The Ocean View 10/11 All-Stars are: Matthew Blokdyk, Landen Hill, Nathan Madole, Ben McConnell, Bradley Monroe, Andrew O'Brien, Jack Pelc, Reid Sebby, Brad Vega, Jake Volo, Nicholas Welch, James Williams and Zeke Ziegler. Steven Blokdyk is team manager and coaches are Mike Monroe and Kent Madole.
Huntington Valley went extra innings, and an extra day, to topple Ocean View and claim the District 62 Junior Division banner.
Huntington Valley put up a monstrous seventh-inning rally July 6 to tie the score against Ocean View, then scored three runs in the top of the 10th inning of a continuation game between the two teams July 7 and held on for an 11-10 title-clinching victory at Marina Park in Huntington Beach.
"We were down to our last strike four times in the seventh inning, yet managed to score six runs to tie the score," Huntington Valley Manager Rick Johnson said. "It was an incredible comeback by our kids.
"We have a team that has great chemistry. It's just a great group of kids. We always have the philosophy to never give up, and the kids didn't give up. It was amazing."
The biggest hit of the seventh-inning comeback was a three-run home run by Will Donald that tied the score.
As district champion, Huntington Valley advances to the Section 10 tournament and begins play against San Clemente (District 68) at 10 a.m. Saturday at San Juan Sports Park in San Juan Capistrano.
The Huntington Valley Junior All-Stars are: Gordie Baillie, Ryan Burke, Danny Campbell, Shane Davis, Nick Diaz, Will Donald, Michael Eliot, George Gleason, Andrew Johnson, Jordan Kirkenslager, Nathan Lammers and Pierson Loska. Rick Johnson is team manager and coaches are Dan Campbell and Paul Davis.
Robinwood is the District 62 representative at the Section 10 Tournament that begins Saturday. Robinwood faces San Juan/Ladrea (District 68) at 1 p.m. at San Juan Sports Park in San Juan Capistrano.