"As we got healthy, we have put together some wins in the last two weeks," he said. "Although we're just getting to 100% healthy, we have a lot of work ahead of us, and we're looking forward to a competitive league again this year."
In a Sunset League opener Friday, Billy Silvestri hit a solo home run and delivered a game-winning, run-scoring double in the bottom of the eighth inning that lifted host Edison to a 2-1 victory over Marina. Senior Greg Davis went the distance to collect his second win.
Also Friday, Kyle Ammons ended a tense Sea View League opener between host Huntington and Foothill in the bottom of the 10th by hitting a lead-off home run that carried the Oilers to a 4-3 win.
Ammons also doubled twice. Randy Guite kept the Oilers alive with a two-out RBI single in the bottom of the eighth that tied the score at 3-3. Mike Wagner also had three hits for the Oilers.
Senior Justin Pegram, the third of three Oilers to take the mound, got the win.
In boys' volleyball
Host Edison tied for fifth place and Huntington Beach lost to Newport Harbor in the ninth-place match as the three-day Orange County Championships boys' volleyball tournament came to an end Monday at Edison.
In the Division I final, Esperanza defeated Mater Dei to win the title. Lakewood held off Dana Hills to win the Division II crown.
On the first day of pool play, Edison lost to Corona del Mar (2-1), defeated El Toro (2-1) and Capistrano Valley (2-0) and finished with a loss to Claremont (2-0). The Chargers defeated Mission Viejo (2-0) and lost to Los Alamitos (2-0) on the second day of play Saturday.
Huntington defeated Fountain Valley (2-0), Laguna Beach (2-0) and Capistrano Valley (2-1), but lost to Newport Harbor (2-0).