FULLERTON – It was a heads-up base-running play.
Mission Viejo’s David Morgan tagged up from second base on a foul pop up caught by third baseman Jack McGrew of Valley Christian of San Jose. McGrew made the catch just before he reached the wall separating foul territory and third-base stands, his momentum carrying him away from third base.
Morgan’s head-first slide to third base beat the throw from McGrew to Valley Christian shortstop Nick Marinconz covering third. Valley Christian appealed that Morgan left second base too soon. The second-base umpire ruled that Morgan did leave too soon and called Morgan out for the third out that completed an inning-ending double play.