ORANGE -- The #1 Inland Valley Pirates defeated the #2 Ventura County Pirates 2-1 in Game 1 of the Championship Series.
Ryan Charles (UNLV) and Julian DeLeon (Taft) each ripped in one RBI.
Jacob Ortega (Hancock) had the lone RBI for Ventura County.
Issac Esqueda (USC) earned the win, tossing six great innings.
Game 2 is set for Saturday.