Big day for the Inland Valley Buccaneers! After winning a battle in game one, Bucs fired their cannons for an early lead and a win in game two against the San Diego Force.
Bucs once again get on the board first with 6 runs in the second inning. After loading the bases with two hit-by-pitch runners and a walk, Christos Stefanos (14) hits a grand slam off of the Force starting pitcher Brent McDonald. Showing no mercy, the Bucs will go on to bat through the other and score two more runs in the second.
Today’s standout performance comes from Christos Stefanos, who went 2 for 3 with back to back homeruns, which allowed the Bucs to get to a comfortable lead throughout the game. With the exception of one inning, the Bucs pitching staff remained locked and loaded. With a total of 16 team strikeouts, starter and winning pitcher Brennan Piceno (7) handed out 7 strikeouts in four innings, relief pitcher Gerardo Ramirez (6) held the Force to 3 runs and handing out 7 strikeouts, and closer Isaac Lopez closing out the game with 2 strikeouts.
After two high energy games from both teams and their dugouts, the Bucs sweep the Force in their two-game series. The Bucs are now sitting at a 4-5 record in conference play. After some well deserved days off, they are back in action on Thursday, June 21 at Citrus College against the Gamers at 4:30 pm.