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All Stars - District Play
Wednesday, 7/29/15 - OVLL 4, Sweetwater Littel League 7, Sub-Division Tournament (Elimination Game)

Hard day for Ocean View’s 11/12 year old team All Star team who faced Sweetwater Valley Little League in the championship game for the Southern California's Sub-Division title Wednesday, July 29th at Cox Sports Park hosted by Ladera Ranch Little League.  Ocean View going into the game with 9 wins, only 1 loss to Encinitas Little League.  Ocean View facing a double header to win against Bonita California’s, Sweetwater Valley’s Little League who came into the game 9-0 needing only 1 win to take the title.  Shane Stafford starting pitcher for Ocean View, didn’t get a chance to settle in as Sweetwater's lead off batter Antionio Androde hits a solo home run off the first pitch. With one on base, Walker Lanium hits a line drive to bring the runner home giving Sweetwater an early 2-0 lead.  Ocean View averaged 10 runs a game in their All Star run and weren’t going to give up easily.  Starting pitcher Dante Schmid throwing heat for Sweetwater but Ocean View got the bat on the ball.  Shane Stafford on first base with a single, Micah Blake hammered one over the fence for Ocean View tying it up. The score locked up going into the third, strong defense from OV’s Ryan Carles makes two of the three outs in right field.  Still facing Schmid on the mound, Ocean View gets fired up in the bottom of the third.   Both Owen Wessel and Ryan Carles on base, Micah Blake went 2-2 with a line drive to load the bases.  Tristan Kennedy singled with high chopper to bring home Wessel.   AJ Valle at bat, a fastball breakaway allows Ryan Carles to make it home to give OV a 4-2 lead.  Sweetwater quickly came back in the top of the fourth inning.  The game turned into a pitching duel and the score remained 4-4 and were forced into an extra inning.  Sweetwater managed to get their bats swinging again, a double from Dante Schmid and Nick Maldando tacked on 3 runs, giving them the lead and ultimately the game.  Final score after seven innings of stellar baseball, Sweetwater 7, Ocean View 4.  
Monday, 7/27/15 – OVLL Orange Crest Little League 2, Sub-Division Tournament 

Ocean View’s 11/12 year old team came out strong in their second game of the Sub-Division Tournament on Monday, July 27th against Orange Crest Little League.  Ocean View jumped to an early lead off a two-run home run by Shane Stafford in the top of the first inning.  Orange Crest faced OV’s starting pitcher Cole Kaplan, who did not disappoint.  Kaplan striking out 2 of the 3 batters in the first for a quick turn of the inning.   Still on the mound for Orange Crest, Mario Madrigal, the second inning was full of excitement.   Ocean View on base with a double from Tristian Kennedy, a walk from Owen Wessel and Ryan Carles with single.  Shane Stafford going 3-3, singles to  bring home another run.  With the crowd fired up, Micah Blake RBI singles and the score is shoots up to 4-0.   Ocean View continues their push with bases loaded, Jake D’Amico hits a Home Run driving the score to 8-0.  Orange Crest’s Ryan Callanan gets a single but with Kaplan still on the mound for Ocean View, shuts down any chances striking the next two batters out.  The score remains the same as strong pitching and defensive plays keep the game moving.  Ocean View starts another rally in the top of the fifth now facing OC’s Ryan Callanan on the mound.  Tristan Kennedy sends one screaming out of the park for a 9-0 lead.  Not giving up, Orange Crest gets the bat on the ball but second basemen Micah Blake and short stop Owen Wessel make quick outs and again shut OC down.  Last at bat for Ocean View, Micah Blake and Luca Pantel single.  Nick Madole on base hit by a pitch and Kai Marden and Tristan Kennedy walk to bring in two more runs.  Orange Crest still fights on in the bottom of the sixth.  Caden LaForce on base with a walk, followed by a home run from Rodriquez but it’s just not enough to bridge the gap.  Ocean View takes the victory and moves on to the next game Tuesday, July 28th.
Sunday, July 26 - OVLL 2, Encinitas Little League 5, Sub-Division Tournament

Ocean View’s strong 11/12 year old team suffered their first loss of the All Star run, Sunday July 26th against Encinitas Section 6 at Cox Field in Ladera Ranch.  Ocean View started things off with a RBI triple in the top of the first from Jake D’Amico bringing home Shane Stafford who was on base with a walk, giving Ocean View a quick lead.  Jake went 3-3 at the plate against Encinitas.  Matthew Wilson on the mound for OV doing a stellar job throwing only 20 pitches in the first two innings.  Pitching for Encinitas was Jack Maes. Top of the third, Ocean View gets on base with singles from Owen Wessel, Nate Skorheim, AJ Valle, and Shane Stafford but strong defense from Encinitas kept Ocean View from making it home to score.  Encinitas started a rally for the win in the bottom of the third, with two kids on base, Toby Cubillan hits a hard line drive scoring two, a pass ball and another hit drives the score to 4-1.  A quick defensive play from outfielder Ryan Carles to Shane Stafford on the mound to Tristan Kennedy on third caught Tanner McCanologue in a pickle for the last out of the inning.  Ocean View in the top of the fourth, with singles from Jake D’Amico, Parker Walpole and Luca Pantel but again, strong Encinitas defense stopped any runs.  Encinitas’s Cody Martinez sends one over the fence in the bottom of the fourth putting one more on the scoreboard. Ocean View fights back in the top of the sixth with Micah Blake and Jake D'Amico on base, Tristan Kennedy pushes one across the plate one but that just wasn’t enough to catch up and Ocean View took the loss 5-2.  Ocean View will be back to play again Monday, July 27th again in Ladera Ranch against Orange Crest.  

Monday, 7/20/15 - OVLL 14, Trabuco Canyon Little League 2

Monday, July 20th, Ocean View’s 11/12 year old All Star's claimed their second victory in the Sectionals Tournament against Trabuco Canyon leaving them undefeated entering the Championship.  Starting pitcher Zach Grudynski on the mound for Trabuco Canyon but Ocean View was there to win and took an early lead in the top of the 1st.  With OV’s Ryan Carles on base, Micah Blake hits a double to put one on the board.  Blake had a perfect showing at the plate going 5-5, doubling again in the fourth and singles in the third, fifth and sixth innings.  Shane Stafford on the mound for Ocean View making it tough for Trabuco to get things going.  Stafford had a great night with 5 strikeouts in three innings.  Stafford at the plate, lights the fire for Ocean View in the top of the third knocking one out of the park.  Micah Blake on base with a single, Tristan Kennedy drove one to center getting Blake home.  Kai Marden gets a walk, Luca Pantel fired one to center bringing Kennedy home and a passed ball lead Marden home.  Owen Wessel ripped one to center driving in one more run for for Ocean View.  With the score 6-1, top of the fourth inning, Ocean View manages to score four more.  A double from Blake,  RBI singles from Matthew Wilson and Parker Walpole and a double RBI for Owen Wessel.  Relief pitcher for Ocean View, Cole Kaplan comes in bottom of the inning making it tougher on Trabuco Canyon, now down by nine runs.  Mason Darr gets on base with a single and Reagan Warman hits a rocket but its stopped by a diving catch from OV’s right fielder, Ryan Carles.  Bottom of the fifth, TC’s Zach Grudynski gets his second run of the game off a triple to right field.  Sixth inning and the last at bat for Ocean View, brings more excitement as AJ Valle, Nate Skorheim and Matthew Wilson all walk, Ryan Carles, Shane Stafford and Micah Blake single to bring in 4 more runs.  Ryan Carles closed the game for with the final score Ocean View 14, Trabuco Canyon 2.  Ocean View plays again on Wednesday, July 22 at Ladera Ranch, 5p.m.
Wednesday, 7/1/15 – OVLL 12, HVLL 3, Championship District 62 Game 
OVLL District 62 Champions
Ocean View’s 12 year old All Star team won District 62’s Tournament on Wednesday, July 1st in exciting game against Huntington Valley.  Ocean View quickly got the crowd on their feet with a home run from Micah Blake in the first inning.  Blake having another great game for Ocean View going 3-3, two of those home runs.  Two solid pitchers, Ocean View’s Shane Stafford and Huntington Valley’s Aden Lucero faced off both with a great showing on the mound.  Stafford pitched all 6 innings for Ocean View with 10 strikeouts.  Momentum picked up for Ocean View in the top of the third when Blake hit his second home run bringing home Ryan Carles and Stafford who were on base with singles.  This sparked what seemed like a home run derby as Jake D’Amico sends another ball screaming over the fence.  Top of the fourth, OV's Matthew Wilson knocks one out, AJ Valle on base with a single when Carles hits another ball out of the park driving the score to 9-0 for Ocean View.  Then again in the top of the fifth, Wilson bombs another one and again Carles follows suit.  The score now 11-0, Huntington Valley gets on the board when Jack Kosick sends one over the fence bringing home Aden Lucero.  Top of the sixth, Nick Madole hits a line drive to center to score D’Amico.  Huntington Valley’s Vegas Miller fires back at Ocean View in the bottom of the sixth with the final home run for the night.  Ocean View takes the victory, 12-3 and moves on to sectionals, July 18th in Ladera Ranch.
Monday, 6/29/15 - OVLL 10, HVLL 0 
District 62’s All Star Tournament continued Monday, June 29th for Ocean View’s 11/12 year old team as they faced Huntington West in their 3rd game.  Nathan O’Rourke, starting pitcher for Huntington West came out throwing heat but Ocean View was able to get their bats on the ball.  Micah Blake was on fire, going 4-4, racking up a total of six RBI’s in the game.  Blake drove one to center scoring Ryan Carles, then another line drive from Owen Wessel quickly putting two on the board for Ocean View.  Cole Kaplan on the mound for Ocean View made it tough for Huntington Valley, 7 stikeouts in his 3 innings and only allowing 1 hit.  Top of the second, OV’s Shane Stafford gets an RBI double. Blake knocks one out of the park, giving Ocean View a 5-0 lead. Kaplan still on the mound shuts down Huntington West, striking out the next three batters. Another double for Blake in the top of the third adds one more to the board for OV.  Bottom of the third, the score now 6-0, Huntington West tries to rally.  Starting catcher, Steven Provenzino, drives one to center field but quick defense from Carles quickly shuts down Huntington West.  Lots of action in the top of the fourth as Ocean View fires out four more runs.  Bases loaded, a walk brings home Kai Marden. Carles gets an RBI and again it’s Blake who drives in two more runs.  The score now 10-0, Ocean View brings in closer Matthew Wilson.  Huntington West's Alan Lee gets on base with a single but that was all they were able to get going for the night, as Ocean View wins at the end of four innings 10-0, and moves on to the finals.     
Monday, 6/22/15 – OVLL 10, HVLL 0

Monday night’s game featured Ocean View Little League 12 year old All Star Team facing Huntington Valley.  First inning was a pitching duel between HV pitcher Jack Kosick and OV’s Shane Stafford, neither allowing a hit.  Excitement began in the bottom of the second inning when Ocean View came out swinging.  Kai Marden, Luca Pantel and Tristan Kennedy all singled and two came home on a passed ball giving OV the momentum they needed.  AJ Valle then powered one to center field driving in two more runs. Bottom of the third Matthew Wilson scored on a double by Owen Wessel to bring the score to 5 -0. With Stafford on the mound and strong defense from Micah Blake, HV was unable to answer OV’s offensive strength. Kosick had a great performance with six strikeouts but OV proved to be a tough match.  Stafford faced a total of twelve batters, striking out 6 for a perfect game.  A double from Nate Skorheim in the bottom of the fourth drove in the last run to end the game.  Final score 10 – 0.

Wednesday, 7/22/15, OVLL 11, Aliso Viejo 8
OVLL Section 10 Champions
It seems like the 8/9 year old OVLL team plays their best baseball with their backs to the wall.  Much like they did in the District 62 tournament, this scrappy team again won 3 consecutive elimination games to capture the Section 10 crown.  In the championship game played at the OVLL field, home team Aliso Viejo (AVLL) jumped out to an early 4-0 lead after the 1st inning.  OVLL answered right back in the top of the 2nd with 4 runs of their own, with Carson Lane providing a key 2-rbi single.  AVLL reclaimed the lead with 2 runs in the 3rd to go up 6-4.  An rbi triple by Lane in the 4th pulled OVLL back to within a run at 6-5, but AVLL got that run back in the bottom of the 4th with a sacrifice fly to up their lead to 7-5 after 4 innings.  OVLL threw the biggest punch of the game with a 6-run 5th inning.  John Gates ignited the outburst with a big 2-run home run to tie the score 7-7, and Dylan Mayorga hit a key 2-run double with 2 outs to close out the rally.  It was and 11-7 OVLL lead once the top of the 5th was over.  The very tough AVLL squad tried to answer right back in the bottom of the 5th, but they left the bases loaded as they tallied 1 run to close the gap to 11-8.  That would prove to be the final score as OVLL closer Conner Wood retired AVLL in order in the 6th inning to preserve the victory and secure the Section 10 banner.  OVLL got production throughout their lineup with leadoff hitter Evyn Lewis reaching base safely in all 4 of his at bats while scoring 3 runs; and #9 hitter Gavin Clarke contributing 2 big rbi's at the other end of the lineup.  In between, Lane, Mayorga, Gates & Jett Burden each had multiple hits.
6/30/15, 7/1/15 & 7/2/15 (Championship District 62 Game)
OVLL District 62 Champions

The OVLL 8/9 All-Star team battled their way to capture the District 62 championship with wins on 3 consecutive days.  OVLL beat Huntington West LL 15-0 on Tuesday, 6/30/15, behind strong pitching from Dylan Mayorga & Conner Wood.  The offense was supplied by two 3-run HRs by Connor Adams, and another by Evyn Lewis.  On Wednesday, 7/1/15, OVLL beat HVLL 6-3 with a stellar pitching performance by John Gates, who allowed just 1 first-inning run over 5 strong innings.  Gates was supported by a 3-run 1st inning and a 3-run 4th inning, which was all that he needed.  The OVLL victory forced the deciding “if” game versus HVLL on Thursday 7/2/15.  OVLL took home the banner by winning 6-5 in a back-and-forth battle between these two evenly matched squads.  Starters Dylan Mayorga for OVLL & Noah Stockman for HVLL squared off for the first few innings, but neither was around for the final couple innings.  Andrew McKabney pitched a strong final 3 innings for HVLL.  For OVLL, Connor Adams pitched a scoreless 5th inning in relief of Mayorga.  With the game tied 5-5 after the 5th inning, OVLL’s Gavin Clarke knocked in the go-ahead run with a clutch single in the 6th inning.  Conner Wood came in for OVLL to close out the game by striking out the side in the bottom of the 6th as his team stormed the mound to congratulate him for the tournament-clinching victory.  Aaron Minnicucci came up big on offense for OVLL with 2 hits and 3 rbi’s.  Tony Martinez hit a long HR for the very strong HVLL team who battled to the final out.
Saturday, 6/20/15 – Ocean View Little League 12, Sea View Little League 3
Monday, 6/22/15 – Ocean View Little League 17, Fountain Valley Little League 3

The 8/9-year old Superstars team from Ocean View Little League started off their All-Star season with two great wins.  In game one on Saturday, June 20th, the team faced Seaview Little League and won by a score of 12-3.  Owen Eisen pitched four great innings and Connor Adams came in to round out the game on the mound in innings five and six.  Highlights of that game include a beautiful home run by Dylan Mayorga in the 1st inning straight out to center that drove in three runs.  Gavin Clarke had a double which was a shot to left field to drive in two runs in the fifth inning.  Aaron Minnicuci had a sweet single to drive in two more runs also in the fifth.  Evyn Lewis stopped everything behind the plate as catcher the entire game including making the final out at home plate with a great diving tag of the runner coming home.   

In game two on Monday night, June 22nd, the boys won by a final score of 17-0.  It was a combined perfect game pitched by John Gates and Conner Wood.  The two shut out Fountain Valley Little League in a game that ended in four innings via the mercy rule.  Gates threw smoke for just a total of 34 pitches in three innings.  Wood came in to strike out the final three batters in the fourth inning.  They combined to strike out 11 of the 12 batters they faced.  Ocean View got five runs in each of the first three innings and two more in the fourth.  Carson Lane had a nice double in the 2nd inning through a gap to center field driving in two runs. Dylan Mayorga was on fire again in the second inning smacking a ball over the centerfield fence for his second 3-run homer in as many games.  OVLL showed a great discipline at the plate by working 11 walks.  Carson Lane, Dylan Mayorga, and Gavin Clarke were each a perfect 2 for 2 at the plate.

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