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Ocean View falls to Segerstrom

Seahawks can't keep up with Jaguars, who earn 10-1 Golden West League win.

April 20, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(SCOTT SMELTZER…)

HUNTINGTON BEACH — By not being able to take care of the little things Friday, the Ocean View baseball team took a step backward in Golden West League play.

Segerstrom parlayed a one-out rally in the fourth inning into five runs, used another one-out rally in the fifth to pad its lead, and went on to score a 10-1 victory over the host Seahawks. It was the second win in three days for the Jaguars over the Seahawks, and Friday's outcome left both teams at 4-5 in league play.

Segerstrom posted a 12-8 win Wednesday over Ocean View.

The Jaguars took the league series, 2-1.

Neither team got much going in the first three innings but a walk drawn by Segerstrom pitcher Matt Martinez in the top of the fourth, started a big inning for the Jaguars.

Following a bad-hop single through the right-side of the infield, and two fielding errors on the mound, things began to unravel for Ocean View (6-13). Segerstrom (12-6) parlayed those mistakes, took advantage of a squeeze bunt RBI by George Millan, and also scored on a wild pitch, to a 5-0 lead.

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"We have had a hard time stopping rallies this year," Ocean View Coach Shane Borowski said. "We've been unable to execute the little things to end these rallies, and that was evident again today.

"We're better than we're playing, but the scores don't indicate that."

Ocean View hit the ball well against Martinez but could only muster a single run. The Seahawks got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the fourth when senior Luke Fell opened with a double off the wall in left field, and later scored on a single to center field by junior Steven Cotton.

They scored once despite getting four hits in the frame. In addition to Fell and Cotton, junior Ramon Sepulveda, who had two hits in the game, had a bunt single and Bobby Evans singled to right field.

Senior Aaron Beutel started the Ocean View fifth with a single to center field, junior catcher James Wilson had a line drive single to start the bottom of the sixth, and sophomore Christian Adams singled in the seventh, but Martinez was able to work his way out of both innings unscathed.

The Jaguars turned double plays in both the fifth and seventh innings to cut off any potential comeback by the Seahawks.

"Offensively, we are swinging the bats well, but we are hitting hard right to somebody," Borowski said. "Luke [Fell] had that big double to open the fourth, and I thought Aaron Beutel really stepped up his game. We hit the ball today, but only have one run to show for it."

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