LA HABRA -- The Long Beach Legends defeated the So Cal Shepherds 2-0 Wednesday at Whittier Christian.
The Legends (2-0, 5-1) pitching staff outdueled the Shepherds in a great pitching matchup. Long Beach has now won five in a row.
Garrett Gladney (Hawaii Hilo) pitched four innings, allowed just one hit and struck out seven. Trevor McInerney (CSU Stanislaus) earned the win. He tossed three innings, allowed no hits and struck out two. Caden Aoki (Notre Dame) twirled two innings, allowed one hit and struck out one.
The Shepherds (1-3, 2-7) got an outstanding performance by Roy Washburn (Arizona Christian). Washburn pitched eight innings, allowed two runs on five hits and struck out six.
Zach Freeman (USF) and Aoki each blasted solo home runs.
Connor Aldrich (Charleston Southern) had both hits for the Shepherds.
The Legends take on the Inland Valley Pirates next on Thursday.
The Shepherds get their chance at the Inland Valley Pirates on Friday.