Ocean View stays alive in Little League World Series
Huntington Beach Ocean View's Hagen Danner struck out 12 and homered to lead his team to a 2-0 win over Clinton County, Pa., the hometown favorite, in an elimination game Thursday night at Lamade Stadium.
Danner's home run in the top of the third was the first homer of the series for Ocean View, the West region representative, which had lost, 1-0, to the Northwest team from Billings, Mont., on Wednesday night. Ocean View will get a second chance at Montana on Saturday in the U.S. championship game.
The crowd of 31,697 was loudly enthusiastic for its underdog Mid-Atlantic team, but that squad could advance a runner as far as third base only once.
-- Diane Pucin, reporting from Williamsport, Pa.
Photo: Ocean View's Hagen Danner delivers a pitch against LaGrange, Ky., on Sunday during pool play at the Little League World Series in South Williamsport, Pa. Credit: Matt Slocum / Associated Press