Newport Harbor High incoming senior pitcher Shaun Vetrovec has verbally committed to the UC Irvine baseball program, Sailors Coach Patrick Murphy said on Facebook on Friday.
Vetrovec, a two-time Daily Pilot Newport-Mesa Dream Team selection, has been Newport Harbor's ace the past two seasons. He earned first-team All-Sunset League accolades as a junior and second-team all-league honors as a sophomore.
Last season, Vetrovec went 5-4 with a 2.20 earned-run average and struck out 38 in 47 2/3 innings. The right-hander also picked up each of the Sailors' three league victories.
Vetrovec, a 6-foot-1, 180-pounder, hit .317 with two home runs, 18 runs batted in and seven doubles.
— David Carrillo Peñaloza