LIVE FROM MARINA HIGH
I have the Mobile OCVarsity Press Row set up at Marina High for The Bash at the Beach: Edison vs. Marina Part II.
The girls are doing pre-game warm-ups and D.J. Donnie Hagberg is blasting some Roger and Zapp “More Bounce to the Ounce.”Odalay, homie!
Marina hammered Edison, 10-0, in the first meeting. I’m expecting a much closer game this time around. Pride and Sunset League supremacy are on the line in this rematch. Edison comes in at 17-8 overall and 6-1 in league, while Marina is 21-3 and 6-1.
Marina has Michigan-commit Tera Blanco in the circle and Edison is throwing Utah-bound Sammy Cordova. Blanco is having one of the best seasons in her high school career. Cordova has been pitching with a bad ankle. She’s been battling all season.
No more messing around.
Edison, are you ready?
Marina, are you ready?
LET’S GET IT ON!!!!
Cal State Northridge-bound Carissa Sherman leads off the game with a single up the middle for Edison.
Marina ace Tera Blanco strikes out Notre Dame-bound Ali Wester with a rise ball. One down.
There goes Sherman for second and she’s … SAFE!!! Stolen base for Sherman. WILD PITCH!!! Sherman is on third.
Blanco is throwing gas. Pure heat. Notre Dame-bound Karley Wester is fighting off pitches. Full count. Wester is making Blanco work. Wester grounds out to second and that drives in Sherman from third to give the Chargers a 1-0 lead. Two down.
Idaho State-bound Reis Birkett draws a two-out walk and Utah Valley-bound Liz Talataina singles up the middle.
Blanco gets Isabella Stoner on a called third strike on the outside corner to end the inning.
Edison ace Sammy Cordova walks her cousin, Sam Agamaite, with one out in the bottom of the first.
BTW, OCVarsity videographer Jonathan Khamis is here shooting the game, so check out ocvarsity.com tonight for video highlights.