In a wild Major Division final that saw featured 13 runs, most of which were unearned, the Ocean View Rockies claimed the District 62 banner after holding on for a 7-6 victory over the Huntington Valley Sooners on Saturday at Huntington Valley's Inspiration Field.
"That was a tough one," Ocean View Manager Tod Minato said after his team came back from a 2-0 deficit, built a 7-2 lead and then fended off a Huntington Valley charge over the final three innings. "Coming to Huntington Valley, then having to play their No. 1-seed, we knew this game would be tough. And it was."
The Rockies, who finished 19-7, scored their final run with two out in the top of the fourth when Ben McConnell ripped a solo home run over the fence in center field, giving his team a 7-2 cushion.
Huntington Valley scored three runs in the bottom of the fourth to get within 7-5. The Sooners scored their final run in the bottom of the sixth when Stan Scarborough picked up his second hit of the game and later scored. The Sooners had the tying run at second base but Ocean View relief pitcher Cole Minato ended the game with a strike out.