The Laguna Beach baseball team had something to prove in the second round of the CIF Southern Section playoffs Tuesday.
When the Breakers hosted El Segundo in a Division 4 match at Skipper Carrillo Field, the visiting Eagles — despite being the designated visitors — wore their white uniforms, usually a look reserved for the home team.
"It's the first thing the kids noticed," Laguna Coach Jeff Sears said.
Despite playing with something to prove, the Breakers were down a run through 5 1/2 innings but staged a sixth-inning rally that would pave the way to a 2-1 victory. The win put Laguna in unchartered territory in the program's 73-year history: it is in the quarterfinals of the CIF playoffs for the first time.
At 3:15 p.m. Friday, the Orange Coast League champion and fourth-seed Breakers will be in Westlake Village, taking on fifth-ranked Oaks Christian (24-6). The winner advances to Tuesday's semifinal round against the winner of another Friday quarterfinal-round game between top-seed Palm Desert (Desert Valley No. 1) and No. 8 Sonora (Freeway No. 1).