first-team at their respective positions for Newport Harbor, which finished third in league and advanced to the playoffs for the first time since 1990.
Carpenter, a first baseman and third baseman, batted .356 with eight home runs and 29 runs batted in for the Sailors; the 29 RBIs tied him for the team lead.
Davey, a repeat first-teamer, led the team with his .455 batting average and added three home runs and 29 RBIs, which tied him with Carpenter for the team lead. His walk-off RBI double scored Steve Guerin as Newport beat Roosevelt, 3-2, in a CIF Southern Section Division I wild-card game.
Freiberg, a repeat first-teamer, batted .347 with three home runs and 14 RBIs.