Little League District 62 All-Star teams completed a four-division sweep in Section 10 tournament play Wednesday when the Huntington Valley Little League (12-year-old) All-Star and the Ocean View 9-10 All-Star teams earned championships.
On Tuesday, the Ocean View 10-11 and 8-9 All-Star teams won Section 10 titles.
Huntington Valley trips Viejo to take Section 10 crown
Huntington Valley won the Section 10 Little League All-Stars title by holding off Viejo (District 68), 10-9, at Modjeska Park (Loara Little League host) in Anaheim. Huntington Valley led the entire game but a grand slam by Jaedon Bartling gave the locals a six-run cushion.
Miles Magana previously hit a two-run home run in the top of the first inning for Huntington Valley. Magana also shared pitching duties with Chandler Oveson.
"After losing in sectionals last year, this year our goal was to make to the championship game," Huntington Valley Manager Dave Hahn said. "We achieved that goal and won the game. The team and everyone involved is having a great time. These are memories for a lifetime."
Section 10 champion Huntington Valley advances to the Division III Sub-Division South Tournament, which starts Saturday at El Cerrito Sports Park in Corona. Hahn said Huntington Valley will open the double-elimination tournament against Chula Vista at 3 p.m.
Huntington Valley Little League (Major) All-Stars: Joshua Hahn, Jaedon Bartling, Miles Magana, Nick Morlett, Connor Sandford, Chandler Oveson, Chase Burton, Eric Van Allen, Nathan Goode, Dakota Sumner, Matthew Starr, Brandon Bui, Will Gleason. Manager: Dave Hahn. Coaches: Carl Goode, Chip Burton.
— Mike Sciacca
Ocean View 9-10 All-Stars take Section title
Host Ocean View used a big finish to finish off Aliso Viejo, 8-5, in a title-game showdown that determined the Section 10 winner at Murdy Park.
Ocean View took a 1-0 lead in the first inning when Matthew Wilson doubled and scored on an RBI by AJ Valle. The lead grew to 2-0 in the second when Tristan Kennedy singled and scored on an RBI double by Kai Marden.
Aliso Viejo scored four runs in the bottom of the second to take the lead but Ocean View drew to within 4-3 in the fourth when Kennedy hit his second single of the game and scored on an RBI single by Nick Shenkman. Ocean View regained the lead for good in the fifth by scoring three runs on singles by Valle, Lucas Pantel, Nick Skorheim, Marden, and a double from Kennedy.
Aliso Niguel scored its final run in the bottom of the fifth but a home run by Jake D'Amico and singles by Pantel, Skorheim and Parker Walpole in the top of the sixth, put Ocean View up, 8-5.
Pantel closed on the mound for Ocean View.
The win sends Ocean View on to the Sub-Division South Tournament, which starts Saturday at Chollas Lake in San Diego.
Ocean View 9-10 All-Stars: Micah Blake, Jake D'Amico, Cole Kaplan, Tristan Kennedy, Nicholas Madole, Kai Marden, Lucas Pantel, Nick Shenkman, Nathan Skorheim, Nicholas Skorheim, AJ Valle, Parker Walpole, Owen Wessel, Matthew Wilson. Manager: Scott Pantel. Coaches: Keneth Marden, Lance D'Amico.
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