HUNTINGTON BEACH — It took a few days for the Ocean View softball team to put a tough setback in the past late last week. On Thursday, the Seahawks looked like a rejuvenated team.
Ocean View started the CIF Southern Section Division 4 softball playoffs at home Thursday and owned Northview of Covina from the start. The Seahawks jumped on the Vikings early and often and rode a quick start to a 7-0 victory. The win advances the Seahawks (17-9) to a second-round game Tuesday when they will face Freeway League champion La Habra. The Highlanders crushed Woodcrest Christian, 18-0, Tuesday.
Ocean View's impressive playoff win came one week after a disappointing, 3-0 loss to Segerstrom in a game that determined the Golden West League champion. The Northview game provided the Seahawks with the start of a new season.