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Robinson has day to remember

Ocean View senior hits for the cycle, goes six for six with two homers in victory against Santa Ana.

March 28, 2012|By Mike Sciacca

The Ocean View High baseball team is starting to make its move in Golden West League circles.

Since falling to Westminster in its league opener March 16, the Seahawks have won three straight games, their latest a 21-0 shellacking over visiting Santa Ana. Both teams entered Tuesday's game tied with Westminster for first place in the league standings.

The victory moved Ocean View to 3-1 in league and 5-6 overall.

Highlighting the one-sided win was the performance by senior Timmy Robinson, who went six for six with eight RBIs, clubbed two home runs and hit for the cycle. Seahawks Coach Shane Borowski said that Robinson set a school record for most total bases in a game with 15 — previous record was held by former major league baseball player Justin Brunette, class of 1993 — and tied a school record for RBIs in a game — tied former MLB player David Holdridge, class of 1987.

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Other offensive highlights included sophomore catcher Zach Honnes going three for five and juniors Luke Fell and John Giacone both going two for two.

Ocean View outhit Santa Ana, 21-4.

"Robinson's performance was out of this world," Borowski said. "A day like that is special, there's no other way to describe it. I'm really proud of all our guys, they've been swinging really hot bats the last couple of games. I especially like the fact that we were able to shut them (Santa Ana) out. We kept a strong defensive focus both on the mound with Jonah (Desjardin) and on the field, and that allowed our hitters to keep getting their chances.

"I have to say, although the score was a little lopsided, Santa Ana is a much improved team from last year. That was a critical game for us as both of us were 2-1 in league. I'm glad our bats showed up again."

Desjardin got the victory by pitching six shutout innings. The senior scattered four hits, walked two batters and struck out seven. It was his first varsity win and is effort lowered his earned-run average to. 2.37, Borowski said.

"We couldn't have done better," Desjardin said. "Everyone was clicking, offensively, defensively, we just couldn't miss. I like our team spirit and chemistry. We have a lot of work to do still, but we are definitely headed in the right direction."

Ocean View previously rallied for a 9-7 league win over visiting Loara on Friday. Starter Colton Johnson threw 5 2/3 innings of "quality pitching," Borowski said.

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