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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 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 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

Pirates Defeat Bucs 8-3 in Game Two

pirates bucs gm 2In the second game, the Pirates pitching stifled the Bucs for the first seven innings, allowing no runs.

Michael Koval started things off with three innings and three strikeouts. Andrew Alvarez recorded the win, while striking out five in just two innings. Aaron Reynoso struck out two in two innings. All three of these pitchers contributed to the scoreless first seven innings.Read More »Pirates Defeat Bucs 8-3 in Game Two

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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