High school sports

Oiler softball gets share of glory

HUNTINGTON BEACH High School softball team won the Best of the West tournament, and then beat Los Alamitos 3-2 in a key Sunset League game on Tuesday (HBHS photo).

The baseball team at Huntington Beach has accumulated lots of fame this spring, winning the National High School Invitational and making it to finals of the Boras Classic South.

But the Oiler softball team is earning some glory, too. The orange and black won the Best of the West Classic in Santa Maria, posting five wins, including a 8-3 victory over previously unbeaten Oaks Christian.

The Oilers faced Los Alamitos on Tuesday, battling for the Sunset League lead against Los Alamitos and risking their winning streak of nine in a row.

Against the Griffins, the Oilers continued their ways, defeating Los Alamitos 3-2 and move into first place in the SL with a 8-1 lead. Los Al is 7-1.

 On Monday, Santiago High’s softball team defeated La Quinta 5-2 to grab a half-game lead in the Garden Grove League race. Four games remain in the league schedule so nothing is decided yet.

In Garden Grove League baseball, Loara (9-8 overall, 8-4 in league) stayed in first place with a 4-0 win over Rancho Alamitos on Tuesday.

Tuesday’s action in the Sunset Wave League had Edison defeating Newport Harbor 8-6 and solidifying the Chargers’ grip on first. EHS is 12-9 overall, but 5-0 in league. NH is now 9-12 overall and 2-2 in league

In other Wave action, Laguna Beach (8-10-1, 2-3) edged Marina 1-0.

The Empire League softball race remained tight. Pacifica (16-7 overall, 5-2 in league) thumped Crean Lutheran 12-0, while Cypress (17-2-1, 7-0) and Kennedy (13-6, 5-1) also posted wins.

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