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High School Baseball Roundup: Busy schedules for local teams

Tournament games and league matchups lead to several storylines for upcoming action.

April 03, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(SCOTT SMELTZER…)

Marina High and Ocean View weren't scheduled to meet during the course of the prep baseball regular season, but by virtue of what transpired during the opening of the of the Ryan Lemmon Invitational, the neighboring schools worked their way to a chance encounter on the diamond.

Both the Vikings and Seahawks dropped their tournament openers on Saturday, came back Monday to win their next games which paired the teams against each other in a second-round game of the consolation bracket.

That meeting took place Tuesday at Ryan Lemmon Stadium in Irvine, and it was Marina who emerged with a 13-9 victory.

The Vikings took an 11-2 lead into the bottom of the sixth inning. Coach Bob Marshall said he removed his starters from the game and in the inning, the Vikings committed six errors. Marshall then re-entered his starters, and the Vikings, who scored their final two runs in the top of the seventh, held on for the win to improve to 9-6.

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Jake Bauers hit a three-run home run, also tripled, drove in four runs and went four for five for Marina. Landon Marshall went three for three with a double, two runs batted in and walked and Tyler Mildenberg went four for five with a triple.

Senior Jack Westermeyer got the win. Sophomore Steven Gingery, who came in to pitch in the seventh inning, struck out the side to earn his fourth save of the year.

Jared Goodman and Luke Fell both continued their hitting streaks and each had two hits to lead Ocean View's 14-hit attack.

"We got off to such a bad start and it was hard to recover," said Ocean View Coach Shane Borowski, whose team fell behind early, 6-0. "I'm really proud of our guys though. We beat them from the second inning on, and sometimes that's how you have to look at it when you give up a big inning like that. To come back like we did after a nine-run deficit, is promising. Credit to Coach Marshall at Marina, too. He does such a good job with his kids. They always have a great squad every year."

In the final day of the tournament Wednesday, Ocean View took on Yorba Linda. The score wasn't available at press time.

In tournament openers Saturday, Marina fell, 5-0, to Tustin, while Ocean View was blanked, 4-0, by Corona Roosevelt.

The locals, however, bounced back on Monday to win their next games.

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