Oilers remain perfect in Sunset

Baseball Roundup

Huntington Beach continues to stay in control during league play with big wins during first round.

April 09, 2014|By Mike Sciacca

Through Round One of the Sunset League baseball season, the Huntington Beach Oilers sit atop the league standings.

Not only that, but they entered the week atop the CIF Southern Section Division 1 rankings.

Huntington completed the first round of league play with a 5-0 record, scoring wins last week against Los Alamitos (10-1), and Edison (3-2).

The Oilers overpowered Los Alamitos Friday to earn their sixth-straight victory. Junior Tyler Murray delivered three doubles and drove in three runs, junior Daniel Amaral had a double, home run and three runs batted in, and junior Noah Davis took a no-hitter into the sixth inning.


Davis gave up only one hit, a run, walked two and struck out two. He improved to 5-0 and holds a 1.12 ERA.

Huntington upped its overall record to 9-2.

"We put together a complete game for the first time this year," Huntington Coach Benji Medure said. "Los Al had their big pitcher [Jacob Nix] going, so it was nice to see our guys hit him around like that. That should help us this week against Newport and their D-1 pitchers."

In a battle between two teams that then were 3-0 in league April 2, Huntington rallied back from a 2-0 deficit against Edison by scoring the final three runs to pull out a 3-2 win against the visiting Chargers. Senior Sean O'Toole (1-0) got the pitching win.

Huntington this week has taken over the top spot in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 top 10 poll, which was released by the Southern Section office Monday. The Oilers replace defending division champion Harvard-Westlake, which slipped to No. 3 this week.

Fountain Valley got its offense untracked its last three games, scoring 21 total runs in two wins last week over Marina (14-1) and Edison (7-1). The Barons, on a three-game league win streak, improved to 4-1 in league and 8-4 overall.

Fountain Valley previously routed Newport Harbor, 10-0, March 28.

In Friday's 7-1 win over seventh-ranked Edison, senior Junior Aguilar went three for four with two RBIs, and junior Willie Aguilar went two for four with an RBI. Senior Scott Schultz ran his record to 3-0, giving up one earned run in five innings pitched.

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