The Arroyo Seco Royals cruised to a 12-4 victory over the Ventura County Bucs in the first round of the Sunset League playoffs.
ASR scored in each of the first five innings on Tuesday, and took a 10-1 lead.
Josh VerKuilen got the win, allowing one run on two hits over his five-inning outing.
He walked three and fanned seven VCB batters.
Kai Moran singled, homered and drove in three runs.
Tommy Italia walked, singled, doubled, scored and had one RBI.
Luke Crawshaw singled and scored.
Jakub Amado got the loss, allowing three runs on three hits.
Amado went two innings, issued three walks and striking out four.
Jonah Paez walked twice and hit a solo HR.
Blake Beckley walked, doubled, scored and had three RBIs.
Brennan Beckley walked, singled, doubled and scored.
Diego Frey walked, singled and scored twice.
Jordan Zuniga went 2-for-4, with a walk, two singles and an RBI.
Andres Garcia walked, singled, scored and drove in a pair of runs.
Alex Marquez walked twice, scored two runs and had one RBI.
Jesus Maldonado walked once and scored three runs, and Josh Hernandez walked and scored.
Up next: The Royals will face the top-seeded OC Pirates today (Wednesday) at Cypress College.
The first pitch is set for 4:30.
In the other Sunset League playoff game, the Quakes Baseball Academy will battle the Field Rats at 12:30.
The Quakes defeated the OC Legends, 8-5, in the first round.
Win: Josh VerKuilen
Loss: Jakub Amato
HR: Jonah Paez (ASR); Kai Moran (VCB)
2B: Blake Beckley (ASR), Brennan Beckley (ASR); Tommy Italia (VCB)
Records: Arroyo Seco Royals (14-11); Ventura County Bucs (13-12)
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