Pirates Pound Saints

For the second straight day, the Inland Valley Pirates (2-5, 2-0) defeated the Arroyo Seco Saints, this time by a 7-4 final.

The two teams played a home and home series with Friday’s game taking place at Jackie Robinson Field in Pasadena.

The game started with a bang by the Pirates bats as Jonathan De Marte knocked in Alec Patrone and wound up scoring later in the inning to make it 2-0.

The Saints cut the deficit in half in the second inning on a Daniel Netz RBI double and tied it in the third inning at 2-2.

Inland Valley went right back to work in the fourth inning when Charlie Verrone knocked in Landon Marshall to give the Pirates a 3-2 lead.

Back and forth they went, as the Saints tied it up in the sixth inning on a RBI single by Trevor Thompson.

The Pirates once again regained the lead in the seventh on RBI groundouts by De Marte and Jahshua Jones to make it a 5-3 score, but the Saints got within one again scoring in the bottom of the frame.

Inland Valley answered with two insurance runs in the eighth. Nolan Luzzi and Patrone each came through with an RBI in the inning.

Zack Cooper pitched four strong innings earning the win. Art Corona tossed two scoreless innings and notched the save.

The Pirates are back at it again on Saturday against the San Diego Waves.


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