DOWNEY -- The Ventura County Bucs defeated the East LA Dodgers 8-7 Tuesday at St. Pius.
The swashbucklers took a 7-0 lead, but the Dodgers made a furious comeback to get within one, but ultimately fell short.
Dane Nakatsuka (Vanguard) ripped a home run and four RBI.
Franco Alonzo blasted a long ball for the Dodgers.
The Bucs take on the Signal Hill Oilers on Thursday.
The Dodgers will face the OC Pirates on Thursday.