Through the first five days of the 2013 Little League District 55 All-Star Tournament, three Laguna Beach teams were still in contention for division championships.
The teams, the 11-year-old, 9/10 and 8/9 Superstar All-Stars, each have one loss in the double-elimination event, but can win district titles by winning out the remainder of the tournament.
Little League All-Stars
Laguna was eliminated from the tournament after dropping its first two games. Laguna fell, 10-0, to Laguna Niguel in an opener on Saturday, and on Sunday had its postseason come to an end in a 16-7 loss to Rancho Niguel.
The Little League All-Star tournament is being played at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo.
Little League All-Stars: Kent Cebreros, Cutter Clawson, Caleb Hardy, Curran Hendrickson, Cole Hunt, Hunter Johnson, Daniel Kimball, Will Lichtenstein, Joshua McManus, Grady Morgan, Jaden Rea, Sam Reynolds, Nick Carpino, Wesley Witteman, Sam Kluver. Manager: Hector Cebreros. Coaches: Mike Reynolds, Mike Morgan.
The Laguna 10/11 All-Star team stayed alive Tuesday by eliminating Laguna Hills, 7-5, at Lincoln Field in Newport Beach.
It was the second straight win for Laguna, which previously posted a 1-0 shutout over Irvine in an elimination game on Sunday.
Laguna had started tournament play on June 28 and was edged, 9-8, by Laguna Niguel.
Laguna faced Northwood in an elimination game on Wednesday. The score wasn't available at press time. The winner of Wednesday's game moved on to another elimination game at 6:30 p.m. Friday.
11-year-old All Stars: Zack Bonnin, Dylan Brashier, Lance Detweiler, Ayrton Garcia, Jeremy Hayes, Brooks Hogenauer, Christian Holm, James Loughlin, Nathan Magers, Josh Meiswinkel, Charlie Pillsbury, Nolan Smith, Nicholas Lucas, Noah Linder, Hayden Myers.
Laguna continued on in district play by scoring a 6-3 win over Rancho Niguel in an elimination game Tuesday at Crown Valley Field in Laguna Niguel.
Scotty Plowden pitched four innings, Jamie Mackay threw 1 2/3 innings, and Booker Frith recorded the final out to seal the victory. Luke Lavin drove in the first two Laguna runs on a single in the first inning. Caden Capobianco returned to action and immediately made an impact in the field and at the plate.
Laguna edged Northwood, 7-6, in a tournament opener for both teams on Saturday.
The score was tied heading into the bottom of the sixth where Frith hit a game-winning, walk-off RBI single. Connor Fink had a big at-bat in the final inning to reach base and went on to score the winning run.