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Local squad captures title in San Diego

Youth Scene

May 09, 2012|From Staff Reports
  • Jacob Pyle makes a save for the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club's boys' 10U team.
Jacob Pyle makes a save for the Huntington Beach Water… (Liza Lee, HB Independent )

An undefeated run over a three-day period by the Huntington Beach Water Polo Club boys' Under-10 team ended with a divisional championship at the San Diego County Cup.

Huntington went 6-0 at the tournament, which started Friday and concluded Sunday. It scored wins over Commerce (8-1), Foothill (7-2), SoCal (9-2), 680 Divers of Northern California (5-0), Laguna Beach (3-1), and in the title game secured a 5-3 overtime win over 680 Divers.

The boys' U10 team, which has won three tournament titles this season, is: Jacob Pyle, Ethan Bettino, Josh Bowman, Dane Howell, Garrett Lee, Randal Macias, James Rozolis-Hill, DJ Simpson, Myles Simpson, Charles Slutsky and Brennis Lidecis. The team is coached by Djoko Radunovic.

Huntington next will compete June 8-10 at the Southern California Junior Olympics Qualifications tournament.

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Fountain Valley Little LeagueMajors Division

Twins 10, Crimson Tide 0: Jake Bitzer threw a no-hitter and the Fountain Valley Twins erupted for 10 runs in the bottom of the fourth inning to break open a tight game against the Costa Mesa National Crimson Tide that eventually was called by the mercy rule at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

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Bitzer walked one and struck out seven and ignited the Twins' offense in the bottom of the fourth by hitting a home run over the left-field fence. Twins catcher Luke Arnold drove the next pitch over the fence in left-center field. Luke Bundesen singled and scored on a double by Pablo Crespo. Trenton Ching singled in Crespo and Grant Mixer doubled to drive in Ching. Jacob Richard, Garret Poe and Chanson Ching walked and Luke Wells doubled to drive in two more runs. Bitzer tripled down the left-field line and drove in Wells, and Arnold drove in Bitzer to complete the scoring.

White Sox 6, Twins 2: Joe Stukkie hit a two-run home run and also recorded the pitching win as the Cosa Mesa American White Sox avenged two earlier losses to Fountain Valley by knocking off the Twins at Costa Mesa High.

The Twins scored their two runs in the second inning when Luke Bundesen, Pablo Crespo and Luke Logan singled, Garrett Poe was hit by a pitch and Trenton Ching singled to drive in two runs. The Sox answered with three runs to take the lead for good in bottom of the second on Stukkie's two-run homer and an RBI single by George Williamson.

— Steve Motske

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Ocean View Little LeagueMinor A Division

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