The Inland Valley Buccaneers (5-7, 3-3) were swept in a two-game home and away series against the San Diego Force on Wednesday night at Cal Poly Pomona by a 9-2 score.
Although the Bucs allowed nine to the Force for the second straight day, the final score is misleading as Inland Valley took a 2-0 lead into the sixth inning.
The Bucs scored one in the first on a Johnny Juarez RBI double scoring Kevin Riley.
Juarez was back at it in the third when he executed a squeeze bunt for his second RBI of the game, this time scoring Breyer Gayle.
In addition to the 2-0 lead heading into the top of the sixth, starting pitcher Chris Sanchez hadn’t allowed a hit in his first five innings.
It all went downhill from there. The Force scored seven in the sixth and added another two in the seventh.
The Bucs will play another SCCBL game on Friday at 5 p.m. at Vanguard University against the OC Riptide.
Batting2B: Johnny Juarez
TB: Breyer Gayle 2, Brendan Campbell 2, Kevin Riley, Johnny Juarez 3, Hershel Gardner
RBI: Johnny Juarez 2
ROE: Kevin Riley
HBP: Hershel Gardner
SB: Gerardo Ramirez
PitchingL: Chris Sanchez
HBP: Alex Bernstein, Randall Ortiz
WP: Alex Bernstein