The Inland Valley Pirates were defeated by the Orange County Riptide in a non-conference contest on Sunday at Scolinos Field by a score of 6-1.
The Pirates offense was stymied by the Riptide pitching, mustering only one run on five hits in the contest.
The Riptide jumped on the board early thanks to an unearned run in first inning off of Pirates starter, Breion Barron.
The score remained 1-0 until the fifth inning when the Riptide tacked on another run to push the lead to two.
The Pirates scored their sole run in the bottom of the seventh on a two-out, RBI single by second basemen, Koby Glass.
However, the Riptide answered right back with four runs in the top the eighth, to put the game away for good as they held on for the 6-1 victory.
The loss dropped the Pirates to 0-3 on the season, as the Riptide improved to 4-1.
Despite the offensive woos for the Pirates, catcher, Landon Marshall managed a standout performance, reaching base in three of his four plate appearances and throwing out two would be base-stealers.
Despite taking the loss, Pirates starter Brieon Barron pitched well in his first start, surrendering just the one unearned run and two hits in three innings of work.
Reliever, Jake Geck turned in a strong performance as well, with two perfect innings.
The Pirates will try, once again, to look for that elusive first victory when they take on the Palm Springs Power on Tuesday, June 7th at Palm Springs Stadium. Game time is set for 7 p.m.
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HP: L.Marshall (1).
RBI: K.Glass (1).
Team LOB: 9.
A: A.Torres (1), L.Marshall 2 (2), J.de Marte (1), C.Verrone (1), K.Glass 2 (2), A.Corona 3 (3).
CS: L.Marshall 2 (2).
E: J.de Marte (1), C.Verrone (1), K.Glass 2 (2).
PO: A.Torres 2 (2), A.Patrone 2 (2), L.Marshall 4 (4), J.de Marte (1), Q.Cooper (1), C.Verrone 2 (2), K.Glass (1), A.Vargas 2 (2), Z.Cooper 5 (5), C.Mckenzie 2 (2), N.Luzzi (1), N.Cordoba (1), M.Micketti 3 (3).
SBA: L.Marshall 2 (2), A.Vargas 2 (2).
TC: A.Torres 3 (3), A.Patrone 2 (2), L.Marshall 6 (6), J.de Marte 3 (3), Q.Cooper (1), C.Verrone 4 (4), K.Glass 5 (5), A.Vargas 2 (2), Z.Cooper 5 (5), C.Mckenzie 2 (2), N.Luzzi (1), N.Cordoba (1), M.Micketti 3 (3), A.Corona 3 (3).