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Teams complete title quest

Youth Scene

Local Little League All-Star squads capture championships in respective tournaments.

July 17, 2013
  • The Ocean View 10-11 All-Star team capped its season by winning a Section 10 tournament championship Tuesday.
The Ocean View 10-11 All-Star team capped its season by… (Martha Ventimiglia )

This post has been corrected, as noted below.

Ocean View Little League laid claim Tuesday to a pair of Section 10 tournament titles as the 10-11 and 8-9 All-Star teams won their respective division championship.

Two other District 62 All-Star teams, the Huntington Valley Majors and Ocean View 9-10 teams, both reached their respective championship games and played Wednesday. Scores from those games weren't available at press time.

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Ocean View 10-11 All-Stars fight back for title

Ocean View needed to win two games Tuesday to win its division and it did just that in knocking off Aliso Viejo (District 55) in a doubleheader at South Mission Viejo Little League.

In the first game, the All-Stars pounded out 24 hits and needed only four innings to come away with a resounding, 24-7 victory. Jared Reyes' first career home run was a grand slam and Shane Hoodman also homered. The score was tied, 2-2, before Ocean View came up with 12 hits to score 12 runs in the second inning that included both home runs.

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Jared Manzo went four for five with four RBIs, Edward Pelc went three for four with four RBIs, and Noah Karliner went three for four with three RBIs.

Manager Vince Manzo said Pelc also "pitched a great, complete game."

In a game that would determine the Section 10 champion, Ocean View emerged with that title after scoring a 6-2 win. Jared Manzo pitched "a gem," Vince Manzo said, in 5 1/3 innings with seven strikeouts. Karliner delivered a three-run home run to deep left field that wiped out a 2-1 Aliso Viejo lead and put Ocean View in front for good at 4-2.

Timely hits later in the game by Reyes and Pelc ran the score to 6-2.

"It was a great evening for the boys," Vince Manzo said of his team which lost its tournament opener but won its final four games to take the title. "These boys are a special group. They have been playing together for last three years and are great ball players. If they continue to play like they did in this tourney they will be tough to beat.

"Winning this Section 10 tourney is probably the toughest in Southern California, and we did it the hard way."

Ocean View moves on to the Southern California Championships tournament and plays its opening game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Fletcher Hills Little League in El Cajon.

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