In beating Tustin, Wyatt Christensen scored three runs while Joey
De Marco doubled and scored a run to lead the Fountain Valley
offense. Defensively, Patrick Cromwell, Wyatt Heise and Johnny
Marriott kept Tustin in check.
Nestor Linares closed out the game with "stellar pitching,"
Fountain Valley coach Jim De Marco said. De Marco shared coaching
duties with Mike Weaver and Rick Christensen.
In the 12-8 win over Newport Harbor, Scotty Weaver and Jacob Vega
scored three runs each, and Brett Adams singled and doubled to
highlight the Fountain Valley offense. Brad Owen made some run-saving
scoops at first base and Alek Torgersen's speed enabled him to run
down every fly ball he tracked.
On the mound, Jacob Peralta used an arsenal of effective pitches
to stymie Newport Harbor.
In other youth action:
Local athlete wins racquetball event
Samuel Barrera of Huntington Beach won the 14-and-under division
title at the outdoor racquetball regional tournament in Huntington
The tournament, which drew players with various levels of
experience, from the professional ranks to juniors, was held at
Golden West College.
Barrera, 11, was one of 16 juniors playing in the tournament. His
victory qualifies him for the Outdoor World Championships, which also
will be held at Golden West College July 8-10.
Barrera is the defending champion in his age division.