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Softball: Oilers pass tests

Huntington Beach improves to 4-0 in league with key wins over defending champ Marina and Edison.

April 30, 2014|By Mike Sciacca

Ocean View rebounded from a two-game skid by jumping out to a nine-run lead through three innings Friday, and went on to handle host Westminster, 10-3, in Golden West League play. Olivia Russ had three hits and Tobi Salzman and Billi Derluth both had two hits to lead the Seahawks' 12-hit attack. Derluth also recorded her eight pitching win of the season.

Ocean View, ranked ninth in CIF Southern Section Division 4, evened its league record at 2-2 and improved to 14-5 overall.

"I thought we regrouped after a tough loss on Wednesday against Segerstrom and played well," Ocean View Coach Mike McLaughlan said. "Our defense had a great day to go along with our bats."

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Ocean View committed a few errors late in its April 23 game at Segerstrom and ended up with a 9-5 loss. Salzman had three hits with Emily Long and Anika Ortiz each had two hits.

The Seahawks start the second half of league play when they travel Friday for a 3:15 p.m. game at Loara.

CIF Weekly Rankings

Softball: Huntington Beach (No. 6, Division 1); Marina (No. 8, Division 1); Ocean View (No. 9, Division 4).

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