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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

Bucs Win First Game

bucs gm 6The Buccaneers (1-5, 1-1) won their first game of the season 3-2 against the High Desert Heat on a game-winning RBI by Michael Smith Wednesday night at Cal Poly Pomona.

Nathaniel Acosta tossed five shutout innings and struck out six.

The Bucs grabbed a 2-0 lead in the second on a two-run double by Charles Escobar. Anthony Rabito and Jack Spohn, both of whom singled, scored on the play.Read More »Bucs Win First Game

Power Surge Too Much for Pirates

pirates gm 8The Pirates (7-2, 0-1) fell 8-2 to the Palm Springs Power (9-0, 1-0) at Palm Springs Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Pirates grabbed a 1-0 lead in the top of the third on an RBI single by Andrew Alvarez scoring Greg Espinosa, but the Power answered with two in the bottom of the third to take a 2-1 lead.

Palm Springs added four in the fourth and two more in the sixth to increase their lead to 8-1.

Kyle Jackson finished the scoring off with an RBI that plated Bryce Cherry in the ninth.Read More »Power Surge Too Much for Pirates

Bucs Lose Heartbreaker to Heat

Bucs Gm 5The Buccaneers (0-5, 0-1) lost 5-4 to the High Desert Heat (2-1, 1-0) Tuesday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

The Bucs started things off right in the second when Girardo Ramirez belted an RBI single into right field scoring Jack Spohn.

The Heat responded with five unearned runs in the top of the third to grab a 5-1 lead.

The Bucs chipped away at the lead scoring two in the fourth and one in the fifth.Read More »Bucs Lose Heartbreaker to Heat

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 Split Doubleheader with the Force

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The Force is with the Pirates (Game 1 Recap)

The Pirates (6-0) tossed a one-hitter against the San Diego Force 3-0 Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

Michael Koval and Cody Erautt were sensational. Koval struckout seven in four innings, while allowing the one hit. Erautt earned the victory and hurled five inning, while sitting down five Force hitters.Read More »Pirates Split Doubleheader with the Force

Pirates Tame the Titans

IMG_0182After a slow start in the first three innings, the Pirates scored in the next four innings to claim a 5-1 victory over the California Titans at Cal Poly Pomona Tuesday night.

In the fourth, Nolan Henley got things kick started with a single and stole one of his three bags on the night. He was hit in by Alec Morabito, who also tossed three efficient innings while earning the win.Read More »Pirates Tame the Titans