Editor's Note: The Independent looks back on the 2011-2012 high school season. Below is the third of three parts, focusing on the spring season.
The softball season saw several local teams turn in successful runs.
Edison ran up a program-record 26 victories and reached the CIF Southern Section Division 1 semifinals. The Chargers had their season end with a 6-4 loss to defending-champion Santiago of Corona, which a week later lost to Norco in the title game.
Ocean View won the Golden West League title and the ninth-ranked Seahawks reached the second round of the Division 4 playoffs. There, they were edged by sixth-ranked La Habra, 5-4.
Marina and Fountain Valley both advanced from the Sunset League to the CIF playoffs. The Vikings, the No. 3 team from the Sunset, dropped a first-round game to Etiwanda and the Barons lost a wild-card game to Rosary.
Edison junior Sammy Cordova (25-5) was named Pitcher of the Year and freshman Ali Wester was named Rookie of the Year on the 2012 All-Sunset League Softball Team. Cordova also was named to the All-CIF Division 1 first team.