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

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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.

SOFTBALL

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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