HUNTINGTON BEACH — Mike McLaughlan pretty much expected a pitchers' duel Thursday when his Ocean View Seahawks hosted Dos Pueblos in a quarterfinal-round game of the CIF Southern Section Division IV softball playoffs.
Both the Seahawks' Brittany Hitchcock and the Chargers' Hannah Harris did their part to fulfill McLaughlan's prediction, each working 11 innings in a game where both teams had their chances to win early. It was Dos Pueblos, however, that scored the game's lone run in the top of the 11th, to come away with a 1-0 victory.
"It was a game that had two great pitchers and both did an excellent job," McLaughlan said. "I can't say enough about Brittany. She was terrific all season and she'll be back. She's just a sophomore and she has two more great years here ahead of her. And their pitcher (Harris) was tough. She's probably the best we've seen all year."