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Chargers take third in tourney

Softball Roundup

Edison earns solid finish at Woodbridge Tourney, where Marina also competed.

April 09, 2014|By Mike Sciacca
(SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

Edison and Marina finished a week-long work week at the Woodbridge Tournament Saturday, and Edison came away with a third-place finish.

The Chargers capped their five-game tourney run with a 7-4 victory over North Torrance in the third-place game. Senior Emma Silvestri reached base in all three plate appearances, had two hits and two RBIs, and stole a base. Freshman Riley Wester went two for four, and sophomore Allie Greenburg doubled. Sophomore Kiana Pancino got the pitching win and ran her record to 5-4.

Edison (5-6 overall) had reached the tournament semifinals but lost there, 4-0, to La Mirada.

Riverside ML King (No. 5, Division 1) won the tournament, defeating La Mirada, 9-0, in Saturday's title game.

Pancino and senior Lizabelle Talataina were named to the all-tournament team.

"The girls came together during the Woodbridge Tournament and the team is in a great place right now as we head into league," Edison Coach Kim Ensey said.

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Marina dropped its final two tournament games Saturday. The Vikings, who went into the weekend ranked second in CIF Southern Section Division 1, were edged, 1-0, by La Mirada, then fell, 6-1, to El Modena.

The Vikings were without pitching ace Tera Blanco who Coach Shelly Luth said was out Saturday due to illness.

Senior Sydney McCollum represented Marina on the all-tourney team.

Edison and Marina opened Sunset League play against one another Tuesday. That score, as well as scores from other openers between Huntington-Newport Harbor, and Fountain Valley-Los Alamitos, weren't available at press time.

Sunset games on tap Thursday are Newport Harbor at Edison (3:15 p.m.), Marina at Los Alamitos (3:15 p.m.), and Fountain Valley at Huntington (6 p.m.).

Ocean View has had its way with Santa Ana on the softball diamond the past several years. When the teams met Friday, it appeared that this meeting could be different than past games between the Seahawks and Saints. This year's Santa Ana team came into the Golden West League opener with a different vibe, the result of starting the 2014 season 13-0.

In the end, no, make that after two innings, it was still Ocean View's game.

The Seahawks scored four runs in each of the first two innings and cruised the rest of the way in a 9-1 victory. Santa Ana couldn't overcome the early deficit, scoring its only run late in the game en route to its first loss.

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