The Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Mustang All-Stars appeared to be against great odds Saturday at Placentia Champions Sports Complex.
The NHBA All-Stars needed a win to advance to the championship game of the Pony Bronco Southern California Central Region Sectional. It would have to come against Irvine A, which had beaten NHBA twice earlier in the season.
However, the NHBA All-Stars of 9-year-olds didn't let that stop them as they scored a 9-4 victory to earn a spot in Monday's final. The win also gave NHBA a berth into the super regional tournament. It is believed to be the first time, an NHBA Mustang team has earned a super regional berth.