Rossin Steel, a Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Mustang Division team, had plenty on the line as it entered the championship game this past Sunday. The team had not lost a game all season.
Opponents were ready for team 'Steel', as the team battled through the playoffs coming from behind twice to win.
The finale, played at Bob Henry Park in Newport Beach, matched the No. 2-seeded team, A-Market, against top-seeded Steel.
Steel took an early advantage with singles by Luke Bashore, Grady Birmingham and John Christensen. After one inning, Steel was on top 5-2.
Quinn Bobinkski continued to pitch strikes coming on the mound in the third after Bashore's two innings. However, A-Market closed the gap and Steel's lead was 7-5 after three innings.
Trent Liolios added a single, and pitched a no-hit inning to keep the game tight at 7-5 after four innings.
Ryan Guidotti, Jack Blackman and Blake Byers continued with their solid contribution by making big plays from third base and the outfield.