Youth Scene: CBA comes out on top

Crescent Bay Advisors, a Little League team, beats Gapp Construction, 11-3, in league's tournament final.

May 30, 2013
(KEVIN CHANG / Coastline…)

During the regular season, Crescent Bay Advisors and Gapp Construction finished as the 1-2 teams in the Laguna Beach Little League AAA Division race.

Wednesday at Riddle Field, it's how the teams also ended up in the division's postseason tournament.

CBA secured the league's top seed in the District 55 Tournament of Champions Minor Division bracket by defeating Gapp Construction, 11-3, in the league's tournament final. CBA went 4-1 in the tournament. It defeated UPS twice and won two of three against Gapp Construction including the final two meetings.

Gapp Construction also is moving on to the Tournament of Champions, which starts Saturday.

CBA was led by Jeremy Hayes on the mound who threw nearly four innings. Booker Frith and Nolan Naess each pitched an inning in relief to secure the win.

Offensive stars for CBA were Adam Kerfoot, Aidan McDennon, Cooper Noriega and Ben Kelly each with a couple of hits. Paxton Burzell drove in three runs with a bases-clearing triple.


Gapp was led by the dynamic duo of Ryan Magers and Scotty Plowden on the mound. Kaden Herr pitched a nice inning in relief, as well.

In District 55 Tournament of Champions Minor Division first-round games Saturday, CBA will take on Northwood (Irvine) at 8:30 a.m. at Riddle Field, and Gapp Construction will face Laguna Hills at 3 p.m. at Crown Valley Field (Rancho Niguel Little League host).

The CBA players are Jake Cutter, Maddox de Bretteville, Brandon Lindsey, Will Compton, Cooper Noriega, Aidan McDennon, Booker Frith, Ben Kelly, Nolan Naess, Adam Kerfoot, Paxton Burzell and Jeremy Hayes. Manager: Coby Naess. Coaches: Dave Frith, Kevin McDennon. Team Mom's: Auben Frith, Patti Compton.

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In other postseason championship action:

AA Division

Lumberyard took the division's postseason championship by turning back Bushards, 9-7, Tuesday at Riddle Field.

Lumberyard scored one run in the first inning and Bushards scored its first run in the second inning. Bushards' momentum was halted by Lumberyard catcher, Jett Hamil when he threw it to third baseman, Griffin Naess, who tagged out runner for the second out of the inning.

Hamil had been stung by a bee on the palm of his hand two hours before Tuesday's game. He played catcher for three innings and moved to second base for two innings.

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