Pirates Fall in Championship

The OC Surf hoisted up the inaugural Sunset Baseball League championship after defeating the Inland Valley Pirates 10-5 at Blair Field Saturday night.

The Surf actually fell behind in the top of the first after Jahshua Jones tripled off the base of the left field fence and came in to score later in the inning to make it a 1-0 ballgame.

The Surf responded immediately with three runs in the bottom of the first.

The Pirates answered with one run in the top of the second to cut the deficit to 3-2. Aaron Torres delivered the RBI in the frame, but that was as close as Inland Valley got.

In the bottom of the second, the Surf scored six after sending 10 to the plate. ]

The Pirates attempted to make a comeback in the fourth scoring three runs to cut the margin to 9-5. Jones had an RBI base hit and scored in the inning. Torres and Alec Petrone also scored.

The final run of the game came in the bottom of the seventh as Dimascio crossed home plate to stretch the lead to 10-5.

Louis Corral was sensational in relief working 5.1 innings and striking out 10, while only allowing one hit. Corral earned the championship game MVP.

Jake Geck was solid in relief for the Pirates tossing 4.1 innings and only allowing one hit and one run.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
28 Losing Pitcher  Barron, B 1.2 8 9 8 3 1 7.96
3 Walker, J 1.0 0 0 0 0 1 1.54
26 Gilman, N 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 3.97
11 Geck, J 4.1 1 1 1 2 1 3.48
8 10 10 9 5 4
Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
5 Petrone, A SS 5 1 1 0 0 1 .296
6 Hopkins, J OF 1 0 0 0 0 0 .250
12 Jones, J OF 3 1 2 1 0 1 .213
8 de Marte, J 3B 3 0 1 0 0 2 .266
10 Mckenzie, B 1B 3 0 0 0 0 1 .360
19 Micketti, M OF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .290
7 Cordoba, N OF 3 0 0 0 0 2 .255
24 Cooper, Q OF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .180
17 Luzzi, N OF 2 2 1 0 0 0 .278
21 Katz, J OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .296
34 Bryant, J 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 .156
29 Cooper, Z OF 2 0 2 0 0 0 .319
1 Vargas, A C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .275
31 Marshall, L C 0 0 0 0 2 0 .266
14 Verrone, C SS 2 0 0 0 0 2 .206
2 Torres, A 2B 2 1 0 1 0 0 .260
33 5 8 2 2 13

Batting
2B: J.de Marte (3).
3B: J.Jones (1).
HP: J.de Marte (6), N.Luzzi (2).
RBI: J.Jones (8), A.Torres (4).
CS: Z.Cooper (2).
SB: J.Jones (14), J.Katz (2).

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Pirates Sweep Cardinals Advance to Championship

A topsy-turvy affair broke out in the second game of the best of three SBL semifinal series on Wednesday night at Cal Poly Pomona as the Pirates held on to win 10-9 and sweep the #1 seeded Solana Beach Cardinals.

After falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first, Inland Valley answered with a run in the bottom of the frame on a Brennan McKenzie RBI single to make it a 2-1 ballgame.

The Cardinals tacked on two more in the second thanks to a couple errors to extend the margin to 4-1.

The Pirates responded with two in the third to cut it back to one run, this time at 4-3. Jonathan de Marte ripped in his first RBI of the day and McKenzie cranked home his second RBI.

Inland Valley plated four in the fifth inning as they took the lead for the first time 7-4. De Marte blasted a three-run bomb over the left field fence for the second straight day. Hayden Wright added an RBI single as well.

Solana Beach answered immediately with three in the top of the sixth to tie it up at 7-7.

The Pirates went right back to work regaining the lead in the bottom of the sixth on a Zack Cooper RBI single to make it 8-7.

The Cardinals fought back once more to tie it at 8 apiece in the top of the eighth.

In the bottom of the eighth, the Pirates again took a lead as Alec Petrone came through with a big two-run base hit.

The Pirates will play the Surf in the SBL Championship Game on Saturday night at 6 p.m. at Blair Field.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
9 Wade, K 4.0 6 4 2 3 4 6.55
22 Bernal, A 2.0 3 3 3 0 2 5.14
3 Winning Pithcer  Walker, J 2.0 1 1 1 1 3 1.69
27 Save Pithcer  Corona, A 1.0 1 1 0 0 3 4.35
9 11 9 6 4 12
Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
5 Petrone, A SS 4 2 3 2 0 0 .300
29 Cooper, Z OF 2 0 1 1 0 0 .289
12 Jones, J OF 3 2 2 0 0 0 .194
8 de Marte, J 3B 5 2 2 4 0 0 .264
34 Bryant, J 3B 1 0 0 0 0 0 .163
10 Mckenzie, B 1B 3 0 2 2 0 0 .375
19 Micketti, M OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .295
6 Hopkins, J OF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .255
15 Wright, H OF 3 0 1 1 0 0 .233
7 Cordoba, N OF 1 0 1 0 0 0 .271
1 Vargas, A C 2 0 0 0 0 1 .284
31 Marshall, L C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .266
14 Verrone, C SS 2 2 0 0 2 0 .219
21 Katz, J OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .283
17 Luzzi, N OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 .269
35 10 13 10 3 2

Batting
2B: J.Jones (3), J.de Marte (2).
HP: A.Petrone (2).
HR: J.de Marte (3).
RBI: A.Petrone 2 (7), Z.Cooper (6), J.de Marte 4 (17), B.Mckenzie 2 (13), H.Wright (11).
SB: B.Mckenzie (4), N.Luzzi (6).

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Pirates Grab 1-0 Series Lead

The Inland Valley Pirates took Game 1 of the SBL semifinals over the Solana Beach Cardinals 4-3 at Torrey Pines High School on Tuesday afternoon.

After falling behind 2-0 on a Cole Klemke two-run homer, Inland Valley responded with two of their own in the fourth on three consecutive base hits. Alberto Vargas and Brennan McKenzie scored in the inning. Jonathan de Marte knocked in an RBI, but he was just getting started.

The Pirates tacked on another run in the fifth on an RBI single by Vargas scoring Mario Micketti to break a 2-2 tie.

De Marte blasted a home run over the left field fence to extend the margin to 4-2 in the top of the sixth.

Solana Beach cut the deficit in half to just one in the bottom of the inning, but the Pirates held on.

All three pitchers for the Pirates did well as Charlie Verrone earned the victory tossing the first five innings, Jake Geck pitched the sixth and seventh and Nathan Gilman was electric in his two shutout innings en route to the save.

Game 2 is scheduled for Wednesday night at 6 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
14 Winning Pitcher  Verrone, C 5.0 2 2 2 3 0 3.38
26 Save Pitcher  Gilman, N 2.0 0 0 0 0 2 4.36
11 Geck, J 2.0 2 1 1 1 1 3.68
9 4 3 3 4 3
Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
5 Petrone, A SS 5 2 1 0 0 1 .283
31 Marshall, L C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .274
1 Vargas, A C 3 1 2 1 0 1 .292
10 Mckenzie, B 1B 4 1 1 0 0 0 .362
8 de Marte, J 3B 4 1 3 2 0 0 .257
21 Katz, J OF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .294
17 Luzzi, N OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .260
34 Bryant, J 3B 2 0 0 0 0 2 .167
29 Cooper, Z OF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .279
12 Jones, J OF 4 0 2 0 0 1 .174
2 Torres, A 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .271
19 Micketti, M OF 1 1 0 0 0 0 .300
28 Barron, B RF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .238
15 Wright, H OF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .228
36 6 11 3 0 7

Batting
HP: M.Micketti (6).
HR: J.de Marte (2).
RBI: A.Vargas (7), J.de Marte 2 (13).
CS: J.de Marte (2).
SB: J.Jones 2 (13).

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Pirates Lose Despite Only Allowing 3 Hits

The Inland Valley Pirates dropped the final game of the season 5-4 to the OC Surf on Sunday night at Cal Poly Pomona despite only allowing three hits for the game.

The Pirates took an early 2-0 lead in the second. Nolan Luzzi and Charlie Verrone scored. Breion Barron had an RBI.

Inland Valley extended the margin to 3-0 in the fourth on an RBI double by Quinn Cooper.

The Surf chipped away at the lead in the fifth scoring two runs on just one hit.

They added three more runs in the sixth inning to grab a 5-3 lead once again putting up a crooked number with just one hit in the inning.

The Pirates responded with one in the bottom of the sixth on a sacrifice fly by Aaron Bernal, but couldn’t find a way to make the full comeback.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
18 Patton, S 5.0 1 2 2 2 4 4.88
3 Walker, J 1.0 0 0 0 1 2 1.04
16 Losing Pitcher  Whitt, T 0.0 1 3 3 2 0 15.19
27 Corona, A 1.0 1 0 0 1 0 4.50
7 3 5 5 6 6

Pitching
WP: S.Patton 2 (2), T.Whitt (1).

Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
5 Petrone, A SS 3 0 0 0 1 1 .287
1 Vargas, A C 2 0 0 0 1 0 .274
8 de Marte, J 3B 4 0 1 0 0 0 .237
19 Micketti, M OF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .305
10 Mckenzie, B 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .369
21 Katz, J OF 0 0 0 0 1 0 .286
17 Luzzi, N OF 2 1 1 0 0 0 .271
12 Jones, J OF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .154
6 Hopkins, J OF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .265
14 Verrone, C SS 1 2 0 0 2 1 .233
7 Cordoba, N OF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .255
28 Barron, B RF 1 1 1 1 1 0 .250
22 Bernal, A P 0 0 0 1 0 0 .000
24 Cooper, Q OF 2 0 1 1 1 1 .184
25 4 5 3 7 6

Batting
2B: Q.Cooper (3).
HP: A.Vargas (5).
RBI: B.Barron (6), A.Bernal (1), Q.Cooper (7).
SF: A.Bernal (1).
SB: A.Vargas (5), N.Luzzi (5), C.Verrone (2).

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Pirates Can’t Finish Cards

The Inland Valley Pirates (13-21-1, 11-13) fell to the Solana Beach Cardinals in Game 2 of the doubleheader 6-5 after squandering a 5-4 lead in the final inning.

The game was a back-and-forth affair. The Cardinals scored once in the second and twice more in the fourth to grab a 3-0 lead.

The Pirates answered with four in the bottom of the fourth to take a 4-3 lead. Brennan McKenzie ripped in one RBI. Koby Glass had the two-run tying base hit. Zack Cooper had the go-ahead RBI groundout.

The Cardinals responded with the tying run in the fifth.

Inland Valley regained the lead in the sixth at 5-4 as Aaron Torres scored.

Unfortunately, the Pirates couldn’t hold on as the save was blown.

Luckily for the Pirates, the Saints fell later Friday night meaning Inland Valley had clinched the fourth and final playoff spot in the Sunset Baseball League.

The Pirates play next on Sunday at 7 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona against the OC Surf.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
38 Swartz, B 4.0 4 3 3 1 3 6.91
16 Whitt, T 1.0 1 1 1 2 2 10.13
27 Corona, A 1.0 0 0 0 2 1 4.67
8 Losing Pitcher  de Marte, J 1.0 3 2 2 1 1 9.00
7 8 6 6 6 7

Pitching
BF: B.Swartz 16, T.Whitt 6, A.Corona 6, J.de Marte 7.
P-S: B.Swartz 55-32, T.Whitt 25-11, A.Corona 24-14, J.de Marte 23-13.
WP: T.Whitt (1), A.Corona 2 (2).

Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
1 Vargas, A C 3 0 1 0 0 0 .283
5 Petrone, A SS 3 1 1 0 1 0 .296
19 Micketti, M 1B 3 1 2 0 0 0 .316
10 Mckenzie, B DH 3 1 2 1 0 0 .381
6 Hopkins, J CF 3 1 2 0 0 0 .271
2 Torres, A 3B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .283
13 Glass, K 2B 2 0 1 2 0 1 .115
29 Cooper, Z RF 3 0 0 1 0 0 .293
21 Katz, J LF 3 0 1 0 0 0 .286
22 Bernal, A EH 2 0 0 0 1 0 .000
28 5 11 4 2 1

Batting
HP: A.Vargas (4).
RBI: B.Mckenzie (11), K.Glass 2 (6), Z.Cooper (5).
CS: A.Petrone (2).
SB: A.Torres (7), Z.Cooper (2).
Team LOB: 6.

Fielding
A: A.Vargas 2 (3), A.Petrone 4 (47), A.Torres (16).
CS: A.Vargas 2 (2).
E: A.Petrone (2).
PO: A.Vargas 8 (68), M.Micketti 6 (46), J.Hopkins 3 (23), K.Glass 2 (11), Z.Cooper (25), J.Katz (8).
SBA: A.Vargas 6 (39).
TC: A.Vargas 10 (76), A.Petrone 5 (70), M.Micketti 6 (48), J.Hopkins 3 (24), A.Torres (28), K.Glass 2 (38), Z.Cooper (29), J.Katz (8).

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Pirates Make Cardinals Walk the Plank

The Inland Valley Pirates (13-20-1, 11-12) came up with a crucial conference victory against the Sunset League South Division champion Solana Beach Cardinals in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Cal Poly Pomona by a score of 6-2.

The Pirates broke a four-game losing streak with a five-run third inning after falling behind 1-0 in the top of the frame.

Jahshua Jones started off the rally with an RBI to tie it at 1-1. Landon Marshall cranked a two-run double to give the Pirates a 3-1 lead. Jonathan de Marte and Conlan McKenzie each tacked on another RBI.

The Pirates plated one more run in the fourth on an RBI single by Alec Petrone.

Breion Barron worked five solid innings and Josh Walker was outstanding in his two innings of relief.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
28 Winning Pithcer  Barron, B 5.0 2 2 2 4 1 6.00
3 Walker, J 2.0 1 0 0 0 2 1.17
7 3 2 2 4 3
Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
14 Verrone, C SS 3 1 2 0 0 0 .241
12 Jones, J OF 2 1 0 1 0 1 .159
31 Marshall, L C 3 1 1 2 0 1 .279
10 Mckenzie, B 1B 3 0 0 0 0 0 .367
8 de Marte, J 3B 3 0 2 1 0 0 .237
33 Mckenzie, C P 0 0 0 1 2 0 .471
7 Cordoba, N OF 3 0 0 0 0 0 .250
4 Anton, J 2B 3 1 1 0 0 0 .194
24 Cooper, Q OF 1 1 0 0 1 0 .170
5 Petrone, A SS 1 1 1 1 0 0 .295
22 6 7 6 3 2

Batting
2B: L.Marshall (5), J.Anton (4).
HP: J.Jones (5).
RBI: J.Jones (7), L.Marshall 2 (6), J.de Marte (11), C.Mckenzie (3), A.Petrone (5).
SF: C.Mckenzie (1), A.Petrone (1).
CS: J.de Marte (1).
SB: C.Verrone (1).

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Pirates Bats Silent

The Inland Valley Pirates offense has struggled mightily over the past four games. Thursday night at Cal Poly Pomona against the Arroyo Seco Saints was no exception as the Pirates fell 10-0.

Pirates
# Pitcher IP H R ER BB SO ERA
9 Losing Pitcher  Wade, K 4.0 9 6 6 0 3 7.14
26 Gilman, N 2.1 4 2 2 1 3 5.40
16 Whitt, T 0.2 0 0 0 0 0 10.39
43 Bates, S 1.0 2 2 0 0 0 5.14
27 Corona, A 1.0 1 0 0 0 1 4.85
9 16 10 10 1 7
Pitching
BF: K.Wade 23, N.Gilman 12, T.Whitt 2, S.Bates 7, A.Corona 3.
P-S: K.Wade 80-50, N.Gilman 36-25, T.Whitt 7-3, S.Bates 14-9, A.Corona 12-8.
WP: N.Gilman (1).
Pirates
# Batter P AB R H RBI BB SO AVG
5 Petrone, A SS 2 0 1 0 1 1 .287
14   Verrone, C SS 1 0 1 0 0 0 .192
1 Vargas, A C 2 0 0 0 0 0 .281
31   Marshall, L C 1 0 0 0 0 0 .276
8 de Marte, J 3B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .222
2   Torres, A 3B 1 0 0 0 0 1 .279
10 Mckenzie, B 1B 1 0 1 0 1 0 .386
19   Micketti, M 1B 2 0 0 0 0 0 .296
6 Hopkins, J CF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .244
12   Jones, J CF 2 0 0 0 0 1 .164
7 Cordoba, N DH 2 0 0 0 1 0 .268
33   Mckenzie, C DH 1 0 0 0 0 0 .471
15 Wright, H RF 1 0 0 0 1 0 .218
24   Cooper, Q RF 2 0 0 0 0 0 .174
4 Anton, J 2B 2 0 0 0 0 1 .182
13   Glass, K 2B 2 0 0 0 0 2 .100
17 Luzzi, N LF 2 0 1 0 0 0 .261
29   Cooper, Z LF 1 0 0 0 0 1 .316
28 Barron, B EH 1 0 0 0 1 0 .231
21   Katz, J EH 1 0 1 0 0 0 .283
27   Corona, A P 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
31 0 5 0 5 7

Batting
HP: A.Vargas (3), J.de Marte (5).
SB: L.Marshall (5).
Team LOB: 11.

Fielding
A: A.Petrone 2 (43), C.Verrone (12), K.Glass 3 (24), Z.Cooper (4), K.Wade (7), N.Gilman (1).
E: K.Wade (1).
PB: A.Vargas (5).
PO: A.Petrone (21), C.Verrone (8), A.Vargas 4 (60), L.Marshall 3 (93), A.Torres (11), B.Mckenzie 5 (54), M.Micketti 4 (40), J.Hopkins (20), J.Jones (20), H.Wright 3 (22), Q.Cooper (10).
SBA: A.Vargas 5 (33).
TC: A.Petrone 3 (65), C.Verrone 2 (25), A.Vargas 4 (66), L.Marshall 3 (106), A.Torres (27), B.Mckenzie 5 (62), M.Micketti 4 (42), J.Hopkins (21), J.Jones (21), H.Wright 3 (22), Q.Cooper (10), K.Glass 3 (36), Z.Cooper (28), K.Wade 2 (9), N.Gilman (1).

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