The Ventura County Buccaneers (11-10) flew circles around the Mission Eagles (4-8-2) during a 15-5 home victory Wednesday at LA Valley College.
The non-league match does not count in the Golden Coast Collegiate League standings. However, the victory is the second straight for the Bucs and builds offensive momentum heading into their remaining league contests.
Buccaneers' left fielder Gedeon Ellis highlighted the offense with four hits. All three of his RBIs came on a bases-clearing double that salted the game in the third inning.
Ellis stole third base in the fifth inning which allowed him to score his second run of the game on a passed ball. He is now hitting .356 on the year.
Ventura County third baseman Thomas Keller made his presence felt with three singles in his first three plate appearances. The second single was good for two RBIs as part of an eight-run third inning for the Buccaneers. Keller also scored three runs.
Bucs' first baseman Brock Bell got in on the action with two doubles in the game. He was one of nine Buccaneers to tally a run against the Eagles.
Pitcher Trevor Grey (1-3) entered in the third inning and earned his first win of the year with two shutout innings of one-hit ball.
The Buccaneers continue the home stand and return to league play against the first-place Southern California Hitmen Friday, July 12 at LA Valley College. The game begins a three-game weekend set between the teams.