The Inland Valley Pirates dropped Game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader at Joe Hicks Memorial Field to the Signal Hill Oilers by a score of 4-1.
The Pirates offense was held in check by Oilers starter, Alex Baez who limited the Pirates offense to just one run.
Much like in Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Oilers took the lead early with a run in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead.
The Oilers doubled up on their lead with an unearned run in the bottom of the second.
The Pirates offense finally got off the mat in the fourth inning, as a two-out, RBI single by Alberto Vargas trimmed the lead to 2-1.
That’s as close as they would get, however, as the bats would be held silent for the rest of the contest.
The Oilers, tacked on single runs in the sixth and eighth innings to secure a 4-1 victory and a sweep of the doubleheader.
Despite the offensive struggles for the Pirates, both Alec Petrone and JP Hopkins turned in two-hit performances.
The loss was the Pirates second of the day and fourth in a row, dropping their record to 6-6 in conference play. The Pirates will try and right the ship on Tuesday when they travel to Orange Coast College to draw swords with the OCC Bucs. Game time is set for 2:00 PM.