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Pirates Take Game 1 vs SD

pirates gm 27The Pirates (24-6, 11-4) defeated Team San Diego (23-18, 7-8) 7-2 in Game 1 of the double dip Friday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

The Pirates jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the second inning.

Andrew Alvarez doubled and scored on a Nolan Henley RBI base hit up the middle. Christian Kelley plated the second run on an infield single by Greg Espinosa.Read More »Pirates Take Game 1 vs SD

Pirates Down Halos

pirates gm 25The Pirates (23-5, 10-4) defeated the OC Halos 6-1 on Sunday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

Inland Valley got out to a quick start in the first inning as Greg Espinosa scored on an RBI by Andrew Alvarez to make it 1-0.

The Halos knotted it up at 1-1 in the fourth inning.

Anthony Virgen killed any moment the Halos might have had with a majestic two-run homer over the left field wall in the fifth inning. Anthony’s brother, Nathan, also scored on the big fly and the Pirates regained the lead at 3-1.Read More »Pirates Down Halos

Pirates Blank Dodgers

pirates gm 23The Pirates (20-5, 10-4) defeated the East LA Dodgers 4-0 Tuesday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

It was scoreless heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but that’s when the Pirate bats awakened.

Kyle Jackson singled and scored on an RBI knock by Alec Morabito to make it 1-0. Jason Padlo scored Morabito on a single to left field that increased the lead to 2-0.Read More »Pirates Blank Dodgers

Pirates Tie Dodgers in Game 2

pirates gm 13After trailing 2-0 with two outs in the bottom of the ninth and no one on base, the Pirates put together the ultimate two-out rally to knot the score at 2 apiece in Game 2 of the doubleheader Tuesday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

Christian Kelley took one for the team. Michael Johnson cracked a double. Nathan Virgen belted a two-run single up the middle.Read More »Pirates Tie Dodgers 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 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 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