The Ocean View Little League Majors All-Star team followed its gameplan to near perfection Monday.
In a Southern California Sub-Division tournament game at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley, Ocean View worked though six innings as if it were involved in a chess match, pitting wits and strategies against Canyon Springs.
The local 12-year-old All-Stars took the upper hand in the tournament by scoring a 5-1 victory that left Ocean View as the lone undefeated team in the five-team, double-elimination event. The District 62 and Section 10 champions advanced to the championship game series Wednesday. Ocean View faced once-beaten Park View of Chula Vista (Section 7), which on Tuesday routed Canyon Springs (Section 9), 12-1, in an elimination game. The score from Wednesday's game wasn't available at press time.
The winner of the tournament advances to the Division tournament best-of-three series that runs Saturday and Sunday, and if needed Monday at Cortez Park in West Covina. The winner of the Division tournament secures a spot in the Western Region Little League Baseball tournament that starts Aug. 5 in San Bernardino.