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Quality Start From Goodrich, Early Offense from Pirates secures win over the Legends

A RHP pitcher in a white and black camo jersey pronates his throwing arm ahead of him as the ball exits his hand.
Pirates RHP Xavier Stoker throws a pitch against the Long Beach Legends at LA Valley College July 12, 2022. Photo by Maddy Whiting

The Ventura County Pirates (14-11-1) (13-3 league), used a strong performance from the pitching staff and an early offensive outburst to defeat the Long Beach Legends 6-2 at LAVC Tuesday afternoon, keeping Ventura County undefeated in Valley Glen.

The Pirates opened up the scoring early on, scoring 2 runs in the top off the 1st when C Andrew Buglino singled home LF Ryan Camacho and RF Jovan Camacho scored off of a wild pitch.

The Pirates then added two more runs in the second inning off of a RBI single from SS Angelo Aleman and a Jovan Camacho RBI single to take a 4-0 lead.

The Pirates would add insurance runs in the 4th off of a Ryan Camacho triple and in the 9th from a Ryan Camacho RBI double. The Camachos finished a combined 6-10 on the day with 3 RBI.

After the Legends plated two unearned runs in the bottom of the 2nd to cut into the lead, starting RHP Dylan Goodrich (3-1) would shut the Legend’s offense down for the next three innings. Goodrich would earn the win and finish with 1earned run, 4 strikeouts and no walks.

“Felt Great, the slider was off but I got the curveball in there, those two pitches worked,” Goodrich said.

The Bullpen was lights out for the Pirates, recording 12 outs in the final 13 batters they faced in this one. Xavier Stoker and Daniel Parra would each pitch two innings, with Stoker closing the game out in the 8th and 9th.

“This was a great job by the bullpen, there was no offensive threat over those last four innings,” said Coach Vranau.

The Pirates move into a tie for first place in Best of the West and remain undefeated when taking the field at LAVC this season. The Pirates will head to Pasadena to face the Arroyo Seco Sentinels next on July 14.


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