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Edison controls own destiny

Baseball Roundup

Chargers alone in first place in Sunset League headed into final two weeks.

May 06, 2010|By Matt Szabo

The Edison High baseball team continues its quest to try to win back-to-back Sunset League titles for the first time in program history.

The Chargers took a big step toward that goal by winning at Esperanza last Friday, 12-9, in a battle for outright first place in league.

Edison came into this week's series against Fountain Valley in first place at 9-2 in league. Esperanza is in second at 8-3.

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"If we play our game, we'll let everything else speak for itself," Edison Coach Steve Lambright said. "Personally, I think my team is playing a little better."

Edison jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the second inning at Esperanza, and led 12-3 before the hosts scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to make it interesting.

Nic Hanson got the win for the Chargers and Tanner Phillips the save.

"We had a wild one," Lambright said. "I told the guys, they're not going to quit. We had to hold on for dear life."

The third-place Barons (6-5 in league) came into this week's series playing great baseball as well. They've won their last five league games and six out of seven, including a sweep of Marina last week by scores of 2-1 and 6-3.

In the first game, sophomore Zack Milan won his third straight league game by limiting the Vikings to four hits. Senior Adam Scott hit a solo home run and senior catcher Eddie Alvarez doubled in the winning run.

Alvarez and senior shortstop A.J. Cardenalli each hit three-run homers in the second game as senior Cody Morad got the win.

OCEAN VIEW

The Seahawks have a key Golden West League series with Orange High this week. Ocean View had won six straight league titles before Orange captured the crown last year. Coming into this week's series, Ocean View (10-1 in league) was ahead of Orange (9-2) by a game.

The Seahawks swept Santa Ana this year, winning last week's games 19-4 and 13-4. Blake Walker was two for four with a grand slam and was the winning pitcher April 28, going four innings and striking out seven. Kevin Nance was four for five with three RBIs.

In Friday's win, Colton Johnson picked up his team-leading sixth win of the year, going five innings and allowing no runs while striking out one. Timmy Robinson led the offense, going three for five with a double and a home run, his sixth of the year. Nick Schulenburg was two for three with two doubles, and Aaron Delgado went four for five with a double.

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