Pirates’ Late Runs Were Not Enough to Help the Early Damage Done by Redbirds

Defensive mistakes and late bats cause the Inland Valley Pirates drop Thursday’s game at Amerige Park to the Solana Beach Redbirds in a 9-3 loss.

The Redbirds got their momentum going early by getting on the board first with a triple and a single in the first inning. The redbirds would go on to keep the lead throughout the game, eventually scoring 8 more runs.

However, the Pirates did not go down without a fight. The Pirates got on the board in the 5th inning with a leadoff double from Nathan Luna (6) and an RBI single from Josh Jubile (17) to bring Luna home. With a combined of 11 strikeouts, Thursday’s pitching staff also did not go without putting up a fight on their home field. Unfortunately, that was not enough to slow down the Redbirds and stop them from taking advantage of the Pirates’ defensive mistakes.

The Pirates are now 3-4 in SBL League games and 3-5 in overall season. The Pirates will have an off day on Friday before taking on the Signal Hill Oilers in a double header at Long Beach City College on Saturday at 1 pm and 4:30 pm.

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