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District 62 All-Star team won to stay alive Tuesday, while two others couldn't extend postseason run.

July 24, 2013

One District 62 All-Star team has extended its season and two others saw their respective postseason runs come to an end in Little League tournament action this week.

Ocean View's 9-10 All-Star team stayed alive in Division III Sub-Division South tournament play by winning an elimination game Tuesday. Both the Huntington Valley All-Stars (12-year-olds) and Ocean View 10-11, and Ocean View 9-10 teams, lost for the second time in the double-elimination Sub-Division tournament.

All three local teams previously won District 62 and Section 10 championships to advance in postseason action.

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Ocean View 9-10 All-Stars

Ocean View kept its Southern California Sub-Division tournament title hopes alive Tuesday by defeating Section 6 champion Point Loma (District 32), 11-6, in an elimination game at Chollas Lake in San Diego.

The victory put Ocean View up against Chula Vista East Lake (District 42) in the tournament's championship series Wednesday. The score wasn't available at press time. East Lake, which won the Section 7 title, was the only undefeated team in the tournament heading into Wednesday's game.

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East Lake handed Ocean View a 14-4 defeat in a tournament opener for both teams Saturday.

Ocean View previously won an elimination game Monday when it routed Section 8 champ Fontana (District 71), 18-0 in a game called after four innings.

Ocean View erupted for 11 runs in the bottom of the second to take command. Jake D'Amico tripled and doubled, Tristan Kennedy doubled and Parker Walpole, Matthew Wilson, Kai Marden, Nick Madole, Nate Skorheim, Owen Wessel and Micah Blake all singled in the inning.

Another offensive explosion for Ocean View came in the third. Lucas Pantel singled, Marden tripled, Wilson doubled and D'Amico, Walpole, Madole and Nick Shenkman all singled as the lead grew to 18-0.

D'Amico racked up three RBIs on three hits.

Wilson threw the first three innings and took the win. Shenkman closed out the fourth and sealed the victory.

In its first elimination game, Ocean View scored a 9-1 victory over Riverside Magnolia (Section 9, District 24). Ocean View took a 3-0 lead in the first inning where Pantel drove in a run on a sacrifice fly. Wessel had knocked in a run in the second, AJ Valle doubled and scored on a hit by Walpole in the third and Walpole again drove in Valle on an RBI double in the fifth. Also in the fifth, Marden had an RBI double and Nick Skorheim gained an RBI on a sacrifice fly.

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