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Wednesday, May 30, 2012
El Camino Real eliminates San Pedro
By Tim Haddock
LOS ANGELES -- El Camino Real's
pitched his team into the championship game of the CIF City Section Division I baseball playoffs with a complete-game six-hitter against San Pedro.
El Camino Real didn't provide Laurita with much offense, but came up with enough for a 2-1 win at USC on Wednesday night.
Laurita struck out four and walked two. The only trouble he ran into was in the fourth inning.
smacked an RBI triple off the right field wall to score San Pedro's only run.
"That triple fueled my fire," Laurita said. "It made me angry a little bit."
Aside from that, El Camino Real's defense came up with some great plays and Laurita kept the San Pedro bats at bay.
"He pitched fantastic," El Camino Real coach
said. "He pitched out of some jams. He did his job and that's the type of pitchers defenses like."
El Camino took a 1-0 lead in the second inning.
drove in pinch runner Brian Kewin with a two-out RBI single.
The Conquistadores increased their lead to 2-0 in the third inning on an RBI single from
That would be all the offense Laurita needed.
Top-seeded El Camino Real will play second-seeded Chatsworth in the championship game at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.
The two teams played twice already. They each won game apiece.