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All Stars - District Play
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, 7/1/15 – OVLL 11, HVLL 0 (Game 3) Championship District 62 Game
OVLL District 62 Champions
The Ocean View 11 year-old all-stars were crowned champions in District 62’s Little League tournament Wednesday, July 1, 2015, defeating Huntington Valley 11–0 at the Fountain Valley Sports Complex.  Ocean View was undefeated in its three games, beating Huntington Valley (twice) and Sea View by combined scores of 31 to 1. Wednesday’s game, mercy rule shortened to four innings, again featured the dominant pitching of AJ Hurtado and timely hitting. Ocean View quickly jumped out in front in the first, scoring five runs.  With one out and the bases loaded on singles by Samuel Cohn and Hurtado, sandwiched around a walk to Antonio Ventimiglia, Kai Mullens drove in the first run with a one-hop line drive scorcher ripped to left.  Mullens’ was driven in by Chad Lux’s grounder to left following walks to Evan Knipe and Riley Reece.  Reece’s RBI walk with the bases loaded plated Hurtado.  Ventimiglia scampered home on a wild pitch with Reece scoring the fifth run of the inning on a misplay at first. Ocean View went quietly in the second, but their offense erupted again in the third scoring six more runs.  Knipe walked to lead off the inning and Reece followed with a high bounce single up the middle. Jack Smith’s hard single to left scored Zak Vucanon running for Knipe.  Following a walk to Jimmy Legg, Cohn’s hard grounder past third plated Reece.  Ventimiglia’s smash up the middle drove in Smith and Legg (displaying aggressive base running).  Clark’s high hopper between 3rd and short plated the final two runs of the game, scored by Smith and Legg. It should be noted that the last out of the third inning ended with the defensive gem of the game and on perhaps the contest’s longest and hardest hit.  Zak Vucanon’s deep drive rocketed to center appeared to be headed for extra bases, only to be snagged on the dead-run by the outstretched hand of Huntington Valley’s speedy center fielder.
AJ Hurtado pitched another gem, a two hit shutout, with no walks and ten of the twelve outs recorded by strikeouts.  Ocean View’s defense was flawless, featuring Cade Hart’s outstanding diving catch in the left-center gap and second baseman Mullens’ charged infield dribbler and toss to shortstop Legg nipping the lead runner on a force out.      
Tuesday, 6/23/15 - Ocean View Little League 12, Huntington Valley Little League 0

District 62’s eleven year old all-star tournament continued Tuesday evening at Fountain Valley with Ocean View challenging Huntington Valley. Before a large crowd of supporters, OVLL did not disappoint its fans by over powering HVLL 12 –0 behind the over-powering (11 K’s) pitching of Evan Knipe, a robust offense (15 hits) featuring two home runs and flawless defense.  
OVLL was held scoreless in the 1st inning, stranding two runners (single by Samuel Cohn and walk to Antonio Ventimiglia). OVLL’s offense erupted in the 2nd inning, scoring 5 runs. With two outs and Riley Reece (walk) and Jack Clark (single) on base, Jimmy Legg plated the first run on hard hit grounder up the middle. After a walk to Cohn and an infield RBI single by Ventimiglia, Knipe’s hard liner to center cleared the bases. After 2, OVLL 5, HVLL 0.
OVLL added two more runs in the 3rd on Clark’s long double, scoring both AJ Hurtado 
(1 hopper past short) and Reece who beat out an infield single up the 3rd base line. After 3, OVLL -7, HVLL- 0.
OVLL was held scoreless in the 4th as HVLL’s center fielder’s dazzling diving catch robbed Ventimiglia of extra bases following Cohn’s single to center. OVLL added its 8th run in the fifth inning on wild pitch following Clark’s triple to deep right which preceded Jack Smith’s single rocked up the middle. After 5, OVLL -8, HVLL- 0.          
OVLL’s hitting barrage continued in the top of the 6th with a pair of two run homers. The first was Ventimiglia’s rocket launched high over left with Cohn on first (single past 2nd base). The second was Hurtado’s towering dive over right-center following Knipe’s deep double that almost cleared the fence. After 5 ½, OVLL- 12, HVLL- 0.  
In the bottom of the 6th , HVLL attempted to stage a rally by drawing two walks sandwiched around two strikeouts. Starting pitcher Evan Knipe reached his pitch count limit while getting the second out on a swinging strike. Knipe, following the masterful performance of AJ Hurtado the night before, also pitched brilliantly, yielding only 3 hits and 2 walks while striking out eleven (7 swinging).  
Jack Smith came in in relief to get the final out and preserve the shutout. Smith walked the first batter to load the bases but then got his footing and induced a grounder to first to get the final out.
With 11 of the 18 out via strikeouts, OVLL’s defense did not have much of an opportunity to flash the leather. Tricky infield hops were fielded cleanly by 3rd baseman Clark and shortstop Legg, along with a nice catch of a deep liner to center by Chad Lux.   Further indication of the overpowering pitching performance by Knipe and Smith, only two fly balls were hit to the outfield. OVLL resumes Division 62 all-star tournament play at Fountain Valley next Wednesday July, at 6 PM.    
Monday, 6/22/15 -  Ocean View Little League 8, Sea View Little League  1
In District 62’s eleven year old all-star competition Monday evening (6/22) in Fountain Valley, Mile Square Park, Ocean View Little League defeated Sea View Little League 8 – 1 behind the dominant pitching of AJ Hurtado, stellar defense, and timely hitting. Despite the loped-sided final score, both starting pitchers excelled as SVLL’s Dylan Richardson gave up only one earned run over his 4 2/3 innings of work. 
OVLL threatened in the first with a lead-off single by Jimmy Legg and walk to AJ Hurtado but did not score. OVLL broke the ice in the bottom of the 2nd with two outs, plating two unearned runs on a misplayed infield grounder after loading the bases with walks to Evan Knipe and Kai Mullens around a hard hit single to left by Chad Lux.  In OVLL’s 3rd, Knipe blistered a single up the middle but was left stranded at second on a good play by SVLL pitcher Richardson who snagged Lux’s one hopper to record the out at first. 
OVLL broke the game open in the fourth, scoring four more unearned runs.  With two outs, Legg and Antonio Ventimiglia singled on line drives to left center.  Both runners scored on Jack Clark’s (pinch-hitting for Hurtado) misplayed infield grounder.  After Riley Reece walked, Knipe’s deep drive to center plated both Reece and Clark.  After four, OVLL up 6 – 0.  
SVLL managed to get an unearned run in the 5th on a walk and overthrow at first on a tough dribbler up the third base line.  Further damage was limited by short-stop Legg’s great shoe top catch of a short infield pop-up.  In OVLL’s 5th, Lux ripped a single over second leading off.  Mullens’ reaching on a fielder’s choice took 2nd on a wild pitch and scored on Legg’s line drive to right center.  Legg scored OVLL’s 6th and final run on a perfectly executed delayed steal with Ventimiglia who walked and got caught in a rundown between 1st and 2nd. 
AJ Hurtado pitched a masterful two-hitter, striking out 12 while walking only 2 over his 5 2/3rd innings before reaching his 85 pitch count limit.  Evan Knipe relieved A J, and recorded the final out on catcher Ventimiglia’s strong throw to second catching the runner attempting to advance on a wild pitch.  Ventimiglia displayed his accurate arm on two other occasions, picking off a runner at first in the 1st, and throwing out a batter at first after a swinging strike wild pitch.   
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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