Before the first pitch went out to christen the 2011 prep baseball season, weeks before the Sunset League race was to unfold, Fountain Valley Coach Ron LaRuffa said that Edison "should dominate" the league and that the five other Sunset members would be battling for second- and third-place.
LaRuffa was right.
Edison repeated as Sunset champion and completed league play May 12 by defeating visiting Marina, 10-4. The Chargers scored the final five runs to pull away from tight game. They also avenged a 3-2 loss to the Vikings two days earlier , the only setback on their 2011 league record (14-1).
Edison, the top-ranked team in CIF Division 1, ended the regular season 23-3.
Marina grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the first but Edison scored twice in the bottom-half of the inning to go in front. A lead-off home run in the bottom of the second by senior Jonathan Brooks expanded the Chargers' lead to 3-1. Marina responded with three runs in the top of the third to go back in front, 4-3, but the Chargers scored twice more in the bottom of the third to take the lead for good, 5-4.