Inland Valley’s (9-12-1) offense finally woke up in time to help the Bucs beat the Arroyo Seco Sentinels 4-2 Sunday afternoon.
Coming into the game the Bucs offense had mustered just one run in their last 19 innings. Once again, Inland Valley’s bats failed to make any noise as they trailed 2-1 going into the bottom of the eighth.
That’s when everything changed. Jacob Doty doubled with one out. Logan Gopperton, who entered the game in an 0-14 skid, delivered an RBI single to tie the game. After Todd Yost singled Rudy Casarez greeted new pitcher Morgan West with an RBI single and the Bucs led 3-2.
Inland Valley finished up the scoring on beautifully executed safety squeeze by Malcolm Smith.
Jake Castillo started for Inland Valley and pitched his best game of the season. He went seven innings, allowed five hits, one earned run, and struck out four.
The Bucs host the Palm Springs Power in a doubleheader Monday at Cal Poly Pomona.