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Baseball: Huntington Beach wins tourney title

March 9, 2012 |  8:01 pm

Huntington Beach (5-0) won its division of the Newport Elks tournament with a 5-2 victory over Palm Desert. Jesse Kuet had two hits and four RBIs. Shane Grace picked up the save.

Savanna (7-0) defeated Mission Viejo, 6-2, to win another division of the Newport Elks tournament. George Avina threw a complete game.

Irvine Beckman received a terrific pitching performance from UCLA-bound James Kaprielian to defeat Mater Dei, 5-2. Kaprielian struck out 12. JSerra got three hits from Tanner Biley in a 7-6 win over Foothill.

Looking for needed pitching help, Woodland Hills El Camino Real got it from junior Owen Perry, who allowed five hits in a complete-game performance that saw the Conquistadores defeat Palisades, 4-0.

Woodland Hills Taft defeated Venice, 12-5, in a Poly tournament game. Ian Parent went three for four with five RBIs. North Hollywood defeated South East, 12-2. Jason Ruiz and Zane Weston had two hits apiece. Sophomore Raul Pacheco had nine strikeouts in Van Nuys' 3-2 win over St. Genevieve.

Sophomore Garett King of Orange Lutheran continued his strong pitching, throwing a complete game in the Lancers' 4-0 victory over Stockton St. Mary's.

Tesoro and Corona Santiago finished in a 7-7 tie. Brentwood defeated Crossroads, 8-2. Aaron Fritts entered the game in the second inning on the mound, got out of a jam and pitched the rest of the way to pick up the win.

Sierra Canyon defeated Concordia, 17-2, in five innings. Aaron Landecker struck out nine in four innings. Sean Adler was three for three with three RBIs.

-- Eric Sondheimer

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