Ocean View is heading to the Little League World Series.
The 11-12-year-old All-Star Major Baseball team from Huntington Beach won the Western Regional championship in San Bernardino on Saturday night by rallying to defeat Red Bluff of Northern California, 2-1.
The Little League World Series starts Thursday in Williamsport, Pa. Ocean View will play Rhode Island on Friday.
Ocean View completed a week-long dominating run Saturday by staging an incredible sixth-inning rally before a crowd of 13,870 at Al Houghton Stadium. It trailed for five innings but needed just two pitches at the start of the sixth to take the lead for good. Nick Pratto opened with a triple to the right-field corner off Red Bluff starter Wesley Clawson and then clean-up hitter Steven Kotkosky drilled a low curveball off reliever Lane Pritchard for a home run to deep center field.
All that was left was for Ocean View starter Hagen Danner to finish off Red Bluff, which he did by retiring the side in the bottom of the sixth.