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Teams' season come to end

Marina, Edison, Ocean View eliminated after losses in CIF Southern Section softball playoffs.

May 22, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
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The second round of the CIF Southern Section softball playoffs proved to be the undoing for three local teams.

On Tuesday, Marina and Edison were eliminated from title contention in Division 1, and Ocean View the same in Division 4.

Sunset League champion Marina held the lead at Etiwanda late but the host Eagles rallied in the bottom of the seventh inning to pull out a 6-5 victory to move on to Thursday's quarterfinals.

Sophomore Emili Olague went two for three with a double and two runs batted in , and senior Bella Secaira had a single and RBI for Marina.

The Vikings end their year 25-4.

Etiwanda (19-8) is the No. 2 team from the Baseline League.

"The game was ours to win," Marina Coach Shelly Luth said. "We had the lead and opened the door. It was a tough loss, for sure.

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"There was definitely something special about this group of girls and I'm sorry to see it end. We gave it our best shot."

Marina, the No. 3 seed in the tournament, had defeated Corona Roosevelt, 3-0, in the first round on May 16. The Vikings scored all three runs in the bottom of the fourth. Senior Sydnee Cable brought in the first run with an RBI triple that hit the chalk line in left field. Junior Keala Cordeiro executed a perfectly placed squeeze bunt to score Cable, and Cordeiro scored with two outs on a ground ball through the left side of the infield by junior Desiree Hagberg.

Hagberg suffered an arm injury when she and Cordeiro, who ended up making a diving catch on the play, collided when both players charged in on a fly ball to right-center field in the top of the sixth.

Luth said later that night after the game, that Hagberg was diagnosed with a broken left arm.

Edison, runner-up to the Sunset League title, had its season ended at home Tuesday by Fullerton Rosary which scored a 15-6 victory. The Royals, the No. 3 team from the Trinity League, pulled away by scoring four runs in the fourth and seven runs in the fifth to improve to 19-12.

Rosary was coming off a 5-3 upset win over top-seeded Esperanza in a first-round game played May 16.

A triple by senior Carissa Sherman, home run and single by sophomore Isabella Stoner (two RBIs), and squeeze-bunt RBI by senior Karley Wester that scored Sherman, and two hits and two RBIs by sophomore Reis Birkett, highlighted the Edison offense.

Senior pitcher Sammy Cordova (11-6) recorded her 500th career strikeout on the third out of the top of the first inning.

The Chargers close out a 21-11 campaign.

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