Teams battle in tourney action

One District 62 All-Star team has extended its season and two others saw their respective postseason runs come to an end in Little League tournament action this week.

Ocean View's 9-10 All-Star team stayed alive in Division III Sub-Division South tournament play by winning an elimination game Tuesday. Both the Huntington Valley All-Stars (12-year-olds) and Ocean View 10-11, and Ocean View 9-10 teams, lost for the second time in the double-elimination Sub-Division tournament.

All three local teams previously won District 62 and Section 10 championships to advance in postseason action.


Ocean View 9-10 All-Stars

Ocean View kept its Southern California Sub-Division tournament title hopes alive Tuesday by defeating Section 6 champion Point Loma (District 32), 11-6, in an elimination game at Chollas Lake in San Diego.

The victory put Ocean View up against Chula Vista East Lake (District 42) in the tournament's championship series Wednesday. The score wasn't available at press time. East Lake, which won the Section 7 title, was the only undefeated team in the tournament heading into Wednesday's game.

East Lake handed Ocean View a 14-4 defeat in a tournament opener for both teams Saturday.

Ocean View previously won an elimination game Monday when it routed Section 8 champ Fontana (District 71), 18-0 in a game called after four innings.

Ocean View erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the second to take command. Jake D'Amico tripled and doubled, Tristan Kennedy doubled and Parker Walpole, Matthew Wilson, Kai Marden, Nick Madole, Nate Skorheim, Owen Wessel and Micah Blake all singled in the inning.

Another offensive explosion for Ocean View came in the third. Lucas Pantel singled, Marden tripled, Wilson doubled and D'Amico, Walpole, Madole and Nick Shenkman all singled as the lead grew to 18-0.

D'Amico racked up three RBIs on three hits.

Wilson threw the first three innings and took the win. Shenkman closed out the fourth and sealed the victory.

In its first elimination game, Ocean View scored a 9-1 victory over Riverside Magnolia (Section 9, District 24). Ocean View took a 3-0 lead in the first inning where Pantel drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Wessel had knocked in a run in the second, AJ Valle doubled and scored on a hit by Walpole in the third and Walpole again drove in Valle on an RBI double in the fifth. Also in the fifth, Marden had an RBI double and Nick Skorheim gained an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

Cole Kaplan took the pitching win. He was relieved by Blake who closed the game.

In Saturday's 14-4 loss to East Lake, Ocean View took a 1-0 lead but trailed after one inning. A three-run triple in the second by Shenkman in the second drew Ocean View to within 6-4.

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Ocean View 10-11 All-Stars

Ocean View, which last week captured the Section 10 tournament championship, had its postseason run come to an end Monday following a 12-6 elimination game loss to Section 7 champ Sweetwater Valley Little League (District 42) in the Division III Sub-Division South tournament at El Cajon.

Ocean View 10-11 All-Stars: Anthony Cappociama, Lucas Catano, Jag Burden, Riley Shannon, Edward Pelc, Shane Hoodman, Luke Adelman, Noah Karliner, Jimmy Campbell, Sinjin Choi, Jared Reyes, Jared Manzo, Zach Lyons. Manager: Vince Manzo. Coaches: Mark Shannon, Randy Karliner.


Huntington Valley All-Stars

Huntington Valley dropped its second Division III Sub-Division South tournament game Monday, falling, 12-4, to Section 9 champion Corona National (District 72) at El Cerrito Sports Park in Corona.

Huntington Valley opened up a 3-0 lead in the first inning on a three-run home run by Nick Morlett . A solo home run in the second inning by Miles Magana, his third in three tournament games, put Huntington Valley up, 4-1.

Corona came up with a nine-run fifth inning to take the lead for good.

"We started the game with a bang, but couldn't hold," Huntington Valley Manager Dave Hahn said. "When you get this deep into the tournament pitching plays a huge part. We basically ran out of pitching and couldn't make up the runs."

Huntington Valley suffered its first loss of the postseason Saturday when it fell, 10-6, to Section 7 champ Chula Vista East Lake (District 42). Chandler Oveson and Nathan Goode hit solo home runs and Magana and Joshua Hahn each hit two-run homers in the loss.

Magana hit his homer in the bottom of the first and it put Huntington Valley on top, 2-1. Hahn hit is in the fifth.

"This was a slugfest," Dave Hahn said. "Both teams had home-run hitters throughout the lineup and the ball was flying out of the park."

In an elimination game Sunday, Huntington Valley knocked off Section 6 winner Encinitas National (District 31), 8-4. Magana hit a solo home run and closed out the win by throwing only 14 pitches in the sixth inning. Morlett threw the first five innings and "pitched a great game," Dave Hahn said.

Huntington Valley scored five runs in the fifth inning to open up the game. Jaedon Bartling and Joshua Hahn drew consecutive walks to start the inning before Huntington Valley strung together five straight hits. Oveson, Will Gleason, Goode and Brandon Bui all had RBIs.

Huntington Valley went undefeated in winning both the District 62 and Section 10 tournament titles. Dave Hahn said that the 2013 team was the first Huntington Valley Majors (12-year-olds) All-Star team to reach the Sub-Division tournament.

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

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