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High School Roundup: Newport baseball edges Los Al [corrected]

Vetrovec provides game-winning RBI double to lift Sailors to win.

March 24, 2012

BASEBALL

Newport Harbor 7, Los Alamitos 6 (nine innings)

NEWPORT BEACH — Shaun Vetrovec doubled in Jordan Desguin with one out in the bottom of the ninth, helping the Sailors complete a dramatic comeback in the Sunset League game Friday at Newport Harbor High.

Newport Harbor had been down, 6-1, in the fifth inning against Los Alamitos, which handed Huntington Beach its first loss of the season on Wednesday.

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"If we play well, we can hang in there," Newport Harbor Coach Patrick Murphy said. "Really proud of the kids today."

Daniel Albert hit a two-run home run in the fifth to bring the Sailors within 6-3. Newport Harbor (3-7, 1-2 in league) then scored three times in the bottom of the seventh, capped by Vetrovec's RBI single up the middle to the score at 6-6.

Vetrovec was three for five with two runs batted in. Taylor Parks threw five innings of scoreless relief to earn the win for the Sailors.

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Corona del Mar 4, Irvine 1

CORONA DEL MAR — Andrew McCormack pitched a complete game, allowing six hits and improved to 4-0 for the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Friday.

Aaron White (two for three), Max Stone (two for three, double), Hunter Heckendorn (two for three, two RBIs, double), Brent Lawson (one for three, double) also contributed for CdM (7-3, 2-1 in league). McCormack drove in a run, Ryan Banning was one for one with an RBI and Nick Roco was one for two.

The Sea Kings play at Woodbridge on Tuesday.

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Estancia 8, Saddleback 1

SANTA ANA — Mustangs' pitcher Steven Macias gave up one hit and struck out three in four innings and improved to 4-0 after the Orange Coast League game Friday.

Levi Stillman, Andres Hernandez, Ben Beck all pitched one inning in relief for the Eagles.

Macias went two for four with two runs, one triple and one run batted in for Estancia (8-1, 3-0 in league). Alex Trancoso (two for four, one RBI), Jason Rodriguez (two for four, one RBI), Jackson Letterman (one for two, one run, two RBIS, triple), Matt Jarmacz (one for four, stolen base, run scored) and Beck (one for three, one run, two stolen bases) also contributed.

Estancia plays at unbeaten Calvary Chapel (8-0, 3-0) Tuesday at 3:15 p.m.

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Calvary Chapel 12, Costa Mesa 0

Trace Curet went one for two with a walk for the Mustangs, who had two hits in the Orange Coast League game Friday.

Geoff Fulkerson went one for three for Costa Mesa (0-4 in league).

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St. Margaret's 6, Sage Hill 4

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