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VC Falters Late vs. Glendale

 Base   4-15-2014   Pirate pitcher Shawn Domke allowed just two runs over seven innings, but the VC bullpen and the Pirate bats could not keep pace, as the Ventura College baseball team fell 7-1 Tuesday against Glendale College at Pirate Park.  Pirate relievers allowed five runs in the final two frames, and VC (11-20, 7-11) managed just one run despite having runners on in seven different innings in the contest.  Domke struck out six, but received the loss in the game while Tim Ginther and Bradley Fullerton each had two hits.  Tyler Watson scored VC's lone run on Scott Morton's ground-out in the eighth inning.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirate Comeback Falls Short

 Base   4-11-2014   After scoring one run in the eighth inning, the Pirates crossed the plate twice in the bottom of the ninth to send the game to come back from a 6-3 deficit, but despite holding Cuesta scoreless for the next five frames, VC could not complete the comeback, falling 9-6 to the Cougars in 15 innings Friday at Pirate Park.  Bradley Fullerton had three hits while Tyler Watson had a pair of hits with an RBI and a run scored.  Tim Ginther also had  a pair of hits and scored twice for VC (11-19, 7-11).  Steven Martinez threw six scoreless innings of relief for Ventura before giving up three unearned runs in the top of the 15th.  READ MORE... 

 

Ventura Wins Third vs. Cuesta

 Base   4-10-2014  For the third time this season, the Pirate baseball team took on the Cuesta Cougars, and for the third time this season, VC came out on top, 7-3 on Thursday in san Luis Obispo.  Harrison Crawford continued to swing a strong bat with a 3-4 performance with a home run while scoring two runs with four RBI.  Tyler Watson pitched into the ninth inning for the victory and had a double and two runs scored at the plate.  Michael Volaski also had a hit with an RBI and Garrett Serino recorded a hit with a run scored for the Pirates (11-18, 7-10).  READ MORE... 

 

Big Inning Dooms VC at LAPC

 Base   4-7-2014  The Pirate baseball team gave up one big inning Tuesday at Los Angeles Pierce, and it cost them as the Brahmas prevailed over VC 5-2 to split the season series.  Pierce scored four times with two outs in the second inning and held on down the stretch. Harrison Crawford had an RBI single in the first inning and a home run in the sixth to produce the Pirates' only runs of the day.  Tyler Watson doubled and scored and Brian Magana had a double for VC (10-18, 6-10). David Newland and Bradley Fullerton also had singles for the Pirates.  READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Upends Pierce, 9-2

 Base   4-5-2014  Using an offensive explosion, the Ventura College baseball team used 16 hits to power a 9-2 win over Los Angeles Pierce College Saturday afternoon at Pirate Park.  Tim Ginther, Harrison Crawford and Brian Magana all had three hits on the day, with Ginther knocking in two runs, Crawford scoring twice, and Magana scoring once with an RBI for VC (10-17, 6-9).  David Newland had a pair of hits, including a double, with an RBI and two runs scored and Bradley Fullerton also had two hits. Colton Follett pitched six strong innings with seven strikeouts while allowing two earned runs.    READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Swept by No. 1 Oxnard

 Base   4-3-2014  They put up a fight until the end, but ultimately the Pirate baseball team did not have enough to tackle the No. 1-ranked Oxnard Condors.  VC dropped a 7-3 decision Thursday at Pirate Park as Oxnard swept the season series from the Pirates.  Ventura (9-17, 5-9) allowed five unearned runs in the fourth inning on a two-out rally following an error in the game-deciding frame.  Harrison Crawford was the only Pirate with two hits and he also scored a run.  David Newland had a two-RBI single in the ninth inning and Shayne Distl knocked in a run with a single in the eighth. READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Shut Out at Oxnard

 Base   4-1-2014  Runs have been hard to come by against he top-ranked Oxnard College pitching staff.  The Pirates found that out first hand as they fell to the Condors 4-0 in Oxnard on Tuesday afternoon.  Ventura (9-16, 5-8) was limited to five singles as a team, but they were not without their chances, having two batters reach base in the first and ninth innings and having the bases loaded with one out in the fifth.  Harrison Crawford reached base three times with two hits and a hit by pitch and Brian Magana recorded a hit and a walk in the game. READ MORE... 

 

VC Short Against Vaqueros

 Base  3-29-2014  The Pirate baseball team fell behind to Santa Barbara, 6-0 and could not mount a comeback with single runs in the fifth, sixth, seventh, and ninth innings in their 8-4 loss to the Vaqueros at Pirate Park Saturday.  Scott Morton was the only Pirate with more than one hit and Tim Ginther had a pair of RBI.  Mykel Davis had VC's only extra base knock, a double, as Ventura (9-15, 5-7) dropped the season series to SBCC 3-1. Logen Letofsky only made it into the fourth inning on the mound, as VC used seven pitchers on the day. READ MORE... 

 

Surging Pirates Win Again

 Base  3-27-2014  Don't look now, but the Pirate baseball team  is finding its stride in the tough Western State Conference North Division, VC won its fourth game in the past five outings with a 5-1 victory at Santa Barbara City College Thursday afternoon at Pershing Park.  Ventura (9-14, 5-6) took advantage of three Vaquero errors in the first three innings to take a 3-0 lead, adding another unearned run in the contest.  Tyler Watson pitched his third straight complete game, extending his scoreless streak to 21 innings before SBCC scored once in the sixth.  Garrett Serino and Harrison Crawford each had two hits, scored a run, and batted in a run while Tim Ginther also had a pair of hits with one run scored. READ MORE... 

 

Watson Named CCCBCA PoW

 Base  3-26-2014  The CCCBCA is proud to announce Ventura Sophomore Tyler Watson as the Southern California Player of the Week. Watson was 6-12 on the week at the plate with two doubles, a triple, six RBI and six runs scored. The Pirates went 2-1 on the week with a pair of victories over Cuesta College. Two days after a 5-6 performance at the plate Watson took the mound for the VC and spun a complete game shutout over the Cougars at home which included just four hits allowed, eight strikeouts and two walks on the game. Watson contributed with a single, a run driven in and scored two runs in the game. READ MORE... 

 

Big First Inning Propels VC

 Base  3-25-2014  Ventura College baseball took advantage of a four-run first inning and picked up another road victory on Tuesday at No. 9 Allan Hancock College, 7-3. The Pirates did not have many hit with four, but they made them count along with four walks and three hit batters.  VC (8-14, 4-6) was able to put up seven runs, four in the first and three in the sixth for the victory. Tyler Watson had a hit with two RBI and he scored another run while Harrison Crawford added a two-RBI double and also scored.  Shawn Domke picked up the win on the mound with 6.2 solid innings.  READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Streak Stops at Two

 Base  3-22-2014  The Ventura College baseball winning streak stopped at two games as the Pirates fell to Allan Hancock College 6-2 Saturday at Pirate Park.  Bulldog pitching limited VC (7-14, 3-6) to eight singles offensively.  Bradley Fullerton had a pair of hits and scored a run while Michael Volaski also had two safeties.  Jordan Simon had a single and an RBI while Tyler Watson produced an RBI on a Sacrifice fly.  Logan Letofsky limited Hancock to four earned runs into the seventh inning, while Nathan Coakley and Steven Martinez each had scoreless appearances on the mound. READ MORE... 

 

VC Makes It a Winning Streak

 Base  3-20-2014  The Pirate baseball team won its second consecutive game Thursday, and its third victory in four outings, with a 6-0 blanking of Cuesta at Pirate Park. VC (7-13, 3-5) broke open a 1-0 game with three runs in the sixth inning and another two in the eighth.  Tyler Watson pitched a complete game shutout for his third win of the season and  Mykel Davis two hits and two RBI.  Harrison Crawford had a double, an RBI, and scored two runs and Tim Ginther tripled and scored a run.  Watson also had a single and scored twice to help his own cause.    READ MORE... 

 

Pirate Bats Awaken at Cuesta

 Base  3-18-2014  After a slumber of nearly a month, the Pirate baseball team's offense woke up in a big way, leading the charge to a 17-8 win at Cuesta College Tuesday in San Luis Obispo. Tyler Watson led Ventura (6-13, 2-5), batting 5-6 with a triple and a pair of doubles, four runs scored and three RBI.  Harrison Crawford had four hits, including a triple, with five RBI and a run scored while Garrett Serino was 2-5 with a walk, three runs scored, and a pair of runs batted in.  Tim Ginther had two hits and two RBI with four runs scored.  Shawn Domke pitched seven quality innings to pick up the win. READ MORE... 

 

Brahmas Top VC on Diamond

 Base  3-15-2014  The Pirate bats ran and hid on Saturday, as Los Angeles Pierce College came to Pirate Park and left with a 12-1 victory.  Ventura (5-13, 1-5) managed just five hits on the day, scoring in the seventh inning when Brian Magana singled with one out, and David Newland followed that with a two-out double.  Michael Volaski, Harrison Crawford and Bradley Fullerton also singled for VC in the game.  Logen Letofsky was the first of 10 Pirate pitchers to see action on the day.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Top Pierce to End Skid

 Base  3-13-2014  After three weeks of close calls and missed opportunities, the Ventura College baseball team snapped their losing streak on Thursday afternoon with a 7-1 win over Los Angeles Pierce College in Woodland Hills.  VC (5-12, 1-4) jumped out to an early 5-1 lead and added a pair of insurance runs late in the victory.  Tyler Watson stood tall on the mound throwing a fantastic game his second straight strong start.  Watson threw a complete game allowing one run on eight hits with four strikeouts and no walks.  Garret Serino collected three hits at the plate and scored a run while Harrison Crawford  added an RBI double.  Dylan Coleman had an RBI and scored two runs. READ MORE... 

 

VC Falls to Oxnard, 5-1

 Base  3-11-2014  Ventura College Baseball dropped another game Tuesday, 5-1 to No. 2-ranked Oxnard College, and while VC's play has improved, positive results have still not come. The Pirates (4-12, 0-4) took a 1-0 lead but failed to cash in on on two additional runners in the third inning and the score remained the same until the Condors scored three times in the sixth. Shawn Domke responded after a pair of tough outings to give Ventura six quality innings on the mound with three runs allowed.   Nathan Coakley added a scoreless ninth inning with a strikeout.  Dylan Colman had two hits and Tim Ginther added an RBI double.  READ MORE... 

 

Baseball's Hard Luck Continues

 Base  3-8-2014  The Pirate baseball team's hard luck continued Saturday in Oxnard as VC took an early lead, but fell 3-1 to the Condors in Western State Conference action.  VC plated an unearned run in the top of the first, but Oxnard answered with two in the bottom half of the inning, and added an insurance run in the seventh.  Tim Ginther had a pair of hits, a stolen base and scored for the Pirates while Harrison Crawford also had two hits.  Logen Letofsky had a solid outing of 6.2 innings but picked up the loss for Ventura (4-11, 0-3).  READ MORE... 

 

Pirates Lose in Walk Off at SB

 Base  3-6-2014  In a season that has not started the the Ventura College baseball team had hoped, the Pirates continue to battle against one of the toughest schedules in team history.  That struggle continued Thursday afternoon as the VC  (4-10, 0-2) dropped a 5-4 decision in walk-off fashion at No. 2-ranked Santa Barbara City College.  Tyler Watson pitched a strong 7.2 innings, giving up four hits with six strikeouts, allowing four unearned runs after a two-out error in the seventh inning.  At the plate he added three hits to the Ventura attack while scoring a run.  READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Drops WSC Opener

 Base  3-4-2014  The Pirate baseball team returned home for their Western State Conference opener, but were unable to notch a "W", falling 8-3 to Santa Barbra City College. The big inning did the Pirates in once again as they allowed six runs to the Vaqueros in the third inning.  Brian Magana had a pair of hits, including a double, and three RBI while Bradley Fullerton and Tyler Watson each had two hits while scoring a run.  Michale Volaski also had a pair of safeties for the Pirates (4-9, 0-1).  READ MORE... 

 

Ventura Slide Continues

 Base  2-27-2014  In baseball a slide into home can be a good thing, but the slide the Pirates are on is not.  VC dropped another contest on the road, 11-1 at Los Angeles Mission College Thursday, thankfully ending a four-game road swing for VC (4-8).  Ventura managed just three hits on the day, from  Michael Volaski, David Newland and Tyler Shoop.  Jordan Simon walked and scored VC's lone run of the contest in the eighth inning.  Tyler Watson made the start on the mound for the Pirates and was the first of six pitchers on the day for VC.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirate Comeback Falls Short

 Base  2-25-2014  The Pirate baseball team continued its road struggles Tuesday afternoon in Glendora, falling behind 9-1 after three innings before almost staging an incredible comeback at Citrus College in Glendora.  Sophomore Tyler Watson collected three hits, drove in two runs, and scored another to lead VC's offense as it came close in their 11-10 loss to the Owls.  The Pirate bullpen held the Owls to three runs over the final 6.1 innings allowing Ventura (4-7) to mount their comeback attempt.  READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Struggles Continue

 Base  2-22-2014  Ventura College baseball's early season struggles continued Saturday afternoon at No. 7 Santa Ana College.  The Pirates took an early 1-0 lead but it would be short lived as the Pirate pitching staff was unable to hold back the Dons' offense.  Ventura (4-6) fell by a 14-2 score.  The Pirates collected 7 hits with sophomore David Newland and freshmen Brad Fullerton having multi hit games.  READ MORE... 

 

Pirate Bats Silent at East LA

 Base  2-18-2014  The Ventura College baseball team continued their rocky road on Tuesday evening against another ranked opponent, at No. 9 East Los Angeles College.  The huskies put up three unearned runs in the bottom of the first inning and never looked back, defeating the Pirates 9-0.  Freshman Garret Serino picked up two of the four hits on the night for VC (4-5).  Sophomore Tyler Watson took the loss on the hill, tossing five innings and allowing five runs, two of which were earned.   READ MORE... 

 

VC Can't Hold Back Compton

 Base  2-15-2014  Clinging to a 6-5 lead entering the seventh inning, the Pirate baseball team gave up four runs and the lead before the seventh inning stretch, falling to Compton 9-6 Saturday afternoon at Pirate Park.  Despite 13 hits on the day, VC (4-4) could not mount a comeback late as they prepare to head to the road for the next two weeks.  Michael Volaski had three hits and scored a run while Dylan Coleman picked up two hits with two runs scored and an RBI. READ MORE... 

 

VC Misses Chances in Loss

 Base  2-13-2014  The Pirate baseball team left 12 men on base Thursday afternoon, including eight in the final four innings of play in their 2-1 11-inning loss to visiting Citrus College at Pirate Park.  Ventura (4-3) left two on in the eighth after tying the score at 1-1, and they left the bases loaded in the 10th inning.  Finally, they had two runners on base when the game came to an end in the 11th.  Sophomore Shawn Domke had a string outing on the mound, giving up one run in 6.1 innings with six strikeouts, but was not involved in the decision.  Sophomores Brian Magana and Tim Ginther each collected two hits and Ginther added a stolen base.   READ MORE... 

 

VC Baseball Sweeps Cerritos

 Base  2-11-2014  The Ventura College baseball team traveled with their brooms Tuesday, defeating Cerritos 9-3 to sweep the 2-game season series from the Falcons.  Harrison Crawford led the 13-hit offensive effort by VC (4-2) with four hits, including two doubles and a triple, with three RBI and scoring once. Tyler Watson continued his hot streak at the plate with three hits, including a double, scoring three runs and driving in two.  Seven of the nine Pirate starters collected a hit.  Watson did double-duty, pitching 7.1 innings, allowing three runs, one earned, for the victory. READ MORE... 

 

Ventura Shut Out at Home

 Base  2-8-2014  The Pirate baseball team returned to the field Saturday following a rain-out on Thursday and struggled offensively, dropping a 2-0 decision to No. 8 Mt. San Antonio College Saturday afternoon at Pirate Park. VC's bats could not capitalize on a strong outing from starting pitcher Eusebio Navarro, who threw seven innings allowing one unearned run with five strikeouts.  Brian Magana had a pair of hits for VC (3-2) while Tyler Watson had a double a hit by pitch.  VC's offense was limited to six hits on the day.   READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Wins Home Opener

 Base  2-4-2014  After scoring three runs in the third inning and two more in the fourth, the Pirate baseball team made their lead hold up through nine as VC (3-1) defeated Cerritos 7-4 Tuesday afternoon in Ventura's 2014 home opener at Pirate Park.  Logen Letofsky was solid in his first collegiate start, pitching six innings and allowing tone run on three hits.  He walked three batters with three strikeouts in picking up the win. Tyler Watson paced the offense with a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. READ MORE...

 

Pirates Split at No. 1 Cypress

 Base  2-1-2014  The Pirate baseball team split a pair of games at preseason No. 1 Cypress College Friday and Saturday to close a three-game season-opening road swing.  VC dropped a 5-0 decision on Friday before defeating the Chargers 10-5 on Saturday.  Harrison Crawford had three hits in the two games, two for extra bases, and knocked in two runs while scoring another.  Tyler Watson had a strong outing on the mound on Friday, despite the loss, and Shawn Domke picked up the victory Saturday for Ventura (2-1).  READ MORE... 

 

Baseball Opens With Victory

 Base   1-30-2014  The Ventura College baseball team opened the 2014 season with a victory Thursday, 4-1 at San Diego Mesa College.  Tyler Watson was 2-4, including a double, with a run scored and Garrett Serino also had a pair of safeties.  Tim Ginther and Harrison Crawford each knocked in runs for the Pirates (1-0) while Eusebio Navarro pitched seven string innings to pick up the win.  Steven Martinez threw two scoreless innings to complete the game. READ MORE... 

 

Thornton to Play in AZ Fall League

 Base   10-19-2013  Ventura College baseball is proud to announce that former Pirate Zack Thornton '08 has been selected to play in the Arizona Fall League. Thornton will spend the fall pitching for the Scottsdale Scorpions comprised of prospects of the Pittsburgh Pirates, New York Mets, New York Yankees, Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants organizations. The AFL is considered to be a finishing grounds for top prospects in the minor leagues where the 30 MLB organizations are grouped together to form six franchises spread across the Arizona Spring Training Complexes each roster comprised of the top prospects from MLB organizations.  READ MORE... 

 

 

 

 

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