FULLERTON -- The Ventura County Pirates defeated the Solana Beach Redbirds 4-1 Saturday night at Cal State Fullerton. The win moves the Pirates one step closer to claiming their first ever Sunset League Championship.
Deandrey Carter (LA Valley College) was electric, tossing seven innings, striking out seven and earning the win.
Jason Ajamian (LA Valley College) finished 2-for-4 with two RBI. Eddie Pietschmann (Chaffey College) and Nick Henry (College of the Canyons) each contributed one RBI.
Gaige Howard (University of New Orleans) knocked in one RBI for the Redbirds.
Game 2 is scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday afternoon at Cal State Fullerton.