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Pirates 2015 Season Preview

The Pirates return 14 players from their SCCBL 2015 regular season co-championship team.

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Andrew Alvarez

Former SCCBL all-stars Andrew Alvarez, Kyle Jackson, Jonny Reynoso, Anthony Virgen and Nathan Virgen are all back to help the club improve to the next level after last season’s successful 26-8 finish.

Alvarez posted gaudy numbers, while dominating the competition in 2014. The Houston Baptist senior-to-be earned Pitcher of the Month honors in June, while finishing 5-0 with a 2.42 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 44.2 innings. He did damage with the bat as well, finishing with a .341 batting average and leading the team with 31 hits for the season.Read More »Pirates 2015 Season Preview

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

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

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 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 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

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.

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