"This was a rough year, no question," Ocean View Coach Shane Borowski said. "I'm proud of our kids for staying positive and battling through all the injuries and roster changes.
"It's not a typical Ocean View baseball season. We're not used to this, I'm not used to this. Our kids, the coaching staff, and myself will have to commit to a higher quality of play to get back to where we need to be. I'm looking forward to getting after it this summer."
Marina earned an outright Sunset League championship May 9 when the Vikings blanked visiting Fountain Valley, 3-0, in the league and regular-season finale for both teams.
Junior Tera Blanco (24-3) limited the Barons to only three hits and also hit a solo home run. Senior Sydnee Cable had a hit and RBI and senior Samantha Agamaite had two hits for the Vikings.
Marina closed out a 9-1 league campaign and won the Sunset title for the first time since 2010. The Vikings, who are 24-3 overall, start the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs Thursday.
Edison also was playoff bound after completing an 8-2 Sunset season capped by a 2-1 win on May 9 over visiting Huntington Beach. Senior Sammy Cordova got the pitching win.
Huntington had a tough road to close out the regular season, playing three games over a three-day period. The schedule began with an 8-6 win on May 8 over Los Alamitos. The Oilers then lost, 2-1, at Edison on May 9 and last Friday, again faced Los Alamitos in a league playoff game to determine the Sunset's No. 3 representative to the CIF Southern Section playoffs. The Oilers held a 6-2 lead in that game, but lost, 8-6.
In the May 8 win over Los Alamitos, sophomore Maria Steadman hit a momentum-swinging home run and senior Raegan Zschach had a two-run single that put the Huntington ahead for good. Junior Micaela Vierra went the distance for the win.
The Oilers had 15 hits in the game and Coach Jeff Forsberg said it was the program's first win over the Griffins in 10 years.
In Friday's 8-6 loss to Los Alamitos, Steadman and junior Sammie Vandiver each had three hits, senior Jillian Martinez had two hits which included her first home run of the season, and freshman Kristina Inouye had three hits.
The Oilers finished 5-5 in league and tired Los Alamitos for third-place. Both teams advanced to the Division 1 playoffs.
Ocean View finished in third place (7-3) in the Golden West League and secured an automatic bid to the Division 4 playoffs. The Seahawks concluded their league and regular season on May 9 and routed visiting Orange, 20-0. Sophomore Billi Derleth had four hits, sophomore Olivia Russ had three hits and seniors Brittany Hitchcock and Cassie Baughman, and junior Tobi Salzman, all had two hits. Hitchcock threw a one-hitter and struck out 10 in five innings.