The Inland Valley Buccaneers (9-12-1) completed a sweep of team AOS in game 2 of Friday’s doubleheader by a count of 7-2.
The victory came on the heels of a 20-3 victory in game 1 of the doubleheader.
Much like game 1, the action started early. However, this time it was AOS jumping out to an early 1-0 lead in the first inning.
The Bucs would answer, however, as for the second time in as many games, the Bucs put up four runs in the second inning to go up by a score of 4-1.
AOS came back with a run of their own in the top of the fourth inning. Yet, much like the first game the Bucs answered right back in the bottom half of the inning as Jacob Taylor doubled to score Shamon Moss and gave the Bucs a 5-2 lead.
One batter later, Taylor came around to score on a fielding error as the Bucs pushed their lead to 6-2.
The Buccaneers tacked on an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth on an RBI double by Shamon Moss to make it 7-2.
From there, the Bucs pitching staff held the AOS bats silent and the Bucs hung on for the 7-2 victory.
David Kretschmar was credited with the victory in relief, as he retired all six batters he faced and struck out four in his two innings of work.
Shamon Moss had a great day at the plate, going 3-for-4 and finishing just a home run shy of the cycle. He also scored a run and drove one in.
The Buccaneers will look to continue their winning on Monday when they take on the Long Beach Legends (Red) at Scolinos Field. First pitch is at 4:30 pm.
Batting2B: Blake Vandegrift, Shamon Moss, Jacob Taylor
3B: Shamon Moss
TB: Anthony Seminaris, Connor Steer, Brendan Campbell, Blake Vandegrift 2, Shamon Moss 6, Jacob Taylor 2
RBI: Anthony Seminaris, Gerardo Ramirez, Blake Vandegrift 2, Shamon Moss, Jacob Taylor
SF: Gerardo Ramirez
ROE: Blake Vandegrift
SB: Connor Steer
CS: Anthony Seminaris, Blake Vandegrift
PitchingW: David Kretschmar