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Youth Scene: Little League teams move into semifinals

Young baseball players to vie to reach championship games.

June 12, 2013

It's down to the Final Four this week in three divisions of the 2013 Little League District 62 Tournament of Champions.

The semifinal round of the tournament for the Major, Minor A and Minor B divisions is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday. Area 1 semifinals in each division will be played at the Ocean View Little League playing fields. The Area 2 semifinal games are at Robinwood Little League.

Also Thursday, the Junior division championship will be decided when Huntington Valley and Ocean View collide at 5 p.m. at Huntington Beach High.

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The Senior division championship was decided on Monday. The title went to Huntington Valley which rolled to an 11-1 victory over Westminster No. 2 at Westminster Little League.

The Major, Minor A and Minor B championship games will start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ocean View Little League.

Minor A Division

Seaview Nationals 8, Ocean View Stars 4

The Nationals started tournament play Monday with a victory over the Stars at Robinwood (Area 2).

The Nationals scored two runs in the first inning and went into the lead, 4-2, in the fourth after Ethan Vanderwag blasted a homer over the left field fence. The lead stayed intact after Ayden Davis caught a long fly ball in right field to stop a potential big fourth inning for the Stars.

Brody Forman led off the Nationals half of the fifth with a single to spark a big inning. He was followed by Zayne Brundage's single, and a two-run double by Will Hooper.

Kevin Rood threw four, strong innings for the Nationals. He was followed by reliever Jordan Bonnaire and closer, Clay Kaneko.

For Ocean View, Anthony Kumaric went two for three with a double.

The Stars threatened in the sixth with two out after Samuel Cohn landed on first on an error, pitcher Chad Lux singled and Andrew Hovis walked to load the bases. Ryan Ionani then singled to drive in two runs, but the Stars' rally ended on an infield ground out.

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Minor B Division

Seaview Dodgers 13, Costa Mesa American Athletics 0

The Dodgers rode a hot start and the pitching of Ethan Henning and Conor Zeutzius to a big opening win in a game that was called after four innings on Monday.

Ashton Sardinas, Gavin Postiff and Anthony Willhite had RBIs as the Dodgers scored 10 runs by the second inning.

Henning and Zeutzius both struck out five. The Dodgers received strong defensive play from Dane Moorhead, Ayden Anderson, Ben Opson, Nick Angelici, Tommy Menchine and catcher Nolan Kent.

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