The Seahawks are back.
Ocean View will play Saturday in the CIF Southern Section baseball championship game for the first time in five years. On Tuesday, the Seahawks reserved a spot in the Division III title game by defeating visiting Gahr, 7-3.
"It's crazy to even think about it. I'm speechless," said Ocean View's Blake Walker, who got the pitching win Tuesday. "This is a special time for our team and we're so excited to be playing for a CIF championship."
Walker, now 8-0, was more than effective against Gahr, the second-place team from the San Gabriel Valley League. He threw into the sixth inning before Seahawks Coach Shane Borowski pulled and replaced him with reliever Freddy Sepulveda.
The move came after Gahr's Michael Lugo tagged Walker for a two-run home run to draw the Gladiators to within 5-3 with one out in the sixth.