The Inland Valley Pirates (2-0-1) defeated Southern Nevada (3-2) 4-2 Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.
Inland Valley’s offense was kick started by lead-off man Chaneng Varela who scored the game’s first two runs.
In the first inning Varela, who singled, scored on a RBI ripped to left field by Kyle Jackson.
In the third, Varela made it 2-0 when he was brought in by Jason Padlo’s opposite field single.
The Pirates tacked on one more in the fourth and fifth innings.
Justin Gomez doubled and scored on a RBI knock by Tyler Urbach.
Jonny Reynoso crushed the ball up the middle scoring Jeff Nellis to increase the lead to 4-0.
Southern Nevada fought until the end and plated two runs in the final frame, while having the bases loaded with two outs. Sean Patton came in relief to slam the door shut and earn the save.
Brett Early earned the win.