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.