There is still plenty of action left in the 2014 Sunset League softball race but three games into the league season, the Huntington Beach Oilers hold the lead.
Huntington picked up a key victory Tuesday at Marina in a game that featured two of the league's perennial top pitchers. The Oilers scored a run in the third inning, avoided several scoring opportunities by the Vikings, and made the run stand in a 1-0 win against the defending league champions.
The win, combined with Edison's loss Tuesday at Los Alamitos, allowed the Oilers, 15-3 overall, 3-0 in league and ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 1, to grab sole possession of the league lead.
Jeff Forsberg said in his nine years as head coach at Huntington, the Oilers had never won at Marina.
Last year, they dropped a 17-inning affair on the same field.
Forsberg said that Huntington had not won on Marina's field in more than 20 years.