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Santa Ynez can't get big hit in quarterfinal loss

Pirates miss scoring chances in 3-1 defeat to Citrus Valley

Santa Ynez can't get big hit in quarterfinal loss

SANTA YNEZ, Calif. - Santa Ynez scored just one run with the bases loaded in the second inning and they failed to score in a first and third no out situation in the fifth inning. Without ever getting the big hit, the Pirates lost at home 3-1 to Citrus Valley in a CIF Division 5 quarterfinal game.

The lone Pirates run came on a bases-loaded walk in the second inning to Zach Snyder that plated Jacob Pritchard.

Citrus Valley tied the game at 1 with a long solo homer in the fourth inning off the bat of Connor McCoy. The Blackhawks took the lead for good in the fifth. With runners on the corners, a baserunner stole second and when the throw went into center, Charles Whitley raced home from third.

Santa Ynez ends up 19-10 on the year after making it to the CIF quarterfinals for a second straight year.

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