The Little League District 62 All-Star Tournament came to a close last week, and after nearly two weeks of competition, four division titles came down to an Huntington Valley vs. Ocean View final July 2 at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley to determine each winner.
In each instance, Ocean View emerged as district champion.
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Ocean View again claimed the District 62 title in the division by taking down Huntington Valley, 10-0, in four innings in a mercy rule game.
Ocean View started scoring right away as Rocco Peppi hit a lead-off home run in the top of the first inning. In the top of the second, Noah Karliner hit a home run that cleared the fence in left-center field. The ball traveled 150 feet and hit the top of the light pole. Also in the second, Jared Manzo hit a two-run homer to center field to make it 6-0.
Edward Pelc was dominant once again on the mound and threw a no-hitter. He also drove in Ocean View's 10th run in the fourth inning, which led to the game being called by the mercy rule.
OVLL All Stars dominated the district tournament by scoring 46 runs. The pitching staff of Peppi, Pelc, Manzo, Riley Shannon, Zach Lyons and Andrew Baldwin, surrendered only one run (a 24-1 tournament-opening win against Costa Mesa National) and just four hits in four games. The Ocean View defense registered shutout wins in its final three tournament games.
Ocean View will represent District 62 in the Section 10 tournament which starts Saturday at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo. Ocean View opens against District 68 at 1 p.m. (Field 4).
The Ocean View Little League All-Stars: Andrew Baldwin, Edward Pelc, Noah Karliner, Mauro Ballinas, Sinjin Choi, Jake Vogel, Jared Manzo, Jag Burden, Zach Lyons, Rocco Peppi, Riley Shannon, Jared Reyes, Lucas Catano. Manager: Vince Manzo. Coaches: Randy Karliner, Mark Shannon.
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Ocean View took the District 62 crown by defeating Huntington Valley, 15-2, in the division final called in the fourth inning.
Ocean View bats came out swinging in the first inning, when it scored six runs off singles by Jake D'Amico, Parker Walpole, Cole Kaplan, Owen Wessel, and doubles by Luca Pantel and Nick Shenkman (3 for 3). Huntington Valley fought back in the second inning with a single by Ryan Rector followed by a home run by Jack Kiosik. Kaplan, Ocean View's ace pitcher, then struck out the next two batters and Ocean View was able to get out of the inning.
Ocean View scored three more runs in the top of the second as Nate Skorheim, Matthew Wilson and Ryan Carles hit singles and Kai Marden smashed a double, each pushing Ocean View into a solid lead. Huntington Valley came back again in the bottom of the second, but a double play between Wessel (shortstop) and Pantel (first base) shut down any comeback opportunity.
Singles by Micah Blake and Marden and a double by Nick Shenkman (3 for 3) in the third made the score 11-2. Ocean View scored four more runs in the fourth off a double by Wessel, singles by D'Amico and AJ Valle and doubles from Parker Warpole and Shenkman.
Ocean View represents District 62 in the Section 10 Tournament which starts Saturday. The section tournament is hosted by North Anaheim Little League. Ocean View takes on District 68 at 11 a.m. Saturday on Field 1 at Sunkist School.
The Ocean View 10/11 All-Stars: Matthew Wilson, Jake D'Amico, Owen Wessel, Kai Marden, Nick Madole, Ryan Carles, Nate Skorheim, Nick Shenkman, Tristan Kennedy, Luca Pantel, Micah Blake, AJ Valle, Parker Warpole, Cole Kaplan. Manager: Scott Pantel. Coaches: Lance D'Amico, Ken Marden.
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