The Ventura Country Pirates came to Amerige Park to play Tuesday night, crushing the Inland Valley Pirates in a 12-0 shutout victory.
This is Inland Valley’s second consecutive shutout defeat at home this week, after dropping a 5-0 loss to Riverside on Sunday.
The home team struggled to find any kind of rhythm in Tuesday’s game. Inland Valley had just four hits for the night and were unable to score against the strong pitching performances from Ventura County.
Darrian Lopez got the start on the mound for Inland Valley. He pitched the first four innings and only gave up two runs. Ventura County was able to score an additional ten runs in the last five innings of the game, however, as Inland Valley cycled through three more players from it’s bullpen.
This evens out Inland Valley’s overall record at 6-6, but doesn’t affect league record as Ventura County is an out-of-conference opponent.
Inland Valley will get to enjoy a day off tomorrow and will resume league play on Thursday evening at 7:00pm when they face the San Diego Force at Amerige Park.