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Call them, 'The Big 3'

Youth Scene

Three local Little League teams, Huntington Valley Major and Ocean View's 9/10 and 8/9, capture district titles.

July 10, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
(Don Leach | HB Independent )

The 2013 District 62 Little League All-Star Tournament is in the books.

Three local Little League teams, Huntington Valley's Major division All-Stars, Ocean View's 9/10 All-Stars, and Ocean View's 8/9 All-Stars, turned back their respective opponents in two week's time to take district banners at Mile Square Park in Fountain Valley.

During the multi-division tournament, which started on June 22, Ocean View won district championships in the 10/11, 8/10, 8/9, and Intermediate divisions. In addition to Huntington Valley owning the Major division title, Fountain Valley won the other division title, the Junior All-Star tournament, on July 1 at Huntington Beach High.

Major All-Stars

Huntington Valley rules

Huntington Valley put the finishing touches on a dominating run to the division championship on Saturday by shutting down Ocean View, 10-0.

The long ball went a long way for Huntington Valley: Miles Magana hit at three-run home run in the third inning, Nathan Goode followed Magana with a three-run shot in the fourth, and Nick Morlett hit a solo homer in the sixth.

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Joshua Hahn pitched a complete game for Huntington Valley. He threw a two-hit shutout with 13 strikeouts including a strikeout stretch of seven in a row.

"It was a total team contribution," Huntington Valley Manager Dave Hahn said. "These kids came together and came through as a team. They were just so enthusiastic and really wanted to win."

Hahn said several members of this year's Huntington Valley Major All-Star team, were on the Huntington Valley 10/11 All-Star team that defeated Ocean View last year to win the 10/11 district title.

"Winning this year, making it back-to-back championships, is something special," said Hahn who also managed the 2012 Huntington Valley 10/11 All-Star team.

In three games, five different Huntington Valley players hit at least one home run led by Jaedon Bartling who hit four. Huntington Valley hit three consecutive home runs in its tournament-opening, 13-0, win on June 24 over Costa Mesa National.

Joshua Hahn pitched two complete games and gave up five hits and two runs, and averaged 12 strikeouts per game.

Huntington Valley outscored its three opponents, 29-2, with two shutouts.

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