Huntington Beach tops Foothill in nine innings to win Newport Elks Tournament title

  • Foothill shortstop Jack Sampson grabs a pop fly in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Foothill shortstop Jack Sampson grabs a pop fly in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Huntington Beach batter Nick Lopez gets hit by a pitch off his elbow in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Coastline batter Nick Lopez obtains hit by a pitch off his arm joint in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Image by Scott Varley, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • While running on a sloping outfield hill, Foothill’s Griffin Selby dives for a ball but is unable to make the catch allowing a Huntington Beach runner to score in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    While operating on a sloping outfield hillside, Foothill’s Griffin Selby dives for a ball however is incapable making the catch allowing a Huntington Beach jogger to rating in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Picture by Scott Varley, Adding Photographer)

  • While running on a sloping outfield hill, Foothill’s Griffin Selby dives for a ball but is unable to make the catch allowing a Huntington Beach runner to score in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    While running on a sloping outfield hillside, Foothill’s Griffin Selby dives for a ball yet is incapable to make the catch allowing a Huntington Beach jogger to rating in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Huntington Beach’s Nick Lopez connects for an RBI triple against Foothill in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Beach’s Nick Lopez links for an RBI triple against Foothill in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Image by Scott Varley, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Huntington Beach’s Nick Upstill scores on a triple hit by Nick Lopez in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Coastline’s Nick Upstill scores on a three-way hit by Nick Lopez in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Image by Scott Varley, Contributing Digital Photographer)

  • Foothill pitcher Sean Higgins tries to pick off a Huntington Beach runner on first base in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Foothill pitcher Sean Higgins attempts to pick off a Huntington Coastline jogger on first base in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Picture by Scott Varley, Adding Digital Photographer)

  • Huntington Beach’s Nate Madole pitches in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Beach’s Nate Madole pitches in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Image by Scott Varley, Adding Digital Photographer)

  • Huntington Beach’s Nate Madole pitches in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Coastline’s Nate Madole pitches in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Picture by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

  • Huntington Beach teammates line up to congratulate Matthew Blokdyk after scoring against Foothill in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Huntington Coastline teammates line up to congratulate Matthew Blokdyk after racking up versus Foothill in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Picture by Scott Varley, Contributing Professional Photographer)

  • Foothill pitcher Sean Higgins works the mound in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Photo by Scott Varley, Contributing Photographer)

    Foothill bottle Sean Higgins works the pile in Santa Ana on Friday, Mar 9, 2018. (Image by Scott Varley, Adding Photographer)

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TUSTIN &http://#8211; &http://#8211; Jag Worry homered in the top of the nine inning to give Huntington Beach a 4-3 extra-inning triumph over Foothill in the Learner Department championship video game of the Newport-Elks Event on Friday at Foothill High.

Reducer Nick Morlett entered the game in the base of the ninth with one out and a runner on second and also obtained 3 successive outs to maintain the victory.

Freshman reducer Shane Stafford retired the Knights in order in the 7th and also eighth and also chose up the victory in a contest that was tied 3-3 after 7 innings.

“& ldquo; He remained composed and also maintained us in the game the whole time as well as became the victor,” & rdquo; Huntington Coastline trainer Benji Madure claimed of Stafford. “& ldquo; He pitched under stress in a big game.”

& rdquo; Concern led off the 9th by driving a fastball over the right-field fence to give the Oilers (6-2) the lead.

“& ldquo; He missed over the plate and I made him spend for it,” & rdquo; Problem said of the pitch he hit for a crowning achievement. “& ldquo; Everybody has a duty on this group and that was my duty was for the day.”

& rdquo; The video game was scoreless as well as controlled by pitching via the first 4 innings.

Sean Higgins, the starter for the Knights (3-3), held the Oilers hitless with the initial 4 innings.

With one out and also a runner on first in the fifth, the Oilers’ & rsquo; Nick Lopez doubled as well as drove in Josh Hahn for the game’& rsquo; s initial run. Justin Brodt after that doubled to drive in Lopez to earn the rating 2-0.

The Oilers scored their 3rd work on a double-steal and held the lead till the 6th when the Knights reached starter Nate Madole, that had actually just enabled one hit up until then.

Chad Castillo increased home two runs and afterwards Lion Shelby increased in Castillo to tie the score.

“& ldquo; I believe he (Madole) burnt out,” & rdquo; Madure stated. & ldquo; It & rsquo; s early in the year as well as he went to about the 80-pitch mark, which is a great deal for this time of the year. He didn’& rsquo; t have his ideal stuff and also he grinded via.”
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