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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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:

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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.

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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:

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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.


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