Under the threat of rain, Laguna Beach Little League's Laguna 5-0 hosted the Central Irvine Trojans in a Juniors division game at Alta Laguna Park on March 18. Laguna 5-0 came away with an 8-5 victory.
Laguna came up with a key defensive stop in the first inning when catcher Ian Detweiler threw to third baseman Kenji Lee to record an out on a Central Irvine runner attempting to steal third. In the bottom of the first, Mason Pitz walked and stole second and scored when starting pitcher Brett Tracy lined a single up the middle. Tracy stole second, went to third on a groundout and stole home to put Laguna in front, 2-0.
In the bottom of the third, Pitz again drew a walk and stole both second and third before walks issued to Tracy and Anton Faicchio loaded the bases. Pitz scored on a hit by Andrew Kimball to increase the lead to 3-1. That lead was short-lived as Central Irvine rallied in the fourth to score two runs on a single and double to tie the score at 3.