Marina: The Vikings suffered their first Sunset League loss when Newport Harbor's Shaun Vetrovec hit a two-run walk-off home run to lift the host Sailors to a 3-2 win.
Jackson Westermeyer threw a "great game," Marina Coach Bob Marshall said. The senior struck out nine as his record went to 3-1. Jake Bauers went two for two, Tyler Mildenberg, Austin Sojka and Landon Marshall had doubles, and Sojka and Justin Neese had RBIs for Marina (7-4, 3-1).
"This is what Sunset League baseball is all about," Bob Marshall said. "Both teams battled to the final pitch, unfortunately Newport came out on the victorious side. They were down to their last strike and made us pay when Vetrovec hit his bomb.
"Our Achilles heel is that we are not disciplined at the plate. We are getting better, but not where we want to be yet."
Senior Austin Olivas (3-0) will start for the Vikings Thursday when they play host to league-leading Fountain Valley.
The Vikings begin play at 10 a.m. Saturday at the Ryan Lemmon Invitational against Tustin. The tourney runs through Wednesday.
Ocean View: The Seahawks grabbed a 2-0 lead at Orange, but the host Panthers scored the final 10 runs to take the Golden West League game.
Ocean View (3-7, 2-2) took its 2-0 lead on a home run by Jared Goodman, his second of the year. The loss was the second-straight in league play for the Seahawks, who last Friday fell, 5-3, to Westminster.
"I feel like this game [against Orange] was a total misrepresentation of what Ocean View baseball is supposed to be," Ocean View Coach Shane Borowski said. "Errors are going to happen, that is part of the game. But when they continue to happen in the manner that happened here today, we can only think that some changes need to be made. We are going back to the drawing board.
"We need to dream this thing up again and figure out a way to compete. Today, we did not compete, and we need to fix that. We got a solid pitching performance from a sophomore call-up [Steven Cotton, and we wasted it for him. It's time to start competing again."
Ocean View goes to Glover Stadium in Anaheim Thursday for a 7 p.m. league game against Loara. Borowski said Ramon Sepulveda (0-1) will get the start against the Saxons.
The Seahawks open play Saturday at the Ryan Lemmon Invitational which runs through Wednesday. The Seahawks face Roosevelt at 11 a.m. in their tourney opener.
CIF Weekly Rankings (week of March 25)
Division 1: Fountain Valley, No. 4.