LONG BEACH -- The Ventura County Pirates defeated the SoCal Sparrows 7-3 Tuesday afternoon at Long Beach City College.
The game was tied 3-3 entering the ninth inning, but the Pirates came through with a huge four-run frame and held on for the victory.
Connor Rodriguez had a huge day finishing 3-3 with three runs scored and one RBI. Josh Arkin and Jake Wishart each added two RBI.
The Sparrows were led by EJ Andrews who notched two RBI. Sam Ireland scored twice.
Ventura County plays the Long Beach Legends at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday at Long Beach City College. The winner clinches a spot in the Sunset League Championship Series at Cal State Fullerton.
Meanwhile, the Sparrows will play the Oilers at 1 p.m. on Thursday in an elimination game. The winner of that game will play again at 4:30 on Thursday for a spot in the SBL Championship Series.