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March 2, 2002
NEWPORT COAST - Sage Hill High scored two runs on wild pitches in the bottom of the seventh inning and Tim Wilkins pitched three perfect innings of relief to key a 4-3 season-opening baseball win Friday over nonleague visitor Saddleback Valley Christian. Sage Hill, competing in the school's first varsity baseball game, took a 2-1 lead in the second, when Scott Cho scored on a fielder's choice. Down, 3-2, entering its final at-bat, Sage Hill's Marty McKee hit a one-out single, stole second and came around to score on two wild pitches.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
Rick Devereux Despite the 11-1 loss Wednesday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park to Laguna Nigel Little League, the host Newport Beach National Little League 11-year-old All-Star team had a positive outlook on the District 55 All-Star game. "Forget about the scoreboard," Manager George Garrett told his team after the game. "Everyone played well." The contest was closer than the final score implies because Laguna Nigel tallied eight runs in the final two innings, including a six-run sixth inning that saw 12 batters step up to the plate.
NEWS
July 13, 2000
Joseph Boo HUNTINGTON BEACH - Knowing that Ocean View's Little League Majors baseball team is good is one thing, but finding out firsthand is another matter. The Costa Mesa American Little League team found out just how tough Ocean View can be, falling, 10-0, in four innings in a District 62 All-Star Tournament semifinal game at Huntington Valley Little League field Wednesday evening. With the loss, Costa Mesa has to play Huntington Valley today at 5 p.m., in an elimination game.
NEWS
July 10, 2000
JOSEPH BOO HUNTINGTON BEACH - Westminster's Little League Majors baseball team scored five runs on wild pitches or passed balls during a 7-1 victory over Costa Mesa Natinoal Little League Saturday in the District 62 All-Star Tournament at Robinwood. CMNLL plays for survival Tuesday in an elimination game at 5 p.m. at Robinwood. With the free passes from CMNLL, six hits were more than enough for Westminster. "I think they only got two RBIs," CMNLL Manager Julian Valdez said.
NEWS
June 13, 2005
Rick Devereux Slightly wet conditions may have dampened the field but it did not dampen the spirit of Wayne Redfearn, manager of the Newport Beach National Little League Minor division Cubs. Even though the Cubs' season ended Saturday with a 12-2 loss to the Lake Forest American Angels in the District 55 Tournament of Champions at Heroes Park, Redfearn was pleased with his team's effort. "I'm incredibly proud of how we played," he said. "We battled hard until the last pitch."
NEWS
July 15, 2001
Tony Altobelli HUNTINGTON BEACH - Apparently, someone on the side of the Costa Mesa National Little League Majors Division All-Star team forgot to wake the bats up for Saturday's 10 a.m. District 62, Area 2 title game with Seaview. With hibernating bats, Costa Mesa dropped a 4-2 decision to Seaview, forcing a deciding game today at 1 p.m. at Marina Park. "We didn't warm up well and we didn't hit well," Manager Bill Redding said. "I think in the back of their minds our kids know they can beat them and we came out a little flat.
SPORTS
June 2, 2009
Coach Buck Schwartz 1st Round:  State Farm 6       Proball 3 Hayden Valli of Proball went 4 innings allowing only 1 run with 9 strikeouts. J.T. Schwartz of State Farm pitched 3 innings allowing only 1 hit, 1 walk, no runs, and 8 strikeouts. Jameson Smith of State Farm, pitched 2 2/3 innings and had not given up a run before he left the mound. He left in the 6th inning with the bases loaded, and Jacob Jones evetually earned the save, pitching to one batter and striking him out. Chris Owens got State Farm on the board in the 2nd inning with a double, and came around to score on a wild pitch.
NEWS
June 20, 2001
Tony Altobelli COSTA MESA - A solid season came to a sudden end for the Costa Mesa American Little League Major Division Tigers as they dropped a 6-5 decision to the Robinwood Cardinals in the first round of the District 62 Tournament of Champions Tuesday afternoon at Costa Mesa High. "It's a disappointing way to end a season, but it was a great season nonetheless," Manager Ted Spoulos said. "We lost some very good players from last year's team and replaced them with quality Minor A players, who stepped up and did a great job for us."
NEWS
April 26, 2002
COSTA MESA - Tess Lindsay spun a six-hitter and shut Pacific Coast League softball rival University down Thursday, 4-0, at TeWinkle Park. The Mustangs, 15-7, 5-1 in the PCL, a game off Northwood's championship pace, struck for four runs in the first inning and Lindsay did the rest, stranding two University runners at third to preserve her fifth shutout. Ann Marie Topps got it started with a leadoff single and stole second, then advanced on catcher Lauren DeMello's bunt single.
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By Barry Faulkner | April 23, 2010
COSTA MESA — Marc DeFrenza is not impenetrable, though his presence and performance on the mound sometimes make it seem so. The Estancia High pitcher worked five commanding innings, before surrendering his first hit and first run in the sixth inning at crosstown and Orange Coast League baseball rival Costa Mesa High Friday. He even let go of his trademark poise, if just for an instant, shouting in frustration after an error allowed a second Mustangs run to score. But DeFrenza never relinquished the lead, as his complete-game three-hitter helped the Eagles post a 4-2 win. The triumph, which included another clutch run batted in by senior first baseman Ryan Cherney, who had five RBIs in three games against Costa Mesa this season, helped the Eagles win the perpetual Paul Troxel Trophy that goes to the annual series winner.
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LOCAL
By Barry Faulkner | April 5, 2010
COSTA MESA — Estancia High senior pitcher Marc DeFrenza has learned much from Eagles Coach Matt Sorensen. Sorensen, who starred on the mound at Cal State Fullerton, has taken DeFrenza under his wing the last three baseball seasons at Estancia, as well as coaching DeFrenza the last two summers on a Connie Mack team. And while Sorensen generously praises DeFrenza’s progress as a pupil, the educational process remains ongoing. So it was that seconds into DeFrenza’s postgame interview with a reporter after his complete-game five-hitter in a 2-1 victory over visiting Ventura in the quarterfinals of the Beach Pit Classic Monday, Sorensen interrupted, pulled DeFrenza aside and offered more council about speaking with the media.
SPORTS
June 2, 2009
Coach Buck Schwartz 1st Round:  State Farm 6       Proball 3 Hayden Valli of Proball went 4 innings allowing only 1 run with 9 strikeouts. J.T. Schwartz of State Farm pitched 3 innings allowing only 1 hit, 1 walk, no runs, and 8 strikeouts. Jameson Smith of State Farm, pitched 2 2/3 innings and had not given up a run before he left the mound. He left in the 6th inning with the bases loaded, and Jacob Jones evetually earned the save, pitching to one batter and striking him out. Chris Owens got State Farm on the board in the 2nd inning with a double, and came around to score on a wild pitch.
NEWS
May 8, 2009
STOCKTON — The UC Irvine baseball team scored 11 runs in three innings as the top-ranked Anteaters recorded an 11-6 Big West Conference win over Pacific Friday at Klein Family Field. Six Anteaters registered multiple-hit games, led by catcher Francis Larson, who was three for four with an RBI. Eric Deragisch, Jeff Cusick and Ronnie Shaeffer each had two hits and two RBIs apiece, while Casey Stevenson also drive in a pair of runs for UCI (35-11, 15-1 in conference). Ben Orloff and Cory Olson added two hits each in the win. Starter Daniel Bibona rose to 9-1 on the mound, pitching eight innings and striking out seven while allowing five runs (two earned)
LOCAL
By Matt Szabo | March 19, 2008
NEWPORT BEACH — The announcer at Tuesday’s Newport Harbor High baseball game was having trouble pronouncing the name of Edison senior Kyle Higashioka early on. Eventually, by Higashioka’s third at-bat, the pronunciation coming from the loudspeakers was perfect. Unfortunately for the Sailors, so was Higashioka’s swing in that same at-bat. The Cal-bound catcher belted a two-run home run to left, helping the Chargers win the Sunset League battle, 4-2. Newport Harbor (5-2-1, 1-1 in league)
SPORTS
By David Carrillo Peñaloza | June 3, 2007
CORONA DEL MAR — Bart Thomsen had just coached his seventh straight Newport Beach Little League team in a championship game. What was the American League Yankees coach doing when he gave the opposing pitcher a high-five? Congratulating National League Cubs starter Jack Harris for containing his Yankees and helping the Cubs win, 9-3, for the Majors Division title Saturday at Lincoln Elementary. After crediting Harris for his 4 2/3 innings and the Cubs (16-5), Thomsen was reminded of his seven-year run. He laughed about it. "I don't know if that's a record here," Thomsen said.
FEATURES
By Matt Szabo | July 3, 2006
FOR THE RECORD Costa Mesa American Little League Majors All-Stars pitcher Tom Werdel's name was spelled incorrectly in a story detailing the baseball team's victory in Sunday's edition of the Daily Pilot. . . . . . . HUNTINGTON BEACH ? It wasn't the plan for Costa Mesa American Little League Majors All-Stars starting pitcher Tom Wardel to go the distance. Problem was, Manager John McLuckey just couldn't take him out. Wardel threw a complete game, giving up just one run on six hits, as the Costa Mesa American squad beat Huntington Valley, 4-1, in the first round of the District 62 Tournament on Saturday at LeBard Park.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
Rick Devereux The Newport Beach American Little League All-Star team had opportunities, but failed to generate results from those chances in its 4-3 loss to South Irvine in the District 55 11-year old All-Star tournament Tuesday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park. Trailing, 1-0, with runners on first and third with no outs, Brett Thompson hit a fly ball to center field. The runner on third did not tag up and attempt to score on the catch, even though the South Irvine center fielder had to dive to make the catch.
NEWS
July 7, 2005
Rick Devereux Despite the 11-1 loss Wednesday at Bonita Canyon Sports Park to Laguna Nigel Little League, the host Newport Beach National Little League 11-year-old All-Star team had a positive outlook on the District 55 All-Star game. "Forget about the scoreboard," Manager George Garrett told his team after the game. "Everyone played well." The contest was closer than the final score implies because Laguna Nigel tallied eight runs in the final two innings, including a six-run sixth inning that saw 12 batters step up to the plate.
NEWS
July 3, 2005
Barry Faulkner The Newport Harbor Baseball Association Bronco division Blue All-Stars may have come away with the smaller trophy Saturday in the championship game of the Dana Point tournament at Del Obispo Park. But one might assert the 12-year-old locals gained the bigger boost in morale than heavily favored Fountain Valley, which prevailed, 5-3. Fountain Valley improved to 7-2-1 in All-Star competition, adding yet another tournament title to a baseball program that is highly regarded in youth baseball circles.
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