Baseball Headlines -- 2015

  • Hurler David Hill highlights four former Pirates taken in MLB Draft
    June 09, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- Four former Orange Coast College baseball players were selected in this year's Major League Baseball First-Year Draft, according to Pirate baseball head coach, John Altobelli.
  • PIRATES DEFEND STATE BASEBALL CROWN!
    May 25, 2015
    FRESNO -- Sometimes the biggest pieces of motivation come in the most unlikeliest of places. Such was the case for the Orange Coast College baseball team, which took an unintentional slight and battled through the top teams in the nation to shock the world and reclaim the state title at the California Community College Athletic Association State Baseball Championship on Monday at Fresno City College's John Euless Ballpark.
  • Vidrio, Pabich lead Pirates past Palomar, 3-0, to reach state title game!
    May 24, 2015
    FRESNO -- The Orange Coast College baseball team is showing the rest of the community college baseball world that being great all season isn't as important as being great at the right time.
  • Purpura's complete-game gem lifts Pirates past Delta, 5-0, in Final Four opener
    May 23, 2015
    FRESNO -- At the beginning of the 2015, Dominic Purpura wanted to move from last year's relief role and be used as a starter. After starting this year as a multiple-inning reliever/closer, the sophomore lefty got his wish and it's paying off for the Orange Coast College baseball team at just the right time.
  • Pirates open State Final Four against Delta in '14 championship rematch
    May 22, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team will take on San Joaquin Delta in the opening game of the 2015 California Community College Athletic Association State Baseball Championships on Saturday at 12 p.m. at Fresno City College's John Euless Ballpark.
  • Pirates slam Santa Barbara to advance to State Final Four ... AGAIN!
    May 17, 2015
    SANTA BARBARA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team just refuses to go away and now, the Pirates will head to Fresno for the State Final Four after topping Santa Barbara City College, 10-2, on Sunday in the rubber game of their three-game series at Pershing Park.
  • Pirates continue playoff road show at Santa Barbara
    May 13, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The 2015 baseball season continues for the Orange Coast College Pirates as they travel to Pershing Park to take on Santa Barbara City College in the Southern California Sectional playoffs, beginning on Friday at 3 p.m.
  • Pirates blast past Glendale to advance to SoCal Sectionals!
    May 10, 2015
    GLENDALE -- Two days after their worst game of the year, the Orange Coast College Pirates played one of their best and topped Glendale, 7-1, on Sunday to win this weekend's Southern California Super Regional series, played at Casey Stengel Field.
  • Pirates stay alive in Super Regionals with 4-2 win over Glendale
    May 09, 2015
    GLENDALE -- In a must-win situation, the Orange Coast College baseball team stepped up and posted a 4-2 victory over Glendale on Saturday at Casey Stengel Field to even this weekend's Southern California Super Regional playoff best-of-three matchup at a win apiece.
  • Pirates will travel to play Glendale in Super Regional matchup
    May 04, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team will play at Glendale College to take on the host Vaqueros in the Southern California Super Regional playoffs, which kick off on Friday at 1 p.m.
  • Pirates rally to top Vikings and sweep playoff series
    May 02, 2015
    LONG BEACH -- The Orange Coast College baseball team used a pair of late-inning runs to slip past Long Beach City College, 3-2, on Saturday to sweep past the Vikings and advance to the next round of the Southern California Regional playoffs.
  • Pirates bash past Vikings in playoff opener
    May 01, 2015
    LONG BEACH -- The offense came to life in a big way for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates cruised past Long Beach City, 18-3, on Friday in the opening game of the Southern California Regional playoffs, played at LBCC's Joe Hicks Memorial Field.
  • Pirates travel to Long Beach to play Vikings in Regional playoff series
    April 27, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team to head up the 405 freeway and take on Long Beach City College in the opening round of the Southern California Regional playoffs, beginning on Friday at 2 p.m.
  • Vidrio leads Pirates to 2-1 win over Saddleback
    April 23, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team will be heading into postseason play with some momentum after a hard-fought 2-1 win over visiting Saddleback College on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates' struggles continue with 12-inning loss to Rustlers
    April 17, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- It's been an April to forget for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates suffered their fifth loss in six games this month with a 14-10, 12-inning defeat to visiting Golden West on Friday.
  • Corona's strong start helps lift Pirates past Lasers, 2-0
    April 14, 2015
    IRVINE -- The Orange Coast College baseball team used an inspired pitching performance from Stephen Corona to turn away Irvine Valley College, 2-0, on Tuesday, in a crucial Orange Empire Conference matchup at IVC.
  • Pirates fall to Lasers, 8-6, in 11 innings
    April 11, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- A head-scratching week of baseball for the Orange Coast College Pirates came to a hair-pulling conclusion on Saturday at Wendell Pickens Field with an 8-6, 11-inning loss to visiting Irvine Valley.
  • Vidrio goes the distance again as Pirates roll past Hornets, 7-1
    March 26, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- Suddenly, sophomore lefty Art Vidrio is becoming quite the ball hog. After a year-and-a-half of no complete games, Vidrio went the distance for the second straight outing as the Pirates topped visiting Fullerton, 7-1, on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Serigstad's strong starts lifts Pirates to 6-1 win over Santa Ana
    March 24, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- Scott Serigstad picked a good time for his best start of the season, leading the Orange Coast College baseball team to a 6-1 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Santa Ana on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates take over first place in OEC with 9-3 win over Dons
    March 21, 2015
    SANTA ANA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team took over sole possession of first place in the Orange Empire Conference on Saturday after earning a 9-3 win over Santa Ana at Don Sneddon Field.
  • Vidrio's one-hit masterpiece lifts Pirates to 5-0 win over Tigers
    March 19, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- Sophomore lefty Art Vidrio made his first collegiate complete game a memorable one as he tossed a one-hitter to lead the Orange Coast College baseball team to a 5-0 conference win over visiting Riverside City College on Thursday afternoon at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Six-run seventh propels Pirates to 9-5 win over Riverside
    March 17, 2015
    RIVERSIDE -- The Orange Coast College baseball team rallied from a four-run deficit to top Riverside City College, 9-5, on Tuesday in an Orange Empire Conference matchup played at the Evans Sports Complex.
  • Bell, Kruger lead Pirates to 7-3 win over Gauchos
    March 12, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The heart of the batting order delivered for the Orange Coast College baseball team en route to a 7-3 Orange Empire Conference win over visiting Saddleback on Thursday afternoon at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates rally, but fall to Rustlers in 10
    March 10, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- The Orange Coast College baseball team rallied from a pair of deficits, but could not come all the way back in a 5-4, 10-inning loss to visiting Golden West College on Tuesday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates hold on for 3-2 win over Cypress
    March 05, 2015
    CYPRESS -- The Orange Coast College baseball team carried a 3-0 lead into the bottom of the ninth, then hung on for dear life before pulling out a 3-2 win at Cypress College on Thursday afternoon.
  • Pirates escape Fullerton with 5-3 win
    March 03, 2015
    FULLERTON -- It probably wasn't how it was drawn up during yesterday's practice, but the Orange Coast College baseball team will still happily take a 5-3 road win over Fullerton College on Tuesday.
  • Pirates come up short against Dons
    February 28, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- There would be no ninth-inning rallies for the Orange Coast College baseball team this time as the Pirates lost to visiting Santa Ana College, 9-7, on Saturday afternoon at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates rally in ninth and top Tigers in the 11th, 4-3
    February 26, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- There were plenty of heroes for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates opened Orange Empire Conference play with a dramatic, 4-3, 11-inning win over visiting Riverside City College on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field..
  • Pirates hang on for 4-3 win over Canyons
    February 19, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- Just enough offense and just enough pitching was the difference for the Orange Coast College baseball team as the Pirates topped the College of the Canyons, 4-3, on Thursday at Wendell Pickens Field.
  • Pirates complete three-game sweep over Cuesta
    February 07, 2015
    COSTA MESA -- After a slow start to the 2015 season, the Orange Coast College baseball team made it three wins in a row over Cuesta College, completing the series sweep on Saturday with a 4-2 win at Wendell Pickens Field.
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