The Inland Valley Pirates (5-4-1) bats slugged their way to an 18-1 blowout victory over the East LA Dodgers including an 11-run fifth inning Monday night at Cal Poly Pomona.
The Dodgers actually went out to an early 1-0 lead in the second inning, but it was all Inland Valley from there.
In the third, Troy Resch knocked in Jacob Bernardy. Bernardy finished 4-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored.
In the fourth, Kyle Jackson tripled to deep left center field and was brought home on an RBI ground out by Nick Hernandez to make it a 2-1 lead. Jackson finished with four runs, while Hernandez bashed in four RBI.
Entering the fifth inning, it appeared like it was going to be a tightly contested game, but that’s when the Pirates sent up 16 hitters to the plate and scored 11 runs. The Pirates had nine hits in the inning and three walks.
Chaneng Varela crushed a three-run triple to the gap in left field clearing the bases including himself as an error was made on the relay throw and he came home to score.
Tyler Urbach and Hernandez contributed two-run doubles in the inning.
Jonny Reynoso, Jacob Bernardy and Jake Thumm each belted one RBI in the frame.
Nolan Henley went 2-for-2 in the inning and scored twice.
Inland Valley tacked on two more in the sixth when Justin Gomez scored Jackson and Hernandez.
The Pirates added three more in the eighth as Jackson, Hernandez and Michael Deceglie scored.
Andrew Matus earned the victory tossing 6.1 innings and struck out seven, while only allowing one run.
Batting2B: Jonny Reynoso, Jacob Bernardy, Tyler Urbach, Michael Deceglie, Nick Hernandez 2
3B: Kyle Jackson, Chaneng Varela
TB: Kyle Jackson 4, Jonny Reynoso 2, Nolan Henley 2, Jacob Bernardy 5, Chaneng Varela 3, Jason Padlo, Tyler Urbach 2, Michael Deceglie 3, Justin Gomez 2, Jake Thumm, Troy Resch, Nick Hernandez 4
RBI: Jonny Reynoso, Jacob Bernardy 2, Chaneng Varela 3, Tyler Urbach 2, Justin Gomez 2, Jake Thumm, Troy Resch, Nick Hernandez 4
ROE: Jake Thumm, Troy Resch
FC: Nolan Henley, Jake Thumm
HBP: Kyle Jackson, Jonny Reynoso, Jacob Bernardy, Tyler Urbach, Nick Hernandez
SB: Kyle Jackson, Jacob Bernardy, Nick Hernandez
PitchingW: Andrew Matus