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Dodgers rally to defeat Padres [UPDATED]

June 15, 2011|From Staff Reports

The Ocean View Dodgers overcame a slow start and a wild finish to score a 9-5 victory Saturday over the Westminster Padres in a Majors Division game at the District 62 Tournament of Champions.

Ocean View starter Jack Furry was strong in his three innings on the mound, getting five strikeouts and giving up just one hit. Hagen Danner threw the fourth and fifth innings and struck out six and allowed a walk.

Ocean View's offense came to life in the second inning when Jake Haffner hit a lead-off home run. Nick Welch and Noah Willis followed Haffner's blast with back-to-back singles and both later scored on wild pitches. Ethan Iles drew a walk and with two outs, Brandon Nicholson, Hagen and Haffner hit consecutive singles, with Iles scoring.

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The lead later grew to 7-0 when Dylan Chennault had a one-out single and scored on a wild pitch and Furry hit an opposite-field home run to push the lead to 7-0. It grew to 9-0 when Welch singled and later scored on Kyle Stubbs' sacrifice fly and Danner hit an opposite-field home run.

Westminster came back for five runs in the sixth but Nicholson came in to record the game's final two outs to advance Ocean View.

Ocean View Braves 5, Westminster Angels 1: Round one of the Tournament of Champions was played at Huntington Valley Little League Saturday. Ocean View starting pitcher Braydon Salzman didn't allow a run. Nathan Crocker singled during a two-run first-inning by the Braves. In the second inning the Braves scored one more on a double by Jacob Sievers. James Williams later had a sacrifice RBI and Salzman scored on a wild pitch to make it 5-0.

Pitching in relief for the Braves were Brian Schlosser who threw the fifth and Jason Mayorga who threw the sixth. The Angels scored their lone run in the sixth when Ronnie Natera came home on a Braves' error. The Braves then ended the game on a double play by between Jackson Roeder, Salzman and Schlosser.

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Minor B Division

Seaview Yankees 15, Fountain Valley Pirates 1: Stellar pitching by Noah Perelman, Clay Kaneko and Ethan Eberhardt limited Fountain Valley to just one run as Seaview eliminated the Pirates in a first-round game Saturday at Huntington Valley Little League.

Jesse Sparks, Levi Perelman and Josh Jones supplied the big bats as Seaview Yankees moved on.

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