Jack Spohn

Bucs 2015 Season Preview

The Bucs return nine players from last year’s inaugural season.

Kevin Riley

Kevin Riley

SCCBL all-stars Gerardo Ramirez, Kevin Riley and Miles Ryan are all back to build what they started into a playoff contender.

Riley was one of the standout offensive players in the entire league in 2014. He lead the team in batting average (.368), on base (.461) and slugging (483), while seemingly coming up with a big hit every single time the Bucs needed him to come through.

Ryan came on strong in the last month of the season en route to be named player of the week once. He finished with a .350 batting clip, .409 OBP and .400 SLG. He was also a stabilizing force behind home plate defensively.

Ramirez logged the most innings at 42. He finished 3-2 with a 3.43 ERA and 32 strikeouts.

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Bucs Sink the Pirates

bucs gm 16The Buccaneers (6-15, 3-9) sunk the Pirates (17-5, 8-4) Monday afternoon with a  11-2 victory at Cal Poly Pomona.

The Bucs came out swinging in the first inning when they took a 1-0 lead. Miles Ryan scored on an error.

The Pirates tied it up in the third when Chaneng Varela belted an RBI single scoring Michael Johnson.Read More »Bucs Sink the Pirates

Bucs Offense Explodes for 8 Runs

bucs gm 13The Buccaneers offense exploded for eight runs in an 8-4 victory over the Lancaster Rounders (2-2-1) on Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona.

Chris Sanchez (1-0) dazzled on the mound tossing 8.1 innings, while striking out 10 and only allowing one earned run.

Inland Valley started off things right in the first inning with four runs.Read More »Bucs Offense Explodes for 8 Runs

Pirates Complete Doubleheader Sweep

pirates gm 15The Pirates (12-3-1, 4-2) defeated the Bucs (3-12, 2-8) 10-3 Saturday afternoon at Cal Poly Pomona to complete the doubleheader sweep.

The Pirates put the game away early, jumping out to a 5-0 lead in the first inning.

Jason Padlo ripped an RBI double, one of his three hits on the day. Michael Johnson cracked a two-run double, but he wasn’t finished yet.Read More »Pirates Complete Doubleheader Sweep

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

Bucs Lose to Power

bucs gm 10The Buccaneers (3-10, 2-6) lost 10-0 to the Palm Springs Power (14-1, 3-1) on Wednesday night at Palm Springs Stadium.

The Power jumped ahead early and often scoring four in the first, two in the second and two more in the third to take an 8-0 lead out of the gate.

Kevin Riley went 2-for-4. Jack Spohn finished 1-for-2.

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Bucs Suffer Heartbreaking Loss in Palm Springs

bucs gm 9The Inland Valley Bucs (3-9, 2-5) suffered a heartbreaking 4-3 setback against the Palm Springs Power (13-1, 2-1) Tuesday night at Palm Springs Stadium.

After falling behind 1-0 in the first inning, the Bucs fought back to take a 3-1 lead.

All three runs were scored in the fourth. Jack Spohn, Rudy Casarez and Gerardo Ramirez all scored. Mbusi Hlatshwayo and Miles Ryan ripped one RBI apiece.Read More »Bucs Suffer Heartbreaking Loss in Palm Springs