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Ventura blanks Vaqueros 8-0 in WSC finale

Ventura blanks Vaqueros 8-0 in WSC finale

Ventura scored six runs in the eighth on Thursday and went on to beat visiting SBCC 8-0 in the final WSC North baseball game of the year.

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The Vaqueros (23-16, 13-7), ranked 10th in Southern Cal, had already clinched their fourth conference crown in the last seven years. They ended up two games in front of Cuesta (11-9) and three ahead of Ventura (20-20, 10-10) and Moorpark (10-10).

Justin Friedman tossed a five-hit shutout for the Pirates, striking out eight and walking one. The Vaqueros used 17 position players and six pitchers.

Bryson Wallet gave the Pirates a 1-0 lead in the fifth with a two-out single that scored Rodolfo Aguilar. Ventura outhit the Vaqueros 9-5 and tied the season series 2-2.

Santa Barbara will make its seventh straight trip to the Southern Cal Regional and the Vaqueros will host a first-round best-of-3 series, starting Friday, May 5.

SBCC is 15-3 at home this season. The brackets will be announced on Sunday.