The Inland Valley Bucs (5-0, 1-0) defeated the Southern California Bombers 10-7 Thursday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona in a game that saw nine ninth inning runs scored.
The Bucs fell behind early 1-0 in the first, but answered with five in a row (four in the second and one in the third.)
The second inning featured four consecutive hits by Dylan Lowenstein, Brad Lewis, Sheldon Borson and Anthony Virgen.
Borson knocked in Jordan Hernandez in the third.
The Bombers inched closer in the fourth scoring one run to make it a 5-2 ballgame.
The Bucs went back to work with another run in the fifth on a sacrifice fly by Virgen.
Inland Valley added four more in the ninth. Borson tripled in the inning and finished with four RBI, two runs scored and two stolen bases. Virgen also ripped in four RBI including one in the ninth. He scored twice and stole a bag as well.
Vini Haro (2-0) earned the win hurling five innings.
The Bombers fought back with five runs in the bottom of the ninth to make things a bit nerve wracking, but Nate Alam got out of the inning with a strikeout.
Inland Valley takes on the Colton Nighthawks next at 6 p.m. Friday night at Cal Poly Pomona.
Batting2B: Jordan Hernandez, Sheldon Borson
3B: Sheldon Borson
TB: Dylan Lowenstein, Jake Scott, Jordan Hernandez 2, Brad Lewis 2, Sheldon Borson 5, Anthony Virgen 2
RBI: Jake Scott, Gehrig Vargas, Sheldon Borson 4, Anthony Virgen 4
SF: Anthony Virgen
ROE: Dylan Lowenstein, Aaron McCann
FC: Dylan Lowenstein, Gehrig Vargas
HBP: Jordan Hernandez, Gehrig Vargas
SB: Jordan Hernandez, Sheldon Borson 2
PitchingW: Vini Haro
HBP: Logan Lannon