CLAREMONT -- The #2 Ventura County Buccaneers defeated the #3 Long Beach Legends 9-2 Tuesday in the first round of the Best of the West Playoffs at Claremont High.
Darren Taylor (Chaffey College) blasted a home run and three RBI. Dante Zamudio (West Virginia State) ripped two RBI.
Trevor Garcia (Fresno State) tossed seven innings, struck out eight, allowed two runs and earned the win.
Hank Schineller (Irvine Valley) led the way for the Legends with a home run and two RBI.
The Pirates advance to face the #1 Inland Valley Pirates in Game 3 tomorrow. The winner clinches a spot in the Best of the West Championship Series. The loser gets one more chance to clinch a spot in the Championship Series on Thursday in Game 5.
The Legends have an elimination game set for tomorrow. If Long Beach wins, they'll advance to Game 5 on Thursday for a spot in the Championship Series.