The Inland Valley Pirates are one of the premiere collegiate baseball programs in Southern California.
Each and every year, Charlie Reynoso’s mates take the program to the next level.
As they embark on their sixth season in club history, they’ve already thrived in the first five seasons. In 2014, the Pirates won the SCCBL regular season championship. They backed that up in 2015 with the program’s first appearance in the NBC World Series in Wichita, Kansas establishing a national footprint. They've made the SBL playoffs in 2016 and 2017.
Players come from far and wide to play at Scolinos Field on the campus of Cal Poly Pomona. In fact, some schools represented have included Cal State Fullerton, Coppin State, Fordham, Hawaii, Houston Baptist, Lamar, Long Beach State, Louisiana Tech, Loyola Marymount, Oregon, Pepperdine, Texas Tech, UC Irvine and UC Riverside.
LA MIRADA -- A long day of playoff action is in the books. It started at 9:30 a.m. at Biola University when the #6 Inland Valley Pirates faced the #3 South Bay Sliders.
South Bay fell behind 2-0 early, but immediately answered with nine consecutive runs. The Sliders won by a final of 10-3.
Grady Morgan and Eddie Zavala (Chico State) each blasted a home run and combined for seven RBI. Jack Collette (San Jose State) had three hits, a run scored and an RBI.
Hayden Schott (Cypress College) had two RBI.
The loss meant the Inland Valley Pirates would have to play later in the day in an elimination game, while the Sliders will play the Solana Beach Redbirds at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
In Game 2, the Orange County Legends defeated the So Cal Shepherds 14-4.
Orange County jumped all over So Cal early scoring seven runs in the first three innings.
Nick Lopez (Saddleback College), Carey Arbolida and Aharon Modlin (Pepperdine) each cranked a home run. Lopez finished with four RBI.
RJ Lan homered for the Shepherds.
The loss means the Shepherds would have to play the Inland Valley Pirates in an elimination game. Orange County advances to a meeting with the Ventura County Pirates at 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
The final game of the day was an elimination game pitting the Inland Valley Pirates and So Cal Shepherds.
Inland Valley won a nail-biter 6-5 and eliminated the Shepherds from the playoffs.
Tyler VanMarter ripped three hits, Hayden Schott knocked in two.
Garrett McIntyre (Ashbury University) produced two RBI.
The Pirates will now play the loser of the Redbirds-Sliders game at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
LA MIRADA -- It was a great day for the Sunset League as the South All-Stars defeated the North All-Stars 23-7 Sunday afternoon at Biola University.
The South was composed of the Solana Beach Redbirds, So Cal Shepherds, Orange County Legends and Inland Valley Pirates. The North featured the Ventura County Pirates, South Bay Sliders, So Cal Sparrows and Signal Hill Oilers.
The MVP of the game was Joseph Canty of the South Division champion Solana Beach Redbirds. The Sophomore at Saddleback College stood out in a game with many offensive fireworks.
Now the focus shifts to the Sunset League Playoffs starting Tuesday with a triple-header set at Biola University. The Sliders and Inland Valley Pirates kick things off at 9:30 a.m. followed by the So Cal Shepherds and Orange County Legends at 1 p.m. and an elimination game between the two losers at 4:30 p.m.
Team Est. 2013
Team Owner/GM: Charlie Reynoso
Home Field: Amerige Park