The Pirate baseball team's three game winning streak came to an end Saturday with a 9-4 non-conference loss at El Camino-Compton Center. Bradley Fullerton was 2-3, including a double, with two RBI and a run scored while Tony Fonzo was 2-4 with a pair of doubles while scoring twice.
VC started the game out with a run in the top of the first. Robert Stephan tripled out of the gate, and came home on Codi Santana's sacrifice fly for a 1-0 Pirate lead. That advantage was short-lived, however, as the Tartars came back with three runs in the bottom half of the frame, one more in the second, and three more in the fourth to go ahead 7-1.
VC showed signs of life in the top of the sixth inning. Fonzo had a one-out double, and one batter later, came home of Fullerton's two-out double. Jordan Simon followed that up with a single and a throwing error on the third baseman that allowed Fullerton to score.
Fonzo had another one-out double in the eighth, and Fullerton followed a batter later with another two-out hit to drive him home. The Pirates allowed two runs in the bottom of the eighth to set the final margin at 9-4.
Simon also ended the day with a pair of hits and an RBI while Michael Volaski also recorded two hits.
The Pirates return to Western State Conference play on Tuesday April 7 at Pirate Park against the Moorpark Raiders. The final meeting of the year between the two county rivals begins at 2:30 pm.