CYPRESS -- The Inland Valley Pirates defeated the Ventura County Pirates 9-5 Thursday at Cypress College.
Inland Valley used a four-run seventh inning to break a 5-5 tie.
Julian Alvarez (Riverside City) had a big day with three hits, two RBI and two runs scored. Cole Koniarsky (USD) added two hits and one RBI.
Grant Schoen (Pepperdine) starred for Ventura County with three hits, two RBI and one run scored.
Inland Valley faces the Long Beach Legends on Saturday.
Ventura County has a non-league game with Conejo Oaks on Saturday.