High school roundup: Baseball teams from Huntington Beach, Newport Harbor and Estancia advance to CIF semifinals


Dean Carpentier and Ralph Velazquez each hit three home runs as the Huntington Beach High baseball team won at Foothill 12-5 Friday in the CIF Division 1 South Section Playoff quarterfinals.

Velazquez added a two-run single for Huntington Beach (21-8). Trent Grindlinger had three runs and Brad Navarro was two for three with two runs scored. Jackson Brummett added a sacrificial fly.

Huntington Beach never trailed, taking a 3-0 lead early in the first on Carpentier’s home run.

The Oilers will host Notre Dame from Sherman Oaks in a Division 1 semifinal game on Tuesday.

Newport Harbor 7, Downey 3: Trent Liolios gave up an earned run in six innings for the Mariners in Friday’s Division 3 playoff quarterfinal game at Newport Harbor High.

Liolios gave up just four hits and struck out eight for Newport Harbor (19-11). Joey Wright threw a seventh-inning shutout and was also two-for-three with three RBIs at home plate.

Jackson Gilles was two-for-four with a home run and two RBIs for the Sailors, while AJ Guitron-Moore was two-for-three with a double and two runs scored.

Newport Harbor stays at home on Tuesday when they host Oaks Christian in a Division 3 semi-final game.

Estancia 5, Hesperia Christian 0: Andrew Mits kicked a complete shutout, helping the Eagles advance to the CIF semifinals for the first time in program history after winning on the road Friday in the Division 6 playoff quarterfinals .

Mits allowed five hits and struck out seven for Estancia (26-5).

Jack Moyer was two-for-four with two RBIs, and Miles Moyer was one-for-four with a run scored and a hit. Andrew Coyotzi and John Uchytil also had RBIs.

2-seeded Estancia will host Santa Ynez in a Division 6 semi-final matchup on Tuesday.


Cajon 4, Fountain Valley 1: The top-seeded Barons were upset on the road on Saturday in the CIF South Section Division 5 semi-finals.

The loss to No. 4 seed Cajon ended a 15-game winning streak for Fountain Valley (23-5-1).


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