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OVLL wraps up district titles

The Little League District 62 All-Star Tournament came to a close last week, and after nearly two weeks of competition, four division titles came down to an Huntington Valley vs. Ocean View final July 2 at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley to determine each winner.

In each instance, Ocean View emerged as district champion.

Little League (Majors) All-Stars

Ocean View again claimed the District 62 title in the division by taking down Huntington Valley, 10-0, in four innings in a mercy rule game.

Ocean View started scoring right away as Rocco Peppi hit a lead-off home run in the top of the first inning. In the top of the second, Noah Karliner hit a home run that cleared the fence in left-center field. The ball traveled 150 feet and hit the top of the light pole. Also in the second, Jared Manzo hit a two-run homer to center field to make it 6-0.

Edward Pelc was dominant once again on the mound and threw a no-hitter. He also drove in Ocean View's 10th run in the fourth inning, which led to the game being called by the mercy rule.

OVLL All Stars dominated the district tournament by scoring 46 runs. The pitching staff of Peppi, Pelc, Manzo, Riley Shannon, Zach Lyons and Andrew Baldwin, surrendered only one run (a 24-1 tournament-opening win against Costa Mesa National) and just four hits in four games. The Ocean View defense registered shutout wins in its final three tournament games.

Ocean View will represent District 62 in the Section 10 tournament which starts Saturday at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo. Ocean View opens against District 68 at 1 p.m. (Field 4).

The Ocean View Little League All-Stars: Andrew Baldwin, Edward Pelc, Noah Karliner, Mauro Ballinas, Sinjin Choi, Jake Vogel, Jared Manzo, Jag Burden, Zach Lyons, Rocco Peppi, Riley Shannon, Jared Reyes, Lucas Catano. Manager: Vince Manzo. Coaches: Randy Karliner, Mark Shannon.

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10/11 All-Stars

Ocean View took the District 62 crown by defeating Huntington Valley, 15-2, in the division final called in the fourth inning.

Ocean View bats came out swinging in the first inning, when it scored six runs off singles by Jake D'Amico, Parker Walpole, Cole Kaplan, Owen Wessel, and doubles by Luca Pantel and Nick Shenkman (3 for 3). Huntington Valley fought back in the second inning with a single by Ryan Rector followed by a home run by Jack Kiosik. Kaplan, Ocean View's ace pitcher, then struck out the next two batters and Ocean View was able to get out of the inning.

Ocean View scored three more runs in the top of the second as Nate Skorheim, Matthew Wilson and Ryan Carles hit singles and Kai Marden smashed a double, each pushing Ocean View into a solid lead. Huntington Valley came back again in the bottom of the second, but a double play between Wessel (shortstop) and Pantel (first base) shut down any comeback opportunity.

Singles by Micah Blake and Marden and a double by Nick Shenkman (3 for 3) in the third made the score 11-2. Ocean View scored four more runs in the fourth off a double by Wessel, singles by D'Amico and AJ Valle and doubles from Parker Warpole and Shenkman.

Ocean View represents District 62 in the Section 10 Tournament which starts Saturday. The section tournament is hosted by North Anaheim Little League. Ocean View takes on District 68 at 11 a.m. Saturday on Field 1 at Sunkist School.

The Ocean View 10/11 All-Stars: Matthew Wilson, Jake D'Amico, Owen Wessel, Kai Marden, Nick Madole, Ryan Carles, Nate Skorheim, Nick Shenkman, Tristan Kennedy, Luca Pantel, Micah Blake, AJ Valle, Parker Warpole, Cole Kaplan. Manager: Scott Pantel. Coaches: Lance D'Amico, Ken Marden.

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9/10 All-Stars

Ocean View earned the District 62 championship by taking a hard-fought 9-4 battle from Huntington Valley.

Evan Knipe came up big for Ocean View on the mound and at the plate. Knipe racked up four RBI on two hits, a single in the third inning and home run in the sixth. On the mound, Knipe struck out six and allowed only one earned run and four hits during his six innings.

Ocean View took the lead in the first when Antonio Ventimiglia hit a two-run single. Chad Lux doubled in the third and Knipe hit a single bringing home Lux to make it 3-0. Huntington Valley brought in two runs of its own on a single by Jack Clark and a sacrifice fly by Joey Kemeny to close to within 3-2. In the fourth, two more runs came in for Ocean View with Lux's double scoring Sam Cohn, followed by Ventimiglia's single which scored Lux.

In the bottom of the fifth, Huntington Valley made it 6-4 on an error and a groundout by Clark, but Ocean View was able to thwart the rally after Knipe got Kemeny to ground out for the game's final out.

Ocean View takes the District 62 banner into the Section 10 Tournament it will host at the Ocean View Little League fields. Ocean View opens against District 55 at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The Ocean View 9/10 All-Stars: Jack Rockefeller, Matt Hernandez, Cade Hart, AJ Hurtado, Jack Smith, Evan Knipe, Riley Reece, Kai Mullens, Antonio Ventimiglia, Jimmy Legg, Daniel Kotkosky, Chad Lux, Sam Cohn. Manager: Dana Lux. Coaches: Art Hernandez, Andy Hurtado.

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8/9 All-Stars

J.M. Harduvel and Matt Fox turned in strong performances on the mound and at the plate to lead Ocean View to a 13-7 victory over Huntington Valley.

Eleven runs in the opening three innings allowed Ocean View to easily pull away. An RBI-double by Fox in the first, and RBI-single by Harduvel, RBI-single by Kyle Palmer, RBI-double by Colby Turner, and a two-run single by Brad Navarro, all during the second inning, supplied the early offense for Ocean View.

Ocean View added two more runs in the top of the fifth. Fox started things off with a double to bring home Cole Kenrich.

Harduvel started on the mound and recorded the win for Ocean View. He struck out two, walked three and surrendered four hits.

After pushing across four runs in the bottom of the fourth, Huntington Valley was down, 11-6. Fox induced an inning-ending strikeout to end the rally.

Fox shut down Huntington Valley on the mound. He gave up only one hit, allowed no earned runs, walked two and struck out four during his 2 2/3 innings of work to seal the victory.

The Ocean View Little League 8/9 All Stars: Andrew Bentley, Roman Cianca, Jordan Cole, Jaylene Duarte, Rizal Collado, Jason Flory, Matt Fox, J.M. Harduvel, Cole Kenrich, Brad Navarro, Kyle Palmer, Dylan Scales, Colby Turner. Manager: Tony Cianca. Coaches: Mike Flory, Reggie Armistead.

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Intermediate (50/70) All-Stars

Ocean View wins Section 10 title

District 62 champion Ocean View won the Section 10 tournament title July 3 by defeating District 55, 14-4, at Heroes Park in Lake Forest.

The Ocean View Intermediate All-Stars: Eli Duval, Cobei Donovan, Tyler Legere, Daniel Williams, Danny Duarte, Aidan Knipe, Josh Nesbitt, Daniel Mayorga, Tanner Frydman, Danny Smith, Hayden Cerda, Jason St. Pierre, Alex Cianca, Hayden Cerda. Manager: Steve Frydman. Coaches: Ken Duval, Alan Knipe.

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All-Star Tournament Scoreboard

Little League (12-year-old) All-Stars

(at Mile Square Park, Fountain Valley)

Seaview 3, Robinwood 1

Fountain Valley 11, Costa Mesa American 5

Ocean View 21, Costa Mesa National 1

Huntington Valley 28, Westminster 0

Robinwood 16, Costa Mesa American 3 (elimination game)

Costa Mesa National 12, Westminster 4 (elimination game)

Seaview 3, Fountain Valley 0

Ocean View 5, Huntington Valley 0

Robinwood 5, Fountain Valley 0 (elimination game)

Huntington Valley 14, Costa Mesa American 0 (elimination game)

Huntington Valley 7, Robinwood 3 (elimination game)

Ocean View 7, Seaview 0

Huntington Valley 5, Seaview 4

Championship: Ocean View 10, Huntington Valley 0

10/11 All-Stars

(at Mile Square Park)

Ocean View 21, Seaview 0

Costa Mesa National 11, Robinwood 10

Ocean View 8, Huntington Valley 4

Seaview 10, Robinwood 4 (elimination game)

Huntington Valley 11, Seaview 7 (elimination game)

Ocean View 32, Costa Mesa National 0

Huntington Valley 10, Costa Mesa National 0 (elimination game)

Championship: Ocean View 15, Huntington Valley 2

9/10 All-Stars

(at Mile Square Park)

Ocean View 27, Westminster 0

Costa Mesa American 15, Fountain Valley 13

Costa Mesa National 8, Robinwood 2

Huntington Valley 6, Seaview 4

Robinwood 14, Westminster 0 (elimination game)

Seaview 16, Fountain Valley 6 (elimination game)

Ocean View 15, Costa Mesa American 1

Huntington Valley 5, Costa Mesa National 4

Robinwood 8, Costa Mesa American 3 (elimination game)

Seaview 18, Costa Mesa National 1 (elimination game)

Robinwood 6, Seaview 5 (elimination game)

Ocean View 10, Huntington Valley 0

Huntington Valley 15, Robinwood 0 (elimination game)

Championship: Ocean View 9, Huntington Valley 4

8/9 Super Stars

(at Mile Square Park)

Seaview 14, Costa Mesa American 4

Huntington Valley 12, Fountain Valley 0

Ocean View 11, Westminster 2

Robinwood 6, Costa Mesa National 3

Westminster 10, Costa Mesa American 8 (elimination game)

Costa Mesa National 12, Fountain Valley 4 (elimination game)

Seaview 7, Huntington Valley 4

Ocean View 11, Robinwood 1

Huntington Valley 11, Westminster 3 (elimination game)

Robinwood 15, Costa Mesa National 3 (elimination game)

Huntington Valley 12, Robinwood 2 (elimination game)

Ocean View 14, Seaview 1

Huntington Valley 8, Seaview 2 (elimination game)

Championship: Oecan View 13, Huntington Valley 7

Junior All-Stars

(at Huntington Beach High)

Fountain Valley 8, Huntington Valley 7

Westminster 12, Fountain Valley 1

Huntington Valley 8, Westminster 6

Championship: Fountain Valley 13, Westminster 3


Intermediate All-Stars

Champion: Ocean View

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