The Inland Valley Buccaneers (3-5, 1-1) defeated the Orange Coast Bucs 9-7 on Thursday night at Orange Coast College.
The Bucs have now won three of their past four games.
It all began in the very first inning when Breyer Gayle, who finished 4-for-4, scored on a RBI single by JP Hopkins.
Hopkins was brought home by Brendan Campbell’s RBI rip to left field to make it a 2-0 lead for the Bucs.
Inland Valley added one run in the third and fourth innings to extend the margin to 4-0.
Kevin Riley knocked in Gayle in the third and Gayle scored again on a Hopkins knock in the fourth.
The OCC Bucs scored one in the bottom of the fourth.
The fifth inning saw seven total runs scored, four of which were plated by Inland Valley.
Campbell and Matt Majher scored on a two-run single by Bryce Brooks.
Anthony Seminaris lined a single to right field scoring Joseph Morreale.
Gayle brought home Seminaris with a base hit to give the Bucs an 8-1 lead.
The OCC Bucs scored three in the fifth to narrow their deficit to 8-4.
The Bucs tacked on an insurance run in the seventh as Gayle belted his second RBI scoring Blake Vandegrift.
The OCC Bucs plated two in the seventh and one in the eighth to make it 9-7, but that was as close as they could get as Randall Ortiz notched his first save of the season.
Cameron Rodriguez tossed 1.1 innings, struckout two and was credited with the win.
Batting2B: Kevin Riley
TB: Anthony Seminaris 2, Breyer Gayle 4, JP Hopkins 2, Brendan Campbell 2, Kevin Riley 3, Hershel Gardner, Joe Morreale 3, Bryce Brooks
RBI: Anthony Seminaris, Breyer Gayle 2, JP Hopkins, Brendan Campbell, Kevin Riley2, Bryce Brooks 2
SAC: Blake Vandegrift, Bryce Brooks
FC: Blake Vandegrift, Bryce Brooks
HBP: Breyer Gayle, Joe Morreale
SB: Breyer Gayle 2, Blake Vandegrift, Bryce Brooks
CS: Kevin Riley
PitchingW: Cameron Rodriguez
SV: Randall Ortiz