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.
The Inland Valley Pirates defeated the So Cal Hitmen 10-2 Sunday afternoon at San Manuel Stadium.
The Pirates finished the season at 6-4, and will look to make their presence felt in the 2021 season.
LA HABRA --The SoCal Shepherds dropped a tight one as they fell by a score of 5-4 to the Inland Valley Pirates.
The two Sunset League teams were even throughout, with the difference being an unearned run.
The Pirates jumped out to an early one nothing lead in the first inning, before the Shepherds answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half courtesy RBI groundouts by Tanner Smith and Tommy Acuna. The Pirates would follow with another run in the top of the second to take back the early lead.
In the bottom of the second inning, the Sheps had a golden opportunity to answer back and retake the lead. After three straight walks with two outs, Sir Gomez struck out Sebastian Dunn with the bases loaded to preserve the Pirate lead and retire the side.
Austin Ruiz would add to the Pirate lead in the top of the third with a two-run single before the Shepherds would start chipping away. Shepherds left fielder Chad Ragland would trim the deficit back down to one with a sacrifice fly. After the Pirates got one back in the fourth, Noah Reitmeyer drove in the final run of the game with an opposite-field home run to right.
The Shepherds' bullpen was the highlight of the day, as they pitched five and a third scoreless innings. Andrew White was the first man out of the pen and went two and a third shutout innings with three strikeouts. Nick Lycett, Josh Ramirez, and Ben Peters would pitch the final three innings combining for four strikeouts over that time.
The Shepherds will look to put all the pieces together on Wednesday as they take on the Solana Beach Redbirds at 5 pm.
LA HABRA --
The SoCal Shepherds dropped to 5-8 after a 10-0 loss to the Inland Valley Pirates on Thursday evening.
Second baseman and leadoff man for the Pirates, James Arakawa, (Pacific) led the way for the Pirates as he went three for four with two runs scored and a stolen base.
Hayden Winters (Houston) blasted a home run in the sixth.
The Shepherds are back in action on Saturday at 1 pm as they will take on the Solana Beach Redbirds. The game will be streamed live on Facebook.com/socalfcabaseball.
Team Est. 2013
Team Owner/GM: Charlie Reynoso
Home Field: Amerige Park
Tryouts for our 3 teams will be held Memorial Day, May 27th at 2 PM at Cal Poly Pomona