Baseball team can't sweep Cypress   

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Box Score

Irvine Valley's baseball team couldn't make it three in a row over Cypress.

Cypress broke open a scoreless game with three runs in the top of the fifth inning and never looked back in a 10-3 Orange Empire Conference win at Irvine Valley on Friday.

The Chargers added a run in the top of the sixth to take a 4-0 lead. And Cypress led, 10-1, after putting five runs on the board in the top of the ninth inning.

Irvine Valley scored two runs in the bottom of the ninth (both runs were unearned) to make it a 10-3 final.

Cypress out-hit Irvine Valley, 12-5, on the day.

Irvine Valley sophomore Bryce Hara went 2 for 5 with a run scored and sophomore left fielder Brian Glynn was 1 for 2 with two RBI for the Lasers.

Freshman right-hander Jason Euler took the loss in his first start of the season for IVC.

He pitched 4 1/3 innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Sophomore Bryan Castelli then went 4 1/3 innings and gave up six runs (five earned) on six hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Freshman Paul Lang pitched the final 1/3 of an inning and gave up one unearned run on one hit.

Cypress pitcher Stephen Derr was solid in improving his record to 2-0 on the season. He pitched six strong innings, giving up one run (unearned) on three hits with two strikeouts.

Darren Gidley threw the final three innings to earn his sixth save of the season. Gidley gave up two runs (both unearned) on two hits with one walk and two strikeouts.

Five Cypress players had two hits apiece at the plate. Parker Starr was 2 for 4 with two RBI, Brad Hartong was 2 for 5 with two runs scored and two RBI, Jonathan Torres and Robert Chavarria were each 2 for 4 with one RBI and Zach Alofaituli went 2 for 5 with two runs scored.

Cypress, which was ranked sixth in Southern California, improved its record to 16-9 overall and 6-7 in conference. Irvine Valley slipped to 10-16 overall and 4-9 in conference.

Irvine Valley won two of the three games of the series against Cypress. IVC plays again next Tuesday, hosting Long Beach City in a non-conference game at 2 p.m.

Posted by  Brent Shaver  on  3/30/2012
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