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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 Swept by Power

bucs gm 20The Buccaneers (7-17-1, 3-11) were swept by the Palm Springs Power (27-5, 7-2) 17-4 on Wednesday night at Palm Springs Stadium.

The Power struck with one run in the first and the score remained 1-0 until the bottom of the fourth.

The Power surged for 13 runs in the fourth to grab a 14-0 lead and put the game out of reach.

The Bucs scored two in the fifth, one in the seventh and one in the eighth.Read More »Bucs Swept by Power

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 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

Acosta Delivers a Walk-Off Winner

Bucs gm 8Nathaniel Acosta only had one at-bat, but it was all he needed to become the walk-off hero for the Inland Valley Buccaneers (3-8, 2-4) in a 3-2 victory against the Long Beach Legends (11-4-1).

The Bucs started the scoring off in the second inning as Jack Spohn doubled and scored on a Michael Smith RBI single. Smith finished 4-for-4 on the day.

Inland Valley plated another run in the seventh when Gerardo Ramirez knocked in Michael Ortega. Ramirez also earned the win, tossing one shutout inning in the ninth.Read More »Acosta Delivers a Walk-Off Winner

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

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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