A team of Ventura County all-star baseball players outslugged a similar team from the Westside, 13-10, Sunday at UCLA's Jackie Robinson Stadium.
Ventura County had 15 hits, including three by Buena's Tom Lunsford, who hit a two-run home run in the first inning and finished with four runs batted in. Rio Mesa's Steve Soliz delivered a key blow in the fifth inning, blasting a three-run double to give Ventura County a 6-4 lead.
Ventura County snapped a 7-7 tie with six runs in the eighth. Lunsford, Simi Valley's Terry Hill and Jesse Anguiano, Royal's Jason Jones and Westlake's Derek Tamburro each had run-scoring singles in the inning.
Five Ventura County pitchers issued 14 walks, but Camarillo's Steve Biggs went the final 2 2/3 innings to earn the victory. Biggs was also the winning pitcher last week for the South in the Ventura County All-Star game.
With the bases loaded and one out in the third, Rio Mesa's Jon Rust replaced starter Rich Langford of Simi Valley and struck out two batters in a row. Jones, the center fielder, made several fine defensive plays.