Huntington Beach at Best of West Tournament: The Huntington Beach High softball team traveled to Santa Maria last week to compete in the prestigious Best of the West Softball tournament. Teams from Kentucky, Arizona, Nevada and California were represented, and the Oilers went 4-1 to win the Silver Group championship.
Huntington Beach Coach Jeff Forsberg is focused on growing the program, and his team took major strides in this tournament. On Monday, Huntington lost its first game 1-0 to Alemany High School in a international tie-breaker. In the second round-robin group contest, H.B. defeated Seton Hall of Arizona, 2-1, in another gut-wrenching international tie-breaker. Freshman Justice Walker bunted freshman Jillian Martinez to third, then Martinez beat the throw home on a fielder’s choice RBI by senior Meghan White, who had induced a pickle run-down between first and second base.
Senior pitcher Amanda Horowitz pitched both games, totaling 20 strikeouts and allowing no walks.