The Inland Valley Pirates (8-12-1) were defeated by the Arroyo Seco Sentinels in a non-conference match up at Scolinos Field by a final score of 15-3.
The Sentinels got on the board first with a run in the first inning off of starter and reigning SBL pitcher of the week, Kyle Wade.
Not to be outdone, the Pirates answered right back in the bottom of the first. With two on and two out, Justin Katz singled to drive in Alberto Vargas and tie the game at one. One batter later, JP Hopkins came home on a wild pitch, giving the Pirates a 2-1 lead. The Pirates stretched their lead to 3-1 when Katz came home on an RBI single by Quinn Cooper.
The lead was short-lived, however, as the Sentinels would take over, beginning in the third inning when they put up three runs to take a 4-3 lead.
In the fifth inning, the Sentinels put the game away scoring nine runs on eight hits to take a commanding 13-3 lead.
The Sentinels tacked on two more in the sixth inning and went on to win by a final count of 15-3.
Despite the offensive onslaught, pitchers, Jake Geck, Conlan McKenzie, Schuyler Bates and Justin Katz managed to turn in a scoreless outing in their inning of work.
The Pirates will have a chance to regroup over the All-Star break. They resume play on Thursday, July 7 against the Long Beach Legends. Game time is set for 6:00 PM.
BF: K.Wade 16, J.Geck 3, B.Barron 10, B.Swartz 4, A.Bernal 6, C.Mckenzie 5, S.Bates 4, J.Katz 5.
P-S: K.Wade 47-34, J.Geck 10-8, B.Barron 27-15, B.Swartz 17-10, A.Bernal 21-11, C.Mckenzie 17-10, S.Bates 16-9, J.Katz 22-13.
WP: B.Barron 5 (5).
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2B: A.Patrone (4).
RBI: J.Katz (1), Q.Cooper (4).
SB: J.de Marte (2).
Team LOB: 11.
A: A.Patrone 3 (35), J.de Marte (17), K.Glass (15), C.Mckenzie (3), K.Wade 3 (4).
CS: A.Vargas (1).
E: A.Patrone (1).
PO: A.Vargas 11 (42), J.Hopkins 2 (14), J.Jones 2 (13), N.Cordoba (2), M.Micketti 7 (29), B.Mckenzie 4 (22).
SBA: A.Vargas 6 (22).
TC: A.Patrone 4 (51), A.Vargas 11 (47), J.Hopkins 2 (14), J.Jones 2 (13), J.de Marte (27), K.Glass (25), N.Cordoba (2), M.Micketti 7 (29), B.Mckenzie 4 (24), C.Mckenzie (6), K.Wade 3 (5).