Fountain Valley High's Daniel Patzlaff, right, high-fives head coach Deric Yanaggisawa, left, after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against Huntington Beach in a Sunset League baseball game on Friday.

Fountain Valley High's Daniel Patzlaff, right, high-fives head coach Deric Yanaggisawa, left, after hitting a solo home run during the third inning against Huntington Beach in a Sunset League baseball game on Friday. (KEVIN CHANG / HB Independent / April 12, 2013)

The Fountain Valley High express keeps on churning.

The Barons and Newport Harbor got a jump on the rest of their Sunset League baseball brethren by playing on Tuesday and on their home field, the Barons produced a 13-3 victory over the Sailors.

Fountain Valley, which leads the Sunset race at 8-0, scored eight runs in the bottom of the sixth to take control and had 17 hits for the game. Daniel Patzlaff went two for four with a home run and four runs batted in, Brock Lundquist went three for four with a home run, and John Shattles, Justin Brand and Jordan Lucio all went two for four.

Monty Plattner worked the first five innings and got the win. The senior is now 7-0.

"Our offense has started to help our pitching staff," Fountain Valley Coach Deric Yanagisawa said. "The hitters are showing some discipline at the plate and are really doing a good job of putting pressure on the opposing pitcher."

Yanagisawa said his squad has gotten key contributions from across the board, all of which have helped fashion a 12-game win streak that has taken the Barons to an overall record of 19-1.

Fountain Valley, which has scored 119 runs during its win streak, is ranked No. 2 behind Mater Dei in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 poll.

"We have been getting productivity from a lot of different players," Yanagisawa said. "Guys like Scott Schultz and Joey Loranger have given us quality innings when we needed them. JT Navarro and Daniel Rosica have stepped up defensively late in games. Nick Yang has given us some big pinch hit at bats with runners in scoring position.

"We have relied on just about each player to help us be successful thus far. We'll continue to count on everybody's contributions."

Fountain Valley and Newport Harbor completed their three-game league series Wednesday. The score wasn't available at press time. Next week, the Barons play two games against Los Alamitos starting with a 3:15 p.m. game Wednesday at Los Al.

In two Sunset League games in the past week, Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach played two incredible games that went down to the final out. It's too bad the league series between the Barons and Oilers has come to an end.

In all, there were 40 runs scored in the two games, both one-run victories for Fountain Valley, who took the series from the Oilers, 3-0.

Two days removed from a thriller between the teams at Fountain Valley, the Barons and Oilers gave an encore Friday that proved as scintillating as the game's ending on April 10. As was the case in their first encounter, the Barons jumped out to a huge lead, then had to fend off an outstanding comeback by the host Oilers, to hold on for a 9-8 victory.

Fountain Valley had used a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning April 10 to come away with a 12-11 victory. Friday's game had an eerily similar feel to it and despite the offense, and there was plenty of fireworks for both teams, it was a huge defensive play that ended this game.

A relay throw from right fielder Jacob Peralta to Jordan Lucio, then catcher Dillon Persinger, cut down the tying run in a close play at the plate with two out in the bottom of the seventh.

"This was your typical Sunset League baseball game," Yanagisawa said, shaking his head at the thought of his team escaping Huntington's spirited comeback. "You have to give Huntington credit. They trailed big again early, like they did on Wednesday, but I tip my hat to Coach Benji [Medure] for keeping his team in the game.

"But, you have to give our kids credit, too, They showed a lot of resiliency in the late innings, and that's the sign of a good team."

Fountain Valley powered its way to a big lead Friday. The Barons forged a 9-1 advantage through 3 1/2 innings. In the April 10, 12-11 win, the Barons staked their way to a 6-0 lead after one inning. They held six-run leads on two other occasions before Huntington stormed back to tie the score in the top of the sixth. The Barons got the win in the bottom of the seventh on Daniel Patzlaff's solo home run. Patzlaff earlier had hit a two-run home run in the fifth inning that extended the Barons' lead to 11-5.

Patzlaff, a senior, was at it again Friday. He homered twice, the first time on a two-run shot in the top of the first inning to give Fountain Valley an immediate, 2-0 lead. His second homer came in his second at-bat and cleared the fence in left field. The solo homer came four pitches after Brock Lundquist had opened the third inning by taking his first pitch for a home run to right field.

In the two games, Patzlaff homered four times among five hits, drove in eight runs, and scored seven times.