The Bucs lost game 2 of this series with the Jays 5-10. Sir Gomez started on the mound for the Bucs going 5 innings with 3 runs, none of which were earned, and 3 hits. The Bucs were on par with the Jays in the batters box matching the Jay’s 10 hits with 11 of their own. The difference of the game came down to the Bucs’ 5 errors versus the Jay’s 2 errors. The Bucs look to right the ship and take down the Palm Springs Power in their three game series taking place in Palm Springs Friday, Saturday, and Sunday all at 7:00PM.
The Bucs hosted the So Cal Jays at Cal Poly Pomona. The Bucs dropped the first game of the series 1-9. The Bucs got on the board first with a double by Cam White followed by an RBI single from Dylan Hirsch The jays then answered that run with a run of their own from two singles in the top of the third inning off of Bucs’ starting pitcher Max Sterner as the only run Max gave up through 5 innings of work. The Jays then got a single and two errors on the next play which opened up the flood gates leading to a 5 run inning off of Bucs’ pitcher Albert Rizzo though only 1 run was earned. Enrique Saldivar finished off the 7th inning and the rest of the game giving up only 3 ER and 6H.
The Bucs hosted the Stros 6/17 at 7:00 PM at Cal Poly Pomona losing 1-4. The Stros obtained the lead in the top of the second inning via a lead-off homerun from Evan Banks off of Diego Santiago. Eric Munsey then gave up one run in the 5th off of two hits and then two runs in the sixth after the Bucs narrowly missed a double-play that would have ended the inning. The Bucs then got their lone run across in the bottom of the sixth due to hits from Dylan Hirsch and Rion Santamaria. The Bucs looked like they were going to have a big inning in the seventh as they had bases loaded no outs but a line drive Johnny Pappas was hit directly at the runner at first and the 1B caught the ball with his glove physically on the runner for two outs that was followed with a groundball to the pitcher from Jacob Klinovsky. The Bucs’ next game is tomorrow, 6/18, against the CA Jays at Cal Poly Pomona at 7:00PM.
Fullerton, Calif.- The Inland Valley Pirates scored in seven of nine innings leading to a season-high 126 runs to cruise to a 26-5 win over SoCal Sparrows in the second game of the double header Thursday night at Amerige Park.
Along with a season-high 26 runs, the Pirates (6-5, 4-1) tied a season-high with 23 hits in game two of the series. Even with a commanding 12-1 lead the Pirates didn’t let up as they tacked on eight runs in the fifth inning taking command with a 19 run lead.
The Pirates scored early and often. Rafa Flores got the scoring going in the first inning for the Pirates with an RBI double through the left side to score Isiah Montoya and Dominic Campeau. The Next at-bat Joe Canepa singled to score Flores.
Justin Estrada had another strong start on the bump for the Pirates. With five innings of work allowing one earned run with four strikeouts. Amgel Ruiz Jr. pitched four innings with five K’s
The Pirates will be back in action Saturday against the Socal Sparrows. First pitch is scheduled at 3 pm. Pirates win 26-5.
Fullerton, Calif.- The Pirates pitching staff shined once again as they held the Ventura County Pirates to just two runs.
Starting pitcher Henry Martinez knew he had his hands full when he first stepped on the mound. The last time these two faced off Ventura County got off to a hot start scoring ten runs total. Martinez looked unfazed, in five innings of work Martinez managed to hold VC to only one run while striking out three.
The Pirates bats also decided to join the party. Inland Valley added 10 hits total. Rafa Flores added two hits and two RBI’s. Three Pirates each had two hits (Jordan Acahy and Andrew Otterson)
The boys will be back in action Thursday against the Socal Sparrows. First pitch is scheduled at 3 pm. Pirates win 4-2.
The Bucs kicked off their conference play against the San Diego Force on 6/11 at Cal Poly Pomona. The first game of the DH was a tough extra inning battle that was 1-1 going into the 10th inning when the Force ended the pitchers’ duel winning the game 5-1. The second game of the DH was much more one sided as the Bucs’ pitchers threw a shutout and the Bucs’ hitters Daniel Ramirez going 3 for 4 and Matt Shea crushing one over the fence in their 7-0 win.
Fullerton, Calif.- The Inland Valley Pirates dropped the first game of a double header to the Palm Springs Power Monday at Amerige Park by a final score of 6-1.
Riley Kaspar continued his strong play at the plate Monday night as he went 2-for-3. Kaspar is hitting .375 on the year. Despite the strong offense game from Kaspar the Pirates Offense was shutdown by Hofstra RHP Boscia. Boscia struck out six and held the pirates to one run bottom of the 5th (Demitri Collachio scored after hitting a single to get on)
Palm Springs is one of the top teams in the SCCBL ( 4-0). The Pirates will look to even up the series and give the power their first loss of the year tonight at 7pm. Pirates lose 1-6.