VALLEY GLEN -- The Ventura County Buccaneers defeated the Arroyo Seco Sentinels 4-2 Wednesday at LA Valley College.
The Bucs (3-2, 5-4) jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first inning and never looked back.
Shaun Montoya (UC Irvine) had two hits and scored twice. Drew Atherton (Cal Poly Pomona) earned the win, tossing five innings, allowing just one hit and striking out seven.
The Sentinels (1-4, 3-4) were led by Caiden Matheny's (Riverside CC) two knocks.
The Bucs will play the OC Pirates on Thursday.
The Sentinels will face the East LA Dodgers on Thursday.