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July 9, 2001
Barry Faulkner FULLERTON - Bloops, bleeders, duck snorts, flares, Texas leaguers and dying quail. There may be, in fact, as many euphemisms for the baseball equivalent of a cheap base hit, as glaring examples of same at the expense of the Corona del Mar Pony 13-year-old All-Stars Sunday. Regardless of what one called it, Garden Grove surely found the holes in the CdM defense, to help produce a 14-3 mercyrule-shortened victory in the first round of the District/Section Tournament at Amerige Park.
NEWS
May 24, 2002
CORONA DEL MAR - Reds pitcher Matt Hauser retired the first 18 batters he faced, allowing only one walk and one run Corona del Mar Pony Reds' complete-game victory over the Newport Harbor Bulls, 4-1. The Reds enter the final week of the season in first place in CdM Pony standings with one regular season game remaining. The first Bulls' hit came with two out in the top of the seventh inning. Matt Burgner, John Angelo and Jake Whebben each had two hits for the Reds, with Sean Amoroso, William O'Brien and Hauser each collecting one hit. Richie Sorenson, Ben Witte, Jason Paulson and Eric Seagondollar played well defensively.
NEWS
June 18, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - Two championships in three days. Not a bad run for the Corona del Mar Pony Cardinals, who got clutch hitting and heads-up defense to beat the Reds for the CdM Pony League Championship June 11 at Eastbluff Park. The Cards got on the board early when Ryan Lance doubled and Andrew Dialynis had an infield single. Both runners scored on asingle by Jamie Kline, who then scored on an RBI single by Roget Ramillon. The Reds came back in the fourth inning when Matt Hauser and Matt Burgner singled and John Angelo hit a three-run home run. The Reds then went ahead by one run on a single by Peter Poletaev, who scored on Eric Seagondollar's single.
NEWS
May 18, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - Returning to the mound after an injury-plagued season didn't seem to faze Eric Eadington. The 13-year-old pitcher for the Corona del Mar Giants no-hit the Durham Bulls in Pony Baseball action May 11. The only baserunner came in the fifth inning when he hit the third batter he faced in the hand. The other three outs were two pop-ups and a groundout. Eadington struck out 18 Bulls en route to the victory. Eadington's first game back from injury came April 20 against the Reds.
NEWS
April 18, 2002
The Cardinals of the Corona del Mar Pony Division outscored opponents, 36-9, providing victories over the Phillies and the Athletics April 11 and Saturday. First, the Cardinals cruised past the Phillies, 13-2, as Cardinal pitchers Hunt Rychel, Kyle Schneekluth and Ryan Lance limited the Phillies to two hits. Alex Johnston singled in two runs in the fourth inning to break open what was a close game. Jamie Kline slammed a two-run double in the fifth, and the Cardinals went on to score seven runs in the sixth as a result of five hits and three walks.
NEWS
June 17, 2001
Steve Virgen CORONA DEL MAR - It might as well have been "Father's Weekend" at Eastbluff Park, where the Newport-Mesa Pony Conference held its Father's Day Tournament Saturday. A full day of baseball, which included barbecue hamburgers and hot dogs, The Beatles and other party music blaring, and a setting much more than a social gathering, perhaps this was a father's dream. In the final game of the day, two All-Star teams of 13-year-olds, Newport Harbor and Corona del Mar, battled in a game that was meaningless in the tournament, yet anything but meaningless considering the Back Bay rivalry factor.
NEWS
June 13, 2002
Brendon Salisbury picked a good time to pitch a complete game as the Newport Harbor Baseball Association's Mud Hens cruised to shut out the Newport Reds in the second round of Pony Baseball playoffs June 1. Salisbury allowed only five hits and walked one while also starring at the plate. He finished with a triple, double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Nick Frazier led the Mud Hens on offense, hitting single and home run to drive in three and also scored a run. Nathan Cramer (single, run scored)
NEWS
April 1, 2001
Steve Virgen NEWPORT BEACH - While most of their friends sleep through the morning or relax with some television, the Pony baseball players are trying to make plays on the diamond. The Costa Mesa Indians must've had trouble getting out of bed. But, the Newport Harbor Sea Dogs were wide awake. The Sea Dogs (6-2) began their Saturday with a 9-2 victory over the Indians at Ensign Intermediate School. To earn their victory, the Sea Dogs came up with some highlight plays.
NEWS
May 18, 2000
COSTA MESA - The Costa Mesa Diamondbacks defeated the Corona del Mar Dodgers, 8-7, last weekend in PONY Baseball action. Ryan Gleason led the D-Back offense with two singles, two doubles and four RBIs. Caley-Ryan Carr, Corey McCartney and Justin Weisz each added key hits and RBIs for the Diamondbacks. On the mound, Cullen Crom pitched six strong innings and Adam Jorgensen earned the save by pitching the seventh inning. In other PONY baseball action: Corona del Mar Mets 9, CM Indians 4 - The Indians lost, despite the hot bats of Josh Elliott and Greg Hughes.
NEWS
July 24, 2002
Bryce Alderton Two days after a forfeit, parents of a local youth baseball all-star team were still fuming about a forfeit and a manager's desertion. The Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco A All-Stars (11- and 12-year-olds) had to forfeit their game Sunday against Anaheim in the District 2 Bronco Section Tournament because they were one player short of the minimum 12 eligible players required under Pony Baseball rules. Newport's first batter was standing in the on-deck circle waiting to bat in the first inning Sunday when a tournament director told the team they had to forfeit.
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May 26, 2006
BASEBALL NEWPORT HARBOR BASEBALL ASSN. PONY DIVISION New York Hardware 14, Outback Steakhouse 2: New York Hardware (22-0) completed an undefeated regular season, outscoring its opponents, 182-62. Jack Grace allowed one run in three innings, followed by Matt Bancroft (one run in one inning), and Nelson Simons. Jacob McCann hit for the cycle and drove in five runs, followed by Simons' three hits and three RBIs. Charlie Massingill and Jason Harris each had a hit and two RBIs.
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NEWS
February 29, 2004
Bryce Alderton After nearly four years of setbacks and failed promises, the dawn of a new era for the Newport Harbor Baseball Association became reality at its opening day Saturday. Ideal conditions made for a stellar day with Bronco (11- and 12-year-olds) and Mustang (9- and 10-year-olds) teams christening the new fields at the Bonita Canyon Sports Park in Newport Beach. Years of playing on often less-than-respectable surfaces gave way to a renewed enthusiasm, described by the rave reviews coaches and organizers gave the fields.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Bryce Alderton Calvary Chapel of Costa Mesa's Pony baseball team could get used to playing the Corona del Mar Pony Cardinals at Eastbluff Park. Needing to win two games in two days to claim the Newport-Mesa Pony baseball championship, the top-seeded Gold Eagles combined clutch pitching with timely hitting that resulted in a 7-3 victory over CdM -- the fourth seed -- Thursday. "All the kids believed they could hit their ace pitcher [Michael Kordich]
NEWS
July 24, 2002
Bryce Alderton Two days after a forfeit, parents of a local youth baseball all-star team were still fuming about a forfeit and a manager's desertion. The Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco A All-Stars (11- and 12-year-olds) had to forfeit their game Sunday against Anaheim in the District 2 Bronco Section Tournament because they were one player short of the minimum 12 eligible players required under Pony Baseball rules. Newport's first batter was standing in the on-deck circle waiting to bat in the first inning Sunday when a tournament director told the team they had to forfeit.
NEWS
June 26, 2002
CORONA DEL MAR - The Newport Harbor Baseball Association Pony 14-year-old All-Stars won four straight games to win the recent Corona del Mar Father's Day Tournament at Eastbluff Park. NHBA defeated CdM's 14 All-Stars, 8-0, behind the shutout pitching of Dustin Shuler. Shuler struck out 10, allowed only four hits and walked just two. He also helped his cause by going 3 for 4 with two doubles and one run. Chris Thompson added two hits and scored twice, while Nathan Cramer hit a line drive home run and scored twice.
NEWS
June 18, 2002
NEWPORT BEACH - Two championships in three days. Not a bad run for the Corona del Mar Pony Cardinals, who got clutch hitting and heads-up defense to beat the Reds for the CdM Pony League Championship June 11 at Eastbluff Park. The Cards got on the board early when Ryan Lance doubled and Andrew Dialynis had an infield single. Both runners scored on asingle by Jamie Kline, who then scored on an RBI single by Roget Ramillon. The Reds came back in the fourth inning when Matt Hauser and Matt Burgner singled and John Angelo hit a three-run home run. The Reds then went ahead by one run on a single by Peter Poletaev, who scored on Eric Seagondollar's single.
NEWS
June 13, 2002
Brendon Salisbury picked a good time to pitch a complete game as the Newport Harbor Baseball Association's Mud Hens cruised to shut out the Newport Reds in the second round of Pony Baseball playoffs June 1. Salisbury allowed only five hits and walked one while also starring at the plate. He finished with a triple, double, two runs scored and two RBIs. Nick Frazier led the Mud Hens on offense, hitting single and home run to drive in three and also scored a run. Nathan Cramer (single, run scored)
NEWS
June 10, 2002
Barry Faulkner CORONA DEL MAR - Perhaps the last group of Cardinals to possess this much sock had a red-bearded first baseman named McGwire. But offense is just the most obvious ingredient to victory for the Corona del Mar Pony Cardinals, who also like to flash a little leather, perform mastery on the mound and blaze around the bases. They did all of the above Sunday against the Corona del Mar Giants, earning a 6-1 victory to claim the championship of the 15-team Newport-Mesa Conference Tournament at Eastbluff Park.
NEWS
May 25, 2002
CORONA DEL MAR - Not enough accolades can go around for the Cardinals hitting attack and steady defense in the final innings that erased a two-run deficit and gave the Cardinals a 7-6 win over the Bulls in Corona del Mar Pony Baseball play. Trailing, 5-3, in the bottom of the sixth, the Cardinal bats suddenly came alive. Kelsey Chase led off the inning with a double, and was followed by Jaffer Kattan reaching base on a third strike passed ball. Kyle Schneekluth then tied the score with an RBI triple and came around to score on a sacrifice fly to center by Ryan Lance.
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