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June 16, 2004
Steve Virgen A topsy-turvy, roller-coaster-ride-type season came to an end for the Costa Mesa National Little League Majors division Phillies. The Phillies did not end the year as they hoped, but looking back, they enjoyed the ride, their manager, Sean Patterson, said. Their final game lasted but four innings, as the Phillies lost by mercy rule to the Westminster Dodgers, 15-0, in the opening round of the District 62 Tournament of Champions Tuesday at the Robinwood Little League fields behind Marina High in Huntington Beach.
NEWS
March 3, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - The Newport Harbor High softball team opened its season with two mercy-rule wins in the Costa Mesa Tournament at TeWinkle Park Saturday. The Sailors started with a 16-1 win over Century in five innings. Sailors Catcher Amanda Campbell went 4 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs. Newport pitchers Kim Moore and Sabrina Couch shared duty in the circle and allowed just one hit. Moore then completed all five innings in the 11-1 win over Laguna Beach.
SPORTS
July 26, 2007
MIRA LOMA — The Costa Mesa Dinger Dawgs won twice on Wednesday to advance to the 12-team, double-elimination tournament of the 12-and-under United States Specialty Sports Assn. World Series at Big League Dreams Park. The Dinger Dawgs, a team made up of mostly Major Division All-Stars from Costa Mesa National Little League, defeated the Chino Hills Dirt Dawgs, 11-3, in five innings by mercy rule to start the day. Costa Mesa Coach Rob Stillman said Aaron Wood pitched well in 4 1/3 innings.
SPORTS
By Jason Kornfeld | June 13, 2007
In Little League, players compete to get to the Tournament of Champions. Usually when a team gets to the TOC, the players don't expect to see their friends on the opposite team. This wasn't the case for the Newport Beach National Little League Cardinals, who were seeded No. 1, and the Newport Beach American Tigers, who were seeded second. Both teams know each other well. Some of the players are friends, some are schoolmates and some are neighbors. Saturday morning though, they were opponents.
SPORTS
By Brian Smith | July 10, 2006
GARDEN GROVE ? It's an age-old question: What makes a good baseball team? There are as many answers as there are teams. Some say it's hitting. Others say they'd take good pitching and defense any day. Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Bronco Division All-Stars Manager Tony Swies believes it's a combination of all three. But he also said intangibles are involved. He believes every team needs a combination of personalities in the dugout in order to have success. "We have a balance of superstars and role players on our team," Swies said after watching his roster of 11- and 12-year-olds clinch the District A title with a 14-0, five-inning thrashing of Los Alamitos-based St. Hedwig on Sunday at West Haven Park.
NEWS
April 24, 2004
Bryce Alderton The Costa Mesa High baseball team started the second half of the Golden West League schedule with a lot better feeling than when league play opened four weeks ago. An offensive outburst surely helped. The Mustangs, who opened league play with a 4-3, eight-inning loss to Saddleback March 24, exacted revenge Friday in the teams' second duel this season. Mesa pounded 16 hits, scored nine runs in the fourth inning and cruised to a 14-3 victory over the host Roadrunners.
FEATURES
By Mark Ratto | May 4, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa High softball team dropped a delayed bomb on crosstown and Orange Coast League rival Estancia Tuesday. Going into the bottom of the fourth it was a genuine pitchers’ duel between the Mustangs’ Kira Mitani and Estancia’s Cheyanne Flores. However, after Costa Mesa catcher Alosina Skipps’ one-out double that shot to the right-field fence, the bomb ignited. The Mustangs proceeded to pound in eight runs in the fourth inning on nine hits, four of which were doubles.
NEWS
May 7, 2002
Richard Dunn COSTA MESA - In the final start of his high school baseball career, Estancia High senior pitcher Paul Flory had his greatest moment and, with one token left, hit the jackpot Monday in the Eagles' 12-1 Pacific Coast League victory over crosstown rival Costa Mesa. Flory, who had never won a pitching decision in high school, improved to 1-11 this season, while the host Eagles ended Costa Mesa's hopes of gaining the league's third and final guaranteed playoff spot.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | June 27, 2006
LOS ALAMITOS ? Oozing personality as he schmoozes with teammates, parents, and opponents alike, one would never peg Angelo Angelides as uptight. But the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Pony 13-year-old All-Stars' standout needed only one word Monday to pinpoint the key to breaking out of his postseason slump. "Relax," said Angelides, who went three for three to highlight an otherwise dismal day for Newport Harbor, which fell, 15-2, to Los Alamitos B in pool play at the Los Alamitos Invitational.
NEWS
July 3, 2005
Rick Devereux Mitch Gardner came into Saturday's District 55 Little League Major All-Star game with zero home runs on the year. He left with three dingers in three at-bats with four RBIs to propel the Newport Beach American Little League All-Star team to a 10-0 win over the South Irvine Little League All-Stars in four innings at Woodfield Park. "That was one of the greatest Little League performances of all time," said Newport Manager Brian Freeman.
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By Mark Ratto | May 4, 2010
COSTA MESA — The Costa Mesa High softball team dropped a delayed bomb on crosstown and Orange Coast League rival Estancia Tuesday. Going into the bottom of the fourth it was a genuine pitchers’ duel between the Mustangs’ Kira Mitani and Estancia’s Cheyanne Flores. However, after Costa Mesa catcher Alosina Skipps’ one-out double that shot to the right-field fence, the bomb ignited. The Mustangs proceeded to pound in eight runs in the fourth inning on nine hits, four of which were doubles.
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SPORTS
March 31, 2010
GARDEN GROVE — Hattie Marshall had two hits, including a two-run home run, and in the circle struck out seven with no walks, while allowing two hits to help the Newport Harbor High softball team to a 13-1, five-inning, mercy-rule, nonleague win at Santiago Wednesaday. Marshall improved to 3-0 in as many starts. Mandy Legault, Lauren Gandia and Bella Seccaira had three hits each for the Sailors (11-1). Gandi drove in five runs and Legualt stole three bases. Newport Harbor plays at Westminster today.
SPORTS
By Mark Ratto | July 19, 2008
COSTA MESA — With the sights and sounds of the Orange County Fair in the background, the Costa Mesa National Little League Majors Division All-Stars kept with the theme and gave Costa Mesa American one wild ride. Dante Capoccia, a CMNLL all-star, had very much to do with that. He hit three home runs on three at-bats, helping lead his team to a 17-0 win and the CMNLL’s sixth Mayor’s Cup Saturday at Costa Mesa High. “It felt pretty good [to hit three home runs]
SPORTS
July 26, 2007
MIRA LOMA — The Costa Mesa Dinger Dawgs won twice on Wednesday to advance to the 12-team, double-elimination tournament of the 12-and-under United States Specialty Sports Assn. World Series at Big League Dreams Park. The Dinger Dawgs, a team made up of mostly Major Division All-Stars from Costa Mesa National Little League, defeated the Chino Hills Dirt Dawgs, 11-3, in five innings by mercy rule to start the day. Costa Mesa Coach Rob Stillman said Aaron Wood pitched well in 4 1/3 innings.
SPORTS
By Jason Kornfeld | July 19, 2007
COSTA MESA — With fresh memories of Tuesday's 17-1 win resonating in their minds, members of the Costa Mesa National All-Stars team predicted victory for Wednesday night. The sun illuminated the Mayor's Cup trophy resting on a chair behind home plate, and Ben Beck of the National team told teammates it would be theirs in four innings. It was a grand prediction. The team was hungry to notch their sixth Mayor's Cup title and regain the cup from the American team, so hungry that they clobbered Costa Mesa American 29-0.
SPORTS
By Jason Kornfeld | June 13, 2007
In Little League, players compete to get to the Tournament of Champions. Usually when a team gets to the TOC, the players don't expect to see their friends on the opposite team. This wasn't the case for the Newport Beach National Little League Cardinals, who were seeded No. 1, and the Newport Beach American Tigers, who were seeded second. Both teams know each other well. Some of the players are friends, some are schoolmates and some are neighbors. Saturday morning though, they were opponents.
SPORTS
By Brian Smith | July 10, 2006
GARDEN GROVE ? It's an age-old question: What makes a good baseball team? There are as many answers as there are teams. Some say it's hitting. Others say they'd take good pitching and defense any day. Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Bronco Division All-Stars Manager Tony Swies believes it's a combination of all three. But he also said intangibles are involved. He believes every team needs a combination of personalities in the dugout in order to have success. "We have a balance of superstars and role players on our team," Swies said after watching his roster of 11- and 12-year-olds clinch the District A title with a 14-0, five-inning thrashing of Los Alamitos-based St. Hedwig on Sunday at West Haven Park.
SPORTS
By Barry Faulkner | June 27, 2006
LOS ALAMITOS ? Oozing personality as he schmoozes with teammates, parents, and opponents alike, one would never peg Angelo Angelides as uptight. But the Newport Harbor Baseball Assn. Pony 13-year-old All-Stars' standout needed only one word Monday to pinpoint the key to breaking out of his postseason slump. "Relax," said Angelides, who went three for three to highlight an otherwise dismal day for Newport Harbor, which fell, 15-2, to Los Alamitos B in pool play at the Los Alamitos Invitational.
NEWS
July 3, 2005
Rick Devereux Mitch Gardner came into Saturday's District 55 Little League Major All-Star game with zero home runs on the year. He left with three dingers in three at-bats with four RBIs to propel the Newport Beach American Little League All-Star team to a 10-0 win over the South Irvine Little League All-Stars in four innings at Woodfield Park. "That was one of the greatest Little League performances of all time," said Newport Manager Brian Freeman.
NEWS
June 16, 2004
Steve Virgen A topsy-turvy, roller-coaster-ride-type season came to an end for the Costa Mesa National Little League Majors division Phillies. The Phillies did not end the year as they hoped, but looking back, they enjoyed the ride, their manager, Sean Patterson, said. Their final game lasted but four innings, as the Phillies lost by mercy rule to the Westminster Dodgers, 15-0, in the opening round of the District 62 Tournament of Champions Tuesday at the Robinwood Little League fields behind Marina High in Huntington Beach.
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