Pirate Baseball Transfers 10
Ventura College baseball is proud to announce for the second
consecutive year the Pirates will transfer double digit
numbers of student athletes continuing their academic and
collegiate baseball careers at four-year universities around
the country. The Pirates sent 10 players to the next level a
year ago and have matched that number of transfers in 2014.
The Pirates will be represented at all levels of college
baseball with athletes attending NCAA Division I, II and III
universities, as well as NAIA schools. READ MORE...
Crawford Leads Six on All-WSC
Sophomore third baseman
Harrison Crawford led six Pirates to All-Western State
Conference North Division honors for the Pirate
baseball team. The Mater Dei Academy product from
Oxnard was named the most-outstanding hitter in the
conference with the Big Stick Award. Meanwhile,
sophomore first baseman/pitcher Tyler Watson and freshman
outfielder Bradley Fullerton also garnered first-team
All-WSC accolades in voting by the conference coaches last
Baseball Ends Season With Win
The Pirate baseball team
ended the season with a 5-2 victory at Allan Hancock College
Thursday in Santa Maria, closing the 2014 year with four
consecutive wins and victories in five of their final seven
games. Sophomore Tyler Watson pitched a complete game
for his seventh win of the season and had a pair of hits at
the plate, including a two-run homer in the eighth inning
for VC (15-20, 9-11). Harrison Crawford was 3-5 at the
plate with a run scored and Brian Magana produced two hits
and scored a run. Bradley Fullerton had a two-RBI triple in
the ninth inning to put the game away. READ MORE...
Domke Shines on Mound for VC
In his final start of the
season, Shawn Domke scattered six hits in a complete game
shutout of Allan Hancock College at Pirate Park Tuesday.
The Ventura offense managed six hits and scored a pair of
runs, which was just good enough to win their 2014 home
finale 2-0. Tyler Watson and Bradley Fullerton each
singled and scored while Harrison Crawford and Michael
Volaski each produced RBI doubles for the Pirates (14-20,
VC Comes From Behind for Win
The Pirate baseball team
allowed four runs in the bottom of the fifth inning before
staging a comeback with a run in the sixth and four scores
in the eighth to defeat Mt. San Antonio College 5-4 Friday
under the lights in Walnut. Alex Van Es came in with
4.1 scoreless innings in relief to pick up his first win and
Bradley Fullerton had a pair of RBI and scored the winning
run to lead the opportunistic Pirate offense. Tim
Ginther had a hit, scored a run, and batted in a run and
Harrison Crawford knocked in the go-ahead run in the eighth
inning with a single. READ MORE...
Pirate Bats Heat Up at PCC
A day after Jackie Robinson
Day was celebrated throughout major league baseball, the
Pirate baseball team celebrated a victory at Jackie Robinson
Field in Pasadena on Wednesday. The VC offense heated
up with 14 runs and 16 hits as the Pirates defeated Pasadena
City College 14-6. Michael Volaski was 3-4, including
a double, with three runs scored and a pair of RBI while
Brian Magana was 2-2 with two walks, two RBI and four runs
scored. Garrett Serino had a pair of hits and batted
in two runs and Scott Morton had two hits with an RBI. Tyler
Watson threw another solid outing pitching seven shutout
innings to pick up his sixth win of the year.
VC Falters Late vs. Glendale
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
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.
Ventura Wins Third vs. Cuesta
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...
Inning Dooms VC at LAPC
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.
Baseball Upends Pierce, 9-2
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
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.
Baseball Shut Out at Oxnard
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
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.
Surging Pirates Win Again
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
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
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
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
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
Pirate Bats Awaken at Cuesta
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
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.
Pierce to End Skid
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
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
Baseball's Hard Luck Continues
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,
Pirates Lose in Walk Off at SB
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.
Baseball Drops WSC Opener
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
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
Pirate Comeback Falls Short
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
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.
Pirate Bats Silent at East LA
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
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.
VC Misses Chances in Loss
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
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.
Ventura Shut Out at Home
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.
Baseball Wins Home Opener
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
Pirates Split at No. 1 Cypress
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).
Baseball Opens With Victory
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.
Thornton to Play in AZ Fall League
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