Not only was the Ocean View offense on fire, pitcher Grant Mayeaux was untouchable. The right-hander's breaking ball frustrated Costa Mesa American and he struck out eight on his way to a no-hitter. Ocean View's offense racked up 15 hits, including three doubles and four home runs.
Zachary Gates delivered the first long ball, a two-run shot to open Ocean View's scoring, Max Gibbs smacked a three-run homer in the second inning, Jake Rubino clubbed a two-run homer in the third and Jake Schulze had an All-Star highlight when he smashed a grand slam in the fourth inning.
In other District 62 All-Star action:
10/11 All-StarsOcean View sent 12 batters to the plate and scored eight runs in its first at-bat in winning its tournament opener Saturday at Robinwood Little League.
Ocean View 15, Huntington Valley 6
Pitcher Ben Drolet's big performance included 11 strikeouts in four innings. He surrendered two unearned runs.
Marcus Mayorga went four for four with three RBI to pace Ocean View's 13-hit attack. Robert Baker had three hits, Jake Bryant two hits and Arnold Zinovyev smashed a three-run home run.
Drolet, Dylan Andersen and Grant Peugh also got hits..
Ocean View 15, Robinwood 8
Another big inning, this one coming in the sixth, propelled Ocean View to its second tournament win.
With the score tied at 6-6 heading into the sixth Sunday, Ocean View batted through its order and generated nine runs.
Andrew Arledge starred on both offense and defense for Ocean View, going three for four with three RBI and pitching 4 1/3 innings. Of his three hits, one was an inside-the-park home run.
Brandon Williams had two hits, including a clutch, two-run double. Ben Drolet, Matt Mulholland, and Branden Fields also had two hits each, Matteo Simington doubled and Grant Peugh, Shane Carter and Marcus Mayorga each singled. Ocean View next will play a semifinal round game at 1 p.m. Saturday at Robinwood Little League.
DISTRICT 62 SCOREBOARD
(games through Monday)
Little League All-Stars