Baseball News -- 2014

  • Pirates named top team in the nation!
    June 02, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team has been recognized as the No. 1 team in the country, according to the rankings specialists at www.perfectgame.org.
  • Pirates capture state baseball title!
    May 26, 2014
    FRESNO -- In a year of near issue-free baseball, a serious problem now plagues Orange Coast College head coach John Altobelli -- which slogan will be etched into the Pirates' state championship ring. "We've got a few to choose from," Altobelli joked.
  • Jacob Hill inspires Pirates in 4-1 win over San Joaquin Delta in championship semifinals
    May 25, 2014
    FRESNO -- With rumors of a "Hill-less" State Final Four for the Orange Coast College baseball team, sophomore lefty Jacob Hill stepped up and left a lasting impression during Sunday's 4-1 win over San Joaquin Delta in the championship semifinals of the California Community College Athletic Association State Baseball Championship.
  • Pirates grind out 3-1 win over Sequoias in Final Four opener
    May 24, 2014
    FRESNO -- Playoff hero Art Vidro continued his Superman-esque ways as the Orange Coast College baseball team pulled out a 3-1 win over College of the Sequoias in the opening round of the California Community College Athletic Association State Baseball Championships, held at Fresno City College's John Euless Ballpark.
  • Pirates punch ticket for State Final Four!
    May 17, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- For the fourth time since 2005, the Orange Coast College baseball team has earned a trip to the State Final Four after sweeping past Southwestern, 8-0, on Saturday in the Southern California Sectional playoffs at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Seventh-inning rally sparks Pirates in 5-4 win over Jaguars
    May 16, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team picked up some much-needed support from a couple of role players to earn a hard-fought 5-4 win over Southwestern College in Friday's Southern California Sectional playoff opener at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates host Southwestern in Southern California Sectionals
    May 13, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- A trip to the State Final Four is one the line as the Orange Coast College baseball team hosts Southwestern this weekend in the Southern California Sectionals, beginning on Friday at 2 p.m. at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates hang on for 8-6 win over Bulldogs to sweep playoff series
    May 10, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Art Vidro pitched seven strong innings and Cody Nulph went 4-for-5 with two runs and three RBI to lead the Orange Coast Coast College baseball team to an 8-6 win over Allan Hancock, giving the Pirates the series sweep in the Southern California Super Regional playoffs.
  • Pirates tame Bulldogs in Super Regional opener
    May 09, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team picked up win No. 30 for the season and win No. 1 in this weekend's Southern California Super Regional playoffs, courtesy of a 9-3 victory over visiting Allan Hancock College.
  • Pirates finish off Warriors to advance in Southern California Regionals
    May 03, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- No late-inning heroics were necessary on Saturday for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates topped El Camino, 8-2, to advance to the second round of the 2014 Southern California Regional playoffs.
  • Pirates survive playoff opener with 7-4 win over Warriors
    May 02, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Trailing by a run in the bottom of the eighth, the Orange Coast College baseball team found the breaks it would need to pull out a 7-4 win over El Camino College in the opening game of the 2014 Southern California Regional playoffs.
  • Nulph named OEC MVP; Hill brothers share Pitcher of the Year honors
    April 29, 2014
    IRVINE -- The All-Orange Empire Conference Team for 2014 is covered in orange and blue as several Orange Coast College Pirates were selected to this year's squad.
  • Pirates earn No. 1 seed; will host playoff opener on Friday
    April 28, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team earned the No. 1-seed in the 2014 Southern California Regional playoffs and will host the opening round of the playoffs, beginning on Friday at 2 p.m.
  • Pirates top Rustlers to earn share of OEC crown!
    April 24, 2014
    HUNTINGTON BEACH -- Jacob Hill earned his 10th win of the season, leading the Orange Coast College baseball team to an 8-3 win over Golden West College, earning the Pirates a share of the Orange Empire Conference title with Santa Ana.
  • David Hill picks up ninth win as Pirates roll past Rustlers, 8-1
    April 22, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Some late-inning offense proved to be enough for starting pitcher David Hill as the Orange Coast College baseball team cruised late to an 8-1 win over visiting Golden West on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates hammer Roadrunners
    April 18, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- It was a scorekeeper's nightmare on Friday at Wendell Pickens Field, but for the Orange Coast College baseball team, it was a day to empty the bench and the Pirates did, en route to a 15-1 nonconference win over visiting College of the Desert.
  • Pirates take a pair from Hornets
    April 11, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- In back-to-back days, the Orange Coast College baseball team posted back-to-back wins over Fullerton College, topping the Hornets, 5-0 on Thursday at FC and 10-1 on Friday at OCC's Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates scuffle at home again, fall to Gauchos, 7-3
    April 05, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The home struggles continue for the Orange Coast College baseball team following a 7-3 loss to visiting Saddleback on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Jacob Hill improves to 8-0 as Pirates roll past Tigers, 5-1
    April 01, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Sophomore lefty Jacob Hill improved to 8-0 for the season as the Orange Coast College baseball team toppled visiting Riverside City College, 5-1, on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates split pair with Lasers
    March 28, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team dropped the third game of its three-game season series with Irvine Valley, 4-3 on Friday after posting a 3-1 win over the Lasers on Thursday.
  • Pirates hang on for 5-4 win over Dons
    March 25, 2014
    SANTA ANA -- Daniel Delaney went 3-for-5 with a run and an RBI to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to a 5-4 Orange Empire Conference win over Santa Ana College on Tuesday at Don Sneddon Field.
  • David Hill goes the distance as Pirates top Chargers, 4-2
    March 20, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Different Hill, same result for the Orange Coast College baseball team. Two days after Jacob Hill helped beat Cypress, 12-1, David Hill went the distance to lead the Pirates past the Chargers, 4-2, at Wendell Pickens Field on Thursday in a tough Orange Empire Conference matchup.
  • Eight-run inning highlights 12-1 win for Pirates over Chargers
    March 18, 2014
    CYPRESS -- The Orange Coast College baseball team used an eight-run sixth inning to blow past Cypress College en route to a 12-1 road win on Tuesday.
  • Pirates roll past Rustlers, 11-1
    March 13, 2014
    HUNTINGTON BEACH -- After struggling to find some offense on Tuesday, the Orange Coast College baseball team found plenty on Thursday and breezed past Golden West, 11-1, at Fred Hoover Field.
  • Pirates jump ahead early, beat Gauchos 7-4
    March 08, 2014
    MISSION VIEJO -- The Orange Coast College baseball team returned to the "win" column on Saturday with a 7-4 Orange Empire Conference win at Saddleback College.
  • Pirates post back-to-back shutout wins over Dons, Lasers
    March 04, 2014
    IRVINE -- The Orange Coast College baseball team continued its dominance on the mound with back-to-back shutout road wins, topping Santa Ana 5-0 on Monday and Irvine Valley 6-0 on Tuesday.
  • Pirates open conference with 13-inning loss to Chargers
    February 27, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Orange Coast College dropped a heartbreaking 2-1, 13-inning decision to visiting Cypress College on Thursday afternoon in a matchup between two of the top pitchers in all of California Community College baseball.
  • Offense stays strong for Pirates in win over Vikings
    February 22, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- Nine seems to be the favorite number for the Orange Coast College baseball team. For the fourth time this year and third time this week, the Pirates put a nine-spot on the scoreboard and defeated visiting Long Beach City College, 9-5, on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates cruise to 9-3 win over Cougars
    February 19, 2014
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team won its fifth straight game on Wednesday, defeating the College of the Canyons, 9-3, at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates roll past Vikings, 9-2
    February 18, 2014
    LONG BEACH -- The right arm of Brian Bass and the bat of Chris Iriart helped lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to a 9-2 nonconference win over visiting Long Beach City College on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
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