The Inland Valley Pirates (11-9-1, 5-8) got a much needed sweep of a doubleheader against Team San Diego (7-18, 3-14) by virtue of a walkoff sacrifice fly by Jonny Reynoso.
The Pirates won 6-5 and swept the season series from Team San Diego.
San Diego jumped out to an early 3-0 lead for the second time in the double dip.
The Pirates got one back in the bottom of the second on a Nick Costello RBI single that scored Nick Hernandez.
San Diego tacked on another run in the third to increase their lead to 4-1.
Inland Valley answered with two in the fifth to pull within one on three consecutive hits.
Jeff Nellis cracked a triple and was brought in on a double down the right field line by Chaneng Varela.
Varela scored on a Jason Padlo RBI single to make it a 4-3 ballgame.
The Pirates took the lead in the sixth as Costello and Jacob Bernardy scored as Inland Valley took its first lead at 5-4.
Team San Diego tied it at 5 apiece in the seventh, but the Pirates walked off against them when Justin Gomez scored on Jonny Reynoso’s RBI sacrifice fly.
The Pirates travel up north to Santa Barbara to take on the two-time defending NBC World Series champion Santa Barbara Foresters at 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon at UCSB.
Batting2B: Chaneng Varela, Nick Hernandez
3B: Jeff Nellis
TB: Jonny Reynoso, Jacob Bernardy 2, Chaneng Varela 2, Jason Padlo 2, Jeff Nellis4, Justin Gomez, Nick Hernandez 3, Nick Costello 2
RBI: Jonny Reynoso, Chaneng Varela, Jason Padlo, Nick Costello
SF: Jonny Reynoso
ROE: Chaneng Varela
SB: Chaneng Varela
CS: Jonny Reynoso, Chaneng Varela
PitchingW: Andrew Eppenbach