Los Angeles Preps: Scott Meyer

COSTA MESA -- For the second year in a row, the Southern Division championship came down to a two-point play in the waning seconds.

For the second year in a row, Beckman was left in stunned silence.

On Friday at Orange Coast College, it was top-seeded Beckman's turn to win the championship on a two-point conversion. Cameron Biedgoly passed seven yards to James Kaprielian with seven seconds left. Rather than kicking a PAT for the tie, the Patriots put the ball in the hands of their stud running back, Jeff Kim -- who had runs of 13 and four yards on their 62-yard scoring drive.

But Kim, who averaged 136 yards and scored 23 touchdowns this season, was stopped cold by a fired-up Corona del Mar defense led by linebackers Frasier Anderson, Grant Garrett, David Moore and Aaron White.

There was no score, and no joy on the Beckman sidelines as they watched another team celebrate wildly for the second year in a row.

Second-seeded Corona del Mar scored a 14-13 victory, the Sea Kings' first title since winning back-to-back in 1988 and 1989.

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1. Even though Edison left-hander Henry Owens (5-0, 0.42 ERA)—who beat Marina with a two-hit, 11-strikeout performance—is regarded as the county's best pitcher and has 43 strikeouts in 36 innings, he is not the county leader in making opponents whiff. That distinction belongs to Nate Anderson (4-0, 0.61) of Garden Grove with 53 Ks in 34.1 innings.

2. Bob Zamora, who coached Capistrano Valley for the past 34 seasons, won his 600th game on Friday. The milestone came in an 11-4 victory over Dana Hills in a South Coast League game as Gradeigh Sanchez had three hits, scored two runs and drove in three; Capo had a 10-run second inning. Under Zamora's guidance, the Cougars have won 15 league titles and six section championships. They're looking for another big year behind Kyle Matzek (.462), who has scored 14 runs and has 18 RBIs.

3. Los Alamitos, trailing by four runs, got a single, double and two-run homer from Allison Brown to help the Griffins come from behind to beat Mater Dei, 5-4, in the Corona Santiago Spring Fling softball tournament. Pinch-hitter Alicia Walker got the game-winning RBI in the top of the fifth inning.

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