The Inland Valley Bucs (1-0) got off to a great start to their season defeating the Gamers 13-3 Wednesday night at Cal Poly Pomona.
The Bucs jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the second inning on consecutive two-out hits by Sheldon Borson, Kyle Jackson and Todd Yost.
The Bucs fell behind 3-2 in the top of the fifth, but responded immediately in the bottom of the frame with a seven-spot.
Just as both runs in the second came with two outs, so too did all seven runs in the inning. Aaron McCann walked and scored. Justin Gomez cranked a RBI double and scored. Dylan Lowenstein walked and scored. Gehrig Vargas had a RBI knock and Brad Lewis had a two-run double. Borson and Jackson each tacked on another run to give the Bucs a 9-3 lead.
Inland Valley scored once more in the sixth and eighth and two more runs in the ninth.
While the offense was in mid-season form, the pitching stymied the opposition as well. Vini Haro struck out four in two innings, Jacob Battaglia only allowed one hit in two innings, Cody Maples retired the side in on inning of work, Logan Lannon and Nate Alam also pitched scoreless innings.
The Bucs take on the San Diego Invaders at 4:30 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona on Thursday.
Batting2B: Dylan Lowenstein, Justin Gomez, Kyle Jackson, Brad Lewis
3B: Jake Scott
TB: Dylan Lowenstein 3, Todd Yost 3, Justin Gomez 3, Kyle Jackson 4, Jake Scott 3, Gehrig Vargas 2, Brad Lewis 2, Sheldon Borson 3, Michael Mora
RBI: Todd Yost 2, Justin Gomez, Kyle Jackson 2, Gehrig Vargas 2, Brad Lewis 2
PitchingW: Tim Olvaney
HBP: Jacob Battaglia