Locals vie for championship

Fountain Valley and Ocean View open District 62 All-Star Tournament with wins and face each other today.

June 30, 2010|By Mike Sciacca,
  • [Ocean View's Logan Pouelsen pitches against Robinwood during the Little League All-Stars Majors Division game at Mile Square Park on Saturday.
[Ocean View's Logan Pouelsen pitches against Robinwood… (KENT TREPTOW, HB…)

Host Fountain Valley and Ocean View are on a collision course in the Majors division of the Little League District 62 All-Stars Tournament.

Both teams won their first two tournament games to advance to face each other at 5 p.m. today at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

Fountain Valley picked up its second win Tuesday with a 6-5 win over Huntington Valley. In the following game, Ocean View got win No. 2 by defeating Seaview, 11-1, under the lights.

Fountain Valley starting pitcher Steven Eldridge took a 6-4 lead into the top of the sixth but had to be pulled from the mound after reaching his pitch-count limit with two out in the inning. Wyatt McGinnis relieved Eldridge and gave up a few hits before being replaced by Ryan Foster who gave up a hit and a run before recording a strikeout to end the game.

Charlie Dysone had a two-run double in the first inning for Fountain Valley and was followed by McGinnis' one-run double. Shea Sueda had a two-run single in the second inning.


"It was just an exciting game that went down to the wire," Fountain Valley Coach Mike Romine said. "The kids held on and did a great job."

Fountain Valley began the tournament Saturday with a 7-4 win over Costa Mesa American.

Ocean View opened with a 13-0 win over Robinwood Saturday behind Logan Pouelsen's two-hit, complete-game shutout. Pouelsen, Steven Gingery and Nick Pratto all hit home runs and Chad Minato, Armando Duarte, Hunter Jackson and Michael Gates contributed hits in the win.

Games resume in each division at 5 p.m. today. No games are scheduled between Friday and Monday due to the Fourth of July holiday. The tournament resumes Tuesday. The championship series games in each division will be played Tuesday and Wednesday.

2010 District 62 All-Stars Tournament results

(games through Tuesday)

Majors Division

(at Mile Square Park)

Fountain Valley 7, Costa Mesa American 4

Huntington Valley 10, Westminster 5

Ocean View 13, Robinwood 0

Seaview 4, Costa Mesa National 2

Westminster 5, Costa Mesa American 0

(CM American eliminated)

Costa Mesa National 7, Robinwood 4

(Robinwood eliminated)

Fountain Valley 6, Huntington Valley 5

Ocean View 11, Seaview 1

9 & 10 Division

(at Mile Square Park)

Huntington Valley 6, Westminster 2

Ocean View 5, Costa Mesa National 0

Seaview 12, Fountain Valley 2

Costa Mesa National 7, Westminster 3

(Westminster eliminated)

Huntington Valley 11, Ocean View 7

Seaview 10, Robinwood 0

10 & 11 Division

(at Westminster LL)

Westminster 8, Costa Mesa National 3

Huntington Valley 18, Costa Mesa American 6

Robinwood 7, Seaview 5

Ocean View 18, Fountain Valley 3

CM National 11, CM American 0

(CM American eliminated)

Seaview 15, Fountain Valley 4

(Fountain Valley eliminated)

Huntington Valley 7, Westminster 2

Ocean View 12, Robinwood 0

Junior Division

(at Westminster LL)

Westminster 21, Robinwood 4

Huntington Valley 8, Fountain Valley 3

Westminster 10, Ocean View 2

Huntington Valley 2, Seaview 1

Fountain Valley 3, Robinwood 2

(Robinwood eliminated)

Ocean View 5, Seaview 4

(Seaview eliminated)

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