The Inland Valley Pirates (11-16-1, 9-8) defeated the Signal Hill Oilers 9-4 Sunday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.
The Pirates took an early 1-0 lead in the second on a Mario Micketti RBI single.
They scored three more runs in the fourth to increase the margin to 4-0. Aaron Torres had a two-run single and Hayden Wright added an RBI knock.
The Oilers got one back in the fifth to make it 4-1, but Inland Valley went right back to work with three more runs in the bottom of the frame. Jonathan de Marte cranked in one run and Brennan McKenzie belted a two-run triple as the Pirates took a 7-1 lead.
Signal Hill cut the deficit in half to 7-4 in the sixth, but the Pirates had the answer once again. In the bottom of the sixth, Micketti knocked in his second RBI and Jahshua Jones had an RBI double.
Jake Geck pitched five solid innings earning the victory, while only allowing one run.
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2B: L.Marshall (4), A.Torres (1).
3B: B.Mckenzie (1).
HP: A.Torres (1), H.Wright (1).
RBI: J.Jones (6), J.de Marte (10), B.Mckenzie 2 (10), A.Torres 2 (3), H.Wright (10), M.Micketti 2 (6).
CS: A.Petrone (1).
SB: A.Petrone (4), J.Jones (11), B.Mckenzie (3), L.Marshall (3).