HUNTINGTON BEACH — Timmy Lopes started things for Edison Tuesday, then polished things off.
Lopes, a senior, opened the scoring and took to the mound in the late stages of Edison's CIF Southern Section Division 1 wild-card baseball game against Chaparral, and his book-end performances capped a 2-0 victory for the host Chargers. He hit a first-inning home run and later came on in relief of starting pitcher Tyler Jones to close out the final 1 2/3 innings.
Lopes struck out three of the six batters he faced.
"This game was a total mirror image of our entire season," Edison Coach Steve Lambright said after Edison improved to 14-13 overall and advanced to play a first-round game at No. 3-seeded JW North. "Timmy Lopes homers, Tyler Jones pitches well, and then Timmy [Lopes] comes in and finishes the job. That's how it's been all year."