The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Pony 13-and-under All-Stars started their third-round section game against Orange at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday.
Four hours later, Newport had earned a 10-9 victory and moved on to the fourth round of the Pony sectional tournament. The locals play tonight against Los Alamitos, with the winner advancing to the final four.
Newport broke through in the top of the 12th inning, scoring four runs to take a 10-6 lead. With one out, Mason McGlaughlin sped home from third on a passed ball to break the deadlock. After a Keaton Cablay single, Garrett Davis then drove a two-RBI double to the wall in right-center.
After tacking on a much-needed insurance run, Newport took the field in the bottom on the 12th with a four-run lead, but the excitement was not over. Ryan Brown of Orange launched a three-run homer over the centerfield fence to bring Orange within one run. Though Orange would then single, Newport will seal the victory with a ground out to end the game.