Ventura Steals Spoils at All-Star Game
July 12, - LOS ANGELES -
Bucs’ Pitcher Henry Leake began walking toward the dugout just as his fourth strikeout was called, the swagger in his stride mirroring his dominant two-inning performance in the 2018 LA Metro League All-Star Game, which his team won 4-3 in walk-off fashion.
Leake handled the fifth and sixth innings Monday, and was the only pitcher for the American team not to allow a hit. No pitcher for either side recorded more strikeouts than Leake in the All-Star Game.
“He was definitely our best pitcher [in that game],” said American team manager Jay Cordero.
Not one to be overshadowed, Ellis Stevens of the Ventura County Pirates won the SBL All-Star Game MVP Wednesday night. An everyday center fielder, Stevens went three for three with a two run homer in the showcase. His blast got the wheels turning on a game-tying four run eighth inning for his squad helping them win by eventual walk-off.
Tyler Greene, another center fielder, was instrumental to team defense in the Metro League All-Star Game. The Granada Hills native played the entire game and made several catches showing off his omnidirectional range.
Second baseman Sebastian Yasuda also played the whole game and the two Bucs earned five putouts and one assist in the first three innings alone.
The Metro Bucs returned to their regular season Wednesday with a 9-7 loss to the Mission Eagles. The Pirates are back to work Thursday, playing host to the Sparrows at 4:30 p.m.