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Pirates Tied For First Place With Playoffs Around The Corner

A right handed pitcher in a red jersey crosses his throwing arm in front of his torso and lifts his back leg after releasing a pitch
Pirates RHP Deandre Carter throws a pitch against the Conejo Oaks at Cal Lutheran University on June 29, 2022. Photo by Maddy Whiting

Pirates Tied For First Place With Playoffs Around The Corner

Finishing strong. . .

Coming off a 7-5 win Sunday versus the Long Beach Legends, The Pirates (17-13-1) (15-5 Best of the West) find themselves tied atop of the standings with the Inland Valley Pirates. Tuesday, they are back on the road to Scolinos Field in preparation for the Inland Valley Bucs looking to win the season series over them. This will be the fourth matchup this season between the two, with the Pirates winning two, outsourcing the Bucs by 35-21. Look for the Pirates to keep it going as they have won 9 of their last 11 games.

Outscoring opponents 67-42 in the last eleven games…

The Pirates have been scoring lots of runs backed by a strong pitching cast and even strong offensive attack. In particular, the top of the Pirates lineup continues to get on base, setting the tone for batters to come. Outfielders Jovan Camacho and Ryan Camacho have been on a complete tear hitting safely in all but two games dating back to June 27. This has brought Ryan Camacho’s batting average to .410 with a .487 on-base percentage, while his brother Jovan is batting .341 with a .459 batting average. Not only is it the twins, but utility man Robbie Treto is coming off an absurd performance Sunday where he hit 2 homeruns accounting for 4 of the Pirates RBIs that game, with the second bomb being hist 6th of the season.

Pirates starters on the other hand have stepped up as of late delivering two stellar performances this past weekend from Andrew Dusablon and Dylan Goodrich. The starting rotation is finding its groove at the right time only giving up a total of 3 earned runs the past three games. Other than the strong starting pitching, the bullpen has done their part in shutting the door on teams in the later innings. Jimmy Urban, Kellen Montgomery, Xavier Stoker, John Paul Caire, and Josh Yosfan have all shown that by only allowing 4 earned runs in their last 16 combined innings pitched. Look for the pitching to continue its dominance Tuesday night.

League games Record . . .

At home: 7-1

On road: 7-4

Pirates Record When Leading After. . .

Sixth inning: 12-1

7th inning: 14-1

8th inning: 16-1

Team Leaders …

Hits: Ryan Camacho (41)

Home runs: Robbe Treto (6)

Triples: Jovan & Ryan Camacho (2)

Doubles: Jovan Camacho (8)

Runs: Ryan & Jovan Camacho (22)

RBIs: Robbie Treto (23)

Strikeouts: Dylan Goodrich (32)

ERA: Josh Yosfan (0.82)


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