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Buccaneers Befuddle Bulls in 13-3 Victory


The Buccaneers' Max Blessenger Dives back safely on a pickoff attempt from the Arcadia Astros on June 29. - ROBERT HOLLAR, June 29, 2019

The Ventura County Buccaneers (10-10) rode a seven-run third inning to a 13-3 Victory in game 2 of a double header against the Northridge Bulls after losing game 1, 4-3, Sunday.


The win avoided a sweep in the three-game series and moved the Bucs back to .500 on the season.


Shortstop Robbie Treto hit his second home run of the season in the fourth inning giving him sole possession of the team lead in round-trippers. The two-run shot gave Treto 12 RBIs on the summer, also extending a team lead.


However, the Bucs did most of their damage with small ball and executed three bunt singles in the first three innings. Ventura County was particularly efficient in the third inning, scoring seven runs on as many hits.


Nate Martinez batted last for the Bucs and was 3-3 at the plate. Martinez also showed his athleticism in the second inning with a catch diving towards the wall in deep center field at full speed to rob the Bulls of a base hit.


Pitcher Kolby Steeg entered in the fourth inning and was granted the win. Carson Cox preceded him with three innings of shutout work.


In Game one, the Buccaneers were down 4-0 with just one strike to work with and scored three runs helped by a triple from catcher Jonathan Casteneda. However, the rally was too little too late as the Bucs fell, 4-3.


The Buccaneers return to LA Valley College for a non-league game against the Mission Eagles 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10.

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