Mbusi Hlatshwayo was the hero in Game 1 of the series against San Diego when he cranked a game-winning RBI triple in the ninth inning.
The Bucs (2-5, 2-1) prevailed 5-4 over Team San Diego (7-2, 0-1).
Inland Valley jumped out to an early 1-0 lead in the first on an RBI double by Anthony Rabito scoring Kevin Riley.
Team San Diego answered with one in the second and two in the fourth to grab a 3-1 lead.
The Bucs fought back plating three runs in the fifth. Miles Ryan had an RBI knock and Bryce Brooks added a two-run double as the Bucs regained the lead temporarily at 4-3.
Team San Diego responded with a run in the sixth to knot the score up at 4 apiece.
Eric Trask earned the victory, working 2.1 innings and striking out four while allowing no runs.