|By Joe Curley, Ventura County Star, Calif.|
|McClatchy-Tribune Information Services|
That doesn't mean the sophomore left-hander from
Kamel scattered seven base runners in 8.2 strong innings as the No. 6-ranked Condors opened 3-0 in the
"We had no answer for Kamel,"
Kamel started slowly, throwing away a pickoff play in the top of the first for the lone VC run. He didn't finish the game, yielding to closer
In between, Kamel was masterful, putting seven straight zeroes on the scoreboard and retiring 15 straight VC batters in the meat of a one-run game.
"I felt that I was hitting my spots well," Kamel said. "I felt I was more accurate as the game progressed."
Kamel's performance overshadowed an excellent start from VC's No. 3 starter,
The Condors needed just two batters to take the lead. As
"That was nice to have the wind blowing out on a left-hand hitter because, otherwise, you're not hitting it out of here," Oxnard coach
From there, Kamel and Letofsky combined throw 11 straight scoreless innings, with the help of defensive gems by
Webberly also handed Kamel an insurance run with an RBI single in the bottom of the seventh.
VC threatened in the ninth when Ginther reached on an infield hit to end Kamel's streak of 15 straight outs and
But Redman induced a game-ending force play to give
And things won't get any easier for the
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