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.
Team Est. 2013
Team Owner/GM: Charlie Reynoso
Home Field: Cypress College
Tryouts for our 3 teams will be held Memorial Day, May 27th at 2 PM at Cal Poly Pomona
CLAREMONT -- The OC Pirates got their season underway Saturday afternoon. The Pirates played Southern Nevada to a 1-1 draw in a non-conference matchup.
Michael Easter (Hawaii Pacific) knocked in the only run of the day in the second inning. Michael Mira (Concordia) finished 2-for-2.
The pitching staff had a great day only allowing one run. Sebastian Diaz (Cypress College) excelled, tossing three innings, striking out five and not allowing any hits. Julian Eskridge (Chico State) and Aidan Ross each hurled two innings and struck out three.
The Pirates play another non-conference game on Sunday at 12 pm against the Colton Knighthawks.
The OC Pirates have been a staple in the Sunset League. This season, they start a voyage they haven't yet conquered, but hope to do so in 2021. The Pirates are seeking their first Sunset League title. This season, the swashbucklers have a deep roster.
Tommy Acuna III (Providence Christian), Michael Easter (Hawaii Pacific), Julian Eskridge (Chico State), Robert Hook (Cal Poly Pomona), Zach Jones (CSU Stanislaus), Ethan Rivera (CSU San Marcos) and Soloman Yi (CSU San Marcos) will all make their presences felt throughout the summer.
The Pirates host the So Cal Shepherds on Tuesday, June 15 for their season opener. The following day, June 16, the Pirates will host the Arroyo Seco Sentinels in their first league matchup of the season.