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District tourney winds down

July 06, 2011|From Staff Reports

The stage was set Tuesday for the start of the Little League District 62 All-Star divisional championship series.

Following a four-day break because of the Fourth of July holiday, the annual district tournament resumed with elimination games played in the Majors (12-year-old), 9/10, 10/11 and Juniors divisions. The divisional series, which started Wednesday, are as follows:

Majors: Once-beaten Huntington Valley vs. undefeated Ocean View at Mile Square Park (Field 15). Ocean View needs just one win, and Huntington Valley two, to win the title.

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9/10: Once-beaten Ocean View vs. undefeated Robinwood at Mile Square Park (Field 14). Robinwood needs just one win, and Ocean View two, to win the title.

10/11: Once-beaten Huntington Valley vs. undefeated Ocean View at Mile Square Park (Field 12). Ocean View needs just one win, and Huntington Valley two, to win the title.

Juniors: Once-beaten Ocean View vs. undefeated Huntington Valley at Marina Park. Huntington Valley needs just one win, and Ocean View two, to win the title.

The scores from the series openers weren't available at press time. Should a second game in the Majors, 9/10 or 10/11 divisions be necessary, each will start at 6 p.m. Thursday. If a second game in the Junior division is necessary, it will start at 5 p.m. Thursday.

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10/11 All-Stars

Huntington Valley 3, Costa Mesa National 1: Pitcher Jared Henry tamed Costa Mesa on Tuesday ( as Huntington Valley stayed alive for the crown and eliminated Costa Mesa National in the process. Henry retired nine of the final 11 hitters he faced, striking out six of the final seven. He gave up five hits and Costa Mesa scored an unearned run in the first inning.

Huntington Valley scored its three runs in the fourth. Austin Heberden's run-scoring double to right-center field drove in Ethan Kemp to tie the score. Huntington Valley scored the go-ahead runs on a wild pitch and a fielding error.

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Major All-Stars

Ocean View 7, Huntington Valley 1: In a game between two unbeaten teams played June 30, Huntington Valley pitcher Jacob Twining held Ocean View in check until the fourth inning, where Nick Pratto and Trevor Windisch hit back-to-back home runs to put Ocean View into the lead.

Hagen Danner added a three-run double and Jason Mayorga smashed a two-run homer for the final tally. Danner, Pratto, and Windisch combined on the mound to strike out 12.

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8/9 All-Stars

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