The Inland Valley Buccaneers (7-11, 5-7) were just seven outs away from evening up their record at 6-6. It appeared like everything was going right as they led 7-3 entering the seventh inning, but a nightmarish five-run seventh sprung Team San Diego (7-14, 3-10) to an 8-7 victory on Friday night at Cal Poly Pomona.
It was a game of major momentum swings.
The Bucs scored the first two in the first inning on a two-run single by Hershel Gardner.
San Diego responded with one run in the second, fourth and fifth to grab a 3-2 lead.
Inland Valley fought right back with four in the fifth and another in the sixth to regain the lead at 7-3.
Anthony Seminaris had a big two-run double, while Brendan Campbell and JP Hopkins added two RBI.
In the seventh, San Diego scored five runs on what was a tough inning to say the least that included three errors, two hit batters, a wild pitch and a walk.
The Bucs are off for the weekend and will take on the East LA Dodgers in a non-league game on Monday at 5 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona.
Batting2B: Anthony Seminaris, Johnny Juarez
TB: Anthony Seminaris 2, JP Hopkins, Connor Steer, Brendan Campbell 2, Kevin Riley 3, Blake Vandegrift, Johnny Juarez 3, Hershel Gardner 2, DJ Peters
RBI: Anthony Seminaris 2, JP Hopkins 2, Brendan Campbell, Hershel Gardner 2
SAC: JP Hopkins
SF: JP Hopkins
ROE: Blake Vandegrift 2, DJ Peters
FC: Anthony Seminaris
HBP: Hershel Gardner
SB: Anthony Seminaris, Kevin Riley
PitchingL: Alex Bernstein
HBP: Alex Bernstein 2
WP: Alex Bernstein