NEWPORT - The McLoughlin Pioneers led Newport all game Tuesday until the seventh inning, when Logan Horrocks hit a three-run blast to take the 8-6 victory in the first round of the OSAA?Class 4A Baseball State Championships.
Ferman Garcia picked up the loss despite holding Newport hitless through four innings while Mac-Hi racked up a 5-0 lead.
Garcia, Jeff Stallings and Juan Garcia all hit home runs for the Pioneers, but couldn't overcome one of the top teams in the state.
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MAC-HI 500 010 0 - 6 7 2
NEWPORT 000 032 3 - 8 9 0
Ferman Garcia and Riley Croghan; Chase Meister, Travis Iverson (1), Eddie Crowe (7) and Tyler Conklin.
2B - Edgar Rubio, Ferman Garcia (Mac-Hi); Logan Horrocks (Newport); HR - Jeff Stallings, Juan Garcia, Ferman Garcia (Mac-Hi); Crowe, Horrocks (Newport).