High School Roundup: Newport Harbor's Vetrovec strikes out 15 in loss

April 15, 2014
  • Newport Harbor High senior Shaun Vetrovec struck out 15, walked one and allowed four hits in his complete-game effort.
Newport Harbor High senior Shaun Vetrovec struck out… (Courtesy of David…)


Oak Hills 1, Newport Harbor 0

Shaun Vetrovec delivered a gem but finished as the hard-luck loser in the Sailors' Beach Pit Classic game Tuesday at Newport Harbor.

Vetrovec, bound for UC Irvine, struck out 15, walked one and allowed four hits in his complete-game effort. Vetrovec, Connor Seabold, Chris McCann and Jonah Dipoto each had a hit for Newport Harbor (9-8).

Sergio Bates made the game a pitchers' duel, as he struck out nine and walked none in his four-hit, complete-game shutout for Oak Hills. He hit one batter.

The Sailors close out play in the eight-team, round-robin tournament against Canyon Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

Corona del Mar 11, Village Christian 5

The Sea Kings earned their second straight win in the Beach Pit Classic with seven hits and no errors Tuesday at CdM.


Sam Younesi (one for two, two RBIs, double), Nolan McCarthy (two for three, three RBIs), Evan Larsen (RBI) and Brett Olson (double) contributed to help CdM (5-12) rally from a 5-1 deficit. The Sea Kings scored three runs in the fourth ining, three in the fifth and fourth in the sixth.

Justin Hess picked up his first varsity career win in relief.

Blake Schneekluth earned his second save of the season with two shutout innings.

CdM closes out play in the Beach Pit Classic with a home game agaisnt Oak Hills Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

Sage Hill 15, Calvary Chapel Downey 4

Parker Reposa improved to 5-0 after pitching six innings and giving up two earned runs in the Lightning's Academy League win Tuesday.

Kellen Ochi (double, two RBIs) and Brian Slaughter both went three for four

Reposa went two for three with a double and three RBIs, Harrison Rhee was two for four with two RBIs and Toby Bush went two for three for Sage Hill (9-3, 4-1 in Academy League), which had 15 hits.

The two teams square off again Thursday at Sage Hill at 3:15 p.m.

Beckman 7, Estancia 1

Jacob Mullison gave up one earned run in 6 1/3 innings and struck out six for the Eagles in the Beach Pit Classic game Tuesday at Estancia.

Jackson Letterman (one for three), Connor Brown (one for three, double and a run scored), Aaron Boaitey (one for three) and Cody Nelson (two for three) played well for Estancia, which plays host to Irvine to close out Beach Pit Classic play Wednesday at 3:15 p.m.

Village Christian 6, Newport Harbor 3

Jonah Dipoto was two for two and also pitched two scoreless innings for Newport Harbor in a Beach Pitch Classic game Monday.

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