Teams' season come to end

The second round of the CIF Southern Section softball playoffs proved to be the undoing for three local teams.

On Tuesday, Marina and Edison were eliminated from title contention in Division 1, and Ocean View the same in Division 4.

Sunset League champion Marina held the lead at Etiwanda late but the host Eagles rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 victory to move on to Thursday's quarterfinals.

Sophomore Emili Olague went two for three with a double and two runs batted in , and senior Bella Secaira had a single and RBI for Marina.

The Vikings end their year 25-4.

Etiwanda (19-8) is the No. 2 team from the Baseline League.

"The game was ours to win," Marina Coach Shelly Luth said. "We had the lead and opened the door. It was a tough loss, for sure.

"There was definitely something special about this group of girls and I'm sorry to see it end. We gave it our best shot."

Marina, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, had defeated Corona Roosevelt, 3-0, in the first round on May 16. The Vikings scored all three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Senior Sydnee Cable brought in the first run with an RBI triple that hit the chalk line in left field. Junior Keala Cordeiro executed a perfectly placed squeeze bunt to score Cable, and Cordeiro scored with two outs on a ground ball through the left side of the infield by junior Desiree Hagberg.

Hagberg suffered an arm injury when she and Cordeiro, who ended up making a diving catch on the play, collided when both players charged in on a fly ball to right-center field in the top of the sixth.

Luth said later that night after the game, that Hagberg was diagnosed with a broken left arm.

Edison, runner-up to the Sunset League title, had its season ended at home Tuesday by Fullerton Rosary which scored a 15-6 victory. The Royals, the No. 3 team from the Trinity League, pulled away by scoring four runs in the fourth and seven runs in the fifth to improve to 19-12.

Rosary was coming off a 5-3 upset win over top-seeded Esperanza in a first-round game played May 16.

A triple by senior Carissa Sherman, home run and single by sophomore Isabella Stoner (two RBIs), and squeeze-bunt RBI by senior Karley Wester that scored Sherman, and two hits and two RBIs by sophomore Reis Birkett, highlighted the Edison offense.

Senior pitcher Sammy Cordova (11-6) recorded her 500th career strikeout on the third out of the top of the first inning.

The Chargers close out a 21-11 campaign.

"We fought throughout the entire game," said Edison first-year coach Kim Ensey. "When Rosary had their big scoring innings, our girls could have given up. They always knew they weren't out of it. Watching Karley Wester play her last game at Charger Field and truly leaving everything she had on that field was inspiring to everyone at the game.

"The 2013 seniors are irreplaceable but the future of Edison softball is bright with a talented young group to carry on the tradition of excellence both on and off the field."

Edison started postseason play May 16 in Moreno Valley and posted a 9-3 victory at Valley View.

Ocean View's playoff hopes ended in a 4-3 loss to visiting La Quinta La Quinta in Division 4. The Seahawks trailed, 4-1, heading into the bottom of the seventh but had their rally cut short.

Senior Erika Jason (RBI) and junior Tobi Salzman both had two hits and sophomores Olivia Russ and Jade Bustamonte both had a hit and RBI.

Fifth-ranked Ocean View, which finished 21-6 and was the third-place team from the Golden West League, rolled to two previous postseason wins where it outscored the opposition by a combined, 33-0.

The Seahawks routed host Rancho Alamitos pitching for a season-high 27 hits in an 18-0 romp past the Garden Grove League champions. Jason went five for six with a double and four RBIs. Russ (double, three RBIs) and fellow sophomore Anika Ortiz (double, two RBIs) both went four for six, and both junior Tobi Salzman (two doubles) and senior Brittany Hitchcock (double, two RBIs) and sophomore Billi Derleth (double, RBI) each had three hits.

OV started the playoffs on May 14 and blew past Beverly Hills, 15-0, in a wild-card game. The Seahawks had 16 hits in the shutout.

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