The Inland Empire Bucs are one of the premiere collegiate baseball programs in Southern California.
As they embark on their second season in club history, this will be their first season in the Sunset Baseball League.
The Inland Valley Baseball program has had great success in recent years and helped many players advance in their careers.
Team Est. 2021
Team Owner/GM: Charlie Reynoso
Home Field: Citrus College
Sunset League Players of the Week:
Jared Gener, Inland Empire Bucs:
Gener finished the final week of the regular season, going 8-for-14.
Gener had two doubles, walked and scored twice.
He drove in three runs and stole three bases.
For the season, Gener led the Bucs with a batting average of .395, with 15 hits, scored six runs and drove in four.
Thomas Keller, Ventura County Bucs:
Keller closed out the regular season, going 6-for-11.
He had three doubles and scored once.
Keller drove in four runs and stole a base.
The Bucs tied the Arroyo Seco Royals for fourth place.
VCB (13-11) and ASR (13-11) will meet up today (Tuesday), as the Sunset League playoffs open at Cypress College.
The first pitch is set for 4:30.
IE Bucs: Billy Velasco (7-for-14)
VC Bucs: Colin Bell (6-for-12)
VC Bucs: Tyler Marty (6-for-12)
East LA Dodgers: Eddie Morales (5-for-10)
Jack Janes sure picked a dramatic way to end the 2022 Sunset League regular season.
Janes hit for the cycle, scored four times and had four RBIs.
For the day, Janes went 5-for-5 with two singles, a double, triple and home run.
The Inland Empire Bucs defeated the first-place Orange County Pirates, 13-7, on Sunday.
The game featured a combined 20 runs, 31 hits and nine pitchers.
Matthew Pachuca got the loss, allowing five runs on five hits in one inning of work.
Pachuca walked two and fanned a pair of Bucs’ batters.
Billy Velasco singled, doubled twice, scored a pair of runs and drove in three.
Jared Gener went 4-for-4, with a double and three RBIs.
Joe Gilkeson walked twice, singled and had one RBI.
Benny Vogel tallied two singles and scored twice
Ryan Harlin and Jacob Fox singled and scored one run apiece.
Garret Damico walked, singled, drove in one run and scored twice.
The Pirates got three runs off Vincent Fuentes and Seth Wrightstone, and one run against Noah Milliman.
Jacob Fox went two scoreless innings for the Bucs on two hits.
He didn’t issue a walk and fanned four Pirates’ batters.
Nick Madole doubled, had two triples, scored twice and drove in a pair of runs.
Ethan Rivers singled, doubled and had one RBI.
Rocco Caballero singled twice, doubled, drove in two and scored a pair of runs.
Isaac Ramirez hit a solo shot.
Alonso Reyes had an RBI double.
Cole Quillin doubled and scored.
Julian De Leon singled and scored, and Justin Roulston walked and scored.
The Bucs open the playoffs on Tuesday against the Arroyo Seco Royals at Cypress College.
The winner will face the top-seeded OC Pirates on Wednesday.
Win: Seth Wrightstone
Loss: Matthew Pachuca
HR: Jack Janes (Bucs); Isaac Ramirez (OCP)
3B: Jack Janes (Bucs); Nick Madole (OVP) 2
2B: Jack Janes (Bucs), Billy Velasco (Bucs) 2, Jared Gener (Bucs); Ethan Rivera (OCP), Rocco Caballero (OCP), Nick Madole (OCP), Cole Quillin (OCP), Alonso Reyes (OCP)
Records: OCP (16-7-1); I Bucs (10-13-1)
Story Link: https://210prepsports.com/2022/07/25/jack-janes-hits-for-cycle-inland-empire-bucs-defeat-oc-pirates-13-7-in-sundays-sunset-league-regular-season-finale/
It's not often that a team out-hits an opponent by 10 and loses.
But that was the case for the National League in Wednesday's Sunset League All-Star game at Cypress College.
In spite of a 17-7 disparity in base hits, including an 8-2 disadvantage in extra-base hits, the American team claimed a 9-5 victory.
Aside from the only stat that matters (the final score), the A.L. did draw 10 walks to just two for the N.L.
Shane Stafford walked, singled, scored and had an RBI.
Stafford was named the game's MVP.
Kyle Douphner doubled, scored and drove in one run.
Trevor Lukkes walked, doubled and scored.
Benny Vogel singled, scored and had one RBI.
AJ Santamaria walked twice and scored, while Chris Butterfield and Jared Benash walked once and scored one run each.
Agustine Gutierrez had an RBI single, and David Baruch and DJ Graham walked and scored one run apiece.
For the National squad, Edward Morales had a huge game, going 4-for-5, with two doubles and scored one run.
Mason Daniels singled, doubled twice, scored, stole two bases and had an RBI.
Seth Nelson walked, singled twice and drove in a run.
Gregg Pavon doubled and scored, and Landon Trosclair walked, doubled and scored.
Rowan Teran doubled, scored and had an RBI.
Wyatt Thames had an RBI double.
Kai Moran went 2-for-4.
In the pregame home-run derby, Seth Nelson won with six HR's.
2B: Kyle Douphner (A), Trevor Lukkes (A); Edward MN) 2, Mason Daniels (N) 2, Rowan Teran (N), Landon Trosclair (N), Gregg Pavon (N), Wyatt Thames (N)