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Baseball Roundup: Barons stand out in Loara tourney

Fountain Valley scores 5-0 win over El Toro to advance to championship semifinals of elite tournament.

March 06, 2013|By Mike Sciacca

As the Loara Tournament, one of the top prep baseball tournaments in Orange County, moved into its final stages of a week's worth of competition, local teams Edison, Fountain Valley and Marina picked up victories on Tuesday.

Edison edged La Mirada, 3-2, Fountain Valley blanked El Toro, 5-0, and Marina pinned a 2-0 defeat on Long Beach Wilson. The Barons were one victory away from playing from the tournament title.

Edison: The Chargers ran its record to 2-1 and moved into the Loara Tournament consolation semifinals by coming back from a 2-1 deficit, to down La Mirada, 3-2. Joey DeMarco, Johnathan Freedman and Jake Scott each had an RBI in the win. Starter Noah Kronfly earned his first pitching win and Tyler Jones got the save.

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Edison started its season and the tournament on Feb. 28 and dropped a 4-0 game to Cypress. The Chargers on Saturday scored a 4-0 win over Anaheim.

Fountain Valley: The Barons (5-0) moved on to the championship semifinals of the Loara Tournament after their 5-0 win against El Toro. Jordan Lucio went three for four Jacob Peralta and Justin Brand both doubled in going two for three, Daniel Patzlaff also went two for three, and starter Hunter Morgan (1-0) earned the pitching win.

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Huntington Beach: The Oilers won two of their first three games at the Newport Elks Tournament. Huntington opened the tournament with a 4-1 victory Feb. 28 over JSerra. The Oilers were then defeated, 5-2, on Saturday by Capistrano Valley, but bounced back Monday with a 12-4 win over Bishop Amat.

Dillon Millar went two for three with a triple and RBI and Noah Davis earned his second pitching win of the season in the 4-1 decision over host JSerra. Jesse Kuet went two for three with a double, home run and RBI in the 5-2 home loss at Capo Valley. Logan Pouelson doubled in three runs in the fifth inning to put Huntington in front of Bishop Amat, and Marcus Mayorga added a two-run single to extend the lead over the Lancers. Tyler Murray went three for three with a double and two RBIs in the win.

Huntington, 4-1 overall, was scheduled to play its fourth tournament game, a semifinal game, Wednesday against Orange Lutheran. The score wasn't available at press time.

"I like our team," Oilers Coach Benji Medure said. "I feel like we are learning how to handle adverse situations and how to battle. We are going to need those tools when we start Sunset League play. Every game is a battle in league."

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