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Our goal is simple: to develop student athletes of success and integrity. We strive to help our players serve as positive members of their team. We strive to instill a positive attitude in our athletes so they are willing to recognize the importance of mental and physical growth in the development of their baseball skills. We try to help our athletes reach their full baseball potential and meet their own personal goals.
By Brian Reed-Baiotto, Sports Editor
The Ventura County Pirates earned the Best of the West League championship on Friday night at Cal Poly Pomona.
VCP defeated the Inland Valley Pirates, 6-4, in the first game of a best-of-three series.
After the final out in the top of the ninth inning, IVP manager Charlie Reynoso alerted VCP skipper, George Vranau, that Inland Valley would not have enough pitching to continue the series.
The announcement set off a celebration amongst the VCP players and their fans.
It was their second championship in five years.
In 2022, VCP won five of their six games against the IVP.
Alex Abbott went four innings and allowed one run on five hits.
He walked one and struck out four IVP batters.
Kellan Montgomery provided two scoreless and hitless innings, walking three and striking out one.
Dylan Goodrich got the save, going two innings and allowing one run on one hit.
Goodrich walked two and fanned a pair of Inland Valley batters.
Anthony Gibbons walked, tripled and scored.
Conner McKinney singled, doubled, scored and had an RBI.
Gabriel Rico singled, scored and drove in a run.
Anthony McFarland had an RBI single.
Nathaniel Garcia went 2-for-4 for the IVP, and Bret Bowers walked four times and scored once.
Wyatt Johnson got the loss, allowing four runs on six hits over his five innings on Friday.
Johnson walked five and struck out five VCP batters.
Darren Taylor singled, doubled and drove in a pair of runs.
Daniel Laughery walked, singled twice, scored two runs and had one RBI.
Nolan Lingley had a big night, going 2-for-4, with a double and a game-high three RBIs.
Andrew Tovar doubled and scored.
Andrew Buglino was solid throughout the 2022 season behind the plate, and batted just under the .300 mark, with 25 hits, 14 runs and 13 RBIs.
On Friday, the VCP catcher walked and singled.
Angelo Aleman went 2-for-4 and Quintt Landis walked three times and scored once.
Eli Paton singled and scored for VCP.
Jovan Camacho walked and scored.
Win: Alex Abbott
Loss: Wyatt Johnson
Save: Dylan Goodrich
3B: Anthony Gibbons (IVP)
2B: Conner McKinney (IVP); Darren Taylor (VCP), Nolan Lingley (VCP), Andrew Tovar (VCP)
Records: IVP (18-7-1); VCP (20-6)
The So Cal Shepherds held the top-seeded Ventura County Pirates scoreless as the game headed to the bottom of the fifth inning in Wednesday’s Best of the West League first-round playoff game.
The Pirates, however, got one in the fifth and three more in the sixth to defeat the Shepherds, 4-1, at Cal Poly Pomona.
Dylan Goodrich got the win, going two scoreless innings, and allowing just one hit.
Goodrich didn’t issue a walk and fanned three SCS batters.
Alex Laureano walked, singled twice and scored.
Rhett Stein walked and had an RBI.
Brandon Adams walked and collected a pair of singles.
Drew Salyers walked and singled.
Brenden Coffindaffer doubled and Shane Poe singled in Wednesday’s loss.
Andrew White got the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits.
White went 6 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out four VCB batters.
Quintt Landis went 2-for-4 and scored.
Daniel Laughery singled twice and had a game-high three RBIs.
Andrew Buglino had an RBI single and scored.
Ryan Camacho walked and doubled and Jovan Camacho doubled in the win.
Andrew Tovar singled twice and scored.
Angelo Aleman walked twice, and Eli Paton was hit-by-pitch and scored the Pirates first run.
Up next: The VC Pirates meet up today (Thursday) with the Inland Valley Pirates at 1.
The winner automatically advances to the championship, best-of-three game series that starts on Friday.
The loser of the VCP-IVP game will face the winner of the Thursday’s first game between the Arroyo Seco Sentinels and the So Cal Shepherds.
Win: Dylan Goodrich
Loss: Andrew White
2B: Brenden Coffindaffer (SCS); Jovan Camacho (VCP), Ryan Camacho (VCP)
Sunset League Players of the Week:
Quintt Landis, Ventura County Pirates:
Landis went 8-for-15 in a week that his Pirates claimed the BOTW title.
He walked twice, hit two HR’s, scored four runs and had six RBIs.
This season, Landis batted .395 with 15 hits, scored nine runs and had nine RBIs.
The Pirates will open the playoffs on Wednesday against the winner of Tuesday’s Dodgers-So Cal Shepherds wild card game.
Juan Guardado, East Los Angeles Dodgers:
Guardado went 10-for-19 and scored four runs.
He walked twice, had two doubles, one HR and two RBIs.
For the season, Guardado hit. .300, with 21 hits, 16 runs and had eight RBIs.
The Dodgers face the So Cal Shepherds today (Tuesday) in a BOTW wild card game.
Hayden Winters, IV Bucs:
Winters finished the 2022 regular season, going 7-of-14.
He scored three runs, doubled twice and had one triple.
For the year, Winters batted .360, with 18 hits and scored 12 runs.
He had six doubles, two triples, two home runs and had a team-high 14 RBIs.
The Bucs finished last in the BOTW standings.
Team Owner/GM: George Vranau
SBL Titles: 2019
Division Titles: 2017, 2019