In a week's time, a field of 56 teams from four divisions playing at three venues, each contending for a coveted district banner, was trimmed down to four tournament winners.
The 2011 Little League District 62 Tournament of Champions came to a close Saturday for Majors, Minor A and Minor B divisions at Marina Park in Huntington Beach and on Monday at Ocean View High for the Junior Division. Emerging as champions were the Seaview Cubs (Majors), Robinwood Warriors (Minor A), Ocean View Rockhounds (Minor B) and Westminster (Juniors).
"Wow...that was amazing."
Those were the words uttered by Seaview Manager Mike McKenzie just moments after he, his Cubs and coaching staff, had mugged for the camera following another dramatic, come-from-behind victory. This one came Saturday at Robinwood Little League, and it was for all the marbles.
Seaview was on the brink of defeat, this time in the Majors Division title game but staged a two-out rally to score three runs and pull out a 6-5 victory over the Ocean View Dodgers.