Laguna Beach Little League sent five teams into the 2011 Little League District 55 All-Star Tournament and as of Thursday, only two of those teams remained in title contention.
The tournament took a break for the Fourth of July weekend and resumes Tuesday.
Laguna Beach opened tournament play Saturday with a 7-3 win over Lake Forest. On Sunday, the outcome wasn't as kind to the locals, who lost a tough 3-2 game to Central Irvine.
Laguna played Newport Beach American on Thursday in an elimination game. The score wasn't available at press time.
In Saturday's win over Lake Forest, Dante Faicchio struck out nine over 5 2/3 innings and also smacked a two-run home run.
Laguna Beach had its tourney run end Monday following a 1-0 loss to Newport Beach American. Laguna also dropped its opener Saturday, 15-1, to Aliso Viejo.