The Orange Coast League opener between Laguna Beach and Estancia matched teams projected to battle for the championship.
Round One went to Laguna.
The Breakers rode a one-hitter by Chris Paul and clutch hitting by Erik Peruzzi and Steven Harrison to record a 5-1 victory March 18 over the Eagles.
Paul (3-0) tied his season high in strikeouts with 12. The senior didn't allow a walk and gave up an unearned run. Peruzzi, meanwhile, got Laguna going with a key hit in the top of the first and went on to a three-hit performance. Harrison followed Peruzzi in the first with a two-run double to left field that put the Breakers in the lead for good. Keaton Jones also doubled.
"Friday's game was a great team effort," Laguna Coach Jeff Sears said. "We played Breaker baseball with everyone all-in the whole game."
Laguna on Tuesday picked up league win No. 2 and ran its season record to 9-0 with an 11-0 rout of visiting Calvary Chapel. Jackson Rees took the mound and threw five scoreless innings. He was backed by an offense that jumped on Calvary Chapel early by scoring three runs in the bottom of the first. The Breakers put the game away with a seven-run blitz in the fifth.