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Pirates Swept by Power in Championship Series

pirates gm 31The 2014 season was an amazing one for the Pirates, but unfortunately they fell short of their goal of winning the SCCBL championship on Wednesday night at Palm Springs Stadium.

The Pirates (26-8, 12-4) lost 8-2 to the now four-time defending league champion Palm Springs Power (36-8, 12-4).

The Power jumped out to the early 1-0 lead in the first inning.Read More »Pirates Swept by Power in Championship Series

Pirates Cool Off Heat in Game 1

pirates gm 21The Pirates (18-5, 9-4) cooled off the High Desert Heat (6-7, 3-6) in a 4-2 victory Wednesday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

Michael Koval (2-0) was dominant baffling Heat hitters with 11 strikeouts in 6.1 innings of work. He had a string of 12 consecutive batters retired from the second inning to the sixth.

Jordan Scheftz slammed the door shut and picked up the save in 2.2 innings of relief.Read More »Pirates Cool Off Heat in Game 1

Pirates Win Game 1 in SD

pirates gm 19The Pirates (16-4, 7-3) defeated Team San Diego (16-8, 6-4) 8-4 in Game 1 of the doubleheader Saturday afternoon at Morley Field in San Diego.

Inland Valley came out of the gate strong with two runs in the first inning when Jonny Reynoso belted a two-run double scoring Greg Espinosa and Andrew Alvarez.

San Diego came back with two of their own in the bottom of the first to knot it up at 2 apiece.Read More »Pirates Win Game 1 in SD

Pirates Top Bucs in Game 1

pirates gm 14The Pirates (11-3-1, 3-2) toppled the Bucs (3-11, 2-7) 3-1 in Game 1 of the double header Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

The Pirates scored quickly in the first when Fernando Escobar scored on a wild pitch to make it 1-0.

They increased the lead to 3-0 in the fifth innings on a two-run single by Kyle Jackson. Greg Espinosa and Andrew Alvarez scored.Read More »Pirates Top Bucs in Game 1

Pirates Cool Off the Heat in Game 2

pirates gm 11After dropping Game 1 of the doubleheader, the Inland Valley Pirates (9-3, 2-2) cooled off the High Desert Heat (3-3, 2-2) in Game 2 en route to a 6-4 victory.

Christian Kelley scored Fernando Escobar on a sacrifice fly and Jonny Reynoso ripped an RBI single scoring Nolan Henley to put the Pirates in front 2-0.

The Heat responded with one run in the fourth to cut the deficit to 2-1.Read More »Pirates Cool Off the Heat in Game 2

Pirates Plunder Power

pirates gm 9The Pirates (8-2, 1-1) defeated the Palm Springs Power (9-1, 1-1) 4-3 Wednesday night at Palm Springs Stadium.

Andrew Alvarez continued his outstanding play with a 2-for-4 day including an RBI and a run scored. In addition to the stellar job at the plate, Alvarez dominated the opposition on the bump. He struck out six in eight excellent innings.

Jack Johnson slammed the door in the ninth and earned the save, while getting out of a bases loaded jam by striking out Jake Howeth.Read More »Pirates Plunder Power

Pirates Conquer Sin City

Pirates Gm 7The Pirates (7-1) defeated Team Las Vegas 10-4 Sunday afternoon at Basic High School in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Pirates struck first when Andrew Alvarez knocked in Fernando Escobar in the first inning to make it 1-0.

Team Las Vegas answered in the third knotting the game at 1 apiece.Read More »Pirates Conquer Sin City

Pirates Blank Bucs

Pirates gm 5The Pirates (5-0) continued their stellar play Wednesday night at Cal Poly Pomona with a two-hitter and a 4-0 victory over the Bucs (0-3).

Anthony Seminaris broke up the no-hitter with two outs in the sixth inning when he turned on an inside pitch and ripped it down the left field line.

The Pirates struck in the fifth when Fernando Escobar knocked in Jacob Bernardy.Read More »Pirates Blank Bucs

Pirates Force Dodgers to Walk the Plank

pirates gm 3The Inland Valley Pirates (3-0) jumped out to an early start and never looked back in a 10-0 victory against the East L.A. Dodgers Monday night at Banning High School.

Although the offense exploded for 10 runs, the story was the 17 strikeouts the four Pirate pitchers earned en route to a collective shutout. Jack Johnson notched the win and recorded seven strikeouts in three innings. Kevin Glomb started the game and tossed two innings, while striking out three. Ryan Romero added two strikeouts in two innings and Brett Early closed out the game with five Dodger whiffs in two innings.Read More »Pirates Force Dodgers to Walk the Plank

Pirates and Bucs Season Preview

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The Pirates return 16 players from their maiden voyage.

SCCBL all-stars AJ David, Kyle Jackson, Christian Kelley and Taylor Valentine are all back to help the club improve upon last season’s 12-11-1 mark. valentine pitch copy

Taylor Valentine posted gaudy numbers, while dominating the competition in 2013. The Cal State San Bernardino senior-to-be earned Pitcher of the Year honors while finishing 5-0 with a 0.66 ERA and 37 strikeouts in 40.2 innings.

Read More »Pirates and Bucs Season Preview