Mike Yingling is in his second year with the Pirates
in the 2013 season. He joined the
Pirate baseball team in 2008 after a standout career
at Camarillo High School, including a 2007 CIF
Runner-Up season. He was a member of
back-to-back regional teams for the Pirates in '08
and '09, including a program record 55 wins in two
seasons with VC. He started as the Pirates'
catcher for his two seasons and earned honorable
mention All-WSC honors in 2009. Yingling
signed a scholarship offer to play for the Bethany
Swedes in Kansas, an NAIA school, where he lead them
to the KCAC tournament for the first time in school
history in 2010. Upon completing his two years
at Bethany, he returned to Ventura College baseball
this past summer joining the Pirate coaching staff.
He completed his degree from Bethany this past fall.
Yingling worked several baseball camps in the local
community during his playing days and provides
hitting and catching lessons around Camarillo.
He also spent time during the fall baseball season
serving as the assistant coach for a local travel
team during 2008. Yingling plans to continue
coaching in collegiate baseball and is in the
process of deciding upon attending graduate school
to earn his master's degree.