Irvine Valley's baseball team got off to a rough start and couldn't find its way against LA Mission on Friday at home.
The Lasers gave up four runs in the first inning and ended up falling, 6-3. Irvine Valley's record slipped to 2-3 overall. LA Mission improved to 2-2 overall.
LA Mission scored four runs in the first, but only two were earned off IVC freshman right-handed starter Enzio Perez.
Perez got out of the inning and ended up pitching a strong 7 2/3 innings.
Mission chased him with two runs in the top of the eighth inning. Perez allowed a double and then hit a batter.
Freshman right-hander Jason Euler relieved Perez and gave up two hits.
Perez ended up going 7 2/3 innings and giving up 6 runs (four earned) on 11 hits with one walk and one strikeout.
The Lasers scored two runs in the bottom of the fifth and then added a run in the bottom of the ninth, but it wasn't enough.
IVC finished with 11 hits in the contest. Freshman first baseman Danny Jimenez was 4 for 5 with one RBI to lead the offense for Irvine Valley.
Freshman designated hitter Sam Kim went 2 for 4 with one RBI. Freshman catcher Ryan Wagner was 1 for 5 with one RBI.
Irvine Valley plays again on Saturday, hosting Victor Valley at 12 p.m.