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Seahawks start right

Ocean View goes big in season opener by dominating Costa Mesa, 10-0, behind huge third inning.

March 06, 2014|By Mike Sciacca

Ocean View High girls' softball got its 2014 season off to a big start Tuesday by overpowering visiting Costa Mesa, 10-0.

Senior co-captain Emily Long homered and drove in three runs, senior co-captain Tobi Salzman had three hits, and junior Billi Derleth had two hits and drove in five runs for the Seahawks whose offense came alive in the third inning.

Ocean View hosts Tustin at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in nonleague play.

Edison and Huntington Beach had their season openers rained out Saturday. Marina opens its season at 3:15 p.m. Thursday at Kennedy.

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Edison started its 2014 season Tuesday and lost, 3-2, at Mission Viejo. The Chargers scored single runs in the first and second innings but stranded runners in both innings.

Junior Kevin Ando and senior Phil Knapp both had a hit and RBI, and senior Brian Schales had two hits including a double for the Chargers.

"We let a couple lapses on the mound lead to three runs which took away from a good performance from our pitchers, Nate Madden and Stephen Knapp," said Cameron Chinn who was making his head coaching debut at Edison. "Offensively we struggled to break the game open early after getting runs in the first and second and leaving guys on base both innings."

The Chargers play at 3 p.m. Thursday at Aliso Niguel.

Fountain Valley split its first two games of the new season Tuesday. The Barons took the first game of a nonleague doubleheader at Sonora, 3-0, but dropped the season game, 4-3.

Senior Scott Shultz and juniors Justin Navarro (1-0) and Justin Cobb combined for a shutout, senior Brock Lundquist drove in two runs and seniors Junior Aguilar and Dillon Persinger both had two his in the opener.

Lundquist hit a solo home run in the second game.

"We didn't execute in Game 2," Fountain Valley Coach Deric Yanagisawa said. "We stranded a bunch of runners in scoring position. We couldn't get a clutch hit in Game 2. Sonora did a great job executing late in the game."

Fountain Valley takes on El Toro at 7 p.m. Thursday in a 7 p.m. Loara Tournament game at Glover Stadium in Anaheim.

Ocean View took on Calvary Chapel Monday to begin its season, and took a pair of one-run victories from the visiting Eagles, 1-0 and 4-3.

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