Orange County Prep Baseball : Ocean View, Holdridge Defeat Marina
Ocean View High School scored three runs in the top of the first inning, and junior right-hander David Holdridge limited Marina to three hits over his five innings as the Seahawks took an 8-0 victory Tuesday at Marina.
Ocean View added five more runs in the fifth inning.
Holdridge struck out seven and walked only two before giving way to a pair of relievers. The Seahawks raised their Sunset League record to 6-1-1 and overall mark to 12-4-1.
“When you’re on the road, it’s always good to score some runs early to give your pitcher a cushion. The only reason we took him (Holdridge) out was that the other guys needed some work more than he needed to record the shutout.”
Phil Chess went 2 for 4 for the Seahawks, including an RBI single in the first inning, and Jeff Sherwood hit a two-run double in the Seahawks’ five-run fifth inning.
In other Sunset League action:
Westminster 9, Fountain Valley 3--John Gonzales (6-2) allowed only five hits and went all the way for the Lions. Westminster took control early, scoring six runs in the first inning.
Huntington Beach 3, Edison 2--Andy Lewin hit a one-out triple and scored on an error in the seventh as the Oilers edged the Chargers at Mile Square Park.
In Century League action:
El Modena 6, Tustin 4--The Vanguards scored three times in the bottom of the sixth inning on two singles, three walks and a sacrifice fly to knock off Orange County’s seventh-ranked team at Tustin.
Canyon 4, Orange 2--Wayne Elmore (3-1) struck out nine and Todd French scored three runs to lead the Comanches at Orange.
Foothill 8, Santa Ana 2--Senior left-hander David Fox went the distance for the Knights. Chris Cutliff paced Foothill, going 3 for 3 with a homer and four runs scored.
Villa Park 10, Santa Ana Valley 9--The Spartans scored five runs in the top of the seventh and stopped the Falcons after a four-run rally in the bottom half.
In Empire League action:
El Dorado 2, Los Alamitos 1--Scott Holcomb (7-0) pitched a complete-game four-hitter for the Golden Hawks, striking out eight and walking two.
Steve Gill homered for El Dorado, which won when Doug Yates scored on Shawn Blankenship’s ground out.
Esperanza 6, Loara 3--The Aztecs scored five runs with two out in the top of the seventh inning. Eric Cox capped the rally for Esperanza (7-0, 15-1-1) with a three-run home run. Brian Roberts had given Loara (3-3-1, 12-7-1) the early lead with a two-run homer in the fifth.
Steve Halweg (9-0) pitched 2 innings of hitless relief to get the win. Mike Golia (6-1) pitched well in defeat. Golia scattered seven hits and did not allow an earned run.
Kennedy 8, Pacifica 6--The Fighting Irish scored twice with two out in the top of the seventh, on a balk and an error, to win at Pacifica.
In Academy League action:
Newport Christian 3, Liberty Christian 2--Ron Jones drove in three runs with a bases-loaded double for the Conquerors.
Heritage 8, Cal Lutheran 3--The Patriots committed nine errors but still came away with the victory.
In Collegiate League action:
St. Margaret’s 21, West Shores 7--Mark Flather pitched a two-hitter for the winning Tartans.
In Olympic League action:
Whittier Christian 7, Capistrano Valley Christian 6--The Eagles scored four times in the fifth inning to close within one but the first-place Heralds were able to hang on.
Orange Lutheran 12, Brethren 9--Andy Moore led the Lancers with four hits and three runs in five at bats.
In nonleague action:
Trabuco Hills 6, Whitney 5--Mike Montreal singled in the winning run to break a 5-5 tie in the bottom of the seventh inning.